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US appeals court vacates Apple win in Unwired Planet patent suit

07/22/2016, 08:07 pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday handed down an opinion vacating in part a 2015 summary judgment that found Apple not in infringement of certain cellular and voice recognition patents, claims of which originate from a string of "kitchen sink" patent lawsuits leveled by non-practicing entity Unwired Planet.

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Apple hit with lawsuit targeting AppleCare+ refurbished devices

07/20/2016, 05:07 pm

A class action suit filing in California complains that "refurbished" service stock replacements doled out by Apple in exchange for damaged devices to AppleCare+ service plan holders are not functionally the same as new.

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Supreme Court to hear Apple v. Samsung appeal on Oct. 11

07/13/2016, 10:07 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court released a schedule of its upcoming October term sessions on Wednesday, announcing it will hear Samsung's appeal of a contentious patent lawsuit involving Apple on Oct. 11.

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Firm sues Apple over 'fast-charge' battery tech used in iPhone 6s

07/12/2016, 05:07 pm

A lawsuit filed on Tuesday accuses Apple of infringing a 2010 patent via the battery charging technology in the iPhone 6s, along with "any similar devices."

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Apple considering Russian repair center in wake of local iPhone lawsuit - report

07/12/2016, 11:07 am

Apple is reportedly contemplating some form of central repair center in Russia, following a lawsuit from customer who found he couldn't get his iPhone screen fixed or replaced directly by the company.

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Apple to pay $25M to settle patent infringement lawsuit, license technology

07/08/2016, 07:07 pm

Apple has agreed to pay $25 million to non-practicing entity Network-1 Technologies to settle a patent infringement lawsuit over technology relating to iTunes Cover Flow and OS X search features including Spotlight and Time Machine.

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Apple's use of web carousels target of new patent lawsuit

07/07/2016, 06:07 pm

A Pennsylvania man is suing Apple for using carousels on its website, claiming the common web user interface is in infringement of patented technology dating back to 2008.

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Apple sued by Chinese media regulator over streaming of 1994 propaganda film

07/04/2016, 08:07 pm

A subsidiary of China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) is suing Apple and streaming service Youku Tudou for causing "huge economic losses" through infringement of exclusive online distribution rights to a war film first aired in 1994.

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Florida man sues Apple for over $10B, claiming violation of 1992 'reading device' concept

06/28/2016, 04:06 pm

A new lawsuit is reportedly asking for over $10 billion in damages from Apple, on the basis that the company is infringing on an "Electronic Reading Device" concept invented over 20 years ago.

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Apple's FaceTime subject of renewed VoIP patent infringement lawsuit

06/24/2016, 10:06 pm

Apple on Friday was slapped with yet another patent lawsuit leveled by a non-practicing entity, this time a renewed complaint dealing with VoIP technologies targeting FaceTime video and audio software.

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Judge tosses lawsuit over 'Error 53' triggered by Touch ID repairs

06/21/2016, 05:06 pm

A U.S. District Court judge in California has tossed one of two lawsuits against Apple over "Error 53" glitches, triggered when an iOS device's Touch ID technology is altered by an unofficial technician.

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Apple customers to receive $400M iBooks settlement payments on Tuesday

06/20/2016, 09:06 pm

Customers impacted by Apple's alleged iBooks price fixing scheme will this week receive settlement payments in the form of store credit or checks for up to $6.83 per e-book, the law firm representing plaintiffs in the case announced on Monday.

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Apple's Messages target of new Uniloc patent suit

06/14/2016, 06:06 pm

Serial patent lawsuit filer and non-practicing entity Uniloc on Tuesday filed suit against Apple, claiming Messages app and iMessage backend service features infringe on multiple owned voice over IP patents.

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DOJ urges Supreme Court to return Apple vs. Samsung patent case to lower court

06/08/2016, 10:06 pm

The Justice Department on Wednesday filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Apple's appellate court win over Samsung in a nearly five-year-old patent dispute, a decision that would inevitably lead to a new round of litigation.

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ITC investigates Apple & AT&T over haptic patent complaints by Immersion

06/07/2016, 03:06 pm

On Tuesday the U.S. International Trade Commission launched an investigation into Apple and AT&T, following up on a complaint by San Jose's Immersion that various products are violating its haptic feedback patents.

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Patent office gives Apple upper-hand in Smartflash lawsuit by invalidating two patents

06/02/2016, 04:06 pm

The invalidation of two more Smartflash patents may put Apple in a good position to avoid paying a $532.9 million patent verdict rendered in February 2015, a report claimed on Thursday.

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Caltech sues Apple & Broadcom over alleged Wi-Fi patent infringements

05/30/2016, 03:05 pm

Apple and one of its long-time Wi-Fi chip suppliers, Broadcom, violated several patents on Wi-Fi technology owned by the California Institute of Technology, according to a lawsuit launched this month.

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VirnetX asks court to ban FaceTime and iMessage, add $190 million to patent payout

05/26/2016, 12:05 pm

Intensifying its patent infringement case against Apple, VirnetX has asked a Texas court to order an injunction against FaceTime, iMessage, and a VPN feature, while simultaneously asking for greater damage payments on top of $625.6 million awarded earlier this year.

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Plaintiffs try to keep 'Error 53' lawsuit against Apple alive, say reimbursement not enough

05/24/2016, 10:05 pm

Apple's motion to dismiss a pending class action lawsuit related to the infamous "Error 53" Touch ID issue was countered in a recent court filing claiming the company's remedial actions, which include an iOS software update and reimbursement efforts, are inadequate.

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Google and Oracle face off - again - over Android, with billions on the line

05/11/2016, 10:05 am

Two of Silicon Valley's most accomplished heavyweights stepped back into the legal squared circle this week, as the search giant defends its use of Oracle's Java APIs in Android for the second time.

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