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Topic: lawsuits

Apple sued by University of Wisconsin over A7 chip at heart of iPhone, iPad

02/03/2014, 10:02 am

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the patent licensing arm of the University of Wisconsin, alleges in a newly-filed lawsuit that Apple's A7 processor infringes a university-developed patent that improves "the efficiency and performance of contemporary computer processors."

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Samsung argues Apple injunction bid meant to 'create fear and uncertainty' for carriers, retailers

01/30/2014, 07:01 pm

In the ongoing Apple v. Samsung patent skirmish, Samsung on Thursday argued against an Apple-sought permanent injunction, saying such an order could have long-lasting repercussions for the Korean tech giant.

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Samsung avoids sanctions in accidental Apple-Nokia patent licensing disclosure

01/30/2014, 02:01 am

A U.S. district court on Wednesday ordered Samsung will not be sanctioned for the disclosure of confidential Apple-Nokia patent licensing, and will instead place blame on the Korean tech giant's counsel Quinn Emmanuel.

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US DOJ argues against Apple motion to remove e-book antitrust monitor

01/24/2014, 07:01 pm

In an opposition filing on Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice argues that Judge Denise Cote acted within her power when she assigned an external antitrust monitor to Apple, recommending the company's appeal have the monitor removed be denied.

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Judge finds Samsung to infringe Apple patent, invalidates Samsung patent in second California trial

01/22/2014, 01:01 am

U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday entered an order granting in part Apple's summary judgment for the upcoming Apple v. Samsung trial, finding Samsung to infringe on one patent, while invalidating another belonging to the Korean company.

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Apple wins temporary reprieve from monitor in e-books antitrust case

01/21/2014, 12:01 pm

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday issued an order that temporarily halts compliance monitor Michael Bromwich's oversight while the appeal awaits a ruling.

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Massachusetts lawsuit accuses Apple of misusing customers' personal info

01/17/2014, 04:01 pm

Adding to Apple's mountain of legal conflict, a lawsuit filed this week in New England claims that Apple collected retail customers' zip codes in violation of state law and then profited from the sale of that information to third parties.

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Apple will appeal ruling allowing external compliance monitor to continue in e-books case

01/17/2014, 02:01 pm

Apple has officially notified the court that it will appeal this week's ruling denying the company's request for the external compliance monitor imposed as part of the government's e-book antitrust suit to be disqualified.

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Judge explains denial of request to remove e-book antitrust monitor in lengthy court filing

01/16/2014, 05:01 pm

District Court Judge Denise Cote on Thursday filed an opinion and order detailing the reasoning behind her denial of Apple's request to remove an external antitrust compliance monitor, saying many of the arguments the company made are now moot.

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FTC commissioner says in-app purchase punishment against Apple 'has no foundation'

01/16/2014, 02:01 pm

One member of the Federal Trade Commission believes the regulatory body's decision to slap Apple with a $32.5 million consent decree over accidental in-app purchases was without merit, and stated his case in a public dissenting opinion.

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Apple, Google anti-poaching class action suit to proceed after court refuses appeal

01/15/2014, 12:01 am

Apple, Google, Intel and other big-name tech companies will face a class action lawsuit over alleged anti-poaching measures after an appellate court refused to hear an appeal of a 2013 class certification order.

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VirnetX heads back to court, adds latest Apple products to FaceTime patent lawsuit

01/14/2014, 02:01 pm

Patent holding company VirnetX on Tuesday announced that it will attempt to add Apple's most recent slate of products --including the iPhone 5s and iPad Air --to an ongoing patent infringement action that accuses Apple of violating VirnetX's secure networking patents.

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Judge denies Apple request to remove e-books antitrust monitor

01/13/2014, 05:01 pm

Apple on Monday was denied its motion to remove a court-appointed antitrust monitor tasked to ensure the company would not enter into further illegal agreements after being found culpable in an e-book price fixing scheme last year.

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Appeals court upholds ITC ruling that Apple did not infringe Motorola data patent [u]

01/10/2014, 12:01 pm

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday upheld an International Trade Commission decision that Apple did not infringe on a Motorola patent covering data delivery to mobile devices.

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Apple, Samsung CEOs to attend mediation ahead of upcoming patent case

01/08/2014, 09:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon have agreed to attend a mediation session by Feb. 19, about one month before the two tech titans are scheduled to return to the courtroom for yet another round of patent litigation.

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Apple requests removal of external antitrust compliance monitor

01/07/2014, 10:01 pm

In a letter submitted to U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote on Tuesday, Apple asks for the removal of court-appointed antitrust compliance monitor Michael Bromwich from his post, citing the monitor's recent declaration chastising Apple's supposed lack of cooperation.

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Antitrust monitor rebuts Apple accusations of 'unconstitutional' investigation

12/30/2013, 10:12 pm

Court-appointed antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich filed a declaration on Monday saying Apple has been very uncooperative compared to his past monitorships, rebuking the company's actions thus far and denying claims of "a broad and amorphous inquisition."

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Apple, Samsung resume negotiations over patent royalties

12/30/2013, 11:12 am

Global electronics heavyweights Apple and Samsung are said to have renewed efforts to peacefully resolve their years-long legal battle over Samsung's infringement on Apple patents before the parties head back to court next year.

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Apple renews bid for U.S. ban on Samsung products

12/27/2013, 02:12 am

Apple on Thursday filed a motion to renew its ongoing bid to stop sales of Samsung products found to be infringing on three key utility patents, including the contentious '915 property for pinch-to-zoom functionality.

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Apple moves to suspend 'inquisitorial' antitrust monitoring, DoJ comes to monitor's defense

12/16/2013, 01:12 pm

In a series of court filings late last week, Apple officially moved to halt the 'unconstitutional' compliance monitoring imposed as part of the government's e-book antitrust lawsuit, while the Department of Justice defended the monitor's actions and urged that the oversight be upheld.

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