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Topic: lawsuit

Judge calls Apple motion to reconsider Motorola ruling 'troubling'

04/03/2012, 08:04 pm

U.S. Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner shot down Apple's motion to reconsider a ruling of a Motorola patent case, writing that the document's two main arguments are founded on "flagrant misreadings" of the March 29 order.


Apple may settle DoJ e-book investigation in coming weeks

03/30/2012, 07:03 pm

A possible U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit over alleged e-book price fixing may soon be settled as Apple and a number of major publishing houses are said to be ready to make concessions.


Final ITC ruling clears Motorola of Apple patent infringement

03/17/2012, 02:03 am

After reviewing an initial determination that exonerated Motorola Mobility from claims of infringement on certain Apple patents, the U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday handed down a "finding of no violation" that effectively brings an end to the nearly year-and-a-half long investigation.


Motorola injunction against Apple push services upheld in Germany

03/16/2012, 05:03 pm

German iOS device owners will be without push notifications for an extended period of time as a German court denied Apple's appeal to halt a Motorola ban on the service used by iCloud and MobileMe.


Apple accuses Proview of 'misleading Chinese courts' over iPad name

03/13/2012, 06:03 pm

In its most detailed public statement regarding the ongoing Proview iPad trademark dispute, Apple on Tuesday said that the Chinese company is purposely misleading courts in order to recoup massive debt and stave off impatient creditors.


Apple streamlines ITC suit against Samsung with fewer patent claims

03/12/2012, 05:03 pm

In a move to narrow the scope of its ITC patent infringement case against Samsung, Apple on Monday removed a number of claims pertaining to two owned patents and dropped one patent assertion entirely.


Class action lawsuit claims Siri doesn't work as advertised

03/12/2012, 04:03 pm

A New York man is suing Apple over falsely advertising its Siri voice assistant, alleging that the company's ads convey a "misleading and deceptive message" about the iPhone 4S-only service.


Apple adds army of Korean-speakers to legal team in Samsung patent war

03/09/2012, 05:03 pm

As part of its ongoing patent battle with Samsung, Apple has reportedly hired 73 contract attorneys and 20 reviewers of Korean-American descent to sift through the growing mountain of Korean-language documents provided by the Galaxy Tab maker.


Judge orders Apple to halt patent litigation against Kodak

03/08/2012, 05:03 pm

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge on Thursday declared that Apple must not move forward with its patent suit against Eastman Kodak, and barred the iPhone maker from instigating any future litigation involving the bankrupt company.


Google, Apple sued over Street View mapping tech

02/27/2012, 09:02 pm

Both Google and Apple are facing a lawsuit that alleges the internet giant's Street View map feature, which is built into certain iOS devices, infringes on prior art regarding interactive mapping technology, and is the newest suit in a seemingly endless string of technology patent litigation.


Proview sues Apple over 'iPad' moniker in U.S.

02/23/2012, 09:02 pm

In a surprising turn, a previously unreported court filing reveals that Chinese company Proview is suing Apple over the 'iPad' trademark in a California court, further convoluting the protracted fracas.


Chinese writers double request for damages in Apple piracy suit

02/23/2012, 05:02 pm

In a revision to a December filing, nine Chinese writers claiming that Apple has been selling pirated versions of their work on its App Store nearly doubled the amount they are demanding from the company, and now seek a compensatory payout of over $3.6 million.


Apple sued by patent holding company over 'multimedia voicemail'

02/22/2012, 05:02 pm

So-called patent troll Brandywine Communications Technologies filed a complaint on Tuesday against Apple's iPhone and iPad, claiming that the devices infringe on certain 'multimedia voicemail' patents.


Proview ready to negotiate on eve of Shanghai court hearing

02/21/2012, 07:02 am

One day before deliberations are scheduled to begin over contested 'iPad' trademark rights in Shanghai, Chinese company Proview has said that it is preparing for out of court talks with Apple which could result in a settlement and bring an end to the prolonged dispute.


Apple threatens Proview with defamation countersuit

02/20/2012, 04:02 pm

Following a Monday announcement that Proview had won a small legal victory against Apple on Friday, the iPad maker is threatening to sue the bankrupt Chinese company over purportedly false and misleading statements released to the press.


Lower Chinese court rules to halt iPad sales

02/20/2012, 07:02 am

Proview, the Shenzhen company that is claiming trademark rights to the 'iPad' name, said it won a small legal victory on Friday as the Intermediate People's Court in Huizhou handed down a ruling against the sale of Apple's ubiquitous tablet.


ITC dismisses HTC complaint against Apple

02/17/2012, 07:02 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday dismissed the first of a set of complaints HTC leveled against Apple, finding that the Cupertino, Calif., company did not violate a power management patent owned by the Taiwanese handset maker.


Google version of 'slide-to-unlock' patent published by USPTO

02/17/2012, 05:02 pm

Following a key Apple court win against Motorola in Germany over a 'slide-to-unlock' patent, Google last week saw its own unlocking patent filing from 2010 published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


Apple wins German injunction against Motorola over 'slide-to-unlock'

02/16/2012, 06:02 pm

A ruling handed down by the Munich I Regional Court on Thursday found that a number of Motorola products had infringed on Apple's slide-to-unlock patent, resulting in a permanent injunction against any offending devices.


Swiss company seeks iPhone, Apple TV ban over alleged patent infringement

02/10/2012, 06:02 pm

Small Switzerland-based technology company SmartData looks to ban sales of the iPhone and Apple TV, claiming that when the devices are used together via Apple's Remote app, the combination infringes on the firm's "modular computer" patent.