Lawsuits archive

  • Samsung fined for paying students to bash HTC online
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    Samsung fined for paying students to bash HTC online

    By 27 October 2013

    Following record earnings last week, Samsung has got itself into a bit of trouble with Taiwanese officials. The local FTC in the country fined Samsung for using a “large number of hired writers and designated employees” to “highlight the shortcomings...

  • Florida has accidentally banned smartphones, tablets and PCs, claims lawsuit
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    Florida has accidentally banned smartphones, tablets and PCs, claims lawsuit

    By 10 July 2013

    The US state of Florida has unwittingly made the use of smartphones, tablets, PCs and any other device that can connect to the internet illegal, according to an internet cafe owner whose business was forcibly shut down by the ban. She has filed a lawsuit...

  • Amazon is corporate bully, according to Kindle case maker
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    Amazon is corporate bully, according to Kindle case maker

    By 28 December 2011

    Kindle case manufacturer M-Edge has filed a lawsuit against Amazon.com, claiming that the online retail giant threatened to unlawfully "de-list" its products and attempted to change the terms on a three-year contract signed in 2009 through a campaign...

  • BT hits at the heart of Google, sues for widespread infringement
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    BT hits at the heart of Google, sues for widespread infringement

    By 19 December 2011

    British Telecom (BT) has filed a lawsuit against Google, which states the online information giant is infringing six of BT's patents; something that spans right across Google's portfolio, including Google Search, AdSense, Google+, Google Docs,Google Maps,...

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 does infringe iPad patents in US
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    Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 does infringe iPad patents in US

    By 14 October 2011

    As Apple successfully launches its iPhone 4S phone today, it is also celebrating in US courts as a judge has ruled that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 does infringe on some of Apple's iPad patents. However, no injunction has been ordered as yet, and there...

  • Samsung fights back - counter sues Apple in Australia
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    Samsung fights back - counter sues Apple in Australia

    By 19 September 2011

    Like two boys squabbling in the playground, tech giants Apple and Samsung seem to refuse to drop it, with the Korean manufacturer now counter suing on patent infringement in Australia.  Sammy chose the land down under to take Apple on over its wireless...

  • iPhone 4 regains 'world's thinnest smartphone' title from Samsung
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    iPhone 4 regains 'world's thinnest smartphone' title from Samsung

    By 15 September 2011

    Apple has regained the right to crown its iPhone 4 the "worlds thinnest smartphone" after the Advertising Standards Authority ruled its thickest point was thinner than that of the Galaxy S II's thickest.  The iPhone 4 measures 9.3mm thick, whilst Samsung's...

  • Apple iPad vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 round 2 - Netherlands
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    Apple iPad vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 round 2 - Netherlands

    By 11 August 2011

    As we've said before, if you're after a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, live in the UK, and didn't manage to get hold of one of the remaining stock on the shelves of high street retailers, you should check out the Netherlands. The German court ruling which prevents...

  • Google accuses Microsoft of jumping in bed with Apple
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    Google accuses Microsoft of jumping in bed with Apple

    By 4 August 2011

    Google has come out all guns blazing in defence of its mobile OS Android - accusing arch-rivals Microsoft and Apple of teaming up in "a hostile, organised campaign" against the platform. Speaking via the Google blog David Drummond, SVP and chief legal...

  • Australia granted Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales after all
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    Australia granted Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales after all

    By 2 August 2011

    For a brief moment yesterday it looked like our friends down under were going to have to go without the brilliant new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, due to an ongoing legal battle with Apple.  This official statement from Samsung Australia, however, appears...

  • No Samsung Tab 10.1 for Australians until Apple feud ends
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    No Samsung Tab 10.1 for Australians until Apple feud ends

    By 1 August 2011

    It looks like Australia is going to miss out on the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 thanks to the never-ending patent battles the company is having with Apple.  Apple and Samsung have agreed to cease advertising and sales of the new tablet in Australia until...

  • Stormtrooper helmet designer defeats George Lucas in court battle
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    Stormtrooper helmet designer defeats George Lucas in court battle

    By 27 July 2011

    In a landmark copyright case, original Stormtrooper helmet designer Andrew Ainsworth has emerged victorious over George Lucas, being allowed to continue manufacturing replicas in the UK. Ainsworth argued that he wasn't creating artistic works, which have...

  • Angry Birds caught up in Lodsys patent suit
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    Angry Birds caught up in Lodsys patent suit

    By 22 July 2011

    Angry Birds developer Rovio is the latest app developer to be dragged into the Lodsys patent lawsuit, which also makes claims against, among others, gaming giants Electronic Arts, Atari, Square Enix and Take Two. The company filed a suit against seven...

  • Winklevoss v Facebook is back - this time it's Boston
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    Winklevoss v Facebook is back - this time it's Boston

    By 24 June 2011

    You may remember Facebook telling us yesterday that they were "pleased to see the other party now agrees". Well it looks like they don't, with the Winklevoss twins now taking their 7-year-long Facebook battle to the Massachusetts courts. The pair have...

  • Apple and Nokia patent infringement case comes to an end
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    Apple and Nokia patent infringement case comes to an end

    By 14 June 2011

    Looks like Apple and Nokia have finally decided to play nice and bring their patent lawsuit to an end. The result? Well it looks like good news for the Finnish company, who has received a one-off settlement from Apple as well as continued royalties. The...

  • Facebook responds to Ceglia lawsuit, branding him an inveterate scam artist
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    Facebook responds to Ceglia lawsuit, branding him an inveterate scam artist

    By 27 May 2011

    Just over a month ago, New Yorker and convicted felon Paul Ceglia represented his lawsuit against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, claiming that he has documentation to prove that he owns 50 per cent of the social networking site. He had already tried...

  • Twitter: We'll hand over super-injuction tweeters' details if asked
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    Twitter: We'll hand over super-injuction tweeters' details if asked

    By 25 May 2011

    Did you crack a funny joke at a certain footballer's expense on Twitter, linking him with the super-injunction case before his cover was blown by an attention-hungry MP? Well, bad news kids - because Twitter's new European boss Tony Wang has stated that...

  • Twitter UK office could provoke future legal action
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    Twitter UK office could provoke future legal action

    By 24 May 2011

    Lawyers believe that Twitter's plans to open up an office in London could force the social networking giant to comply with UK law in future. At present, the legal action taken against the company by the footballer at the centre of the super injunction...

  • Intel and Nvidia reach $1.5 billion settlement
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    Intel and Nvidia reach $1.5 billion settlement

    By 11 January 2011

    Intel and Nvidia's legal case, which began with the former suing the latter in 2009 and subsequently being counter-sued, has reached a conclusion with Intel agreeing to pay Nvidia $1.5 billion (around £965 million) to use its chip technology. The move...

  • Pirate Bay founders lose court appeal
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    Pirate Bay founders lose court appeal

    By 26 November 2010

    The Pirate Bay co-founders have lost their appeal against a 2009 ruling that they were illegally sharing copyrighted content. The decision by a Swedish court means that the co-founders now face time behind bars. Fredrik Neij faces 10 months in prison,...

  • Pod trademark battle heats up
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    Pod trademark battle heats up

    By 26 September 2010

    Apple has decided that even though the word "pod" has been around for longer than anyone can remember - being used in phrases like "two peas in a pod" - when it comes to using it in technology, it not only means the iPod, but that no other company should...

  • Google wins copyright lawsuit
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    Google wins copyright lawsuit

    By 24 June 2010

    Google has won its high profile legal battle with media giant Viacom in a ruling that could have major ramifications for copyrighted content.  Viacom, who owns MTV and Comedy Central amongst other things, had filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the big...

  • HTC calls for ban of iPhone and iPad
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    HTC calls for ban of iPhone and iPad

    By 12 May 2010

    HTC has retaliated against Apple's moves to sue the company by filing its own suit against the maker of the iPhone and the iPad. "HTC Corporation today took legal action against Apple Inc., filing a complaint with the United States International Trade...

  • Nokia sues Apple over iPad patents
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    Nokia sues Apple over iPad patents

    By 7 May 2010

    Nokia has chosen picturesque Wisconsin to file a sharp lawsuit against Apple, with accusations of infringing five patents related to the 3G variant of the iPad. It's the second US lawsuit in recent history, and the fifth pending legal action across the...

  • Activision sued for half a billion
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    Activision sued for half a billion

    By 28 April 2010

    Nearly 40 former employees of Infinity Ward have got together to drop a monster 500 million dollar lawsuit on games giant Activision, alleging breach of contract and unpaid royalties. The move comes just a week before Activision's Q1 financial reports...