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Judge Denise Cote isn't happy with Apple's $450 million e-book settlement agreement

Apple agreed two weeks ago to a conditional $450 million settlement with plaintiffs over allegations that it colluded with book publishers to artificially raise the price of e-books. Under terms of the settlement, Apple will only have to pay the full amount if its appeal of U.S. District Judge...

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EU gives the green light to Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats

Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats was just approved by EU antitrust regulators, Engadget reported earlier today. A press release on the matter relayed that Beats coming under the Apple umbrella doesn't raise any anti-competitive concerns -- with respect to headphones -- because "the...

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Bose files patent infringement lawsuit against Beats over headphone noise cancellation

According to TechCrunch and CNBC, Bose today filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Beats Electronics in the US District Court for the District of Delaware. The complaint, embedded below, accuses Beats of infringing several patents related to noise-cancellation technology used in...

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Apple conditionally agrees to $450 million settlement in e-book price fixing suit

Apple's ongoing e-book antitrust saga has been nothing short of a headache. Accused of colluding with publishers to artificially raise the price of e-books, Apple had the opportunity to settle the matter early on and avoid a trial altogether. But as Tim Cook explained, Apple felt it did nothing...

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Beats sues Chinese counterfeiters alleging losses of billions of dollars

Beats Electronics -- soon to be under the Apple umbrella if all goes according to plan -- is suing Chinese counterfeiters for illegally manufacturing and selling fake Beats headphones and accessories. According to the lawsuit, the defendants at issue work in concert to create hundreds, if not...

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Apple found not guilty in lawsuit over video streaming

The patent infringement lawsuit began in 2010, when a Israel-based company called Emblaze went after Apple. The patent in question related to real-time broadcasting and Emblaze claimed that Apple was using the technology without a license. Friday, according to Bloomberg News, a jury swiftly...

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Apple settles ebooks price-fixing claim and other news for June 17, 2014

We've got three top stories for you this morning. Apple settles its eBook price-fixing claim out of court, new kids camps are set for Apple Stores this summer and FiftyThree teases a new goodie for Pencil owners. Let's get to it. Apple has settled the eBook price-fixing claim out of court. The...

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Following $119 million judgement, Apple seeks retrial and injunction against Samsung products

In the wake of its nearly $120 million judgement against Samsung, Apple continues to go on the attack. In a motion filed this past Friday, Apple argues for a retrial on the damages amount. Recall that at the outset of Apple and Samsung's second California litigation, Apple was seeking upwards of...

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While Apple is taken to task for e-book antitrust violations, Amazon wields true monopolistic power

Last summer, Judge Denise Cote found that Apple colluded with publishers to artificially raise the price of e-books across the board. As a result, Cote imposed rules constraining Apple's ability to negotiate with book publishers while also appointing an external monitor tasked with ensuring Apple...

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Dutch appeals court upholds Apple injunction against Samsung Galaxy smartphones

Re/Code points us to the fact that Apple on Tuesday was granted a "modest" victory in its ongoing and global legal battle against Samsung. Specifically, a court in the Netherlands upheld a lower court's ruling which banned the sale of Galaxy S II and Galaxy Ace smartphones. The court found that...

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Notions of an Apple/Samsung settlement appear entirely premature

A Korea Times report earlier this week relayed that Apple and Samsung recently re-opened settlement talks in the hopes of putting their 3+ year long litigation battle behind them. Samsung has recently resumed working-level discussions with Apple and the key issue is how to dismiss all lawsuits,"...

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Apple hit with lawsuit over disappearing iMessages for iPhone to Android switchers

Well, that sure didn't take long. Shortly after we highlighted how a number of iPhone to Android converts are no longer receiving text messages sent from other iPhones, Apple has been slapped with a lawsuit over the matter. Bloomberg reports that a frustrated Android user filed suit against Apple...

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What customer information will Apple provide to the cops?

At the beginning of May, Apple updated its Legal Process Guidelines for U.S. Law Enforcement. These are the guidelines that law enforcement and government entities within the U.S. must follow when seeking information from Apple Inc about the people who use their products, services, and devices. So...

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Street artist claims Apple ripped off his inspirational slogan

A well-known New York City street artist named James De La Vega (no relation to Ralph) recently sent a cease-and-desist letter to Apple demanding that the company stop using the tagline "You're more powerful than you think" in its commercials. The NY Daily News reports: James De La Vega says...

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Samsung's business strategy detailed: Copy, counter-sue, and delay

Earlier this week, Kurt Eichenwald of Vanity Fair published an incredibly in-depth article highlighting many of the hurdles Apple has had to deal with in taking Samsung to court. Suffice it to say, Samsung is not your run-of-the-mill litigant. It doesn't shy away from court room battles, and...

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