Did Apple invent the “app”? In terms of coining the word — or coming up with the idea of software — the obvious answer is that of course they didn’t. But did Apple’s approach to apps — seen most readily… Read more ›
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Remember Lodsys? The small LLC that basically invented the term ‘patent troll’ made news in 2011 when it started going after App Store developers for infringing on obscure, abstract patent filings. It sued small app developers for outrageous amounts because it claimed to own the definitive patents on in-app purchases and the general concept of […]
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The e-book price-fixing saga between the U.S. government and Apple has finally come to an end. After a long and messy trial, presiding judgeÂ Denise Cote has given the final ruling against Apple. The injunction isn’t as punitive as expected, but there are still several stipulations that will change the way Apple does business regarding the […]
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Over the past ten years, some Apple customers have argued that the iTunes store is an illegal monopoly because songs purchased inside the store can’t be played on Apple devices, but an appeals court in California has finally thrown out those claims once and for all. A three-judge panel confirmed that Apple’s digital right management […]
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Well, that’s exciting! Apple and Amazon have apparently settled their differences over who can use the “App Store” name, making it possible for one or both companies to use it in their business. US District Judge, Phyllis Hamilton, ordered today that the case be dismissed, as requested by both Cupertino-based Apple and Seattle-based Amazon. The [...]
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In a landmark victory for same-sex marriage, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the bill passed in 1996 that ruled same-sex marriages are unconstitutional. After voting 5-4 in the decision, the Supreme court justices threw out part of the law that denies federal benefits same-sex couples. To celebrate [...]
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A Tokyo court has today found Samsung guilty of infringing an Apple “bounce-back” or “rubber banding” patent that covers the popular scrolling feature built into its iOS platform. Apple has been using the patent against Samsung in a number of courtrooms all over the world, but back in April, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office deemed it invalid.
In earlier versions of its Galaxy smartphones, Samsung allegedly copied the feature that causes [Read More...]
Apple has been facing a number of privacy issues and lawsuits in the U.S. for the last year or so, but things aren’t going any better abroad either. A German court ruled that Apple will have to change some of its practices for how it handles consumer data.
The Berlin court recently struck down 8 of 15 provisions Apple’s listed in its general data-use terms. The court found [Read More...]
The patent war between Apple and Samsung has no end in sight. After Apple won a landmark victory against Samsung for patent infringement last summer to the tune of about $ 1 billion in damages, the court later deducted $ 450 million from what Samsung owes Apple. The California judge presiding over the case, Lucy Koh, said that the jury miscalculated what the damages should be for the 14 included [Read More...]
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Â has officially ruled in favor of Apple against Google’s Motorola Mobility in a patent case that began in 2010. The last patent Motorola was using to sue Apple for infringement has been ruled invalid by the ITC.
Motorola sued Apple for allegedly violating six of its patents three years ago, and today’sÂ patent was the last of six patents to be thrown out [Read More...]