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Topic: patents

New lawsuit alleges patent infringement by all Wi-Fi-enabled Apple products

04/11/2019, 06:04 pm

A company called Red Rock Analytics in a new lawsuit charges that Apple is infringing a patent covering transceiver technology in Wi-Fi chips.

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ITC judge recommends partial iPhone ban in Qualcomm patent fight

03/26/2019, 02:03 pm

A U.S. ITC judge has made the recommendation that Qualcomm is granted its request for an import bank against Apple in the ongoing legal wrangling between the two tech giants, with the ban potentially preventing some models of iPhone from being imported into the United States.

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Former Apple engineer claims idea for Qualcomm patent, does not seek inventor status

03/11/2019, 05:03 pm

Former Apple engineer Arjuna Siva testified on Monday in the ongoing Qualcomm v. Apple patent trial, saying he came up with the idea for a Qualcomm patent-in-suit.

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Qualcomm seeks $31 million in damages from Apple in California patent suit

03/08/2019, 04:03 pm

Qualcomm is asking for about $31 million in damages in its ongoing patent trial against Apple in San Diego, an expert witness testified in court on Friday.

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Apple buys patent portfolio from defunct home security camera maker Lighthouse

03/04/2019, 04:03 pm

Apple has snapped up a batch of U.S. patents from a defunct home security camera company, Lighthouse AI, potentially in efforts to expand its own artificial intelligence-powered user identification technology.

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Qualcomm v. Apple modem patent suit kicks off in San Diego court

03/04/2019, 09:03 am

A San Diego federal court on Monday began hearing an eight-day trial brought by Qualcomm, charging that Apple violated three patents through its use of Intel modems in iPhones.

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Apple's iPhone, iPad & more targeted in new lawsuit over LTE patents

02/26/2019, 03:02 pm

A group of firms operating under the aegis of Optis Wireless Technology are suing Apple over seven patents connected to LTE cellular standards.

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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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35 years of Macintosh, Apple earnings season, Microsoft Office on the App Store on the AppleInsider Podcast

01/25/2019, 08:01 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor are back, and talking about Microsoft Office on the Mac App Store, a batch of software betas, and the idea that we haven't heard the worst of earnings guidance.

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Apple's COO delivers blistering testimony on Qualcomm's 'onerous demands' over cellular patents

01/15/2019, 01:01 pm

Court testimony from Apple's Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams has laid out that Qualcomm has repeatedly flexed its monopoly control over the cellular industry in its dealings with Apple, demanding that Apple not only pay to license its patents, but also cross-license all of its own intellectual property above and beyond requiring a 5 percent cut of the total cost of Apple's products plus exclusivity in sourcing all of Apple's mobile chips.

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Apple's $145M payout to WiLAN in patent infringement case slashed to $10M

01/07/2019, 01:01 pm

A verdict against Apple in a patent infringement lawsuit has been slashed by a judge, with the original award of $145 million to WiLAN cut down to just $10 million by a California court on Thursday.

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Qualcomm blocked evidence in German Apple suit that previously led to non-infringement finding in US

12/20/2018, 09:12 pm

In a German lawsuit against Apple, Qualcomm's attorneys refused to agree to hold evidence confidential, preventing it from being evaluated by the court. That same evidence was held confidential by the company's attorneys in a U.S. case, which subsequently found Qualcomm's patents were not infringed.

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Apple's manufacturers: Qualcomm's 'China Ban' just a distraction technique

12/18/2018, 10:12 am

Qualcomm's patent infringement suit seeking an import ban on Apple's iPhones in China is a desperate distraction staged by the imperiled chipmaker in an attempt to draw attention away from a series of critical lawsuits it faces from device makers, global regulators, and a class action of consumers which all challenge its core business model, according to the attorney representing Apple's manufacturers in a recent interview.

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Qualcomm could still win an iPhone ban in the US at the hands of the USITC

12/13/2018, 07:12 am

A panel of judges at the US International Trade Commission is reviewing a previous ruling that the agency made, and it could overturn a decision that an iPhone ban is not in the public interest if Apple infringed a Qualcomm patent.

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Apple's camera-toting Apple Watch band employs facial recognition tech for clear FaceTime calls

11/13/2018, 04:11 am

Apple is investigating methods of incorporating camera hardware into its Apple Watch product lineup, focusing specifically on systems that avoid the inherent pitfalls of embedding image capturing equipment in a device not well-suited to the task.

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Apple wins appeal, gets $506M in damages tossed in University of Wisconsin case

09/28/2018, 10:09 am

A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday granted Apple's request to dismiss $234 million in damages previously won by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, awarded for violating a processor patent.

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Patent lawsuit takes aim at Apple's encrypted iMessage and FaceTime services, VPN technology

09/27/2018, 07:09 pm

A lawsuit filed in federal court on Thursday alleges certain aspects of Apple products, including iMessage and FaceTime, infringe on multiple patents owned by Finnish holdings firm MPH Technologies, which attempted to license its IP to Apple in 2016.

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Apple patent hints at non-invasive glucose monitoring tech for Apple Watch

08/23/2018, 07:08 am

A patent application published Thursday potentially offers clues into Apple's rumored non-invasive glucose monitoring solution, diabetes tracking technology considered to be a "holy grail" of medical science.

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Qualcomm, Taiwan reach settlement on $773M antitrust fine

08/10/2018, 08:08 am

The chipmaker is facing one less lawsuit now that it has agreed to invest in Taiwan in exchange for the dismissal of a large fine.

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