Lawsuits archive

  • Adobe readying Apple lawsuit?
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    Adobe readying Apple lawsuit?

    By 14 April 2010

    Sources are suggesting that the ongoing degradation of the relationship between Apple and Adobe, once the best of friends, is about to get a whole lot uglier, as the latter prepares a lawsuit against the former. Following Apple's move to change its iPhone...

  • £500k fine for companies that lose our data
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    £500k fine for companies that lose our data

    By 5 April 2010

    The penalty for breaching the Data Protection Act goes up on 6 April 2010 from a corporate drop in the ocean to a serious chunk of cheese. The Information Commissioner’s Office will now hand out compulsory audit notices along with up to a maximum of...

  • HTC replies to Apple, talks history
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    HTC replies to Apple, talks history

    By 18 March 2010

    HTC has responded to Apple's lawsuits with a statement that does not deny Apple's claims, but merely states the company's heritage in the smartphone business since 2002. "HTC disagrees with Apple’s decision and would like to reiterate their commitment...

  • Modern Warfare developers sue Activision
    Gaming

    Modern Warfare developers sue Activision

    By 5 March 2010

    Simmering tensions between Call of Duty: Modern Warfare developers Infinity Ward and publishers Activision have exploded into a fully-fledged fight, with the lawyers representing studio bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella filing a lawsuit against...

  • Apple sues HTC over 20 iPhone patents
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    Apple sues HTC over 20 iPhone patents

    By 2 March 2010

    Apple has announced that it's suing HTC on 20 counts of patent infringement, all of which relate to the iPhone, its user interface, its underlying architecture and its hardware. Android isn't mentioned in the press release, indicating that the interface...

  • Italian court convicts Google execs
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    Italian court convicts Google execs

    By 24 February 2010

    Back in late 2006, a video was uploaded to YouTube that showed some Italian students bullying a kid with Down's Syndrome. Google says that it took down the video "within hours" of being aware of its existence, but that wasn't enough for a judge in Milan...

  • Man settles for $1.3M over Mario Wii leak
    Gaming

    Man settles for $1.3M over Mario Wii leak

    By 9 February 2010

    Nintendo has settled a lawsuit with a 24-year-old Australian games shop employee who was accused of hacking and leaking a copy of Super Mario Brothers Wii onto the Web a week before its release in 2009. The settlement is for a massive 1.3 million Australian...

  • Chinese clone co threatens to sue Apple over iPad
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    Chinese clone co threatens to sue Apple over iPad

    By 1 February 2010

    Apple is facing a legal threat from more than just Fujitsu over its new iPad as news comes in that a Chinese company is considering a lawsuit. Rather than the name being the issue, as it is in the Fujitsu case, it's the iPad's design that is causing controversy....

  • Bomb detection device ruled fraudulent
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    Bomb detection device ruled fraudulent

    By 25 January 2010

    The inventor of a bomb detection device that the US Army described as working "on the same principle as a Ouija board" has been arrested after a court ruled that it was fraudulent, and banned it from sale. The ADA-651 comprises a plastic grip, an antenna...

  • Motorola calls for halt to sale of all BlackBerrys in the US
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    Motorola calls for halt to sale of all BlackBerrys in the US

    By 23 January 2010

    BlackBerry maker, Research In Motion, could be forced to halt sales of the popular smartphone in the US if Motorola is successful in a patent claim it filed on Friday. The company, who is currently on a high with handsets like the Motorola Droid, Milestone,...

  • Apple files ITC complaint against Nokia
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    Apple files ITC complaint against Nokia

    By 18 January 2010

    The legal battle between Nokia and Apple has stepped up yet another rung with the news that Apple has now filed a patent-infringement complaint against Nokia with the ITC. Apple, as did Nokia before it, is petitioning the US International Trade Commission...

  • Oink founder cleared in landmark ruling
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    Oink founder cleared in landmark ruling

    By 15 January 2010

    Cast your mind back to the beginning of June 2008, when six people were arrested following the shutdown of a music sharing site called OiNK's Pink Palace - described as "one of the world's largest and most meticulously maintained online music repositories"....

  • Kodak files lawsuits against Apple, RIM
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    Kodak files lawsuits against Apple, RIM

    By 15 January 2010

    Kodak is accusing Apple and RIM of infringing on its patents, as it's reported the imaging company is looking to its patent portfolio as a revenue source. Apple's iPhone and RIM's BlackBerrys cameras are said to infringe on Kodak's patents while Kodak...

  • Guide to fighting a filesharing accusation released
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    Guide to fighting a filesharing accusation released

    By 14 January 2010

    Back in November, Pocket-lint reported the news that law firm ACS:Law was planning to send out 15,000 letters to households that it suspected were sharing copyrighted material on the Web. That campaign has just started to kick in, with letters now showing...

  • Nokia files further lawsuit against Apple
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    Nokia files further lawsuit against Apple

    By 5 January 2010

    Nokia's legal battle against Apple is turning into a legal onslaught with the news that Nokia has filed a second complaint claiming Apple is infringing several "implementation patents". This follows the original lawsuit over alleged iPhone patent infringements...

  • Nokia escalates Apple lawsuit by filing an International Trade Commission complaint
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    Nokia escalates Apple lawsuit by filing an International Trade Commission complaint

    By 30 December 2009

    Nokia has taken its current battle against Apple a legal step further with the news it has filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (the ITC), suggesting its current lawsuit against Apple is not looking like reaching a settlement...

  • Microsoft loses Office patent appeal
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    Microsoft loses Office patent appeal

    By 23 December 2009

    The US Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling from May 2009 that Microsoft is infringing the patents of a database design company called i4i. Microsoft has been ordered to stop selling Microsoft Word and Office by January 11. The suit revolves around Word's...

  • Psystar Mac-clone injunction made permanent
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    Psystar Mac-clone injunction made permanent

    By 16 December 2009

    The Psystar saga, which has rolled on for a good year and a half, may finally be over. The judge presiding over Apple's lawsuit against the company has made permanent the injunction which bans the Mac cloners from selling hardware with Apple's operating...

  • Apple sues Nokia right back
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    Apple sues Nokia right back

    By 11 December 2009

    "Right back" might be an exaggeration, as Apple has taken almost 2 months to do so, but it is now suing Nokia in response to a recent case the Finnish phone manufacturer brought against the iPhone maker. Apple has issued a statement to the press revealing...

  • Legislation filed in CrunchPad fiasco
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    Legislation filed in CrunchPad fiasco

    By 11 December 2009

    The first federal lawsuit has been filed in the messy explosion of Michael Arrington's "Crunchpad" project. The blogger has filed suit against Fusion Garage - the company which was originally going to make the gadget, but has decided to go it alone and...

  • Apple sued over digital camera patents
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    Apple sued over digital camera patents

    By 4 December 2009

    A company called St. Clair Intellectual Property Consultants has filed a lawsuit against Apple, with the claim that the computer manufacturer is violating four of its digital camera patents. The lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court...

  • AT&T stops suing Verizon over map ads
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    AT&T stops suing Verizon over map ads

    By 3 December 2009

    In what maybe a result of a little bit of early Christmas spirit, AT&T and Verizon have dropped their respective legal cases over their current advertising squabble. AT&T was suing Verizon over its current there's-a-map-for-that ad campaign that bashed...

  • Spring Design's Nook sales injunction request denied
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    Spring Design's Nook sales injunction request denied

    By 2 December 2009

    Spring Design, the company currently suing the pants off Barnes & Noble for the latter allegedly pinching their ebook reader design, has been dealt a blow by the US courts. Spring Design had requested an injunction to stop Barnes & Noble from selling...

  • Psystar and Apple strike Mac clone deal
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    Psystar and Apple strike Mac clone deal

    By 1 December 2009

    In an unusual twist to the long and winding saga of Psystar, Computerworld is reporting that Apple and Psystar have come to an amicable settlement that may not prevent the tiny Florida company from selling its Mac clones. Psystar offered the tech giant...

  • Nokia sues 11 LCD manufacturers over price-fixing
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    Nokia sues 11 LCD manufacturers over price-fixing

    By 1 December 2009

    Nokia is suing a range of manufacturers to get back what it overpaid for displays up to 2006, thanks to illegal price-fixing rackets in the LCD and CRT markets. Samsung, LG, Sharp, Philips, Hitachi, Toshiba and others - some of which have been found guilty,...