Tag Archives: Lawsuits

5 of today’s top Apple news stories: Ban on Samsung products denied, “Attack Detection” patent and more…

Today has been a busy day in the world of Apple news. With stories surrounding the Cupertino company ranging from more court battles vs. Samsung to stock dividend increase, there has been a wide variety of news today. Below are five of the top stories from around the web about Apple that hit the news feeds today. 1. Apple’s ‘attack detection mode’…

Apple proves popular to patent trolls with 171 lawsuits over 5 years

Usually when you think of Apple and patents, you think of Apple suing someone or some company for violating one of Cupertino’s prized intellectual property patents. Well, this just goes to show that it isn’t always Apple doing the suing, but actually a lot of the time it is the one being sued. That’s right, Apple gets sued, and it gets sued a lot. Over the…

Apple files motion against ITC import ban on iPad 2 & iPhone 4

Last month, a shock court decision by the ITC (International Trade Commission) ordered that Apple cease to import specific models of legacy GSM iPhones and iPads. The devices in question featured a 3G connection technology patented by Samsung. Where the confusion comes in is that said technology is in fact a standards essential patent. In other…

Boston University suing Apple for patent infringement

Apple is regularly involved in lawsuits, in fact, I’ve lost count of the number of cases it’s involved in. One thing they generally all have in common: Patent infringement. Either Apple’s being accused of using someone else’s technology without paying a license fee, or Apple’s the one doing the suing. The most recent case features an unlikely…

Apple highlights in-app purchasing in new App Store section

In-app purchases have made the headlines more than once over the past year. Having been sued in a class action lawsuit and needing to settle more than one case of “accidental” in-app purchasing by kids on their parents’ accounts, Apple’s decided to make things a little clearer with a new page within the App Store. Recently, Apple added the “Offers…

iPhone “rubber-banding” patent invalidated by USPTO

Steve Jobs famously promised to patent absolutely everything after losing a high-profile legal battle in the mid-noughties. Sure enough, Apple stuck to his word, and virtually everything you see from Apple, be it hardware or software has a patent applied for it. One of the most contentious was the “rubber-banding” patent which the company has used…