VirnetX scores one in its legal battle with Apple

VirnetX scores one in its legal battle with Apple

VirnetX has won another battle in its patent lawsuit with Apple, convincing the U.S. Court of Appeals to vacate and remand decisions by the US Patent Office's Trial and Appeal Board that invalidated two patents, reports AppleInsider. The new ruling may increase VirnetX — which I consider a patent troll — more leverage in receiving the $439 million the courts declared Apple owed.

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Judge: Apple can’t disqualify co-lead counsel in class action suit

Judge: Apple can’t disqualify co-lead counsel in class action suit

A California federal judge has rejected Apple's bid to disqualify co-lead counsel in a class action suit over iPhone performance for making references to confidential materials in open court, but strongly cautioned the lawyers not to repeat the mistake, reports Law360 (a subscription is required to read the entire article).

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Judge denies Apple’s attempt to dismiss a proposed class action lawsuit

Judge denies Apple’s attempt to dismiss a proposed class action lawsuit

A California federal judge has denied Apple's attempt to dismiss a proposed class action claiming it sold defectively designed MacBooks and iMacs, saying the tech giant's attempt to address the consumer protection laws of more than a dozen states was too “unwieldy,” according to the legal news site, Law 360 (a subscription is required to read the entire article).

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Two iOS developers sue Apple for ‘abusing its power’ as owner of the App Store

Two iOS developers sue Apple for ‘abusing its power’ as owner of the App Store

Another day, another lawsuit. Two iOS developers hit Apple with a class-action lawsuit claiming the tech giant has cornered the iOS app market with its App Store and knowingly used its monopoly to implement “profit-killing” commissions and fees on the very developers who bring Apple’s products to life, according to attorneys at Hagens Berman.

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Lawsuit claims Apple sells personal info about iTunes purchases

Lawsuit claims Apple sells personal info about iTunes purchases

Another day, another lawsuit. Bloomberg reports that Apple is being sued by customers who say the tech giant is unlawfully disclosing and selling personal info about their iTunes purchases as well as their personal data, despite the company’s advertising claim that “What happens on your iPhone. stays on your iPhone.”

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Apple, other tech firms sued for ‘music piracy’

Apple, other tech firms sued for ‘music piracy’

Another day, another lawsuit. As noted by AppleInsider, Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Pandora are being sued by the estate of composer Harold Arlen, who wrote such songs as “Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz film. The lawsuit claims the firms created a "music piracy operation" that distributes unlicensed and unauthorized versions of copyrighted songs. 

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Apple won’t have to pony up for a Conversant Wireless patent

Apple won’t have to pony up for a Conversant Wireless patent

Apple won't have to pay up for infringing one of Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL's wireless communications technology patents because the patent's original owner, Nokia Corp., didn't disclose it in a timely fashion to European telecom regulators, a California federal court has ruled, reports Law360.

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