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Apple accuses Samsung Galaxy S4 of infringing on 5 of its patents

Apple taking Samsung to court has become a long drawn-out affair, spread across multiple countries and a host of individual lawsuits. In the most recent cases against its Korean foe, Apple accuses the company of infringing on 5 specific patents with the latest flagship, the Galaxy S4. Thankfully, Samsung’s seen sense and hasn’t released a phone or…

Apple victorious in “iBooks” trademark lawsuit

So, Apple was sued again. Big surprise, right? This time it was by a small New York publishing company called Black Tower Press. Apparently the sci-fi and fantasy book publisher obtained the “ibooks” mark in 2006 after purchasing another publishing company that had been using the name. It’s worth noting that Black Tower never actually obtained…

Apple vs. Samsung court case set to resume in November

Judge Lucy Koh is a name many will be familiar with by now, as she has been the presiding judge in the ongoing major legal patent battle between the two tech giants, Apple and Samsung. At the back end of summer last year, Apple was judged to be owed over $1 billion in damages by Sammy, a figure which Judge Koh later stated wasn’t correct. In March, she…

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…

Apple defeats Motorola in proximity sensor battle

Last month, we reported that in a lawsuit against Apple, Motorola (or Google) over the patent that covers proximity sensors, Google had used a quote by the late Steve Jobs in an effort to gain an advantage over Apple. Google believed that when Jobs told his biographer, Walter Isaacson, “nother breakthrough was the sensor that figured out when you put…

‘iPad mini’ trademark objection retracted by USPTO

Not long ago, we read a report stating that the USPTO had objected to Apple’s request to trademark the name ‘iPad mini’. The patent office stated that the ‘mini’ part of the name was simply indicative of the size and was too general a term to be registered by one company. On Monday (April 8) the office seemingly changed its opinion. The USPTO is now…

“Earpods” moniker lands Apple back in court

By now you all probably know what Earpods are. What you are most likely not familiar with, however, are Hearpods. The two names are very similar, yet are pretty different products. The first, Apple’s newly redesigned earbud headphones which premiered alongside the iPhone 5. The second, a brand of hearing aids created and sold by Randolph Divisions…