Archive for the ‘Apple’ tag
Back in January, we talked about the trademark battle between Microsoft and Apple over the term “app store”; this issue is currently being considered by a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office appeals board, but that hasn’t stopped Apple from defending its ownership in the trademark. Apple has recently sued online retailer Amazon.com, which this week [...]
In 2008, Apple applied for a trademark for “App Store”; in its application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), Apple defined the term as a marketplace for “services featuring computer software provided via the internet and other computer and electronic communication networks.” Now Microsoft is contesting the trademark request, arguing that the [...]
And the hits just keep on coming for Apple, Inc. Recently we’ve talked about reception problems with Apple’s iPhone 4, a possible class action over iPhone locking, and the US Copyright Office’s decision that jailbreaking an iPhone isn’t illegal; now there’s another legal action in the works against the software giant. On July 23, a [...]
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) does not bar jailbreaking your smartphone, according to the U.S. Copyright Office. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) had asked for a clarification regarding the anti-circumvention clause of the DMCA, which prohibited users from going around technical locks on phones to install and use third party applications not sanctioned by [...]
A couple weeks ago, we talked about the possible class action suit against Apple for antenna and reception issues with the iPhone 4; now we learn a federal judge has given the OK to proceed for a class action suit based on a monopoly claim against Apple and AT&T. Judge James Ware of the US [...]
The newly released Apple iPhone 4 is already making a splash in legal news because of a “consumer investigation” by Sacramento, Calfornia firm Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, LLP into “potential problems” with the phone’s release. The law firm, which has also sued Facebook over allegedly deceptive ads in Farmville and Mafia Wars, wants to talk [...]
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If you were one of the early admirers of the iPod Nano, you might be getting a check in the mail soon.
The class action lawsuit against Apple because first generation iPod Nanos scratched too easily has been settled.