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Topic: lawsuits

Apple slapped with patent suit over Siri's natural language abilities

03/09/2018, 01:03 am

Non-practicing entity Portal Communications on Thursday filed suit against Apple for alleged infringement of three patents related to natural language voice and audio query systems, technology similar to that of the company's Siri virtual assistant.


BlackBerry sues Facebook over alleged messaging patent infringement

03/06/2018, 04:03 pm

BlackBerry on Tuesday launched a lawsuit against Facebook, arguing that services like WhatsApp and Instagram deliberately copy features from BlackBerry Messenger, one of the draws of BlackBerry's once-dominant smartphones.


French court denies Apple injunction against tax protests

02/23/2018, 01:02 pm

A Parisian court has blocked Apple's attempt to prevent Attac -- the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Citizen's Action -- from staging protests at the company's French retail stores.


Apple reaches settlement, licensing agreement with Immersion following iPhone haptic feedback lawsuits

01/29/2018, 09:01 am

Immersion has announced it has made a deal with Apple, entering into a settlement with the iPhone producer as well as setting up licensing agreements for its haptic feedback technology, an arrangement that is extremely likely to halt all of Immersion's current patent infringement lawsuits against Apple.


EU slaps Qualcomm with $1.23 billion fine over illegal chip payment to Apple

01/24/2018, 08:01 am

The European Union on Wednesday announced that it determined chipmaker Qualcomm illegally shut out rivals when it paid Apple billions of dollars to stick with its LTE baseband chips for five years. Qualcomm will pay a hefty price for its misdeeds: 997 million euros, or $1.23 billion U.S.


Apple's sapphire curse strikes again as glass material manufacturer sues over breach of contract

01/22/2018, 06:01 pm

Years after a disastrous first foray into sapphire production, Apple's troubles with the super hard glass, or more precisely its manufacturers, continue, as the company on Monday was saddled with a lawsuit from material producer Hebei Hengbo Fine Ceramic Material claiming breach of contract.


Podcast network TWiT sues Twitter for trademark infringement over social network's video push

01/18/2018, 01:01 pm

Twitter has been targeted in a lawsuit from podcast production company TWiT, with the social network accused of trademark infringement and a breach of contract after it started expanding into providing streaming video content to its users.


iPhone slowdown class action lawyers make 'inherently dangerous' demand for Apple to keep swapped batteries

01/17/2018, 10:01 am

Lawyers working on one of a number of class-action lawsuit proposals over the iPhone battery slowdown issue want Apple to retain the old batteries it swaps out in its battery replacement program, along with a request to hand over any diagnostic data Apple produces relating to the batteries.


Apple under fire from U.S.-based class action suit over Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in A-series chips

01/15/2018, 03:01 pm

Apple has become the target for another class action suit over the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities found in Intel and ARM-based processors, as a suit filed in the California U.S. district court is going after the company for designing the A-series processors bearing these same defects.


Apple, ARM & Intel facing potential Israeli class action suit over Meltdown & Spectre

01/15/2018, 10:01 am

Israeli plaintiffs are seeking to file a class action lawsuit against Apple, ARM, and Intel over the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities recently uncovered in Intel and ARM-based processors.


Apple claims VoIP-Pal secretly lobbied judges, USPTO officials in patent case

01/11/2018, 09:01 pm

Apple is looking to reverse a Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruling upholding the validity of certain patents owned by VoIP-Pal, alleging the VoIP technologies firm secretly lobbied officials presiding over the case without Apple's knowledge.


Intel faces more class action suits over share price hits caused by Spectre and Meltdown flaws

01/11/2018, 01:01 pm

Intel's legal woes surrounding the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in its processors are increasing, with more legal firms filing class action suits against the chip company, this time on the behalf of its shareholders over the revelation of the flaws and the effect on the value of the company's shares.


Intel faces trio of class action lawsuits over Meltdown & Spectre security holes

01/08/2018, 11:01 am

Intel is staring down class action lawsuits in California, Indiana, and Oregon over the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities exposed in modern processors, which can be used to access restricted memory in unpatched devices.


Law firm that extracted $450M settlement in Apple e-books case is going after company for throttling iPhones

01/05/2018, 10:01 pm

Hagens Berman, the consumer rights law firm that successfully obtained a $450 million settlement from Apple over e-book price fixing, once again has the tech giant in its sights, and on Friday filed a class-action lawsuit over the iPhone throttling debacle.


Apple sues group that occupied Paris store to protest company's unpaid taxes

01/04/2018, 12:01 pm

Apple has leveled a lawsuit against Attac -- the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Citizen's Action -- which ran protests at a number of French Apple stores on Dec. 2, including a brief occupation of the company's flagship Opera store in Paris.


Criminal lawsuit over iPhone battery slowdowns filed in France, where planned obsolescence is illegal

12/28/2017, 12:12 pm

Fallout continues to grow following the discovery that Apple slows down older phones with aging batteries to prevent random shutdowns, as a new criminal lawsuit in France aims to hit Apple's pocketbook -- and could even result in jail time.


Judge sanctions Apple for failing to turn over documents in FTC case vs. Qualcomm

12/22/2017, 08:12 pm

A U.S. judge has approved sanctions against Apple, ordering the iPhone maker pay $25,000 for every day it doesn't produce requested documents in a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit against Qualcomm.


Third iPhone battery lawsuit says Apple used slowdowns to avoid fixing defects

12/22/2017, 06:12 pm

Taking a different tack, another class action lawsuit -- following Apple's admission that it slows down iPhones with weakened batteries -- charges that the company made the change to avoid the full cost of fixing defects.


Apple hit with lawsuit after admitting to slowing down iPhones with depleted batteries

12/21/2017, 04:12 pm

A day after Apple acknowledged slowing down iPhones with degraded batteries, a Los Angeles man is pursuing a class action lawsuit in the matter.


Chinese clothing label sues Apple, says App Store logo breaks copyright

12/19/2017, 01:12 pm

A Chinese clothing brand, Kon, is suing Apple for copyright infringement, claiming that the logo for the iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra App Stores too closely resembles its own.