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Samsung might be fined $15b in Europe for effort to ban Apple devices

In a new report coming out of The Guardian, it sounds like Samsung could be enduring some pretty hefty fines because of a case it has against Apple. The European commission is seeking to fine Samsung up to $15 billion because it using “standard-essential” patents in the case to ban Apple products. The US is also investigating the use…

Product warranties cost Apple $264k fine in Italy

Over in Italy, Apple has just been hit with another fine from Italian authorities. Last year, Apple had to pay $1.2 million because of “failure to comply” with laws that effected the AppleCare warranties. According to the report, Apple did change the policies to conform with the laws, however because of the time it took to do so, it was still infringing…

AT&T to face possible FCC fine over FaceTime restrictions

With iOS 6 came the announcement that the iPhone’s latest operating system would support FaceTime calls using cellular data, rather than just Wi-Fi, as was the case beforehand. Following that announcement, AT&T made the decision to limit that feature to customers who use its shared data plans, a move that disheartened and angered many current and…

Samsung won’t pay a penny to Apple until 2013

Although Samsung has been forced to hand over $1bn to Apple in the patent trial that ended late last month, Apple won’t receive any of that until after December 6th, when the hearing for post trial motions will take place. Foss patents say that because of the date of the post-trial motions, any payment towards Apple will not happen until early next…

Italian court rules against Apple Store site

An Italian court has today ruled against Apple over its sales conduct in the Italian Apple Store. Basically, Apple has been pushing customers to purchase AppleCare, its extended warranty plan, whenever they buy Apple products. Obviously, there’s nothing wrong with that. The problem is that Apple hadn’t been telling customers about a legally mandated…