FORTUNE -- In a motion filed in California federal court Monday, Apple (AAPL) accused Samsung of not only stealing its intellectual property, but using courtroom delaying tactics to steal more of the iPhone's market share.
FOSS Patent's Florian Mueller has the money quote:
"While the parties have been readying the case for trial Samsung has vaulted into first place in worldwide sales of smartphones, with massive sales of its copycat products (link provided). Samsung's infringement of Apple's intellectual property has already resulted in damages that reach billions of dollars. [...] It is critical to Apple to start trial on July 30, to put an end to Samsung's continuing infringement."
Yahoo filed a patent suit against the social media giant. Does Amazon have a case too?
By Roger Parloff, senior editor
FORTUNE -- Last month, just weeks ahead of Facebook's highly anticipated IPO, the "it" company of the Internet got hit with a meaty patent suit. Struggling behemoth Yahoo sued Facebook in federal court, alleging that it infringes 10 of its patents, covering such functions as messaging, social commenting, and advertising display. Facebook, MOREMar 27, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Apple forced to pull older iPhones off its online store, faces an injunction on push e-mail
UPDATE: Sales of Apple's iPhones resumed Friday. See here.
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It was a crazy day for Apple (AAPL) in Germany.
First it removed the iPhone 4 and 3GS from its German online store -- the first time, as far as we know, that the company has been forced to stop selling a product because of alleged MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 3, 2012 10:56 AM ET
CapEx spending is up 9 fold in 3 years, the bulk on equipment for a few key suppliers
When Apple (AAPL) reports an uptick in its cash and marketable securities holdings -- up $5.4 billion to $81.6 billion last quarter -- Bernstein's Toni Sacconaghi can usually be counted on to call for the company to return some of that cash to the shareholders (70% of whom happen to be institutions like MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 15, 2011 8:12 AM ET
Intellectual property law sounds like fodder for think tanks and PhD candidates — so why is Silicon Valley suddenly tearing itself apart over a seemingly sleepy subject?
By Daniel Roberts, reporter
FORTUNE -- If you feel like you've been seeing more news about patents than ever before, you have. In July, a consortium that included Apple, RIM and Microsoft made a move on Nortel's patent portfolio, outflanking Google. In August, Google hit MORESep 13, 2011 2:57 PM ET
The payoff should Apple prevail in the patent wars: an estimated $30 billion
In a note to clients issued Thursday, Bernstein's Toni Sacconaghi takes a hard look at the flurry of patent lawsuits Apple (AAPL) has launched against the manufacturers of Google (GOOG) Android phones.
All in all, he likes Apple's chances. The two key bullet points (we quote):
We anticipate that Apple will push its legal claims hard and unrelentingly and believe MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 28, 2011 12:50 PM ET
Apple changes its in-house legal guard. Samsung wants Apple's outside counsels ousted
On the heels of a Reuters report that Apple's (AAPL) chief patent counsel has been replaced by Hewlett-Packard's (HPQ) top intellectual properties attorney (something that, according to their LinkedIn profiles, may have happened two months ago), comes a 20 page motion from Samsung asking the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to throw out most, if MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 12, 2011 8:45 AM ET
It's getting hard to tell the litigants without an infographic. Here's the best one we've seen.
Note that the companies whose revenue is decreasing, such as Nokia (NOK) and Kodak (EK), tend to launch more lawsuits than those that are growing, such as Apple (AAPL) and LG.
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According to AT&T, the outage that took down a major data network across much of the northeastern United States overnight Wednesday was brand agnostic -- any wireless device using its EDGE network was affected.
But by all accounts, it was mostly iPhone users who complained -- vociferously -- in e-mail messages, in Twitter postings, on Apple and AT&T forums.
At DSLReports.com, where many of the early complaints were posted, there were message MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 3, 2008 2:47 PM ET
Two complaints about Apple's popular aluminum iMac line -- the "washed out" look of the 20-inch iMac that surfaced on Apple's discussion boards last summer (see here) and the "millions of colors" issue that was recently settled by the company -- were rolled into one class-action lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in San Jose.
The plaintiff -- a Texan named Chandra Sanders -- claims to represent tens of thousands MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 31, 2008 4:21 PM ET
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