Lawsuits archive

  • Intel answers antitrust case
    Online

    Intel answers antitrust case

    By 8 January 2008

    Intel has responded to antitrust charges levelled at it by the European Commission. Although the charges and Intel's response are confidential, Reuters is reporting that Intel is to seek a hearing. Intel has taken advantage of its right to have its case...

  • Intel's antitrust case answered tomorrow
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    Intel's antitrust case answered tomorrow

    By 6 January 2008

    Intel is to respond to EU antitrust charges tomorrow after yet another extension. The chip manufacturer had been due to give its response to the EU accusations on Friday but asked for an extension, The Antitrust Commission charged Intel in July last year...

  • Qualcomm ordered to stop making 3G chips
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    Qualcomm ordered to stop making 3G chips

    By 3 January 2008

    Wireless chip manufacturer Qualcomm has been ordered by a Californian court to stop selling 3G, WCDMA cellular chips following a patent dispute. A federal judge ruled that Qualcomm must immediately stop selling chips that infringe on rival Broadcom's...

  • Motorola settles Metrologic case
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    Motorola settles Metrologic case

    By 3 January 2008

    A patent infringement battle that has been running since 2002 has finally been settled. A subsidiary of mobile phone manufacturer Motorola called Symbol Technologies Inc and Metrologic Instruments Inc were in dispute over bar-code scanning and mobile...

  • 2007: A year in review, September
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    2007: A year in review, September

    By 30 December 2007

    The month started off with two major announcements from Apple with good news for iPod enthusiasts. Apple renamed its flagship iPod calling it the iPod classic giving it a large 160GB drive, and then launched a newer model to take the flagship spot in...

  • 2007: A year in review, August
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    2007: A year in review, August

    By 29 December 2007

    It was Facebook that had a hotter than hot summer, with constant stings and court cases. First up, it was Vodafone and First Direct that took a pop at Zuckerberg and his crew. Both companies opted to pull their adverts from Facebook after these were shown...

  • Apple patent for iPod police system
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    Apple patent for iPod police system

    By 29 December 2007

    According to press reports, Apple wants to keep tabs on iPod users with a new system it is currently applying to patent. The system would allow Apple to calculate a "maximum volume parameter" during "the playing back of the media by the media player"...

  • 2007: A year in review, February
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    2007: A year in review, February

    By 26 December 2007

    The month of lurve saw the settlement of the Apple versus Apple legal case ending 25 years of feuding as a new agreement was penned between Apple Inc and Apple Corp after the bitter battle finally came to an end. Both sides mounted up huge legal costs,...

  • 2007: A year in review, January
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    2007: A year in review, January

    By 26 December 2007

    2007 started off with a high profile lawsuit and a change in UK law. Apple is never far from the gadget world's headlines but this time it was splashed over the nationals' front pages with news of alleged stock options backdating. The lawsuit claimed...

  • HP, Staples faces class-action lawsuit
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    HP, Staples faces class-action lawsuit

    By 19 December 2007

    A Boston resident, Ranjit Bedi, has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing hardware maker HP and office supply retailer Staples of working together to artificially inflate the price of printer ink cartridges. According to the suit, that sees the two companies...

  • Opera takes Microsoft complaint to EU
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    Opera takes Microsoft complaint to EU

    By 13 December 2007

    Microsoft may face a European Commission investigation after Norwegian developer lodged an antitrust complaint against it. Opera has urged that Microsoft be forced to "give consumers a genuine choice of standards-compliant Web browsers", saying that its...

  • Apple sued $360 million over iPhone Voicemail
    Phones

    Apple sued $360 million over iPhone Voicemail

    By 5 December 2007

    Apple and AT&T have been slapped with a $360 million lawsuit over the iPhone's Visual Voicemail feature. A company called Klausner Technologies has filed a patent lawsuit under its visual voicemail patents, claiming damages and future royalties estimated...

  • OLPC sued for patent infringement
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    OLPC sued for patent infringement

    By 28 November 2007

    Ade Oyegbola, founder and CEO of Nigerian-based Lagos Analysis Corp has filed a lawsuit against the OLPC foundation for allegedly stealing his multilingual keyboard design. The keyboard, called the "Konyin", apparently encompasses punctuation marks used...

  • RIM sues LG over product names
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    RIM sues LG over product names

    By 12 November 2007

    After trying this once before with Samsung and the BlackJack moniker, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is suing LG over product names. RIM states that the names of some of LG's recent models including Black Label, Strawberry and Black Cherry are too...

  • Apple faces new lawsuit over iPod/iTunes tie-up
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    Apple faces new lawsuit over iPod/iTunes tie-up

    By 8 November 2007

    Apple is a facing a new class-action lawsuit charged with illegally tying iPods to its iTunes store. The claim is that Apple should not enjoy such a monopoly over the digital media market as it means it can inflate prices, exclude competition, and force...

  • OQO model e2 UMPC introduced in Europe
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    OQO model e2 UMPC introduced in Europe

    By 17 September 2007

    OQO has introduced its first ultra mobile PC, the OQO model e2, into Europe. The e2 offers a 5-inch display and is designed to be primarily be operated via the thumb-friendly keyboard. "The opening of our new office in England and the launch of our first...

  • TomTom and Garmin to launch GPS PDA phones soon
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    TomTom and Garmin to launch GPS PDA phones soon

    By 14 September 2007

    DigiTimes, the Taiwanese tech paper always good for a few scurrilous rumours, has it that some major satnav brands are about to venture into the phone market. According to their sources in the manufacturing world, we can expect GPS PDA phones from both...

  • IFA 2007: Mio launches three in-car GPS, two GPS PDAs
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    IFA 2007: Mio launches three in-car GPS, two GPS PDAs

    By 31 August 2007

    Mio Technology has launched a range of new GPS devices at IFA 2007. The C620, C620t, P560, P360 and C230 all feature a 400MHz processor, 20 channel SiRFStarIII GPS receiver and, depending on country, a year's worth of speed camera alerts out of the box....

  • Facebook accusers "more evidence" deadline looms tomorrow
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    Facebook accusers "more evidence" deadline looms tomorrow

    By 7 August 2007

    Tomorrow is the date set by the court that the Facebook vs. ConnectU court case will resume in Boston. The owner of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and his business partners are facing the legal action over claims Zuckerberg stole the idea behind Facebook's...

  • Apple gets sued over iPhone's touchscreen
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    Apple gets sued over iPhone's touchscreen

    By 6 August 2007

    Apple is facing what The Street speculates will no doubt be the first of many lawsuits claiming infringement of patents around the technology in its new iPhone. SP Technologies of St. Petersburg in Florida is claiming that Apple has pinched their touchscreen...

  • Sony faces lawsuit over cell processor patent
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    Sony faces lawsuit over cell processor patent

    By 31 July 2007

    Parallel Processing, a California based company, is taking Sony to court over the cell chip in the PS3. The petition, filed in Eastern District of Texas, is seeking not only damages but the destruction of Sony products which involve the patent. The complaint...

  • Boffins invent self-healing polymer
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    Boffins invent self-healing polymer

    By 14 June 2007

    Researchers at the University of Illinois at have created a polymer material that can heal itself when it cracks. It's not the first invention in this area, but it is the first time such a material can heal itself multiple times without assistance, which...

  • Banking industry confirms plans for contactless card payment
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    Banking industry confirms plans for contactless card payment

    By 10 May 2007

    The UK banking industry confirms plans for the national introduction of contactless technology on UK credit and debit cards. Contactless is a new option being introduced on many payment cards, from September 2007. Contactless technology will be available...

  • Church caught up in piracy
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    Church caught up in piracy

    By 20 April 2007

    This is one for your weekend BBQs. Police in Italy have arrested a sacristan working the Duomo di Napoli, the main cathedral in Naples. Together with his son, he is accused of working with a criminal organisation that downloaded music and movie pre-releases...

  • Virgin file lawsuit against Sky
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    Virgin file lawsuit against Sky

    By 12 April 2007

    The dispute between Virgin Media and Sky has reached a new high. Today, Virgin Media filed legal proceedings in the High Court to reach a resolution following Sky's withdrawal of its "basic" channels from Virgin Media's TV service. The lawsuit will also...