Tag Archives: copyright

Apple fined $118,000 in China for breaching e-book copyright

Apple’s recent history in China has been sketchy to say the least. And, as is often the case, successful companies are often the target of much criticism. Last year Apple had to pay millions to settle a case with ProView over the iPad brand name, it was recently called “arrogant” over its warranty policies and has now been fined by a Chinese court after…

State owned film studio sues Apple in China

Problems for Apple in China are escalating, today is has emerged that Apple is being sued by a state-owned film studio. Shanghai Animation Film Studio has produced animated movies such as “The Monkey King”, and is accusing Apple of infringing on intellectual property rights while providing unauthorised download services in its App Store. It claims that…

Dutch court ruling: Samsung didn’t copy Apple’s iPad design

If you haven’t yet heard of the seemingly endless Apple vs. Samsung design copying case, then you mustn’t have been paying attention through 2012. Essentially, Apple has claimed that Samsung’s range of Galaxy tablets have copied the design of Apple’s iPad, and so far, the case has landed the Cupertino giants a healthy $1.05 billion in compensation in the…

Apple could owe up to $422 million to Samsung.

  Samsung called up two more witnesses to the stand today to explain calculations that claim Apple owes Samsung quite a bit in royalties for infringing on Samsung patents. Vincent O’Brien, a damages expert, expressed to the court that for two of Samsung’s patents, Apple should pay$22.8 million. You may be thinking that $22.8 million isn’t much…

Samsung Galaxy Tab “not as cool” as iPad: UK Judge

Although Apple successfully got the Galaxy Tab 10.1 blocked in the US, it seems that the same case against Samsung across the Atlantic hasn’t had the same result. A UK judge has ruled that the tablet produced by Samsung does not infringe upon Cupertino’s design. It’s not all good news for Sammy though.. The Galaxy tablet doesn’t infringe Apple’s…

Motorola Patent ruling could lead to US iPhone ban

Yesterday, the United States International Trade Commission ruled in favor of Motorola regarding a patent infringement that could see the iPhone pulled from US shelves. Motorola filed claims for four Motorola patents. Yesterday ITC judge Thomas Pender ruled that Apple were infringing one of those patents. Whilst that’s not a very good success rate on…

Apple sued over touch technology patent

If you’re reading this, you’ll probably consider yourself as a follower of all things tech, and perhaps Apple too. Recently, there’s been a noticeable hike in the number of lawsuit being thrown around in the tech world as everybody sues everybody else. We’ve all become a little desensitized to the phrases “legal battle”, “copyright infringement” and so…

Did Motorola demand Apple’s entire patent portfolio?

As I’m sure you all know, Google is currently in the process of buying Motorola. The European commission has reviewed the planned transaction, and the full details can be found here, however, The Register have spotted a highly contentious piece of information hidden within the report that I must share with you. Down in the section labelled “Effects on…

Social Saturday: Everyone is suing everyone

Facebook user Sachin S. asks: “How is Apple plannning to deal with being sued for copying aspects of other OSes in iOS 5, and how are they going to excuse themselves for suing everybody else?” Ahhh, the infamous Apple lawsuits. I’ve talked about this a couple times in the past, but the subject came up a few times this week and I thought this question was…