04/12/2013, 10:04 am
In-app purchases are a popular means for developers to generate revenue off games and apps in Google Play Store and Apple's App Store, but now a governmental department in the U.K. is looking into whether developers are misleading children into making these payments.
04/11/2013, 10:04 pm
Apple has reportedly agreed to settle a class action suit regarding allegedly suspect warranty practices, with the company planning to pay out some $53 million to iPhone and iPod touch owners who claim the company did not honor its one-year standard protection plan.
04/11/2013, 01:04 pm
Apple on Wednesday received a boost in its legal struggles against chief rival Samsung, as Germany's Federal Patent Court invalidated part of a Samsung patent on 3G technologies.
04/11/2013, 10:04 am
Apple and Google-owned Motorola aren't showing any signs of interest in actually settling their patent disputes, said one federal judge in Florida. Instead, the two firms are more interested in using the courts as a business strategy.
04/08/2013, 08:04 am
Samsung's chairman sees a need for a "sense of crisis" at his company, with rumors suggesting a shakeup could be coming in the company's ongoing patent disputes with Apple.
04/05/2013, 05:04 pm
In a filing with the U.S. International Trade Commission, Samsung confirmed that its declared standard essential wireless patents only apply to older iOS devices due to hardware changes in more recent versions, meaning that a proposed ban on the products would be somewhat limited if enforced.
04/05/2013, 01:04 pm
An International Trade Commission judge has ruled that Samsung infringed on an Apple patent by including a text-selection feature in its mobile devices.
04/05/2013, 10:04 am
Following a $368 million judgment against Apple in a patent infringement case, the iPhone maker will make changes to VPN behavior in iOS 6.1.
04/05/2013, 10:04 am
Former employees of Apple, Google, and a number of other tech companies cannot yet claim class action status in their suit accusing the companies of illegal conspiracy not to poach each other's employees.
04/04/2013, 06:04 pm
As part of an ongoing German patent struggle, Motorola on Thursday won a ruling from the country's Federal Patent Court, which said found all claims of Apple's "slide to unlock" user interface property invalid, though the decision can be appealed.
04/03/2013, 02:04 pm
Lodsys' two-year campaign to secure licensing fees from iOS app developers took another turn today as the holdings company targeted entertainment giant Disney, alleging patent infringement in Disney's apps, including the popular "Where's My Water?"
04/02/2013, 07:04 pm
A digital hearing aid company has filed suit against Apple, claiming that the EarPod headphones the iPhone maker sells violate the trademark of a similarly named product: HearPods.
04/02/2013, 01:04 am
In a statement filed by Samsung to the Apple v. Samsung court on Monday, the Korean company noted that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled claim 19 of Apple's "rubber-banding" patent was invalid in a final Office action, a finding that could change the direction of the post-trial proceedings.
03/29/2013, 09:03 am
Tensions between Apple and China's government appeared to mount on Friday, with news emerging of a state-owned film production company having filed suit against the iPhone maker, seeking just over half a million dollars in damages.
03/27/2013, 10:03 am
Apple showed up in a Shanghai court on Wednesday on the receiving end of a patent suit, with a Chinese company alleging that the Siri digital assistant featured in iPhones and iPads is based on software that infringes its patents.
03/27/2013, 01:03 am
In a court filing on Tuesday, Apple claims Judge Lucy Koh made an error in vacating part of the $1.02 billion in damages awarded by the Apple v. Samsung trial jury, noting that two of Samsung's products look to be subject to the verdict.
03/21/2013, 09:03 am
With 40 percent of the billion-dollar patent infringement verdict against it put on hold, Samsung is now asking for the court to appoint a new jury to determine whether 14 of its products infringed Apple's products at all — a move that could lead to a lower overall monetary judgment.
03/20/2013, 07:03 pm
In two separate filings on Wednesday, Microsoft and Intel voiced their support of Apple in an appeal before the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals regarding the dismissal of a patent suit involving Google's Motorola.
03/20/2013, 03:03 pm
Intertrust Technologies, a company owned almost entirely by Sony and Philips, has filed suit against Apple, claiming that the iPhone maker has violated 15 Intertrust patents with the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple's Mac line of computers.
03/20/2013, 09:03 am
So-called "patent trolls" can earn millions of dollars by being a costly thorn in the side of companies like Apple. Now, the governments of countries including South Korea and France have shown interest in getting into that business to protect domestic firms, and also potentially make money.