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September 21, 2017
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Qualcomm loses two key rulings in its patent royalty fight with Apple

Qualcomm got two bits of bad news today in its squabble with Apple. First, it has failed to force Apple’s manufacturing partners to make royalty payments prior to a determination of what the total disputed royalties should be, and second … Continue reading

July 28, 2017
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Apple hit with patent infringement suit over Apple TV’s ‘What did he say?’ rewind feature

A Florida-based digital video company is suing Apple over a Siri feature of the fourth-generation Apple TV. The company, CustomPlay, says that it originally created the Apple TV and Siri feature that allows users to ask “what did he say?” … Continue reading

July 27, 2017
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Apple-assigned Metaio patent illustrates rumored augmented reality glasses

Rumors that Apple is working on augmented reality glasses have been growing for some time, and a patent application published today shows how the same approach might be adapted to both a smartphone screen and smart glasses. It also describes … Continue reading

July 26, 2017
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Wisconsin court orders Apple pay $506M for infringing on WARF patent

A U.S. district court judge on Monday ruled Apple must pay $ 506 million in damages for infringing on a microprocessor technology IP owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s patent licensing body, adding $ 272 million to an initial $ … Continue reading

May 28, 2017
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Patent troll Uniloc sues Apple over AirPlay, autodialing, battery technology

In a trio of lawsuits filed in a Texas court on Friday, non-practicing entity Uniloc claims Apple infringes on three patents with technology relating to AirPlay, autodialing phone numbers from Contacts and operating portable device batteries. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

April 9, 2017
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Apple patent application hints at waterproof AirPods case capable of charging iPhone, Apple Watch

A patent application from Apple details the possibility of a future AirPods case design doubling as a wireless charging dock for the iPhone and Apple Watch. The patent was part of a dump of 250 Apple patent applications from the US … Continue reading

March 7, 2017
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Apple patent uses depth maps for smart facial detection, bolsters iPhone 8 rumors

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent covering the detection of human faces in digital video feeds by leveraging depth map information, technology that could be a building block of a face-based bio-recognition system rumored to debut with this year’s … Continue reading

January 17, 2017
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FTC complaint alleges Qualcomm forced Apple to use its baseband chips for lower patent royalities

Qualcomm is the target of a new Federal Trade Commission complaint filed today involving Apple. The FTC claims Qualcomm engaged in anti-competitive practices that helped it monopolize the market of a “key semiconductor device” used in products including iPhones and iPads. more… Filed … Continue reading

October 1, 2016
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Apple Ordered to Pay $302 Million in Damages to VirnetX in Patent Retrial

Apple has been ordered to pay more than $302 million in damages for using VirnetX Holding Corp’s patented internet security technology in its FaceTime platform without permission. According to a Reuters report filed late on Friday, the verdict was handed … Continue reading

August 16, 2016
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Apple wins appeal in Time Machine tech patent infringement suit

Apple has emerged victorious in a court struggle that targeted Time Machine for Mac, successfully arguing to the court that its technology did not infringe on the work of longstanding PC backup service provider Farstone. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

July 13, 2016
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Patent troll comes after Apple over battery charging technology used in iPhone 6s

Apple today has been hit with a lawsuit by Texas-based Somaltus LLC, which claims that the charging system used by the iPhone violates a patent it acquired from Snap-On Technologies. Snap-On Technologies originally acquired the patent in 2010 for an … Continue reading

June 22, 2016
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Company That Sued Apple for iPhone 6 Patent Infringement ‘Barely Exists’

Shenzhen Baili, the Chinese company that claimed the iPhone 6 violated the patent of its 100c smartphone, is reported to “barely exist” following its victory in the Beijing Intellectual Property Office against Apple. In response to Shenzhen Baili’s patent lawsuit, … Continue reading

March 17, 2016
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German court rules against Apple in patent suit with OpenTV over streaming technologies

Reuters reports this evening that a German court has ruled against Apple in a case centered around video streaming patents owned by OpenTV. Kudelski’s OpenTV unit originally sued Apple over the patents in 2014, alleging that Apple was infringing on its … Continue reading

February 4, 2016
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Apple Ordered to Pay $625 Million in VirnetX Patent Dispute

Apple was today found guilty of willfully infringing on four patents in an ongoing dispute with VirnetX and has been ordered to pay $625 million in damages, reports CNBC. The patents in question relate to virtual private networking (VPN) protocols … Continue reading