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Apple suing Qualcomm for $1 billion following FTC monopoly complaint

CNBC reports that Apple is suing iPhone supplier Qualcomm for roughly $1 billion over patent royalties. Apple is suing Qualcomm for roughly $1 billion, saying Qualcomm has been “charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with.” Apple says that Qualcomm has taken “radical steps,” including “withholding nearly $1 billion in…

Apple: Don’t use counterfeit power adapters and batteries

Following a lawsuit dated back in October in which Apple exposed an issue with a large percentage of fake Apple adapters being marked genuine, today the company has issued an official statement warning customers about the risk. On the front page of Apple’s support webpage, it warns customers that counterfeit power adapters and batteries could lead to…

Apple agrees to $400 million settlement over ebook price-fixing

Apple has agreed to pay in the region of $450 million USD over claims that it conspired with publishers to fix the prices of ebooks and stifle competition in the market. Since the case began in April 2012, Apple has been forced to settle with all five publishers involved in the controversy, costing the fruity company around $166 million.  The settlement…

Sales bans are not the answer to patent disputes [Editorial]

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh (San Jose, California) ruled that Apple had not provided sufficient evidence to prove that consumer demand was driven by patented features to the point where an injunction against Samsung devices infringing Apple patents was justified. Apple and Samsung have been locked in a patent war for over three years, and Apple…

Apple and Samsung fail to agree on settlement after mediation talks

Apple vs. Samsung round two is set for a court date beginning next month, but before the two tech giants battled it out in a court-room for their second high-profile hearing, the two were ordered to try and agree settlement. Both companies are accusing each other of infringing on patents. With both companies wanting entirely different outcomes from…