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Court rules that Apple can't get rid of antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich

Well it looks like Apple and antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich will have to put up with each other, for better or worse. Reuters reports the US Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that Bromwich can continue his monitoring duties even while Apple appeals his appointment to that position in the first...

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Judge Lucy Koh rebukes Apple for evoking national prejudice while denying Samsung's motion for a retrial

During Apple and Samsung's November retrial on damages, a jury verdict found that Samsung owed Apple an additional US$290 million, bringing the final damages amount from the original summer 2012 trial to $930 million. In the wake of that verdict, Samsung cried foul, alleging, among other things,...

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Apple and Google band together and ask Supreme Court to help keep patent trolls at bay

Bloomberg reports that Apple, Google and 13 other companies are teaming up in an effort to convince the Supreme Court to make it easier to recoup attorneys fees stemming from frivolous patent suits. With more than US$140 billion in the bank, Apple is naturally an attractive target for patent trolls...

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Apple and the DOJ square off in US Court of Appeals over antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich

Reuters reports that Apple appeared before the US Court of Appeals on Tuesday. The company argued before a three-judge panel that antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich's duties should be put on hold until a final determination can be reached regarding his role as an antitrust-compliance monitor. It's...

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Apple parts ways with external antitrust monitor, for now...

Just days after Judge Denise Cote ruled that Apple couldn't get rid of antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich, Retuers reports that a federal appeals court has granted Apple a temporary reprieve from its court-appointed monitorship. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York granted Apple an...

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Judge orders Apple and antitrust monitor to play nice

Judge Denise Cote yesterday published a ruling elucidating her decision to deny Apple's request to have antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich removed. Apple, if you recall, took umbrage with Bromwich's excessive fees (more than US$1,000/hr), his desire to confer with Apple employees like Jony Ive who...

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DoJ accuses Apple of 'character assassination' as Judge Cote denies Apple's request for new anti-trust monitor

One has to wonder if Apple now regrets its decision to take a principled stand and not settle the antitrust charges levied against it by the Justice Department. It's no secret that Apple hasn't exactly meshed well with Michael Bromwich, the court-appointed monitor tasked with keeping an eye on...

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Tim Cook to meet with Samsung CEO to discuss settlement opportunities on February 19

With seemingly endless motions still being filed in Apple's first suit against Samsung, it's easy to forget that the two tech giants have yet another patent infringement trial looming and slated to begin in March. Same issues, different products. That being the case, both Apple and Samsung,...

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Apple looks to have anti-trust monitor replaced for 'inappropriate declaration'

Anti-trust cases are ugly affairs, but Apple's ongoing struggles with Michael Bromwich -- its court-appointed anti-trust monitor in the ongoing e-books controversy -- has lead the company to ask he be replaced. As we reported last month, the issues stem from what Apple sees as Bromwich's excessive...

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Citing 'racial prejudice,' Samsung wants a retrial of its recent retrial against Apple

At a certain point, the truth becomes so much stranger than fiction that it's hard to differentiate a real headline from one crafted by the talented folks over at The Onion. It appears that we've now reached that point in Apple's ongoing patent dispute against Samsung. A few weeks ago, Judge Lucy...

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Seoul court: Apple didn't violate Samsung patents

Much of the reporting we see surrounding Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung centers on the US, which is why it's sometimes easy to forget that the two tech giants are going after each other in numerous jurisdictions across the globe. From the Netherlands to Germany to Australia and a...

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Apple provides detailed listing of Samsung's misconduct during the discovery process

Apple last week filed a motion seeking to recoup US$15.7 million out of the approximately $60 million it incurred in legal fees during its first trial against Samsung. In its brief detailing all of the legal work that went into litigating the case, Apple writes that its legal fees were...

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Apple's spent upwards of $60 million in legal fees during its first trial with Samsung

Apple today remains embroiled in patent disputes with Samsung and Motorola across the globe. With top law firms charging as much as US$1,000 per hour for complex patent disputes, there's no doubt that Apple's legal bills are rather significant. In his recent book Dogfight: How Apple and Google...

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Apple seeking $15 million in attorneys fees from Samsung

In addition to the nearly US$1 billion judgment Apple secured against Samsung for patent infringement, Apple now wants the Korean-based tech giant to foot a percentage of its legal costs. In a motion filed on Thursday, Apple articulates why Samsung should fork over $15.7 million in attorneys'...

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Judge Denise Cote responds to Apple's concerns over court-appointed monitor

As you may have already read, Apple is none too thrilled with Michael Bromwich, the court-appointed monitor Judge Denise Cote chose to keep an eye on Apple's antitrust compliance measures. This past Monday, Cote issued an order addressing Apple's many complaints. In short, the order relays that if...

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