As my vacationing blog partner Dennis Sellers would say, "another day, another lawsuit." Today's lawsuit against Apple is from the trollishly named Pen-One Acquisition Group, which says that Apple infringed its patent titled "Pen-based transponder identity verification system." The patent describes a point of sale system using a stylus or fingerprint signature, and Pen-One Acquisition Group says that any Apple device using Touch ID to make a purchase infringes on its patent.Read More
On this wintry (at least in Colorado) day in January, we take a look at the following topics on the news update:
- Apple's rumored plans to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from future iPhones is throwing people into a tizzy
- A lawyer attempting to sue Apple is told by a federal judge her work was done in a "manifestly incompetent manner"
- VW didn't get to show off wireless CarPlay support at CES this week, but CarPlay still got some love
- We'll never know, but Jony Ive may make more money than anyone at Apple
Lots of Apple news this fine Friday afternoon. Heading into the weekend, we report about:
- Apple's looking for a secure location to test its self-driving car
- Samsung loses an appeal in a patent infringement lawsuit to Apple
- Apple Watch bands are now available for those with large wrists
- Siri saves a life
- ...and an accessibility update!
What's the Apple news today?
- A class action lawsuit against Apple by disgruntled California Apple Store employees
- The latest accessory for your iPod touch: a spinal cord stimulation trial system
- Misfit's Flash and Flash Link put the cheap in activity tracking
A mixed courtroom outcome on Monday ruled that Sumsung's $903 penalty needs to be adjusted. While the The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit agreed with the jury's assessment that Samsung violated Apple's design and utility patents, it also ruled that the company did not infringe on the Apple's trade dress.Read More
The bidding for RadioShack's brand name and customer data has concluded with the hedge fund Standard General as the top bidder. However, Apple has stepped in to say its customer data may not be a part of that sale.Read More
Today in the world of Apple news:
- The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple Stores draw so many customers that they lift mall sales by an average of 10%, giving the company an advantage in negotiating mall rents
- Apple's battle with court-appointed antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich may be nearing a conclusion as the company goes to the Second US Court of Appeals for relief