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Apple, Spotify and others accused of music industry 'conspiracy'

03/09/2020, 05:03 pm

A new antitrust lawsuit filed Monday claims that Apple and a slew of other companies in the music streaming industry have built out an illegal buyer's "conspiracy" to block out licensing competition.

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Apple fails to invalidate Caltech patent tied to $1.1B lawsuit

03/05/2020, 07:03 pm

Apple's bid to invalidate a California Institute of Technology patent that lies at the heart of a $1.1 billion patent infringement verdict was quashed on Thursday, leaving the tech giant on the hook for $838 million.

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Apple liable for millions in unpaid wages after court rules retail worker bag checks illegal

02/13/2020, 05:02 pm

The California Supreme Court in a decision delivered on Thursday found Apple broke state law by not paying retail workers for the time they spent participating in mandatory bag and device searches, leaving the company liable for millions in unpaid wages.

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Judge denies Apple request to dismiss iPhone 7 'Loop Disease' class action lawsuit

01/31/2020, 05:01 pm

Apple's motion to toss a class action lawsuit targeting an iPhone 7 audio defect dubbed "Loop Disease" was denied in part by a California judge on Thursday, allowing three claims to move one step closer to injunctive relief.

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Apple ordered to pay $838M for infringing Caltech Wi-Fi patents

01/29/2020, 07:01 pm

A federal jury on Wednesday found Apple and Broadcom in infringement of patents owned by California Institute of Technology, awarding the university $1.1 billion to be paid by the two tech companies.

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Apple urges EU to halt the rise of patent trolls

01/16/2020, 08:01 am

The European Union needs to take action against "patent trolls," Apple has urged as part of a group of tech companies and car manufacturers, with the growth of non-practicing entities stifling innovation in firms who try to exploit the entire patent system for financial gain.

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Apple & M. Night Shyamalan sued, accused of plagiarizing 'Servant'

01/15/2020, 03:01 pm

A lawsuit filed on Wednesday accuses Apple and filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan of directly copying much of 2013 film "The Truth About Emanuel" in the production of "Servant."

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Masimo sues Apple over Apple Watch patents, alleged theft of trade secrets

01/09/2020, 06:01 pm

Medical technology company Masimo on Thursday filed a legal complaint claiming Apple infringes on 10 owned patents with its Apple Watch device, and stole vital trade secrets through the hiring of key personnel.

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Developer Blix claims new evidence of App Store 'monopoly' in court filing

12/20/2019, 06:12 pm

Developer Blix, maker of apps Followapp and BlueMail, on Friday filed an amended complaint against Apple claiming it has fresh evidence that the tech giant favors its own apps over similar offerings from third-parties in the App Store.

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Lawsuit alleges Apple Music streams songs without proper license

12/18/2019, 07:12 pm

A fresh lawsuit filed Wednesday claims Apple is in violation of the U.S. Copyright Act for streaming copyrighted music through Apple Music without first obtaining a license from the copyright owner.

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Apple sued over iMessage support for SMS embedded links

12/12/2019, 08:12 pm

Apple on Thursday became the latest target in a series of patent infringement lawsuits leveled by non-practicing Hypertext Technologies, which is leveraging a single piece of IP covering what is ostensibly widely employed embedded SMS clickable link technology.

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Apple to face class action over MacBook butterfly keyboard

12/02/2019, 05:12 pm

Apple on Monday was denied a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit leveled by MacBook owners who claim the company was not only aware of a flaw in the design of its butterfly keyboard, but took steps to conceal that fact from potential buyers.

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Judge dismisses class action involving iTunes and Apple Music data privacy

11/25/2019, 08:11 pm

Apple on Monday won final judgment to dismiss a class action complaint claiming the company unjustly profits from the aggregation and sale of iTunes and Apple Music user data.

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Corellium responds to Apple lawsuit with security research control claims

10/29/2019, 03:10 pm

Software virtualization firm Corellium has answered a lawsuit from Apple complaining it infringed on copyrights covering iOS, iTunes, and other Apple assets by claiming Apple had previously supported the company in its security-minded efforts, and that the lawsuit itself is an attempt by Apple to control how security research is performed on its products.

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TSMC and GlobalFoundries settle legal dispute, sign cross-licensing deal

10/28/2019, 07:10 pm

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and competitor GlobalFoundries on Monday inked an agreement to cross-license certain patents related to semiconductor technology, resolving a two-month-old multi-jurisdictional legal dispute that threatened the businesses of customers like TSMC partner Apple.

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Apple says patent troll should 'stop digging' in appeal to Supreme Court

10/21/2019, 02:10 pm

Apple has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to toss a petition by the Straight Path IP Group claiming the Federal Circuit wrongly upheld a lower court's ruling in a patent infringement lawsuit without an explanation, with Apple claiming the petition challenges a common court action, and that SPIP should 'stop digging.'

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Apple files complaint to halt relitigation of IXI Mobile patent suit

10/18/2019, 11:10 pm

Apple on Friday filed a complaint seeking declaratory judgment that patent licensing entity IXI Mobile cannot re-sue the tech giant as its way to losing a patent case dating back to 2014.

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Apple hit with new iPhone throttling class action in California

10/16/2019, 08:10 pm

A fresh class action lawsuit lodged in California seeks to bring Apple to task for quietly building iPhone-throttling battery management tools into previous versions of its iOS operating system, an action that allegedly hindered and interfered with device performance.

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Federal court uncertain it can uphold $600M VirnetX ruling against Apple

10/07/2019, 07:10 am

Part of a $600 million judgment against Apple over alleged patent infringement may not necessarily be heading to VirnetX, with a Federal Circuit panel suggesting it may not be able to uphold part of the award due to ongoing litigation that could invalidate patent claims at hand.

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Developer of BlueMail sues Apple over 'Sign in with Apple,' App Store 'monopoly'

10/04/2019, 05:10 pm

A developer of messaging products and software behind apps like Followapp and BlueMail on Friday filed a multi-pronged lawsuit against Apple, claiming the tech giant infringed on patented technology with "Sign in with Apple" and subsequently used its alleged monopoly over the App Store to suppress BlueMail's consumer reach.

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