List of Legal News Articles

Apple Pays $400 Million to Settle E-Book Pricing Conspiracy
Apple has agreed to pay US$400 million to settle allegations against it following a price-fixing conspiracy concerning how it set the prices of e-books sold through its iTunes store. ...read more

FTC Alleges Amazon Billed Parents for Children's Unauthorized In-App Charges
Amazon.com is the latest company to face accusations that it profited from the sale of mobile services without the users permission. ...read more

Wi-LAN Signs Patent Licensing Deal with Nokia
Patent holding company Wi-LAN says that it has signed a multi-year license to a broad portfolio of wireless patents with Nokia Networks. ...read more

Vringo Files Another Patent Lawsuit Against ZTE
Ringtones to patent lawsuit company, Vringo has added Romania to the long list of countries where it is suing ZTE for patent infringement. ...read more

Qualcomm Overturns $173 Million Patent Lawsuit
Qualcomm has won an appeal over a US$173 million patent claim that had been originally filed against it by ParkerVision. ...read more

ZTE Seeking to Have Vringo Patents Overturned in China
China's patent office is reviewing an application by ZTE to have 32 patents claimed by the former ringtone company, Vringo declared invalid. ...read more

Gemalto Loses Android OS Patent Lawsuit
Gemalto has lost a patent lawsuit where it has claimed infringement of its patents by the Android OS. ...read more

US Court Overturns Software Patent in Landmark Ruling
The USA Supreme Court has passed a ruling that could prove to be a major benefit to companies fighting vexatious patent lawsuits from so-called patent trolls. ...read more

ZTE Files Anti-Trust Complaint Against Vringo in Europe
China's ZTE has filed an antitrust complaint with the European Commission, requesting it to investigate the licensing practices of ringtone to patent troll, Vringo ...read more

InterDigital Patent Infringements Against Nokia and ZTE Unlikely to Succeed
InterDigital is likely to lose a patent lawsuit against Nokia and ZTE following a preliminary ruling from the US International Trade Commission. ...read more

Apple Wins Partial Victory in iPhone Trademark Dispute
Apple has won a partial victory in a trademark dispute in Mexico over the use of its iPhone brandname. ...read more

InterDigital Settles Patent Lawsuits Against Samsung
Patent holding company, InterDigital says that it has settled a range of patent lawsuits against Samsung, after the South Korean firm signed a license agreement with it. ...read more

Apple Seeking Retrial in $2.2 Billion Lawsuit Against Samsung
Apple is seeking a retrial in a patent dispute after a US court awarded it just US$119 million in damages instead of the US$2.2 billion that it had been seeking. ...read more

Alcatel-Lucent Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Sophos
Alcatel-Lucent has initiated a litigation claiming patent infringement in Federal Court in the District of Delaware against Sophos and its subsidiary Cyberoam. ...read more

Samsung and Apple in Talks to Settle Patent Wars
Apple and Samsung are reportedly in advanced talks that could see the two sides settle their long running and acrimonious patent disputes. ...read more

Apple Faces Lawsuit from iPhone Users who Switched to Android Smartphones
Apple is facing a possible class-action lawsuit from former customers who switched from its iPhone to an Android device, and found that text messages from other iPhone users were often not delivered. ...read more

Apple and Google Settle Patent Dispute
Apple and Google have settled a long running patent battle, and said that they will now work together on some areas of patent reform. ...read more

WiLAN Looking to Sell Unwanted Patents
Patent holding company, WiLAN has announced that it is looking to sell some of its patent assets as the company seeks to reduce the risks associated with its business model of suing companies for patent infringements. ...read more

Google Faces Lawsuit Over Mobile Search Monopoly Allegations
Google is facing a possible class-action lawsuit over how it preloads its own search tools into Android smartphones. ...read more

Samsung Ordered to Pay $120 Million to Apple for Patent Infringements
Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple the sum of US$119.6 million in a patent infringement lawsuit -- far less than the US$2.2 billion Apple had been seeking. ...read more

Samsung and Motorola Mobility Censured Over European Patents Behaviour
The European Commission has settled two separate but related patent disputes with Samsung and Motorola Mobility covering standards essential patents. ...read more

Google Buys Batch of Tech Patents from Foxconn
Taiwan headquartered Foxconn, which operates huge factories in China for assembling consumer electronics has sold a batch of key patents to Google. ...read more

ACLU Argues Against Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking Before Appeals Court
The USA based American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has argued before an appeals court in a case about whether police need a warrant to track an individual's location using data created by their cell phone service provider. ...read more

Microsoft Signs Android Patent License Agreement with Motorola Solutions
Motorola Solutions has become the latest company to sign an Android patent license agreement with Microsoft. ...read more

Apple Facing Fresh Patent Trial Following WiLAN Appeal
Patent holding company, Wi-LAN says that it is filing an appeal against a court decision that saw it lose a patent trial against Apple. ...read more

Unwired Planet Closes Lenovo Patent License and Purchase Transaction
Unwired Planet says that it has completed a previously announced patent license and purchase transaction with Lenovo. ...read more

AT&T Hacker Wins Appeal Against Conviction
A US court has overturned the conviction of a man who had been jailed for stealing the information of around 100,000 iPad users on the AT&T network. ...read more

Corporate Conflict is on the Increase, Says New Eversheds Study
There has been an increase in the use of courts to settle disputes between companies in recent years, even as large firms increasingly claim they do not want to resort to litigation. ...read more

BlackBerry Wins US Patent Lawsuit
BlackBerry says that it was won a patent dispute in a US court after the federal jury dismissed a claim by the Dutch semiconductor firm, NXP. ...read more

Eight Men Charged with Customer Data Theft from AT&T
Eight people have been charged in a US court, accused of stealing customer account details from AT&T and using the information to defraud thousands of customers through their credit cards. ...read more