08/05/2011, It wasn’t too long ago that we reported on fake Apple stores popping up in China. When we say fake we mean that the shops have been designed to look like official Apple retail outlets, from the furniture used, to the interior design, right down to the uniforms that the staff wear. In fact the staff think that they are working for Apple, when in reality they are not.
08/04/2011, The issue over location-based tracking has been plaguing Apple for a while now. The Cupertino-based company along with Google were questioned by the government over privacy concerns with location-based tracking. A federal lawsuit was also filed against Apple several months ago and not too long ago Apple recently settled a similar lawsuit in South Korea by paying a $3,000 fine and an additional $1,000 to a South Korean user, who […]
08/04/2011, While patent infringement lawsuits aren’t new, the intensity and frequency seems to have increased in the past couple of years. Now it appears that Nokia is suing a Shanghai-based company, Huaqin Telecom Technology Co. Ltd, for apparently infringing upon on of their patents.
08/04/2011, Earlier today, Google has posted a message on its corporate blog explaining how Microsoft, Apple and other high-profile companies ganged up to buy Novell patents with the goal of attacking Android or handset makers using Android. Such legal activities ultimately stifles innovation, Google said. This open letter was published by a Google executive, in a context of where HTC has to pay Microsoft royalties on Android devices it makes, and in which […]
08/03/2011, David Drummond, the Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Google has gone on the record and addressed the patent litigation situation that Google’s Android finds itself into, with foes like Microsoft and Apple, among others, on the other side of the fight. Here’s the context: Android is arguably a formidable mobile platform, and it is gathering success and it is accelerating with no end in sight. Microsoft and […]
08/03/2011, With the Apple vs Samsung legal battle going on, you may have forgotten about Kodak’s very own legal battle against Apple and Research In Motion (RIM). For those who may have forgotten, early last year Kodak sued Apple along with RIM for infringing on their image-previewing patent. Apparently the cost of an ongoing lawsuit can be quite expensive as Kodak has expressed interest in raising cash as their patent litigation […]
08/01/2011, If you live in Australia and you’ve been meaning to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 you may be out of luck. If you can recall Apple and Samsung are still embroiled in a legal dispute over patent infringement and product likeness, with Apple claiming that Samsung had copied the designs of their iPhone and iPad.
08/01/2011, It seems that Apple’s legal eagles have made a swoop of Amazon’s activities in Germany – as the trademark battle concerning the use of the “App Store” phrase has swept into the heart of Europe, and the fruity company has picked up a semblance of victory in Germany as Amazon will no longer accept new application submissions in that part of the world simply because there are repercussions from Apple […]
07/29/2011, When Spotify was first announced it made waves as many had claimed it would give iTunes a run for their money, and when Spotify announced that they were coming to the US that caused and even bigger stir with many users eager to try out the new music service. As it turns out less than a month into their US launch, Spotify has been slapped with a patent infringement lawsuit […]
07/24/2011, A couple of years ago, Personal Audio LLC filed a lawsuit against Apple, accusing them of allegedly unauthorized use of Personal Audio’s playlist-related IP. The case was settled, with Personal Audio being awarded $8 million as a settlement fee. Now it looks like Personal Audio isn’t satisfied with the money and is out for more blood. Because the previous lawsuit was filed back in 2009, it only covered the old […]
07/20/2011, When most of you were 15-year old kids, the last thing on your mind would probably be spending time in a courtroom for breaking the law because you were caught downloading movies. Well, that’s what a 15-year old boy from Gothenburg, Sweden is going through right now. It was reported that the boy is currently facing charges from “international movie companies” (most likely the MPAA) for illegally downloading and sharing […]
07/19/2011, HTC hasn’t been doing too well in its latest patent battle against Apple, with the ITC (International Trade Commission) ruling in favor of the Cupertino-based company in its initial judgment. In case you haven’t been up to date with the case, Apple filed a lawsuit against HTC to block sales of its Android devices that are allegedly infringing on Apple’s patents. The ITC has initially ruled HTC guilty of violating […]
07/15/2011, Uh oh, it looks like HTC might be in trouble this time around. After managing to evade Apple’s lawsuits earlier this year, the Taiwanese OEM was thrown another complaint from the fruity company earlier this week. And according to the US International Trade Commission (ITC) today – HTC has violated two of Apple’s patents.
07/12/2011, Fresh from battling with Samsung and Amazon, it looks like Apple is out for more blood. The Cupertino-based company has filed another lawsuit against the company it tried to take down earlier this year – HTC. According to reports Apple is targeting over a dozen HTC Android smartphones and the HTC Flyer tablet. Apple is aiming to block the sales of those Android devices it claims are infringing on Apple’s […]