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Apple Still Owes Caltech $838 Million as Appeals Court Declines to Invalidate Patent

Apple in January was ordered to pay the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) $838 million for infringing on Caltech patents related to WiFi transmissions.Apple was hoping to get one of the patents in the case invalidated, but today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled against Apple and declined to invalidate the […]

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Apple ‘Suffocates the Creation of New Technologies,’ Claims Former Chip Designer Being Sued for Breach of Contract

Apple has been in an ongoing legal fight with Gerard Williams III, who worked at Apple until February 2019 when he left to start up a new company called Nuvia with other Apple developers.Williams was Apple’s lead chip designer, working on the A7 to A12X chips that Apple used in its mobile devices, and his […]

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Apple Could Owe Millions for Off-the-Clock Employee Bag Searches in California

Apple broke California law when it failed to pay employees for time spent waiting for mandatory bag searches at the end of their shifts, the California Supreme Court ruled today. [PDF]The unanimous court decision, shared today by Bloomberg Law and The Los Angeles Times, dates back to a class action lawsuit filed against Apple in […]

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Apple Explains BlueMail Reinstatement, Says BlueMail Finally Complied With Gatekeeper Security Requirements

Last week, BlueMail co-founders Ben Volach and Dan Volach penned an open letter that encouraged any developers who feel that Apple kicked them out of the App Store or has treated them unfairly to share their stories.BlueMail itself was removed from the Mac App Store in June 2019 after Apple found the app to be […]

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BlueMail Returns to Mac App Store, Developers Still Suing Apple Over Anticompetitive Behavior

Back in October, the developers behind email app BlueMail sued Apple, alleging that the “Hide My Email” feature of “Sign in with Apple” infringes on its patented technology. The complaint also accuses Apple of anticompetitive behavior, including removing BlueMail from the Mac App Store.Last week, after months of making little to no progress with Apple […]

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After Suing Apple, BlueMail Calls on Other Developers ‘Kicked Out’ of App Store to Join the Fight

Back in October, the developers behind email app BlueMail sued Apple, alleging that the “Hide My Email” feature of “Sign in with Apple” infringes on its patented technology. The complaint [PDF] also accuses Apple of anticompetitive behavior, including removing BlueMail from the Mac App Store.“Hide My Email” hides a user’s personal email address by substituting […]

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Class Action Lawsuit Over iPhone 7 Audio Chip Defect Narrowed, But Allowed to Proceed

A class action lawsuit accusing Apple of violating consumer laws and breaching its warranties over an alleged iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus audio chip defect has been allowed to proceed, but the case has been narrowed.U.S. district judge Jon Tigar on Thursday denied Apple’s motion to dismiss the plaintiffs’ claims for breach of implied […]

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Apple Ordered to Pay Caltech $838 Million for Infringing on WiFi Patents

Apple and Broadcom have been ordered to pay the California Institute of Technology a fine of $1.1 billion for infringing on Caltech’s patents related to WiFi transmissions, reports Bloomberg.Apple has been ordered to pay $838 million, while Broadcom has been ordered to pay $270 million, but Apple plans to file an appeal. Caltech in 2016 […]

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Apple and M. Night Shyamalan Sued Over ‘Servant’ TV Show’s Similarity to 2013 Movie ‘The Truth About Emanuel’

Apple and M. Night Shyamalan, producer of Apple TV+ show “Servant,” are being targeted in a new lawsuit that accuses “Servant” of copying 2013 film “The Truth About Emanuel,” according to The Blast.”The Truth About Emanuel” director Francesca Gregorini claims that “Servant” appropriates the plot of her movie and uses the same “cinematic language,” resulting […]

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Masimo Sues Apple for Stealing Trade Secrets for Health Monitoring Functions in Apple Watch

Masimo, a medical technology company that designs pulse oximetry devices, has filed a lawsuit against Apple accusing the Cupertino company of stealing trade secrets and improperly using Masimo inventions related to health monitoring in the Apple Watch.According to Bloomberg, Masimo claims that Apple stole secret information by pretending to have a working relationship with Masimo, […]

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Sonos sues Google for smart speaker patent infringement

It took them years to build up the courage (and the case) but Sonos is now taking Google to court. They are accusing the tech giant in two courts of copyright infringement on their multi-room speaker tech. The two companies have worked together for five years in creating better integration between Sonos speakers and Google’s […]

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Corellium Accuses Apple of Using Lawsuit to ‘Crack Down on Jailbreaking’

Apple is currently involved in a lawsuit against Corellium, a mobile device virtualization company that supports iOS. Apple has accused Corellium of copyright infringement because Corellium creates software designed for security researchers that replicates iOS.The lawsuit has been ongoing since August, but it is heating up after Apple amended its lawsuit in late December with […]

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Law Firm Sues Apple and Samsung, Claiming Phones Exceed Radiofrequency Radiation Safety Levels

Chicago-based law firm Fegan Scott has levied a lawsuit against both Apple and Samsung, claiming that independent testing suggests the radiofrequency radiation levels in recent smartphones “far exceeded the federal limits” when used “as marketed by the manufacturers.” The basis for this lawsuit dates back to August, when The Chicago Tribune launched an investigation into […]

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Lawsuit Against Apple’s Faulty Butterfly Keyboards Moves Forward

A federal judge this week rejected Apple’s request to dismiss a class action lawsuit over its faulty butterfly keyboards, reports Reuters, which means the lawsuit will proceed. The complainants believe that Apple knew of and concealed the fact that its 2015 and later MacBook models had keyboards prone to failure and that its repair program […]

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Apple and Intel Sue SoftBank-Owned Firm Over ‘Endless, Meritless’ Patent Lawsuits

Apple and Intel on Wednesday jointly filed a lawsuit against SoftBank-owned investment firm Fortress Investment Group, accusing the company of violating U.S. federal antitrust laws by pursuing “endless, meritless” patent litigation. The complaint alleges that non-practicing patent assertion entities like Fortress aggressively pursue patent litigation against large companies like Apple and Intel, knowing that even […]

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Corellium Responds to Apple Lawsuit, Claims its iOS Virtualization Software Helps Apple

Apple in August filed a lawsuit against Corellium, a mobile device virtualization company that supports iOS, with Apple accusing Corellium of copyright infringement for replicating the operating system that runs on the iPhone and iPad. As noted by Motherboard, Corellium today filed its response to Apple’s lawsuit, accusing the Cupertino company of owing $300,000 and […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear University of Wisconsin’s Appeal in Patent Lawsuit Against Apple

The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear the University of Wisconsin’s appeal in its patent fight with Apple, according to Reuters. In July 2017, a U.S. district court ordered Apple to pay $506 million to the University of Wisconsin’s Alumni Research Foundation for infringing on a patent related to computer processing technology with its […]

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