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Apple wins appeal in Time Machine tech patent infringement suit

08/16/2016, 03:08 pm

Apple has emerged victorious in a court struggle that targeted Time Machine for Mac, successfully arguing to the court that its technology did not infringe on the work of longstanding PC backup service provider Farstone.

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Judge says 'common sense' not enough to invalidate patent in Arendi v. Apple & Google

08/10/2016, 02:08 pm

Judges cannot invoke "common sense" when considering the validity of a patent, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled on Wednesday, impacting a case pitting Arendi S.A.R.L. against Apple and Google.

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Tech firms worry Supreme Court win for Apple over Samsung could benefit patent trolls

08/03/2016, 03:08 pm

If the Supreme Court sides with Apple and upholds a 120 year-old law governing design patents, it may open the door to a highly lucrative field for patent trolls to exploit, intellectual property experts from the likes of Google and Facebook fear.

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Apple makes counterclaims in Caltech Wi-Fi lawsuit, settles in Siri-related Dot 23 case

08/03/2016, 11:08 am

Together, Apple and Broadcom have reportedly filed counterclaims against the California Institute of Technology, attacking the latter's Wi-Fi patent lawsuit on several grounds. Separately, Apple and Dot 23 have settled a lawsuit over Siri.

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VirnetX's $625M FaceTime lawsuit victory against Apple tossed, two retrials ordered

08/01/2016, 12:08 pm

A federal judge has tossed out a February ruling requiring Apple to pay patent holding company VirnetX $625.5 million over secure communications patents used in FaceTime and iMessage, and has ordered two complete retrials.

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Apple urges Supreme Court to end long-running Samsung patent case

07/29/2016, 08:07 pm

Apple on Friday delivered a legal brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a favorable ruling in its ongoing patent lawsuit against Samsung, saying the Korean company had not furnished sufficient evidence to send the case back to a lower court.

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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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