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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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OLED patent aggregator suing Apple over implementation of every screen it uses

09/12/2019, 01:09 pm

A firm that aggregates patents on OLED tech has sued Apple over a wide array of products, alleging that despite not making its own OLED screens, Apple is responsible for the infringements.

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Patent troll targets iOS and Mac app update system in lawsuit

09/10/2019, 10:09 pm

Apple is once again in the crosshairs of non-practicing entity Uniloc, which on Tuesday filed a complaint alleging the tech giant's app update mechanisms in iOS and macOS infringe on a patent developed by Philips.

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Apple's decision to 'break' FaceTime in iOS 6 injured owners of older iPhones, class action claims

08/29/2019, 07:08 pm

Apple is facing another class action lawsuit over its supposed decision to render FaceTime inoperable in iOS 6 as part of efforts to save money on a data services. The strategy allegedly forced users who relied on the video conferencing product little choice but to update to iOS 7, including iPhone 4 series owners whose older handsets strained to run the latest operating system.

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Brief Thoughts: Questionable RF lawsuit, Apple TV+ vs. Disney+, Siri listening & more

08/25/2019, 10:08 am

Every week has dozens of things going on at any given time, too many to talk about in real-time. Here's what we think about this week's radio frequency revelations and lawsuits, Disney rolling heavy at the D23 expo in regards to Disney+, the workers responsible for listening to Siri recordings, an inadvertent iOS 12 jailbreak restoration, and Google's Android rebranding.

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Apple, Samsung slapped with class action over handset RF emissions

08/24/2019, 12:08 am

That was fast. Two days after a Chicago Tribune investigation found many contemporary mobile phones, including late-model iPhones, do not comply with radio frequency emissions standards, Apple and Samsung are being sued over alleged damages and problems related to RF exposure.

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Qualcomm can maintain licensing tactics pending appeal, court says

08/23/2019, 10:08 pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday granted Qualcomm's request to stay enforcement of an antitrust ruling handed down in May, allowing the chipmaker to continue what was deemed to be anticompetitive business practices.

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Apple loses bid to toss suit alleging ex-engineer was not credited on Find My iPhone, Passbook patents

08/22/2019, 10:08 pm

A California court this week denied Apple's motion to dismiss a lawsuit that claims the company failed to cite ex-engineer Darren Eastman as an inventor on a clutch of patents covering Find My iPhone and Passbook.

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Apple sued over 2016 leg injury caused by alleged MacBook battery issue

08/20/2019, 03:08 pm

A lawsuit has been filed against Apple accusing it of selling a faulty MacBook and charger, one which allegedly overheated and caused permanent burn marks to her leg in 2016, with the filing occurring on the third anniversary of the supposed incident.

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Apple Music sued by non-practicing entity that also targeted Spotify, Slacker

08/16/2019, 05:08 pm

A non-practicing entity with what appears to be an abysmal track record of leveraging assigned patents to milk money out of popular music streaming services is suing Apple Music, claiming the product infringes on four patents.

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Apple sues virtualization firm Corellium for selling iOS and iTunes knockoffs

08/15/2019, 07:08 pm

Apple on Thursday filed a lawsuit claiming software virtualization firm Corellium, which markets its wares to security researchers, infringes on copyrights covering iOS, iTunes and other Apple assets.

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Apple accused of stealing dual-camera technology used in latest iPhones

08/15/2019, 12:08 am

Israeli-based camera technology firm Corephotonics is back with a massive lawsuit claiming Apple knowingly used patented dual-camera technology in iPhone, then attempted to cover its tracks with largely similar intellectual property filings.

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Apple sued for storing iCloud data on third-party servers

08/12/2019, 11:08 pm

A class-action lawsuit lodged with a California court on Monday accuses Apple of false advertising, claiming the company banked on its name by telling consumers iCloud data is "stored by Apple" when, in fact, the information is in some cases siloed on servers run by Amazon, Google and Microsoft.

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Apple sued over spellcheck functions on Mac, iPhone & iPad

08/01/2019, 05:08 pm

An app developer for Apple's older Macs is suing, arguing that a large number of Apple devices and apps violate patents related to spellchecking technology.

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New California class action launched over iPhone throttling issue

08/01/2019, 02:08 pm

A collection of 18 plaintiffs have launched a new class action through a U.S. District Court in San Jose, joining cases that have since been consolidated accusing Apple of fraudulent behavior in deliberately throttling older iPhones with weaker batteries.

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VirnetX reverses ruling invalidating patents used against Apple

07/09/2019, 02:07 pm

VirnetX has won another battle in its patent lawsuit with Apple, convincing the US Court of Appeals to vacate and remand decisions by the US Patent Office's Trial and Appeal Board that invalidated two patents. The new ruling gives VirnetX more leverage in receiving the $439 million the courts declared Apple owes.

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Judge denies Qualcomm request to stay FTC antitrust ruling enforcement

07/03/2019, 04:07 pm

An attempt by Qualcomm to delay an antitrust ruling against the chip producer from being enforced has been shut down by District Judge Lucy Koh, at the same time as striking a variety of evidence from the record used by Qualcomm to state its case.

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Apple joins over 200 businesses calling on Supreme Court to favor LGBT labor protections

07/02/2019, 02:07 pm

Apple has joined the ranks of over 200 corporations behind an amicus filing with the U.S. Supreme Court, calling on justices to find that existing sex discrimination laws protect LGBT workers as well.

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