∞ Apple to pay Nokia in patent lawsuit settlement

Apple and Nokia ended their back and forth patent lawsuits on Tuesday with Nokia coming out the victor.

In a press release issued by Nokia, the company said Apple would make a one time payment, presumably for the time Apple has been infringing on the patents, as well as ongoing royalties. Specific terms were not released.

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∞ PayPal sues Google for stealing trade secrets

Yesterday morning, Google announced Google Wallet. By the afternoon, PayPal launched a lawsuit against the company, claiming it stole the technology.

I’ve seen very few lawsuits with the twists and turns that this one has and I’m sure it will only get better. It not only involves stealing technology, but trade secrets and even employees.

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∞ Apple sues white iPhone conversion kit company for trademark infringement

Apple on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against a company that makes iPhone version kits. The kits basically turn your black iPhone into a white iPhone.

Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the lawsuit claims that Fei Lik Lam a/k/a Phillip Lam and, are “infringing and diluting Apple’s famous trademarks, in willful violation ofthe Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. § 1051 et seq.) and for engaging in deceptive practices and unfair competition in willful violation ofNew York state Jaw.”

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∞ Lawsuit claims AT&T overcharges iPhone data users up to 300%

A new lawsuit alleges AT&T is regularly overcharging iPhone and iPad customers for data usage, in some cases up to 300% more.

Lawyers for the lawsuit said they spent $80,000 testing devices in preparation for their day in court. In one instance, lawyers purchased a brand new iPhone and turned off everything that could affect data usage. When the bill came in from AT&T, there were 35 transactions for data usage, according to MSNBC.

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∞ iPhone developer threatened with lawsuit for using in-app purchasing

James Thomson, the owner of TLA Systems, makers of DragThing and PCalc for Mac, and PCalc for iOS, was served with a letter this morning threatening to sue for his use of Apple’s in-app purchasing system.

Thomson didn’t say who the company was that sent the letter, but on Twitter this morning he said, “They seem to be effectively claiming the rights to in-app purchase, but going after me, not Apple.”

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∞ Apple faces another data location lawsuit

Apple is being sued again over the controversial data location file on its iPhone and iPad devices.

Filed in the United States District Court for the District Of Puerto Rico, Lymaris M. Rivera Diaz is suing Apple, The Weather Channel and Pandora Media for intentionally intercepting personally identifying information.

The lawsuit also names Does 1-10, leaving room to name other defendants at a later date.

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∞ Apple sued for tracking user location on iPhone and iPad

It was only a matter of time before it happened and here it is — two Apple users have filed a lawsuit against the company for tracking user location.

According to Bloomberg, one of the people uses an iPhone and lives in Florida, and the other uses an iPad and lives in New York.

“We take issue specifically with the notion that Apple is now basically tracking people everywhere they go,” Aaron Mayer, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said today in a telephone interview with Bloomberg. “If you are a federal marshal you have to have a warrant to do this kind of thing, and Apple is doing it without one.”

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∞ Apple sued for sharing iPhone information with advertisers

Apple is being sued by two iPhone users who accuse the company of sharing identifying information from their iPhones with third-party advertisers.

Filed in the District of Puerto Rico by Natasha Acosta and Dolma Acevedo-Crespo, the lawsuit claims that Apple and a number of app developers capture the iPhone’s Unique Device ID (“UDID”) — the unique identifying number that Apple assigns to each of its iPhones and iPads — and transmits that information along with the device’s location data to third-party advertisers.

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∞ Apple wins $625 million patent lawsuit appeal

A federal judge overturned an earlier ruling that would have cost Apple $625 million.

Apple filed the appeal in October 2010 after losing the patent case to Mirror Worlds. The jury found that Apple infringed on three patents and awarded over $200 million per patent, but the judge didn’t agree, according to a Bloomberg report.

“Mirror Worlds may have painted an appealing picture for the jury, but it failed to lay a solid foundation sufficient to support important elements it was required to establish under the law,” wrote U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis.

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∞ Apple, RIM, Motorola sued for patent infringement

Apple is among seven companies being charged with patent infringement, according to court documents filed last Friday. All of the products allegedly infringing the patents are phones. The product named from Apple is the iPhone.

∞ 82 sites shutdown for copyright infringement

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement have been given seizure orders for 82 websites. The sites are accused of selling products that infringe copyright law. Websites include,,, … Continued