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Topic: lawsuits

Apple sued over RIM-developed USB charging technology following preemptive action

02/11/2019, 08:02 pm

Non-practicing entity Fundamental Innovation Systems International on Monday filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming the tech giant infringes on multiple patents covering USB charging and communication technologies.

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Apple goes on legal offensive against USB charging tech patent troll

02/06/2019, 12:02 pm

Apple is typically on the receiving end of lawsuits, but the company flipped the script this week and took preemptive legal action against a firm called Fundamental Innovation Systems International, hoping to deter any patent lawsuits related to USB charging.

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Apple wins motion to narrow damages Qualcomm can claim at upcoming trial

02/05/2019, 04:02 pm

A federal judge has granted an Apple motion to limit the damages Qualcomm can claim in a patent trial slated to start next month in San Diego.

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German court tosses four of eight Qualcomm patent suits against Apple

01/31/2019, 04:01 pm

A Munich district court on Thursday rejected four out of eight local lawsuits brought against Apple by Qualcomm, granting the iPhone maker at least a temporary victory.

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If you want to sue Apple over FaceTime eavesdropping and live in Canada, now's your chance

01/31/2019, 01:01 pm

A Montreal lawfirm is pursuing a class action lawsuit against Apple over its recently-disclosed Group FaceTime bug, which let people spy on others who hadn't actually accepted a call.

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Apple slapped with lawsuit over Group FaceTime bug

01/30/2019, 12:01 am

Apple is facing a lawsuit related to a software flaw that allowed interlopers to eavesdrop on Group FaceTime calls, with the suit arriving less than 24 hours after news of the bug was circulated by mainstream media.

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Qualcomm doesn't wield enough power to harm competition, says trial witness

01/23/2019, 10:01 am

Testifying during the ongoing antitrust trial pitting the U.S. Federal Trade Commission against Qualcomm, an expert witness claimed that despite the FTC's allegations, the company doesn't have enough clout to harm the mobile chip industry.

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Apple exec admits Qualcomm was the only option for 4G in the iPhone for years

01/22/2019, 10:01 am

Potentially aiding Qualcomm's trial defense against the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Apple has admitted that for years, there was no other realistic option but Qualcomm when it wanted 4G modems for iPhones.

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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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