Qualcomm uses evidence from settled Apple case in bid to stay antitrust ruling

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday formally objected to a Qualcomm court filing containing internal Apple documents aired in a separate lawsuit, evidence the chipmaker is attempting to leverage as it seeks to delay enforcement of a recent antitrust ruling. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Supreme Court ruling on Apple App Store fee case not expected until mid-2019

Benjamin Schachter of Macquarie Research expects that the Supreme Court’s verdict on a long-running suit over developer’s fees in the App Store will be heard soon, but the ruling won’t come down until early 2019, and any possible financial impact is at least a year away. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple forced to pull LinkedIn from Russian App Store due to court ruling

Not even a week after being requested to pull The New York Times app from the Chinese Apple App Store, both Apple and Google will have to pull the LinkedIn app from their respective app stores. According to The New York Times, the removal comes after a court ruled that LinkedIn had violated Russia’s data protection laws. more… […]

Apple finally gets US sales ban on some Samsung phone features, but the ruling is practically meaningless

Apple has finally managed to secure a sales ban over some Samsung phone features that infringe on its patents and intellectual property. However, the victory is effectively manginess despite the milestone in its continuing patent litigation suit with Samsung in ever-longer court battles. Apple’s ban resides over three features encumbered by its patents: the controversial ‘slide to unlock’ patent, predictive […]

Belgian ruling increases likelihood that AAPL’s sweetheart tax deal in Ireland will be ruled illegal

The European Commission has ruled that tax breaks offered by Belgium to multinational companies are illegal, and that the companies concerned must pay the full rate of tax due in the country, reports VentureBeat. This follows similar decisions in Luxembourg and the Netherlands. While none of these rulings directly impact Apple, they do make it look extremely likely that the […]