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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!