Apple Lawsuits

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Corellium Responds to Apple Lawsuit, Claims its iOS Virtualization Software Helps Apple

Tuesday October 29, 2019 12:39 pm PDT by
Apple in August filed a lawsuit against Corellium, a mobile device virtualization company that supports iOS, with Apple accusing Corellium of copyright infringement for replicating the operating system that runs on the iPhone and iPad. As noted by Motherboard, Corellium today filed its response to Apple's lawsuit, accusing the Cupertino company of owing $300,000 and claiming that its software...
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Former Apple Lawyer Facing Criminal Charges for Insider Trading

Thursday October 24, 2019 3:13 pm PDT by
Former Apple lawyer Gene Levoff, who was in charge of enforcing Apple's Insider Trading Policy, is facing criminal charges related to insider trading of Apple stock, reports CNBC. Levoff was today indicted for insider trading, and he is facing six counts of security fraud and six counts of wire fraud. According to the U.S. government, Levoff used inside information from Apple, including...
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U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear University of Wisconsin's Appeal in Patent Lawsuit Against Apple

Monday October 7, 2019 8:31 am PDT by
The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear the University of Wisconsin's appeal in its patent fight with Apple, according to Reuters. In July 2017, a U.S. district court ordered Apple to pay $506 million to the University of Wisconsin's Alumni Research Foundation for infringing on a patent related to computer processing technology with its A7, A8, and A8X chips. In September 2018,...
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U.K. Court Reinstates Lawsuit Accusing Google of Bypassing Safari's Privacy Settings to Track iPhone Users

Wednesday October 2, 2019 8:48 am PDT by
An appeals court in London has reinstated a lawsuit filed against Google that accuses the company of unlawfully gathering personal information by circumventing the iPhone's default privacy settings, according to Bloomberg. The collective action, equivalent to a class action lawsuit in the United States, alleged that Google illegally tracked and gathered the personal data of over four million ‌...
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Apple Sued Over Listing Memoji as One of Its Registered Trademarks Despite Ongoing Legal Battle [Updated]

Monday September 30, 2019 10:23 am PDT by
Atlanta-based company Social Technologies LLC today filed a lawsuit against Apple that accuses the iPhone maker of falsely indicating that it holds the federal registration for the trademark Memoji in the United States. Apple has included MEMOJI® in its U.S. trademark list on its website since June 2019, with the ® symbol signifying a federally registered trademark with the U.S. Patent and...
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Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple for Offering Refurbished Replacement Devices Under AppleCare Moves Forward

Tuesday September 17, 2019 6:18 pm PDT by
A U.S. District Judge in San Jose today certified a class action lawsuit that accuses Apple of using "inferior" refurbished products as replacements for its AppleCare and ‌AppleCare‌+ protection plans despite promising consumers new or equivalent to new replacements. [PDF] The class action lawsuit was first filed against Apple in July 2016 by customers in California who were unhappy that their ...
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Apple Faces Yet Another Class Action Lawsuit Over 'Secretly Throttling' Older iPhones

Thursday August 1, 2019 9:49 am PDT by
A group of 18 individuals have filed a class action lawsuit against Apple this week in a Northern California federal court, accusing the company of "secretly throttling" older iPhones starting in January 2017. The complaint, seen by MacRumors, refers to the iPhone slowdown saga as "one of the largest consumer frauds in history, affecting hundreds of millions of mobile devices across the...

Developers Sue Apple Over App Store Fees in Latest Class Action Lawsuit

Tuesday June 4, 2019 10:51 am PDT by
Apple is facing a new class-action lawsuit from iOS developers who claim that the company uses its monopoly in the App Store to impose "profit-killing" commissions. Filed on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Jose, the lawsuit argues that the tech giant's practice of instating a 30 percent commission rate on all app sales is anticompetitive and...

FTC Wins Antitrust Lawsuit Against Qualcomm [Updated]

Wednesday May 22, 2019 6:21 am PDT by
The FTC today won its antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm over the chipmaker's anticompetitive business practices. As first reported by legal expert Florian Mueller on his blog FOSS Patents, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has ruled that Qualcomm's so-called "no license, no chips" model, under which the chipmaker has refused to provide chips to companies without a patent license, violates...
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Supreme Court Allows App Store Monopoly Lawsuit Against Apple to Proceed [Updated]

Monday May 13, 2019 8:17 am PDT by
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 against Apple in an anticompetitive case involving the App Store, allowing iPhone users to move forward with their class action lawsuit against the company, as first reported by CNBC. From the Supreme Court's ruling:In this case, however, several consumers contend that Apple charges too much for apps. The consumers argue, in particular, that Apple...

Apple Wins Lawsuit Over Group FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug

Friday May 10, 2019 12:19 pm PDT by
Back in January, there was a major FaceTime bug that allowed a person to force a FaceTime connection with another person, providing access to the user's audio and sometimes video even when the ‌FaceTime‌ call was not accepted. The bug led to a lawsuit from Houston lawyer Larry Williams II, who claimed that the vulnerability allowed an unknown person to listen in on sworn testimony during a...
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Apple Hit With Two Class Action Lawsuits Over iPhone 7 Audio Issues

Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:13 am PDT by
Apple potentially has a legal battle on its hands over iPhone 7 audio chip issues informally known as "Loop Disease." Two class action lawsuits filed against Apple in California and Illinois over the last week accuse the company of knowingly selling the iPhone 7 and ‌iPhone‌ 7 Plus with an audio chip defect that causes issues ranging from a grayed-out speaker button to customers not being...
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Class Action Lawsuit Over Broken iPhone 4, 4s, and 5 Power Buttons Finally Proceeding to Trial

Wednesday April 24, 2019 8:53 am PDT by
A class action lawsuit originally filed against Apple in 2013 over broken iPhone 4, ‌iPhone‌ 4s, and later ‌iPhone‌ 5 power buttons is finally set to proceed to jury trial in San Diego state court beginning October 25, 2019. The lawsuit alleges that Apple knowingly sold the aforementioned ‌iPhone‌ models with "defective" power buttons and refused to properly remedy the issue. For this, Apple ...

Apple Hit With Securities Fraud Lawsuit for Hiding iPhone Sales Drop

Wednesday April 17, 2019 11:38 am PDT by
Apple is facing a class action lawsuit accusing the company of securities fraud for making false statements and failing to disclose adverse information regarding its business prospects. These actions allegedly led to an artificially inflated stock price. Specifically, the lawsuit claims that Apple was not initially forthcoming about a drop in demand for the iPhone due to poor sales in China...
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Apple vs. Qualcomm Trial Begins Today

Monday April 15, 2019 7:43 am PDT by
Two years after Apple sued Qualcomm over $1 billion in unpaid royalty rebates and anticompetitive patent licensing practices, the tech heavyweights are set to face off in a San Diego courtroom. The trial begins today with jury selection. Apple manufacturers Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron, and Compal, whose complaints have been merged with Apple's, allege that they have collectively overpaid...

Canadian Accountant Caught Buying Nearly $7 Million Worth of iPhones and iPads With Company Credit Card

Friday April 5, 2019 9:24 am PDT by
The National Post has shared the story of a Canadian accountant who was caught after buying nearly $7 million worth of iPhones and iPads with her company credit card and reselling them to the owner of a small electronics store. Nadia Minetto, who was as an accounting manager at Mississauga-based software company Wescom Solutions, started buying thousands of Apple products with her...
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Apple Sued Over Swollen Batteries in Apple Watches

Tuesday April 2, 2019 1:24 pm PDT by
New Jersey resident Gina Priano-Keyser has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Apple this week in U.S. district court, accusing the company of fraudulent business practices and breach of warranty related to the Apple Watch, according to court documents accessed by MacRumors. Apple Watch with display popped off and swollen battery via Shawn Miller Priano-Keyser alleges that all Apple ...
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First U.S. Jury Trial Begins Today in Apple-Qualcomm Legal Battle

Monday March 4, 2019 5:47 am PST by
In July 2017, Qualcomm filed suit against Apple in San Diego federal court, accusing the iPhone maker of infringing on six U.S. patents related to graphics processing architecture, power consumption, and envelope tracking technologies. Nearly two years later, the case is finally headed to trial. The trial begins today with jury selection, with proceedings expected to take up to two weeks. It ...

Apple Faces Yet Another Patent Lawsuit in East Texas Over LTE Standards

Tuesday February 26, 2019 11:42 am PST by
Last week, we reported on Apple's plans to close its retail stores in the Eastern District of Texas in April in an effort to avoid patent infringement lawsuits in the jurisdiction, perceived by many as being "patent troll friendly." Ahead of the closures, Apple faces yet more patent litigation in the district. A group of limited liability companies under the Optis Wireless Technology, LLC...
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SEC Charges Former Apple Lawyer Gene Levoff With Insider Trading [Updated]

Wednesday February 13, 2019 9:17 am PST by
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Apple's former vice president of corporate law Gene Levoff with insider trading, according to a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey on Wednesday. The complaint alleges that Levoff had access to Apple's earnings results before they were publicly announced and used this information to buy Apple shares in advance of...