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Apple Loses Claim For False Advertising Regarding Amazon “App Store”

January 4th, 2013 01:09 admin View Comments

The Courts

An anonymous reader writes a court has dismissed Apple’s allegations that Amazon’s use of the “app store” phrase constituted false advertising. “Apple’s efforts to protect its intellectual property sometimes result in lawsuits that leave even the most ardent of Apple fans scratching their heads. One such suit was Apple’s March 2011 lawsuit against Amazon over the retailer’s use of the phrase ‘app store’ as used in its Amazon Appstore for Android. “

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Apple Loses Patent Case For FaceTime Tech, Owes $368 Million

November 7th, 2012 11:17 admin View Comments

Patents

beeudoublez writes “Apple was ordered to pay $368 million today to a software company named VirnetX over patents related to Apple’s FaceTime technology. Apple engineers testified they didn’t pay attention to any patents when building FaceTime. ‘The jury, which had sat through the five-day trial, ruled that Apple infringed two patents: one for a method of creating a virtual private network (VPN) between computers, and another for solving DNS security issues. … It’s not the first time VirnetX has won a payout from a major tech firm: the company bagged $105.7m from Microsoft two years ago, and it may not be the last either. VirnetX has a separate case against Apple pending with the International Trade Commission and it has court cases against Cisco, Avaya and Siemens scheduled for trial next year.’” It’s not all bad news for Apple today, though — according to Ars, they’ve won a new patent for a rounded rectangle (D670,286).

Source: Apple Loses Patent Case For FaceTime Tech, Owes $368 Million

Apple Loses Trademark Claim Against iFone in Mexico

November 2nd, 2012 11:27 admin View Comments

Iphone

sfcrazy writes “Apple is having trouble in Mexico right before the holiday season. The company has lost rights to the name iPhone in the country, as it was already owned by a Mexican telecom company called iFone (Google translation of Spanish original). iFone registered its trademark in 2003, four years before Apple iPhone was launched. In 2009, Apple filed a complaint with the Mexican Industrial Property Institute demanding that iFone stop using is name because it could confuse users. That claim was since denied, and iFone is looking to turn the tables.”

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Apple Loses Bid To Exclude Evidence In Samsung Patent Trial

August 18th, 2012 08:10 admin View Comments

Handhelds

New submitter Shavano writes with news that Apple’s attempt to block Samsung from introducing evidence of a tablet prototype developed in 1994 has been denied by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh. Part of the reason Apple got a sales ban on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 earlier this year was that an Appeals Court said Apple’s tablet design was significantly different from earlier designs. Now, Judge Koh has decided that the issue needs to be decided by a jury. “Samsung has argued the design was an obvious variation of tablets existing as early as 1994, including one made by Hewlett-Packard Co. The Korean company supported that argument at the trial with videotaped testimony by Roger Fidler, who heads the digital publishing program at the University of Missouri. Fidler said he started working on a tablet design in 1981. Apple sought to exclude the testimony based on the appeals court ruling. In a written declaration, Fidler said ‘Apple personnel were exposed to my tablet ideas and prototypes’ in the mid- 1990s when the company collaborated with Knight-Ridder Inc.’s information design laboratory in Colorado.”

Source: Apple Loses Bid To Exclude Evidence In Samsung Patent Trial

Apple Loses Bid For Emergency Ban On HTC Phone Imports

July 3rd, 2012 07:13 admin View Comments

Patents

New submitter tukang writes “The US International Trade Commission has rejected an emergency request by Apple to detain some HTC phones (including the One X and EVO 4G) at the border while the agency investigates Apple’s claims of patent infringement. In May, HTC’s phone shipment was held up at the border and was only allowed to pass after U.S. Customs and Border Protection received assurances that HTC worked around Apple patents, a claim which Apple disputes.”

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Apple Loses Appeal, Samsung Allowed To Sell Galaxy Tab 10.1 In Australia

December 10th, 2011 12:18 admin View Comments

Apple Loses Tablet Battle In Australia

December 9th, 2011 12:32 admin View Comments

Android

New submitter harmic writes “The Australian Federal High Court has denied Apple’s appeal against the earlier decision that overturned the ban on sales of the Galaxy Tab. The Samsung Android based tablets should be in the shops in a matter of days. Apple had attempted to appeal an earlier court ruling overturning the ban.”

Source: Apple Loses Tablet Battle In Australia

Apple Vs. Samsung: Apple Loses Bid To Halt Galaxy Sales In U.S.

December 3rd, 2011 12:34 admin View Comments

Apple Loses Mac Software Engineering SVP Bertrand Serlet After 22 Years

March 23rd, 2011 03:54 admin View Comments

In a press release issued earlier this morning, Apple has announced that Bertrand Serlet, SVP of Mac Software Engineering, will be leaving the company.

Craig Federighi, Apple’s VP of Mac Software Engineering, will assume Serlet’s responsibilities and report directly to Jobs. Federighi is responsible for the development of Mac OS X and has been managing the Mac OS software engineering group for the past two years.

Serlet joined Apple in 1997 and has been involved in the development of Mac OS X. Before joining Apple, Serlet spent four years at Xerox PARC, then joined NeXT in 1989.

“I’ve worked with Steve for 22 years and have had an incredible time developing products at both NeXT and Apple, but at this point, I want to focus less on products and more on science,” Serlet said in a statement.

Craig Federighi also worked at NeXT, followed by Apple, and then spent a decade at Ariba. He returned to Apple in 2009 to lead Mac OS X engineering.
(More coming)

Source: Apple Loses Mac Software Engineering SVP Bertrand Serlet After 22 Years

Apple Loses Another 4th-Gen iPhone

May 12th, 2010 05:52 admin View Comments

An anonymous reader noted that appears that Apple has lost another of their 4th Gen iPhones. This doesn’t seem like the most efficient distribution mechanism Steve. Wonder if the swat team will get called in.

Source: Apple Loses Another 4th-Gen iPhone