Judge Approves Acceleration Request of Lawsuit Against Apple

A lawsuit filed last week by hedge fund manager David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital has been fast-tracked at the request of Apple, according to CNET. The reason for the fast-tracking is so the company can share its cash reserves with investors.

U.S. District Judge Richard J. Sullivan for th...

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Apple’s Award against Samsung Cut Almost to Half

On Friday, Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court Northern District of California in San Jose lopped off at least 40 percent of the $1.05 billion jury award Apple had won against Samsung, last year.

Judge Koh has ordered a new trial to ascertain claims and damages of the portion that she took out ...

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ITC Judge Rules Samsung Infringed Apple’s Text Selection Feature

On Thursday, a redacted version of an ITC ruling issued on Mach 26 was made public. The ruling observed that Samsung Electronics Co Ltd had infringed a key Apple Inc patent regarding text-selection in its tablets and smartphones.

In his preliminary decision, the ITC judge found that while Samsung did...

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USITC Slaps Import Ban on AT&T Models of Apple’s iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPAD 3G

On Tuesday, the US International Trade Commission slapped a limited import ban and a cease-and-desist order on AT&T models of iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G. In the latest turn of events in the Apple-Samsung patent wars, this round goes to Samsung with the USITC finding that Apple had infrin...

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Apple to Introduce Bigger Screens on iPhones, Multiple Colors, Cheaper Models

It is perhaps a sign of decline when a major company loses the lead and starts to imitate its competition. Apple, which dominated the smartphone market in 2010 with its number one selling iPhone as well as its revolutionary iPad, now might be making concessions to keep pace with its South Korean com...

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Apple Suffers Defeat in E-Book Price Fixing Case

On Wednesday, a federal judge ruled that Apple was guilty of having colluded with five major U.S. book publishers to drive up the price of e-books. If there is no review or appeal and the ruling becomes final, then there can be a trial for damages in a separate lawsuit brought by 33 US states against...

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Apple Suffers Defeat in E-Book Price Fixing Case

On Wednesday, a federal judge ruled that Apple was guilty of having colluded with five major U.S. book publishers to drive up the price of e-books. If there is no review or appeal and the ruling becomes final, then there can be a trial for damages in a separate lawsuit brought by 33 US states against...

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U.S. and 33 States File Game-Changing Proposal against Apple

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice was joined by 33 states in a proposal for a court order that would not only be punitive, but would change the way Apple does business.

In an immediate court filing, Apple countered that the “proposed injunction is a draconian and punitive intrusion ...

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Apple Samsung Battle Takes New Turn

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled on Monday that the US District Court for the Northern District of California had abused its discretion when denying Apple’s request for an injunction on the sale of Samsung devices that infringed utility patients. The Court of Appeals sent the m...

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Samsung Loses on Home Ground against Apple

The Apple-Samsung patent war took a new turn this week as a court in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, rejected claims of Samsung that Apple had violated three of its patents. This loss in the courts is significant for Samsung as it was unable to establish its claims even in its home country.

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Samsung’s Settlement Proposal

The Suwon, South Korea-based company had promised in October that it wouldn’t seek injunctions to block sales of smartphones and tablets using patents that are part of a technology standard for five years against companies willing to seek fair licensing terms. Bloomberg reported that after Samsu...

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China Mobile and Apple Contracts: A Go For iPhone

 

A long awaited agreement between Apple and China Mobile was announced Monday bringing the iPhone to China Mobile, the worlds largest phone company. The iPhone is currently available in China but is carried by two smaller carriers. After this new deal the smartphone will connect wi...

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Apple Inc. Fined by Taiwan’s FTC Over iPhone Pricing

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission or FTC has fined Apple Inc. over its attempts to sell the iPhone at a premium price in Taiwan. Taiwan’s FTC said on Wednesday that it has imposed a fine of $670,000 on Apple for interfering with and trying to dictate the pricing of iPhones sold through Taiwan’s h...

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