Not long ago, the FTC sued T-Mobile for the practice of cramming, or adding fraudulent charges to a customer’s bill without their authorization. These charges were often premium text message services that offer wallpapers and ringtones for a monthly charge, though this charge is often alluded to be ... Read More »
Android is a wonderful mobile operating system, but with it has come a lot of litigation. Plenty of companies have sued Android manufacturers for infringement, including a few patent trolls that just exist to buy patents and use them in court. To combat this, Google purchased Motorola and kept its patent ... Read More »
You’ve probably heard of Apple’s trouble with App Store billing. Kids have purchased hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of apps and in-app purchases trying to play those pesky pay-to-play games. This resulted in the FTC forcing Apple into making some changes to the billing process, making it more resistant to unauthorized purchases.
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The legal battle between Oracle and Google has been going on for quite a while, and a lot has been at stake. Oracle claims that Google built Android on copyrighted APIs, which would mean serious trouble for both Google and Android if the courts agreed. When the core of Android is claimed to be illegally ... Read More »
Samsung has been having a bit of trouble in the media lately. First, it was found that Samsung was paying people to write good things about its devices and bad things about other products, and now the Electronic Times has written a negative article regarding the Galaxy S5, the new flagship that’s about to be ... Read More »
Sprint has named both Dish and Clearwire in a lawsuit today to prevent Dish’s potential acquisition of a large quantity of Clearwire stock. That statement seems relatively straightforward, but the details get pretty muddy.
Sprint, of course, has a vested interest in the fate of Clearwire; they are the majority shareholders, owning 50.2 percent of ... Read More »
You read that right, sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the U.S. have been temporarily banned after the court granted Apple’s request for a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus in their ongoing patent lawsuit.
As soon as Apple posts a bond of approximately $96 million (the estimated costs for Samsung should ... Read More »
Apple files new ITC complaint against HTC – alleges HTC’s ‘data tapping’ workaround still infringes on Apple patent
The ‘data tapping’ dispute between HTC and Apple is back in play. Back in December, the ITC sided with Apple in its “data tapping” patent infringement complaint against HTC. The patent itself is a “system and method [which] causes a computer to detect and perform actions on structures identified in computer data,” which covers how Android interacts ... Read More »
Settlement talks in the ongoing legal battle between Google and Oracle have stalled in the past few weeks. Just last week, Judge Paul S. Grewal asked the two companies to give settlement talks one last chance, requesting a final decision on the matter by April 9th. After a few days of talks, the companies ... Read More »
Apple has filed an injunction against the Android 4.0 flagship Samsung Galaxy Nexus in California, claiming the Nexus violates at least four of Apple’s recently-claimed patents. According to FOSS Patents, these include:
The “data tapping” patent which resulted in an import ban of HTC devices A patent related to Siri and unified search The infamous ... Read More »