Well, if you're a jailbreaker the you know this was quite a week in the news, and if you care at all about the Internet, you know this was the week the online communities came together to defeat some truly heinous legislation. And if you missed any of that, we've got the hottest stories of the week just waiting for you right here and now.
Sometimes, it seems like history just repeats itself in the courtroom. Though we've passed the threshold of the new year, we're facing another awful legal battle between Samsung and Apple regarding patent infringement. This is going to be fun--again!
In this latest edition of Law & Apple, we learn that sometimes a lawsuit is really just a fancy marketing promotion. Also, the age-old question of "After I die, what happens to my likeness?" is threatened, bluffed, and, depending on where you live, clearly unanswered.
Want the latest on Apple’s legal adventures? Cue the "dun dun" and let’s go!
This is it. Our last top ten hottest news stories of the year. Usually this is the kind of place people do a year end retrospective -- and we've got something like that inside -- but tech is always moving, always changing. So, of course we had new stuff this week we had to talk about too. And here it is, your last hottest news of 2011.
Europe is the focus of the past week’s legal events for Apple, with a swift slap on the wrist from Italy and another small but significant victory in Germany looming on the horizon. As the courtroom rulings begin to line up in Apple’s favor, are we beginning to see the formation of a larger legal strategy for Cupertino?
Cue up the “dun dun” and read on for this week's Law and Apple, European Style!
This week, the United States International Trade Commission finally released the long awaited (and delayed!) decision regarding Apple’s complaints against HTC. Apple had claimed that HTC was infringing on ten separate patents, and the ITC ruled that only one of those claims was valid.
So, what does this all mean for Apple, HTC, and the rest of the patent wars currently laid out on the table? Cue the “dun dun” and let’s take a look.
Whoa, it's certainly been a week for app updates, hasn't it? If you've visited your App Store app lately, it's been updates to nearly everything every day. End of the year and everyone's pushing out the improvements they've been working on to deliver before holiday breaks start. And that's not all that's been going on. Check out the hottest Apple news of the week. Oh yeah.
After delay and drama, we awaited the first major ruling in Apple's web of global litigation today, but all we got was another delay. Meanwhile, earlier in the week, despite vigorous appeals from Apple, Samsung got the green-light to sell in Australia, and Motorola might have gained the upper hand in Europe.
So what's going on with the ITC ruling, and what is going on around the world? Cue the "dun dun" and read on!
It's been a dizzying week in Apple's legal adventures with Samsung finally having something go their way in the U.S. However, their battles Down Under just seem to be getting worse.
Oh, and that huge ITC ruling? That first major final decision in any of Apple’s patent battles? The one that looks to set the bar for the rest of the cases worldwide? The one that was supposed to come down yesterday? That one was postponed.
Grab some egg nog, sit back, and lets roll through the latest Law & Apple. Cue the "dun dun."
If they rewrote the movie Mean Girls for tech, you can bet that Apple would be the three mean girls and Samsung would be Lindsay Lohan's character. This week, Samsung scored a rare victory against Apple in court, and may have saved Christmas for its Galaxy device in Australia with a little last minute holiday magic.
However, the victory is not yet official. Read on to find out what Apple might do to keep its Grinch on Down Under. Also, be sure check out the amazing infographic after the cut that lays out how all this Samsung vs. Apple cat-fight started in the first place. Cue the "dun dun."