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Apple suppliers withhold royalty payments to Qualcomm amid legal spat

04/19/2017, 05:04 pm

Qualcomm in an earnings report released Wednesday revealed a select number of Apple's contract manufacturers are withholding royalty payments as the chipmaker clashes with the Cupertino tech giant over similar issues in federal court.

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Apple settles Unwired Planet patent suit for undisclosed amount

04/18/2017, 06:04 am

Apple on Monday settled a years-long patent lawsuit leveled by non-practicing entity Unwired Planet, which sought $33 million in royalties for alleged patent infringement of cellular, mobile location and voice recognition IP.

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Apple sues Swatch over 'Tick different' trademark

04/11/2017, 04:04 am

Swiss watch conglomerate Swatch is again under fire for allegedly capitalizing on successful Apple marketing. The watchmaker is being taken to court for emblazoning "Tick different" on certain watch models, a phrase Apple claims is a play on its 1990s "Think Different" ad campaign.

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Qualcomm slaps Apple with countersuit over patent royalties, claims unspecified damages

04/10/2017, 11:04 pm

Responding to a volley of patent royalty lawsuits initiated by Apple, Qualcomm on Monday escalated the legal battle with a countersuit claiming the litigation is a gambit seeking lower licensing fees.

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Apple sued by Australian regulator over 'Error 53' glitch, hardware repair practices

04/05/2017, 10:04 pm

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Thursday local time filed a federal lawsuit against Apple for allegedly disabling iPhone and iPad hardware repaired by unauthorized third parties.

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Notorious patent troll Uniloc targets Apple over Maps, Apple ID, remote software updates

04/03/2017, 09:04 pm

Notorious patent troll Uniloc on Monday filed suit against Apple claiming infringement of three patents related to certain Maps features, user authentication via Apple ID and UDIDs, and remote iOS updates.

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Chinese court overturns patent ruling, enabling continued iPhone 6 sales by Apple

03/25/2017, 06:03 pm

The Intellectual Property Court in Beijing has overturned a ruling that found Apple violated a patent belonging to a Chinese tech firm, Shenzhen Baili -- and in the process, removed the threat of a city-wide ban on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales.

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Infamous patent troll Soverain Software targets Apple products and services in new lawsuit

03/16/2017, 11:03 pm

Soverain Software, a non-practicing entity that gained media attention for suing Newegg and other online retailers over "shopping cart" patents, on Thursday filed a complaint against Apple for alleged infringement of IP relating to internet-based services.

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Apple adds to Qualcomm legal battles with new UK lawsuit

03/02/2017, 02:03 pm

Apple on Thursday filed a fresh lawsuit against Qualcomm in the U.K., further escalating the legal row between the two tech firms over patent royalties and chip deals.

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US federal appeals court tosses $533M Smartflash victory against Apple

03/01/2017, 03:03 pm

A U.S. federal appeals court on Wednesday tossed a $533 million verdict in favor of patent holder Smartflash, which in an earlier court battle had argued that Apple violated its data storage concepts by way of iTunes.

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UK's BT publicly supports Google, fears Apple dominance, in EU Android antitrust case

02/06/2017, 04:02 pm

Google has received some support in's ongoing Android antitrust case with the European Commission from British Telecom, with the U.K. communications giant allegedly getting involved to help prevent Apple from becoming too dominant in the smartphone market.

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Lawsuit claims Apple forced users to iOS 7 by breaking FaceTime

02/02/2017, 09:02 pm

A class-action lawsuit filed in California on Thursday alleges Apple schemed to force iPhone users to upgrade to iOS 7 in a bid to save money on a data services deal with Akamai, a move that rendered older hardware like iPhone 4 and 4S unusable.

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Qualcomm accuses Apple of money-grabbing, confirms chip supply will continue despite lawsuits

01/25/2017, 08:01 pm

Amid a withering barrage of lawsuits from Apple, Qualcomm during a quarterly conference call on Wednesday reaffirmed it believes the basis of the Cupertino tech giant's legal complaints improperly conflate a commercial dispute with regulatory issues.

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Nokia looks to block US imports of Apple products in latest salvo over patents

01/24/2017, 03:01 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission is looking into allegations that Apple is importing devices that infringe on Nokia patents, such as iPhones and iPads, a report said on Tuesday.

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Qualcomm to continue supplying Apple with chips despite $1B lawsuit, considering legal rebuttal

01/23/2017, 07:01 pm

Qualcomm is expected to continue supplying modems and other components to Apple despite facing a $1 billion lawsuit over patent royalties and a related U.S. Federal Trade Commission action involving the Cupertino tech giant, according to a report on Monday,

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Qualcomm responds to Apple lawsuit, says iPhone maker behind 'regulatory attacks'

01/21/2017, 04:01 pm

Responding to some of the harsh claims in Apple's more than $1 billion lawsuit, chipmaker Qualcomm has issued a statement of its own saying the allegations are "baseless" and accusing Apple of provoking "regulatory attacks" in the U.S. and South Korea.

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Apple gross margin likely impacted by alleged $1B Qualcomm 'extortion,' but lawsuits might lead to better chip deals

01/20/2017, 08:01 pm

Ruminating on Apple's recently announced lawsuit against Qualcomm for allegedly withholding $1 billion in vendor rebates, RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani believes the consequent hit to Apple gross margin could help the company in the long run.

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Apple accuses Qualcomm of extortion, monopolistic practices, price-gouging and more in lawsuit

01/20/2017, 08:01 pm

Apple earlier today filed a patent royalty lawsuit against Qualcomm, alleging the firm failed to pay owed rebates in retaliation for Apple's part in a Korean antitrust investigation. The claims goes further, however, accusing the chipmaker of partaking in unsavory business practices, from price-gouging to extortion.

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Apple sues iPhone modem supplier Qualcomm, claims $1 billion in payments withheld over FTC probe

01/20/2017, 04:01 pm

Apple on Friday filed a lawsuit against longtime iPhone modem supplier Qualcomm, in a dispute over royalty payments apparently connected to a federal investigation into the chipmaker's potentially anticompetitive business dealings.

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Canadian antitrust bureau reaches deal with Apple and e-book publishers

01/20/2017, 03:01 pm

Canada's Competition Bureau on Friday announced an agreement with Apple and three e-book publishers, allowing other sellers such as Amazon and Kobo to offer discounts on titles, despite the first group's attempts to keep prices higher.

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