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Apple & Qualcomm relationship broke down over concerns of proprietary code misuse

01/18/2019, 03:01 pm

Rather than patent royalties, the ongoing fight between Apple and Qualcomm may have originated over concerns about code, according to leaked emails.

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Apple's claim that all iPhones are available at retail enjoined by German court

01/18/2019, 02:01 pm

A German court on Friday granted Qualcomm a preliminary injunction against part of an Apple press statement, which claimed that all iPhones would remain available through third parties despite a December ban.

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Apple loses appeal of $439 million verdict in favor of VirnetX

01/15/2019, 10:01 am

On Tuesday the federal U.S. Court of Appeals denied Apple's appeal of a 2016 jury verdict in favor of VirnetX, which initially granted the patent licensing firm $302.4 million in damages.

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Qualcomm pushed for iPhone exclusivity in response to $1B incentive payment demand, CEO says

01/11/2019, 11:01 pm

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf took the stand to defend his company at a trial with the Federal Communication Commission on Friday, saying the chipmaker pushed for exclusivity on iPhone because Apple demanded a $1 billion "incentive payment" to secure the deal.

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Judge tosses lawsuit against Apple over Meltdown & Spectre vulnerabilities in iPhone & iPad processors

01/04/2019, 03:01 pm

A U.S. District Judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit brought against Apple for its handling of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in ARM-based processors, which the plaintiffs blamed for slowing down iPhones, iPads, and other products with A-series chips.

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FTC's antitrust case against Qualcomm heads to trial amid Chinese & German iPhone bans

01/04/2019, 10:01 am

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's antitrust case against Qualcomm is going to trial on Friday, the outcome of which could have serious repercussions for Apple's global legal war with the chipmaker.

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Qualcomm posts $1.52B bond to enforce German ban on some iPhones

01/03/2019, 11:01 am

Qualcomm on Thursday announced that it posted a security bond of 1.34 billion euros, about $1.52 billion, moving ahead with a German ban on the iPhone 7 and 8.

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Law firm explores class action against Apple for potential securities fraud, cites recent earnings cut

01/02/2019, 08:01 pm

Self-professed "nationally acclaimed investor rights law firm" Bernstein Liebhard on Wednesday said it is investigating allegations of potential securities fraud violations on behalf of Apple shareholders, noting the company's recent earnings forecast cut runs counter to comments made on the health of its Chinese business.

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Hebrew voice of Siri sues Apple, says it didn't obtain proper rights

12/28/2018, 12:12 pm

An Israeli radio personality and voice actor is suing Apple, claiming the company is using her voice for the Hebrew version of Siri without permission -- in some cases leading to her being made to say undesirable things.

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Newly-founded Texas firm sues over Apple Pay's virtual wallet

12/28/2018, 09:12 am

An Austin startup, Fintiv, is suing Apple over a patent covering virtual wallets such as the one core to Apple Pay.

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Class action suit alleges Apple lies to customers over size & resolution of iPhone X, XS & XS Max

12/14/2018, 03:12 pm

A class action lawsuit launched on Friday accuses Apple of making fraudulent marketing claims about both the size and pixel count of its OLED iPhone displays, claiming the company literally cuts corners.

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Apple to address Chinese iPhone ban with software update

12/14/2018, 12:12 am

After a Chinese court issued a preliminary injunction against certain iPhones for infringing on Qualcomm patents, Apple on Friday said it plans to resolve the issue with a software update expected for release next week.

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Apple suggests Chinese iPhone ban would force settlement with Qualcomm

12/13/2018, 08:12 pm

Arguing against a recent Chinese court decision to ban sales of older iPhones for infringing on Qualcomm patents, Apple says the injunction would force a settlement in its worldwide legal battle against the chipmaker.

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Qualcomm urging Chinese courts to extend sales ban to iPhone XS & XR

12/13/2018, 09:12 am

Qualcomm is attempting to extend the iPhone ban in China, and is in the process of filing additional lawsuits in the courts to extend the iPhone sales restriction to Apple's latest hardware releases.

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Qualcomm argues continued Chinese iPhone sales violate court injunction

12/12/2018, 11:12 am

Qualcomm has reportedly presented a Chinese court with video evidence that Apple is still selling iPhones in the country, and insisted that this violates an injunction imposed earlier this week.

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Qualcomm CEO says 'on the doorstep' of resolving legal battles with Apple

11/28/2018, 07:11 pm

Apple and chipmaker Qualcomm are "on the doorstep of finding a resolution" for their global legal war over patents and royalties, the latter's CEO claimed on Wednesday.

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'Tim Cook for President' and other tawdry campaigns from Qualcomm's PR bulldog

11/22/2018, 12:11 am

Definers Public Affairs, the PR firm Facebook contracted to sling mud at critics after the Cambridge Analytica debacle, also conducted campaigns against Apple at the command of Qualcomm, according to a report Wednesday.

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Apple sued over FaceTime, auto-expiring voice Messages technology

11/19/2018, 10:11 pm

Stalwart patent troll Uniloc filed a pair of lawsuits over the weekend claiming technology used in flagship Apple communications products, namely FaceTime and iMessage, infringe on property initially developed by HP and Philips.

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Qualcomm might be using political campaign-style attack tactics against Apple

11/15/2018, 09:11 pm

Definers Public Affairs, the firm Facebook hired to go on the offensive against critics after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, might be leading an attack campaign targeting Apple at the behest of Qualcomm, new evidence suggests.

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Apple having 'no meaningful discussion' with Qualcomm about iPhone modem settlement, trial imminent

11/07/2018, 10:11 am

Even with the time, money, and legal pitfalls at stake, Apple isn't talking to Qualcomm about resolving the businesses' worldwide legal battle, a report claimed on Wednesday.

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