’Twas the night before Apple’s March 7 media event and not a creature was stirring -- but the same cannot be said for our daily recap! Yes, we’ve got those last-minute iPad 3/iPad HD rumors everyone wants to read, but also a few patent-related updates and some news on how Google is reworking its Android Market to be more like iTunes. Okay, you can at least feign surprise, can’t you? Without further ado, here’s what’s making news for this Tuesday, March 6, 2012.
In one fell swoop this week, Apple makes Motorola an offer they can't refuse, changes the dynamics of several long-contested patent cases, and possibly gives Google cause to second-guess a pending blockbuster deal. It's not personal, it's only business as usual in the ever changing world of patent lawsuits.
So take the cannoli and cue the dun-dun; it's time for another week of Law & Apple.
There are so many patent disputes flying around in the tech world, it’s often hard to keep track of them all -- that is, until they start affecting end users, which is exactly what’s happening in Germany right now. Apple has suspended push email for both iCloud and MobileMe in that country over a patent battle with Motorola.
Let's be honest: not everybody can do the electric slide, especially when it is patented. Apple won a ruling against Motorola in Germany for the first time, and it is kind of a big one. Also, for all of you sufferers of the iPhone 4 "death grip" who have been anxiously awaiting the outcome from your class-action suit against Apple, a settlement is reached; you stand to get enough cash to possibly buy yourself two, maybe three gallons of gas.
Cue the dun-dun and let's recap another week of Law & Apple.
How about that OS X Mountain Lion, huh? Apple skipped past the rumors and leaks and went straight to this morning’s surprise announcement, which just goes to show that ol’ Cupertino still has it in them to pull a rabbit out of the hat now and again. While OS X Mountain Lion is understandably the big news of the day, there were a few other things also going on, so let’s skip straight to the news for Thursday, February 16, 2012, shall we…?
Another week goes flying by! Friday is here again, and with it comes the usual wave of rumors, product updates and fee increases by AT&T. Oh, missed that last one? Well, be sure to read all the way through today’s news recap, because your next handset is going to cost you more, thanks to the upgrade fee charged by the carrier effectively being doubled, beginning this Sunday. But hey, why close out the week on such a downer note? There’s better news ahead in the rest of our recap for Friday, February 20, 2012.
Ah, Friday: Time to kick up the feet and relax, assuming you don’t have to work the weekend. (Sadly, we do -- feeling sorry for us yet?) Despite the weekend being upon us, today was a rather busy day in the tech world, with Apple briefly removing 3G-equipped iOS devices from its online store thanks to a Motorola injunction, RIM baiting Android developers with free BlackBerry PlayBooks and a whole lot more. Read on to find out what’s making news for this Friday, February 3, 2012.
There doesn't seem to be much in the cards for Apple legal battles this week. Damning evidence in a class-action suit is made public, a lawsuit against Motorola is slimmed down drastically, and the highest court in the Netherlands tells Apple "Yes, you heard us right the first time: you’re wrong."
It can't be all bad for Apple, right? Cue the “dun dun” and let's dig in!
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!
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!