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TweetA Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Sept. 3 affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a California woman’s antitrust claims against Apple Inc. based on purported monopolization and supracompetitive prices in the digital music market (Stacie Somers v. Apple Inc., No. 11-16896, 9th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 18246). Class Claims California resident Stacie […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Texas federal judge on Feb. 26 denied a motion for judgment as a matter of law (JMOL) to Apple Inc. following a jury’s finding that the tech giant’s FaceTime and VPN On Demand (VPNOD) features infringed four patents of a rival technology firm (VirnetX Inc. v. Apple […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co. on Dec. 19 filed a motion in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York seeking authority to conduct a sale of its patent assets free and clear of all claims and interests (In Re: Eastman Kodak Company, No. 12-10202, Chapter […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. U.S. Judge Lucy H. Koh of the Northern District of California abused her discretion in barring Samsung Electronics America Inc. from selling the Galaxy Nexus smart phone, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 11 (Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics America Inc., No. 12-1507, Fed. Cir.). In reversing and remanding the […]

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TweetIn a near-unanimous verdict, Apple recently won a $1.05 billion judgment against Samsung on charges that the South Korean manufacturer copied Apple’s designs for the iPhone and iPad. The lawsuit was conducted in San Jose Federal Court in front of Judge Koh.  The jury arrived at the verdict after less than three days of deliberations. Apple […]

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TweetHave you ever dreamed of evading your income taxes, all with the blessing of Uncle Sam? Well if you have, the multi-billion dollar company Apple and other technology bell weathers are living your dream.  How do they get away with it? They form subsidiaries in tax-friendly countries like Ireland, the Netherlands and Luxemburg which allow […]

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TweetSocial media has arguably transformed the way many companies do business, particularly how they interact with the public. However, as the business advantages of this new technology continue to grow, so do the legal risks. Many of these risks can be traced back to the novelty of the social media phenomenon. While social media issues […]

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TweetThe U.S. Justice Department is in the process of preparing an anti-trust lawsuit against Apple and some of the biggest names in U.S. publishing for their alleged price-fixing conspiracy. According to the proposed complaint, the parties agreed to raise the prices of e-books.  The publishers include some heavy hitters in the industry: Simon & Schuster, […]

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TweetA class action lawsuit was recently filed in Texas in the Western Division of the U.S. District Court, Austin Division against some of the biggest heavy-weights in the tech industry.  In the lawsuit plaintiffs allege that makers of popular mobile apps misappropriate millions of  users’ personal information such as names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers without […]

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TweetApple recently filed yet another lawsuit, this time in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, seeking a temporary sales ban on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus over its alleged violation of several patents. The Galaxy Nexus uses Google’s newest version of the Android mobile operating system, the “Ice Cream Sandwich”. The Galaxy Nexus […]

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