A nasty lawsuit is being leveled against Apple and five other companies, and this time not by another smartphone manufacturer, but by the United States of America. Selling ebooks is all fun and games until someone starts price-fixing.
Cue the "dun dun" and let's break down the situation as the hammer falls.
In this week's Law & Apple, we see a lawyer begin to explain how it is not his client's fault that she walked into a wall. Also, the leftover crumbs from a company that went bankrupt three years ago have decided to sue everyone that has ever made a decent, or even not so decent, smartphone.
Another fun trip on Apple's legal roller coaster, so let's cue up the "dun dun", and go for a ride to crazy land.
The blogosphere is discovering that discovery requests in lawsuits can be complicated. Sometimes, what seems like a huge win for one company is really just a procedural maneuver to limit their eventual losses.
Cue the “dun dun” and let’s review what has happened so far between Apple and Motorola, including yesterday’s ruling that is not the loss for Apple many people are saying it is.
Let’s say you got your hands on some clearly marked beta software, and once you started using it, you find it's a little buggy. Do you just stop using it until a new update comes out? Or do you try to get a refund?
If you are Frank M. Fazio of Brooklyn, you forego either of those choices and just sue instead. Sounds reasonable, right? No?
Cue the "dun dun" and let's get into the annoying details.
It was Google’s decision to get into the phone business with launch of the Android operating system that led to Apple’s extremely aggressive courtroom maneuverings, but Cupertino has yet to drag Google into the courtroom. Apparently, all of that is about to change.
It was always about Apple vs. Google, and the one-time friends (and now fast frenimies) are soon to be directly involved in the same case. As the plot thickens, can you hear that dun-dun sound in the background?
Apple unleashes a patent assualt of biblical proportions on Samsung, and this time the chances of Cupertino blocking the latest and greatest Android device from the U.S. market is real.
Will this new lawsuit be the one to melt Android's Ice Cream Sandwich operating system? Will it be the lawsuit to tip the scales in the ongoing global legal war between Apple and Samsung? Let's get a dun-dun and review.
Sometimes people joke that political science degrees won’t lead to lucrative careers. However, somewhere there sits a small group of Apple employees who may be primed to write a really big check because someone didn’t stay very current on world events. Meanwhile, things just got real down under as Apple unloads on Samsung in Australia.
Who owns the name iPad in China? Well, which China do you mean? How many patents can you jam into one lawsuit, anyway? Cue the dun dun and let's sit down to another week of Law & Apple, Pacific island style.
Sometimes when you win, you really lose, as Apple may have discovered in a German court this week. Other times, you really wish that whole email thing wasn’t so permanent, as it appears Apple and a gang of other tech giants are going to discover in what may be an incredibly expensive class-action lawsuit. It’s another tough week for Cupertino in the courtroom. Cue the dun-dun and lets review those gavel bangs.
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!