02/26/2013, 10:02 pm
Apple and Samsung's ongoing international patent struggle took a novel turn in Australian Federal Court on Wednesday, with Samsung's counsel questioning whether Apple's claims to "beauty" and "elegance" in its iOS interface is enough to justify an enforceable patent.
02/25/2013, 07:02 pm
Apple on Monday agreed to settle a lawsuit leveled by a group of parents who sued the company after their children spent large amounts of money on in-app purchases, with the company planning to dole out $5 iTunes gift cards, the same amount in cash, or a full refund if the initial charge was over $30.
02/25/2013, 05:02 am
Apple and Samsung returned to Australian court on Monday to continue their years long patent battle, though a consolidation of patent claims has necessitated two federal court judges to hear the case, something that has reportedly never been done in the country.
02/22/2013, 08:02 pm
The Mannheim Regional Court on Friday ordered a stay on a Samsung lawsuit against Apple, citing a parallel nullity case that could invalidate the Korean company's patent being asserted against the iPhone's VoiceOver functionality.
02/21/2013, 06:02 pm
A U.S. federal judge on Thursday ordered Apple and Samsung to pare down their respective cases in a patent suit slated to start in 2014, saying that both parties should know what assertions are strongest after battling in court for over a year.
02/21/2013, 03:02 pm
Ahead of Apple's annual shareholder meeting, Greenlight Capital presented its sales pitch to investors for Apple to offer preferred stock shares — or, as hedge fund manager David Einhorn referred to them, "iPrefs."
02/21/2013, 12:02 pm
Apple's legal troubles in Brazil grew on Thursday, as news emerged that the company has been hit with a class-action suit alleging that the quick release of the fourth-generation iPad constitutes "planned obsolescence" with regard to its predecessor.
02/21/2013, 09:02 am
Apple now has a chance to reverse recent losses and boost its share price by providing even more of its cash reserves to investors, one analyst believes.
02/20/2013, 09:02 pm
David Einhorn, whose Greenlight Capital hedge fund is suing Apple in hopes of garnering preferred stock, will hold a conference call with the Cupertino, Calif., company's stockholders on Thursday to discuss an upcoming proxy vote.
02/19/2013, 11:02 pm
The federal judge presiding over Greenlight's suit against Apple said that the hedge fund's case has a "likelihood of success," agreeing that the Cupertino company probably broke Securities and Exchange Commission rules when it placed three items into one proxy proposition.
02/16/2013, 01:02 am
In a pair of filings with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday, Apple and Samsung detailed the scope of their respective assertions for an upcoming patent suit scheduled to start proceedings in 2014.
02/15/2013, 08:02 pm
David Einhorn, whose Greenlight Capital is suing Apple to block a proposal that would hinder the company's power to issue preferred stock, filed a response to the U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Friday, saying that the company's "pro-shareholder" amendment is anything but.
02/14/2013, 06:02 pm
U.S Judge Lucy Koh, who is presiding over two California patent cases involving Apple and Samsung including post trial motions for the landmark Apple v. Samsung jury trial, may put the second suit on hold until an appeals court comes to a decision on the first.
02/13/2013, 07:02 pm
In a filing with a New York District Court on Wednesday, Apple offered a point-by-point counter to a suit being levied by shareholder Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn, who is looking to strike a proxy proposal regarding preferred stock issuance from an upcoming shareholders' meeting.
02/11/2013, 09:02 pm
During a panel at the D: Dive Into Media conference on Monday, Samsung Executive Vice President David Eun outlined a bold initiative to drive innovative thinking at the intersection of hardware and software, and said the ongoing litigation with Apple is hurting such efforts as a whole.
02/11/2013, 05:02 pm
A U.S. District Court judge on Monday bumped up the schedule of Apple's pending case with Greenlight Capital, agreeing that the issue would be resolved as soon as possible given the affect an outcome could have on the company's upcoming shareholder meeting.
02/11/2013, 01:02 am
Tech heavyweights Apple, Microsoft and Adobe have been subpoenaed to a public hearing by the Australian government to address allegations of unfair pricing practices in that country.
02/08/2013, 11:02 am
Book publisher Macmillan has settled with the U.S. Department of Justice to avoid an e-book price fixing investigation, leaving Apple as the only company that has not yet reached an out-of-court settlement.
02/08/2013, 10:02 am
With Apple actively exploring potential uses for its $137 billion in cash and investments, bringing all of that money back to the U.S. would be a costly move.
02/07/2013, 03:02 pm
Apple on Thursday issued a public statement in response to a lawsuit from hedge fund Greenlight Capital, revealing that the company has been holding "active discussions" on what to do with its $137 billion in cash, while also disputing the assertion that the company hopes to prevent the issuance of preferred stock.