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Topic: lawsuits

Google calls Apple 'unwilling licensee' in bid for injunction over FRAND patent violations

03/15/2013, 07:03 pm

Google and Motorola on Thursday entered an initial filing with the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals over the dismissal of a patent suit against Apple, which saw a circuit court judge toss arguments from both parties in 2011.

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Google cites quote from Steve Jobs biography in attempt to win iPhone import ban

03/15/2013, 05:03 pm

In its attempts to garner an iPhone import ban from the U.S. ITC, Google continues to assert the viability of a Motorola utility patent regarding proximity sensors despite having the argument denied twice by an administrative law judge.

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Apple's Mexican 'iPhone' naming rights threatened as Supreme Court upholds 'iFone" ruling

03/15/2013, 05:03 pm

Apple's appeal to overturn a previous ruling against its sole ownership of the "iPhone" trademark in Mexico was rebuffed on Friday, with the Mexican Supreme Court saying a local tech company holds the official rights to the "iFone" name in the country.

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ITC delays decision on Samsung patent claims against Apple until May

03/13/2013, 06:03 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday announced that it will delay final judgment of assertions that Apple infringed on certain FRAND patents owned by Samsung when it made the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Judge rules Tim Cook must participate in 4-hour testimony for e-book suit

03/13/2013, 02:03 pm

The judge presiding over a government antitrust case against Apple's iBookstore has ruled that CEO Tim Cook must testify in the case.

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Apple close to resolving Brazilian iPhone trademark issues

03/10/2013, 09:03 pm

Apple reportedly is close to reaching an agreement with a Brazilian company that will see Apple granted the right to use the iPhone trademark in reference to consumer electronics in that country.

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Judge to allow Apple's 'Siri' suit against Samsung to continue, orders case to be streamlined

03/08/2013, 10:03 pm

U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Friday ruled that an Apple lawsuit against Samsung over Siri patents can continue, despite questioning whether or not the proceedings should be suspended until an appeal related to the Apple v. Samsung trial is completed.

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Apple's Cook may testify in ongoing DoJ e-book lawsuit

03/08/2013, 05:03 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook may give testimony in the U.S. Justice Department's suit against the Cupertino company, which alleges that collusion with major publishing houses led to the false inflation of e-book prices in the iBookstore.

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Apple says second Samsung patent suit 'must proceed now'

03/08/2013, 09:03 am

Claiming that delay would cause it "continuing harm," Apple on Thursday filed an objection to a Samsung motion to put another patent infringement trial, scheduled for 2013, on hold while the first trial is under review.

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US interests, struggles with Apple spark Samsung lobbying push

03/07/2013, 10:03 am

Samsung, following its landmark patent infringement loss to chief rival Apple, has more than redoubled its efforts to influence the federal government on a range of issues, including intellectual property laws.

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Apple wins 3G patent battle with Samsung in UK court ruling

03/07/2013, 08:03 am

Apple this week secured another patent win over rival Samsung, this time in a U.K. court over a standard-essential patent related to 3G connectivity.

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Apple gets support from Nokia in court fight over Samsung sales ban

03/06/2013, 05:03 pm

Nokia on Tuesday filed a brief with a U.S. federal appeals court supporting Apple's bid to block the sale of Samsung products a jury found to be in infringement of certain Cupertino-owned patents.

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EU fines Microsoft 561M euros for not giving customers a choice of browser

03/06/2013, 09:03 am

Microsoft's penalties with the European Union continue to grow, as the organization hit the Windows maker with another 561-million euro fine on Wednesday.

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Apple seeks dismissal of iPhone App Store monopoly lawsuit

03/06/2013, 08:03 am

Apple has asked for the dismissal of a 2011 suit that claims the company has a monopoly over applications available for download on the iPhone.

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Notes from Steve Jobs' biographer will not be used in DoJ e-book case against Apple

03/05/2013, 08:03 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice decided last week that it would not incorporate notes taken by Apple cofounder Steve Jobs' biographer into its antitrust case, which is targeting the Cupertino company over alleged e-book price fixing.

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Apple's settlement over in-app purchasing inches closer to approval, may include 23M refunds

03/01/2013, 09:03 pm

Apple's proposed settlement over in-app purchases made by unwitting children was discussed in a court hearing on Friday, with counsel for both parties hammering out how the Cupertino company will mete out refunds.

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Greenlight Capital drops lawsuit against Apple over $137B cash reserves

03/01/2013, 12:03 pm

After making waves with a lawsuit and public push for Apple to issue preferred stock, Greenlight Capital withdrew its complaint from court on Friday.

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Apple says iPhone tracking lawsuit doesn't demonstrate harm

03/01/2013, 10:03 am

Apple is looking to block a class action lawsuit that claims the company wrongfully collected and distributed data from millions of customers' mobile devices, on the grounds that the plaintiffs in the case cannot prove their claims.

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UK judge who said Apple lacked integrity hired by Samsung [u]

02/28/2013, 09:02 am

The UK judge who ordered Apple to issue multiple statements saying that Samsung didn't copy the design of the iPad has been hired on by Samsung to act as an expert in an ITC investigation.

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Samsung loses 3G wireless patent case against Apple's iPhone in Japan [u]

02/28/2013, 03:02 am

A Japanese court on Thursday handed down a favorable ruling for Apple in a lawsuit filed by Samsung, which alleged the Cupertino company misused certain 3G wireless patents in versions of the iPhone.

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