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Topic: lawsuits

Apple's iOS soft keyboard target of new patent lawsuit

06/14/2019, 07:06 pm

Apple's vaunted iOS keyboard, a piece of user interface technology that helped usher in the smartphone revolution, is in infringement of a nearly 20-year-old patent covering similar input solutions, according to a new lawsuit.

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Ten US states file suit to block proposed Sprint & T-Mobile merger

06/11/2019, 01:06 pm

The attorneys general of 10 U.S. states are launching a civil antitrust lawsuit to halt a proposed $26.5 billion merger of Sprint and T-Mobile, intensifying the carriers' uphill battle.

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Apple denied dismissal of 'unwieldy' dust filter class action lawsuit

06/07/2019, 10:06 am

An attempt by Apple to dismiss a proposed class action lawsuit over a lack of air filters in the design of MacBooks and iMacs has been denied by a California District Court judge, as the motion to dismiss the "unwieldy" complaint was apparently "also unwieldy" in its own right.

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Qualcomm has a clear appeal avenue over FTC antitrust ruling

05/31/2019, 10:05 am

Qualcomm stands a chance of reversing an antitrust ruling handed against the chip producer earlier in May, legal experts suggest, after the publication of an opinion piece by an FTC Commissioner offered arguments for why the decision was wrongly made.

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Qualcomm requests stay to antitrust ruling as it seeks appeal

05/29/2019, 12:05 am

Qualcomm in a filing on Tuesday asked Judge Lucy Koh to temporarily hold off on the enforcement of provisions outlined in an antitrust ruling handed down last week, arguing remedial action could irreparably harm the company's licensing strategy as it prepares an appeal.

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Fresh App Store monopoly lawsuit arrives after US Supreme Court ruling

05/23/2019, 05:05 pm

Taking advantage of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, a new class action lawsuit accuses Apple of artificially inflating App Store prices through a claimed monopoly on iOS app distribution.

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Apple's iCloud and iTunes targeted in patent infringement suit

05/20/2019, 04:05 pm

An Irish business, Data Scape Limited, has launched a Texas lawsuit against Apple accusing it of violating a data sync patent by way of iCloud, iTunes and the devices those services run on.

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'Over the Rainbow' composer's estate sues Apple & others over 'pirated' music sales

05/17/2019, 08:05 am

Apple and a large number of tech companies have become the subject of a new music lawsuit, with the estate of "The Wizard of Oz" track "Over the Rainbow" composer Harold Arlen accusing the firms of creating a "music piracy operation" that distributes unlicensed and unauthorized versions of copyrighted songs.

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App Store antitrust lawsuit predicted to impact Apple stock price for years

05/15/2019, 10:05 am

The fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow an antitrust lawsuit against Apple over an alleged monopoly on iOS apps via the App Store won't immediately affect the company, suggests Morgan Stanley, but the legal threat could affect the stock value for years.

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Apple, executives face another class action over misleading financial statements

05/14/2019, 06:05 pm

Apple's almost universally positive financial outlook, offered in investor conference calls following quarterly earnings reports, are again under scrutiny as a class action complaint takes issue with comments made by CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri in the quarter leading up to a revenue guidance correction in January.

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SCOTUS ruling & US-China trade war 'not a threat' to Apple's growth potential

05/14/2019, 10:05 am

Although there's a "very real risk" from more tariffs on Apple products, and this week's Supreme Court ruling laid the groundwork for a challenge to the App Store, neither is a "threat to future growth potential," Cowen analysts said on Tuesday.

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Apple investors 'overreacting' to Supreme Court ruling & US-China trade war

05/14/2019, 08:05 am

Apple investors are overreacting to the financial threat posed by the U.S.-China trade war and Monday's Supreme Court ruling on the App Store, an analyst claimed on Tuesday.

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Apple insists App Store 'not a monopoly,' expects to win in court

05/13/2019, 04:05 pm

Apple held firm on Monday after losing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling over the App Store, maintaining that it's "not a monopoly" despite no third-party sources for iOS apps.

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App Store monopoly case may run into 2020 and beyond

05/13/2019, 01:05 pm

Although the U.S. Supreme Court is allowing the Apple v. Pepper App Store lawsuit to proceed, the case will take at least another year to resolve, analysts with Macquarie Research claimed on Monday.

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US Supreme Court greenlights lawsuit over App Store monopoly

05/13/2019, 10:05 am

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday voted 5 to 4 to allow an antitrust lawsuit against Apple to proceed, one accusing the company of maintaining a monopoly on iOS apps via the App Store.

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Group FaceTime iOS 12.1 eavesdropping bug lawsuit is dismissed

05/10/2019, 03:05 pm

A U.S. District Court in Houston has granted Apple's request to dismiss a lawsuit over a Group FaceTime bug in iOS 12.1, which at launch allowed third parties to eavesdrop on conversations.

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Apple hit with second class action complaint over iPhone 7 'Loop Disease'

05/07/2019, 12:05 am

Apple on Monday was hit with a second class action complaint targeting the so-called "Loop Disease" audio chip issue, a problem known to manifest in some iPhone 7 units after prolonged use.

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Multiple class actions target US carriers over selling location data

05/06/2019, 02:05 pm

All four major U.S. carriers -- AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint -- are facing proposed class action lawsuits over their selling of customer location data.

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iPhone 7 'Loop Disease' audio chip issue targeted in class action complaint

05/03/2019, 07:05 pm

A new class action complaint seeks damages and a hardware recall from Apple over the so-called iPhone 7 "Loop Disease," an issue that causes audio problems on impacted handsets and can ultimately render the device inoperable.

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SEC presses charges against GT Advanced & CEO for fraud in iPhone sapphire supply

05/03/2019, 12:05 pm

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday charged GT Advanced Technologies and former CEO Thomas Gutierrez with fraud, accusing them of deceiving investors about its ability to supply sapphire for iPhones.

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