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Court rules Apple infringed OpenTV video streaming patents in Germany

Apple has been found guilty of infringing on video streaming patents owned by Swiss company Kudelski’s OpenTV. The case was ruled on by a German court, which stated that any Apple products sold in Germany must not infringe on OpenTV’s patents. The problem? The Apple products which allegedly infringe on said patents include the iPhone, iPad, […]

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Samsung is taking its patent fight with Apple to the Supreme Court

Samsung agreed to finally pay Apple $ 548 million for the patent infringement case the iPhone-maker won way back in 2012, but it appears Samsung has had a change of heart and is now taking the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court. The company filed a 219-page appeal to the Supreme Court today, claiming that the […]

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Samsung is taking its patent fight with Apple to the Supreme Court

Samsung agreed to finally pay Apple $ 548 million for the patent infringement case the iPhone-maker won way back in 2012, but it appears Samsung has had a change of heart and is now taking the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court. The company filed a 219-page appeal to the Supreme Court today, claiming that the […]

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Authors ask Supreme Court to overturn e-book ruling against Apple

A group of authors and booksellers are standing by Apple in its decision to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling stating that Apple conspired to fix eBook prices when it launched its iBook store way back in January 2010. The Authors Guild, Authors United, the American Booksellers Association, and Barnes & Noble have all […]

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European court rules Apple and other tech companies are violating privacy

In a landmark decision Tuesday, the European Court of Justice ruled that European Union regulators can override the Safe Harbor agreement, a 15-year-old accord that has — until now — allowed Apple, Google, Facebook, and about 4,500 other U.S. companies to transfer data from European users to the U.S. The court believes that the current […]

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F.B.I. considered taking Apple to court over encryption fears

The F.B.I. and Department of Justice are so concerned about Apple’s pro-privacy iOS encryption that senior officials advocated taking Apple to court over the issue, according to a new report. The clash with Cupertino was reportedly sparked by an investigation this summer — “involving guns and drugs” — in which a court order was obtained, […]

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German court invalidates Apple’s slide-to-unlock patent

Swiping a finger across a smartphone screen to unlock it may soon become a universal gesture, even on devices not made by Apple, because Germany’s top civil court has decided Apple didn’t invent “slide to unlock.” German judges ruled Tuesday that Apple’s method for unlocking the iPhone didn’t reach a high enough level of sophistication […]

Spy who may have helped Samsung win A-series chip orders loses in court

Taiwan’s top court has ruled in favor of TSMC in a dispute involving a former employee who leaked trade secrets to Samsung — potentially helping the South Korean tech giant catch up in the chip fabrication business and win orders for Apple’s A-series processors. Samsung wasn’t named directly in the suit, although there’s little doubt […]

Court rejects Samsung’s latest appeal to get out of paying Apple damages

The U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to give a second look to Samsung’s appeal of the original jury verdict saying that it violated Apple’s patents for the iPhone. Samsung was aiming to get the court to reconsider $ 400 million out of the $ 584 million that it was deemed the South Korean tech […] [Read More…]

Court keeps cellphone network ‘kill switch’ a secret

It only took one sentence for the United States Court of Appeals to keep the federal government’s emergency plan to disable cellular service a secret. It was a very long sentence, but it got the job done. This ruling reinforces… Read more ›