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Topic: lawsuits

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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Class-action lawsuit claiming Google tracked UK iPhone users revived

10/02/2019, 07:10 am

An attempted billion-pound class-action lawsuit against Google, alleging the search giant has been tracking iPhone users, has been revived by the United Kingdom Court of Appeal, which has allowed the case to proceed through the UK courts.

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Apple's Cook addresses App Store monopoly, Apple TV+ launch, iPhone 11 in interview

10/01/2019, 07:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his annual European press tour this week with a visit to Berlin, where he met app developers, visited local Apple stores and discussed a range of pressing topics in an interview with a local journalist.

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Apple supplier TSMC counter-sues GlobalFoundries as patent fight intensifies

09/30/2019, 10:09 pm

Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in a series of patent lawsuits lodged on Monday claims segment competitor GlobalFoundries infringes on owned patents, with the filings representing the latest volley in what has become a tit-for-tat legal battle.

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Judge certifies class in lawsuit over refurbished AppleCare replacements

09/17/2019, 07:09 pm

A California judge on Tuesday certified a class of consumers accusing Apple of furnishing refurbished replacement products to AppleCare and AppleCare+ customers, a strategy that allegedly contradicts the company's advertised policies.

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Apple called 'modern tape pirate' in copyright lawsuit

09/16/2019, 09:09 pm

Apple and two music distribution companies with which it contracts were labeled as "modern tape pirates" in a copyright infringement lawsuit last week, with the plaintiff claiming iTunes currently sells at least 98 recordings without a proper license.

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