Tag: lawsuit

Tokyo court: Samsung infringed on Apple's 'rubber-banding' patent

Apple has had another important win in the courtroom against Samsung. This time that courtroom is located in Tokyo, Japan and deals with Apple's all-important rubber-banding patent. That patent protects the animation a user sees when they reach the bottom of the screen on, for example, a web page ...

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Apple issues 136-slide presentation as part of its closing arguments in e-book case

Apple's role in the Department of Justice cause regarding e-book pricing has come to a close, capped with a 136-slide presentation that All Things D has made available. The final slides were displayed in iBooks on an iPad in the presentation, saying that it was "time to close the book on this ca...

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Apple's head of Patent Licensing & Strategy departs for calmer waters

The man in the unenviable position of being deeply involved with Apple's ongoing patent infringement litigation with a number of companies has left Apple. AppleInsider reports that Boris Teksler, formerly Apple's head of Patent Licensing & Strategy, has taken a new job as president of the Tech...

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Samsung: Apple-requested injunction would 'confuse and intimidate' customers

Samsung has a new legal argument in its ongoing litigation with Apple over the sale of certain Android-based smartphones in the US. While the basis of Apple's case is patent infringement claims, Samsung is now arguing that allowing Apple a permanent injunction would "intimidate and confuse" custom...

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Apple changes its position on iOS VPN changes

Earlier this month, Apple posted a support document on its website with details on how settings would change for iOS users connecting to virtual private networks (VPNs). Now the company has done an about-face, updating the document to inform the public that the changes will not happen. The ch...

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Apple to pay Chinese authors $118,000 for violating copyrights

As reported by China Daily, a Beijing court has ordered Apple to pay three Chinese authors US$118,000 in damages for selling their books without prior consent through apps available on its App Store. The lawsuit was filed against Apple by the Writers' Right Protection Union (also known as the...

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Hearing aid maker sues Apple over EarPods, alleges trademark infringement

Late last week, Apple was hit with a trademark infringement lawsuit courtesy of Randolph Divisions, a company that manufactures digital hearing aids. The Next Web reports that the suit, which was filed in Hawaii, alleges that Apple's EarPods headphones infringe upon their own "HearPod" trademar...

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Daily Update for March 18, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requi...

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THX sues Apple for speaker designs found in iDevices and iMacs

THX has filed a lawsuit against Apple alleging the computer maker has infringed on its speaker designs. As Bloomberg reports, THX holds a patent that was granted in 2008 that covers narrow-profile speaker designs in consumer electronics and their ability to boost sound output. The technology is...

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Daily Update for March 15, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requi...

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Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson needn't testify in e-book case

Steve Jobs' biographer Walter Isaacson has been dropped from the upcoming Apple e-books price-fixing case, according to Paid Content. Class-action lawyers had originally subpoenaed Isaacson to submit his notes from interviews with Jobs regarding the iBookstore. However, Isaacson refused to do s...

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Judge Koh reduces damages in Apple v. Samsung case by $450 million, orders new trial

There's been a significant development in the court case that saw Apple awarded US$1.05 billion in damages last August. According to The Recorder, Judge Lucy Koh has ordered that the amount Samsung must pay Apple be reduced by $450 million, or almost 40 percent, and that a new trial be held to ...

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David Einhorn drops his lawsuit against Apple

Greenlight Capital hedge fund manager David Einhorn has decided to end what Apple CEO Tim Cook has referred to as a "silly sideshow" by dropping the lawsuit he'd brought against 1 Infinite Loop in early February. Filed in conjunction with other Apple shareholders, the lawsuit sought to force Appl...

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Apple: iPhone tracking lawsuit doesn't demonstrate harm

Remember when a group of plaintiffs decided to sue Apple, alleging that the company was allowing free apps from the App Store to gather geographical location information without their consent? Well, Bloomberg reports that Apple was in US District Court in California on Wednesday, asking Judge L...

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Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $363K daily in patent dispute

Here's one way to force two warring companies to hash things out. A federal judge has ordered Apple to cough up more than US$360,000 daily to VirnetX until the two can come to an agreement on the former licensing four of the latter's patents. The penalties stem from a verdict delivered in Novem...

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