The legal maneuverings between Apple and Lodsys are heating up. After Cupertino came to the defense of its developers in a patent threat from Lodsys regarding in-app purchases, Lodsys turned around and filed suit against seven iOS developers -- and now Apple is striking back.
Apple added Amazon.com to its crap list back on March 18 in an effort to prevent the e-tailer from using the term “App Store” for its Android Market wannabe. Amazon fired back by saying the term was “generic,” which Apple is now disputing as well.
In a move that surprised virtually no one in the tech community, Korean electronics giant Samsung has lobbed a countersuit right back at Apple, claiming Cupertino has infringed on 10 of their own patents involving power reduction, 3G technology and wireless data communication.
If you haven’t heard of the iPad-only app Zite, chances are you will soon. Billed as “a personalized magazine for your iPad,” the app is quickly gaining popularity with users of similar apps like Flipboard and Pulse -- as well as drawing the same kind of unwanted attention from content providers.
It was only last week -- Friday to be exact -- when the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled against Finnish cell phone giant Nokia in its epic patent battle with Apple. Now, like a bad penny, the Finns are back for another round.
Even on his leave of absence, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has kept quite busy with the iPad 2 launch and all. However, it was determined today that he'll have to add something else to his agenda. He was ordered today to answer questions surrounding an antitrust lawsuit that alleges Apple has operated a music-downloading monopoly.
Amazon is taking on Apple on yet another front, launching their own Appstore for Android-based devices, offering the new Angry Birds Rio as their “free app of the day” -- but the launch is shadowed by an Apple lawsuit over the bookseller’s use of the term “Appstore.”
A few weeks after the announcement that one of their former colonies was set to usher the iPad into the halls of government, it seems that The British House of Lords is looking to provide their members with access to electronics devices as well. As the behavior of the Lords routinely stoops down to the level of forum trolls during debates, bringing 21st century technology into Britain's parliament actually makes a whole lot of sense.
Oh Apple. If a tech company isn't coming after you with a lawsuit for patent infringement one day, it's a an irritated California man coming after you the next over a busted iPhone 4 that came at the hands of his daughter. The latest alleges that the cracked glass is the result of the handset design being defective.
By this point, the term “App Store” is almost synonymous with Apple and their iconic iOS products. Apparently, Microsoft doesn’t agree, and has filed suit against the iPhone maker over a trademark filed in 2008.