Items tagged with Lawsuit

The legal spat between Apple and Qualcomm has just taken an interesting turn, and this time around, Intel has been drawn into the mix. Qualcomm has just sued Apple (again) and it alleges that the company violated a chip software license agreement by sharing that code with Intel. If you recall, Apple began using Intel as a secondary supplier for iPhone LTE modems when the iPhone 7 launched in 2017. The modems are features in GSM iPhone models that are available for AT&T and T-Mobile networks. Given that Intel is a rival to Qualcomm with regards to winning lucrative contract dollars from Apple,... Read more...
Most computer enthusiasts are at least familiar with the name Newegg as one of the places to go for all the computer hardware you might need when building up a new PC. Newegg Inc., the parent company operating Newegg.com, has been hit with a lawsuit that alleges the company was involved in a Ponzi scheme that defrauded South Korean banks out of hundreds of millions of dollars. According to the suit, Newegg consipred with a South Korean hardware manufacturer called Moneual in the Ponzi scheme. Moneual is the alleged mastermind of the entire scheme that ultimately aimed to allow it to use phony orders... Read more...
Google's legal troubles with a former collaborator and renowned architect who worked on a project under the company's secretive Google X division are not going away. If fact, they are intensifying. In addition to accusing the company of stealing a technology he allegedly came up with, Eli Attia has added racketeering to his lawsuit, claiming Google has a pattern of bad behavior that makes it guilty of such a charge. Racketeering is a serious crime that is often associated with organized criminals. It entails the act of dishonest service, known as the racket, to solve a problem that otherwise would... Read more...
Nintendo has been fighting a legal battle in Texas against a company called iLife since 2013. The patent infringement case brought forth by iLife involves Nintendo's use of its patented technology in the Wii controller. When iLife originally filed a patent on the tech, the company had no thought of using the technology in video games. iLife originally devised its technology to detect when the elderly people had fallen and to monitor babies to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The suit sought a massive $144 million in damages, working out to $4 for every Wii game system sold. Nintendo sold... Read more...
Llano has once again surfaced from the murky deaths to make headlines in the tech world. The last time we talked about AMD’s Llano Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), AMD investors filed a lawsuit against the company regarding its hyping up the product’s 2011 launch. “[AMD] repeatedly highlighted the strong and significant interest in, demand for, and unit shipments of its Llano APUs,” said the plaintiffs in the 2014 filing. “Defendants falsely and misleadingly represented that AMD's desktop business was in a 'strong position' and that it would continue to rebound in 2012,” which was allegedly a... Read more...
Nintendo's stature makes it a prime target for lawsuits, which it seems to attract with every new console launch, both handheld and in the traditional living room category. The company's Switch console is a little bit of both, though it too is attracting litigation. One of the first companies to target the Switch is Gamevice, an accessories maker that has accused Nintendo of patent infringement.You have to be a paid member (starting at $59 per month) of RPX Insight to view the lawsuit Gamevice filed against Nintendo, but according to Engadget, the beef stems from an Android-based gaming tablet... Read more...
In the words of the Beatles, Apple is “gonna try with a little help from my friends”. Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook recently filed comments with the United States International Trade Commission in support of Apple. The comments are part of the recent lawsuit saga between Apple and Qualcomm. Qualcomm is currently trying to get regulators to ban the United States importation of iPhones with modem chips "other than those supplied by Qualcomm affiliates." If granted, the ban would cause devastating losses for Apple. The United States market accounts for roughly 40% of Apple’s total sales.... Read more...
Printers are expensive. Recycling and selling used/refilled printer ink cartridges has often been seen as a way to recoup the money that often gets sunk into the cash cow of the printer business - the ink itself. The ruling of Impression Products, Inc. v Lexmark Int’l, Inc, a recent and rather obscure court case, could potentially change how printer ink cartridge items are used, recycled, restored and resold, once they have been purchased by a customer. Impression Products is a small business that specializes in buying and re-manufacturing used printer cartridges. Lexmark International, Inc. recently... Read more...
Apple and Qualcomm are quibbling the way Apple and Samsung used to, and just as before there is big money at stake, as much as a $1 billion. That is the amount Apple earlier this week accused Qualcomm of withholding in rebates related to license agreements, and the Cupertino outfit is suing semiconductor giant in China for 1 billion yuan (around $145.3 million) in damages. This is an interesting dispute that goes beyond the typical patent infringement claims that big corporations typically argue over. In this case, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently slapped Qualcomm with a lawsuit alleging... Read more...
Grumpy old men are not the only ones yelling at others to stay off their lawns, so is Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire co-founder of Facebook. You see, when you're saddled with extreme wealth and fame, sometimes you just want to get away (hashtag-OnePercenterProbs). In Zuckerberg's case, he purchased a 700-acre property in Hawaii, but those dang neighbors own plots that are only accessible by stepping foot on his soil. What's a billionaire to do? Sue the neighbors to force them to sell their properties. That is a bit of an oversimplification and it makes Zuckerberg sound super evil. Maybe that... Read more...
There are some horrific things that get posted on the Internet; we're talking downright disturbing. Unfortunately, for a pair of former Microsoft employees whose job it was to sift through the worst of the worst and report illegal activity—rape, murder, and all kinds of sick, twisted content—it left them suffering with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), according to a lawsuit filed against the Redmond outfit. Not only was the job mentally disturbing, the lawsuit further alleges that Microsoft took a dismissive attitude towards worker complaints and failed to provide adequate health care coverage.... Read more...
The parents of a five-year-old girl who lost her life in a car accident involving another motor vehicle in which the driver was using Apple's FaceTime app have filed a lawsuit against the Cupertino outfit. Filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court, the lawsuit holds Apple accountable for the girl's death for not utilizing technology that would prevent people from using FaceTime while operating a vehicle, or at the very least issue a warning as to the potential hazards. "Plaintiffs allege Apple Inc.'s failure to design, manufacture, and sell the Apple iPhone 6 Plus with the patented, safer, alternative... Read more...
Google finds itself at the receiving end of a lawsuit, a not uncommon thing for the sultan of search, only this one is comes from within. One of the company's product managers is suing the firm over allegations of illegal confidentiality agreements and employee policies that run afoul of California's labor laws. The employee even accuses Google of promoting a culture of spying on one another. At dispute are the policies that Google puts in place to prevent leaking confidential information. However, the lawsuit alleges that the policies go to far and in essence restrict employees "from speaking... Read more...
Is a website responsible for the actions of its users? A recent court case between online marketplace and homestay network Airbnb and New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will settle the question of whether or not a company such as Airbnb is responsible for a user’s illegal activities. The lawsuit alleges that some landlords illegally listed rentals for longer periods than is allowed by the law. In New York City, unless a property is deemed a hotel or hostel, renters become “permanent residents” after thirty days. It is not illegal, however, if the lessor also occupies the same apartment... Read more...
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