Tag Archive: Dispute

Apple and Ericsson settle patent dispute just in time for Christmas

It’s nearly Christmas: the time of mince pies, good cheer, and, apparently, settling patent disputes with the potential to cost you hundreds of millions of dollars each year. With that in mind, Apple has agreed a patent licensing deal with Swedish telecom company Ericsson, ending a dispute in which Ericsson was accused by Apple of engaging in, […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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TVCatchup Loses Popular Channels Following Legal Dispute

For telly addicts in the U.K., the free TVCatchup app for Android and iOS makes it easy for them to watch live TV channels while they’re on the go. But thanks to an ongoing legal dispute with a number of…Read more ›

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Apple Forced To Pay Chinese Writers Small Settlement In eBook Copyright Dispute [Report]

Apple has been having problems with Chinese writers suing for unlicensed eBook distribution in the App Store. After a group of writers asked Apple for 10 million yuan in damages for unlawfully distributing copyrighted works in certain Chinese apps, the court has forced Apple to pay a smaller settlement fee of 1.03 million yuan, which is only about $ 165,000.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

A Beijing court ordered Apple Inc. to pay 1.03  [Read More…]

iPad Sales In China Jump 80% After Apple Settles Trademark Dispute


After settling a longstanding trademark earlier this year over the name “iPad,” Apple has seen a big increase in iPad sales in China.

Proview, a Chinese company, had “iPad” registered years before Apple unveiled the iPad back in 2010. For the last few years the two companies have disagreed on settlement terms, but Apple finally resolved the issue by paying Proview $ 60 million to secure the name. Since the  [Read More…]

Apple Ends Patent Dispute With HTC, Announces 10-Year Licensing Agreement

Apple and HTC have finally put the boxing gloves down.

After years of battling in courtrooms around the world, Apple and HTC have reached an agreement over patent licensing that will be in effect for the next 10 years. Both companies have spent millions of dollars in ongoing lawsuits relating specifically to smartphone patents for the iPhone and HTC’s Android devices.

HTC was sued first by Apple back in 2010 with  [Read More…]

T-Mobile and Verizon Show Support for Samsung in Patent Dispute

Both Verizon and T-Mobile voiced support for Samsung this week in Samsung’s ongoing patent battle with Apple. Both companies voiced their opinions on the patent litigation by making separate filings with the Northern District Court of California this week. Verizon was the first to do so, claiming a ban on Samsung products, or Apples attempts to secure one, would hurt the carriers ability to roll out its 4G LTE network. That investment depends on consumers  [Read More…]

German Court to Hear Samsung-Apple Dispute on August 25th

On Tuesday,MMi reportedthat Apple has been granted a preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Android-based Galaxy Tab 10.1., the result of which leaves the tablet effectively barred from distribution across most of the European Union. A few hours ago, the Wall Street Journal confirmed that Samsung will go to court on August 25th to appeal the aforementioned decision, which – for obvious reasons – stands to hurt Samsung’s business across the majority of the European continent. Originally  [Read More…]

Cost to Settle iPhone Data Tracking Dispute in South Korea: $945

Apple’s Korean arm of the company paid Kim Hyung-suk, an iPhone user and a lawyer to boot, 1 million won or the equivalent of $946 to settle a suit against Apple for collecting location data without consent. This is the first payout by Apple over the complaints and the fact Apple was willing to shell out some money resulted in the preparation of a class action lawsuit against Apple for the unauthorized collection of location  [Read More…]