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USPTO rejects claims of Apple patent asserted against Samsung in California trial

08/07/2014, 09:08 pm

The USPTO on Tuesday rejected multiple claims of Apple's '172 patent for autocompletion of text input, which the company successfully asserted in its second California court action against Samsung.

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Apple and Samsung agree to settle all non-US litigation

08/05/2014, 10:08 pm

In a joint statement issued on Tuesday, Apple and Samsung said they have dropped all ongoing patent litigation outside of the U.S., a move that could save both companies millions of dollars in legal fees from protracted court proceedings.

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Microsoft sues Samsung over unpaid Android patent royalties

08/01/2014, 05:08 pm

Microsoft on Friday filed a lawsuit with a New York district court claiming Samsung is in breach of an Android patent cross-licensing contract after failing to turn over an undisclosed amount in royalty payments.

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Apple wins preliminary approval for $450M e-books settlement

08/01/2014, 04:08 pm

In an apparent change of heart, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote on Friday granted preliminary approval for Apple's $450 million settlement going to a class of consumers over e-book price fixing in the iBookstore.

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Apple drops cross-appeal of final judgment in Samsung lawsuit, no longer seeks permanent injunction

07/28/2014, 05:07 pm

Apple on Monday filed a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to drop its cross-appeal of California Judge Lucy Koh's final judgment in its patent trial against Samsung, meaning the company will no longer seek a product ban in that case.

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Bose files lawsuit against Apple's Beats over noise canceling tech

07/25/2014, 02:07 pm

Two of the biggest names in premium headphones --Bose and soon-to-be-Apple's Beats -- are set to square off in court, with a new lawsuit filed on Friday by Bose alleging that Beats products infringe on its noise canceling patents.

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Judge voices concern over Apple's $450M e-book settlement, says may hurt consumers

07/24/2014, 08:07 pm

U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote on Thursday said she is concerned about the terms of Apple's settlement with a class of consumers due hundreds of millions of dollars over e-book price fixing, claiming certain provisions could greatly reduce the damages payout.

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Apple hit with class action lawsuit over alleged labor violations, more than 20K plaintiffs involved

07/22/2014, 07:07 pm

A lawsuit being leveled against Apple was granted class certification on Monday, alleging the company's treatment of Apple Store and corporate operations employees constitute multiple California Labor Code violations.

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Maximum $450M payout in ebook settlement 'immaterial' to Apple's bottom line

07/17/2014, 12:07 pm

Even if Apple were to pay out the highest possible $450 million price in its ebook antitrust litigation settlement, it wouldn't put much of a dent in the company's billions of dollars in cash.

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Apple agrees to pay $450 million to settle ebook price fixing lawsuit

07/16/2014, 12:07 pm

Apple has agreed to pay up to $450 million to settle a class-action lawsuit from states and consumers accusing the iPad maker of illegally fixing e-book prices and raising costs.

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Jury finds Apple did not induce infringement of video streaming patent

07/11/2014, 10:07 pm

A federal jury on Friday found Apple did not push app developers to use its proprietary HLS technology for live streaming video to iOS devices, which would have allegedly induced infringement of an Israeli company's patents.

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Beats sues Chinese counterfeiters for billions as Apple sale nears completion

07/11/2014, 01:07 pm

Headphone maker Beats has filed suit against a number of Chinese counterfeiters, alleging trademark infringement and seeking damages that could run into the billions of dollars just weeks before the company officially becomes an Apple subsidiary.

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Apple loses voice recognition patent suit in China, faces legal challenges over Siri

07/09/2014, 11:07 am

A Beijing court has affirmed the validity of a voice recognition patent -- held by China's Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co. -- that Apple is accused of infringing with Siri, clearing the way for the resolution of a long-pending intellectual property case that could see the personal digital assistant muted in China.

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Apple accused of inducing patent infringement by MLB, ESPN with HTTP Live Streaming tech

07/01/2014, 02:07 pm

Lawyers for Israeli technology company Emblaze told a federal jury this week that Apple has induced sports leagues and TV networks, including MLB and ESPN, to infringe Emblaze's patents by forcing them to use Apple's allegedly infringing HLS technology for streaming live video to iOS devices.

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Judge voices concern over settlement in Apple anti-poaching suit, may not approve agreement

06/20/2014, 12:06 am

During a court hearing on Thursday, a federal judge voiced concern over a proposed settlement reached in a class action lawsuit over alleged anti-poaching agreements involving Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe.

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Apple, Samsung 'trying to find common ground' in patent war - report

06/18/2014, 10:06 am

A resolution to the long-running intellectual property battle between Apple and Samsung could be drawing near, as a Wednesday report out of South Korea suggested that the tech titans are working toward an agreement that would allow their important supplier relationship to continue.

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Apple settles e-book price fixing class action suit, dodges possible $840M in claims

06/16/2014, 11:06 pm

In a court filing on Monday, an attorney representing the plaintiffs in a class action suit seeking damages from Apple's e-book price fixing scheme informed federal Judge Denise Cote that the company has agreed to settle.

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Apple and Samsung agree to drop cross-appeal of ITC embargo ruling

06/15/2014, 05:06 am

In a pair of filings with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit earlier this week, both Apple and Samsung dropped their respective appeals of an ITC order to block sales of certain Samsung products, agreeing further pursuit on the issue would be unfruitful.

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As EU launches probe into Apple's taxes, Intel slapped with record $1.4B anti-competition fine

06/12/2014, 09:06 am

Apple partner Intel attempted to appeal a $1.44 billion fine from the European Union for unfair business practices, but the chipmaker lost that bid on Thursday when a court determined that the record fine would stand.

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Apple denies dodging EU taxes, receiving special treatment from Irish authorities

06/11/2014, 03:06 pm

As a European Union investigation into the tax arrangements of a number of multinational companies -- including Apple, Starbucks, and Fiat -- gets underway, Apple has issued a statement in which the iPhone maker categorically denied any wrongdoing.

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