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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Indemnity question separated in ongoing Apple, Qualcomm legal battle

Indemnity question separated in ongoing Apple, Qualcomm legal battle

A California federal judge has agreed to break off a small piece of Apple's impending antitrust and contract trial with Qualcomm, putting off the question of Apple's obligation to cover any liabilities incurred by its contract manufacturers facing Qualcomm's contract breach claims until after the main proceedings, reports Law360.

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Apple wants attorney removed in ongoing ‘Batterygate’ brouhaha

Apple wants attorney removed in ongoing ‘Batterygate’ brouhaha

Apple has moved to remove the co-lead counsel in a consolidated multidistrict litigation accusing the tech giant of deliberately slowing down iPhone performance, saying the attorneys had quoted from protected Apple documents in open court during a hearing and doubled down when challenged, reports Law360.

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