Lawyers in the — maybe — final Apple v. Samsung trial presented their respective closing arguments on Friday, with Apple fighting to persuade jurors that Samsung's infringement of two utility and three design patents is worth more than $1 billion. Samsung argues it should pay $28 million, at most.
Two Apple expert witnesses took the stand in the recently restarted Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Wednesday, with lawyers on each side disputing how Samsung should pay for infringing on three Apple design patents.
Wrapping up a long-running patent fight over podcasts, the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear Personal Audio v. Electronic Frontier Foundation, handing victory over to the latter — and by extension, companies like Apple and Google.
More than two years after Apple was forced to pay out $450 million to resolve an e-books antitrust case, the company is looking to close the book on the long-running debacle, and on Monday informed shareholders that it has agreed to stipulations for settlement of a lingering derivative complaint.
Seeking to appease customers like Apple and Huawei — and government regulators as well — chipmaker Qualcomm has switched to a more affordable patent licensing model, particularly for makers of high-end and/or 5G-capable phones.
In what is sure to be a boon for high-tech companies like Apple and Google, the Supreme Court in a 7-to-2 vote on Tuesday upheld an administrative review process that allows those engaged in patent lawsuits to more easily invalidate questionable IP.
Next month, Apple will continue its pursuit of hundreds of million of dollars in damages from Samsung as part of a protracted patent infringement case dating back to 2011. Unlike the original trial, however, the companies are keeping their respective top brass off the stand.
Norwegian repair shop owner Henrik Huseby got a cease-and-desist from Apple letter about his use of imported, aftermarket iPhone screens, was issued a cease and desist order, and threatened with fines — but fought the company in the courts and won.
A federal jury on Tuesday found Apple's FaceTime, VPN and iMessage products in infringement of four VirnetX patents covering secure communications, awarding the patent holdings firm $502.6 million in damages.
Health technology startup Omni MedSci, in a patent lawsuit filed on Friday, alleges Apple incorporated infringing technology in its Apple Watch heart rate sensor after reviewing patent-pending specifications with Omni's founder and CTO Dr. Mohammed N. Islam.
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Wednesday ordered the consolidation of 61 lawsuits that take issue with Apple's decision to throttle the CPUs of iPhones with degraded batteries, a tactic the company claims extends the operational lifespan of its products.
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 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.