Will Apple Protect Its Developers From Legal Problems?


Small developers who are using Apple’s own in-app purchase APIs in their iOS apps are now being faced with a lawsuit delivered by FedEx from a patent troll. The developers themselves are being sued for patent infringement over in-app purchases for using an API that was made available to them by Apple. While the lawsuit […]

Did Apple Violate Copyright Laws in Trying to Sue Samsung for Patent Infringement


In its battle with Samsung over patent infringement between the uncanny similarities between the iOS-powered iPhone and iPad and the Galaxy Tab, Player, and S smartphone, Apple may have committed a violation of copyright laws through the unauthorized use of photos of Samsung’s devices from popular tech bloggers.  According to former Engadget editor Nilay Patel, […]

Samsung Responds to Apple with Its Own Lawsuit Claims


Former friend, now foe, Samsung has filed a lawsuit against Apple following Apple’s lawsuit against the Korean giant for patent infringement. The suit, however, isn’t directly in response to Apple’s lawsuit, which alleges Samsung had infringed on the design and OS look of its products with the Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets. Instead, Samsung’s […]

Best Buy Blacklisted by Apple Over iPad 2 Incident?


Best Buy may be the latest the experience the wrath of Apple after a sales incident that will result in Apple discontinuing its iPad 2 relationship with the big box retailer. According to CrunchGear, a Best Buy employee had tipped the site alleging that Best Buy had withheld sales of the iPad 2 in stock, […]

Judge Approvals Apple Lawsuit Against Third-Party Accessory-Makers


Apple has received approval from a judge to continue its lawsuit against EForCity and other third-party accessory-makers for infringing on 9 of the iPhone-maker’s patents as well as creating low-quality accessories that are seen as harmful to and detrimental for use with Apple products. The lawsuit was originally filed in July 2010. In that suit, […]

Is Microsoft Using Nokia to Fight Apple in Mobile?


Nokia iscontinuing its legal battle with Apple as the Finnish phone-maker has filed another patent dispute against the iPhone-maker over intellectual property. On the consumer-facing fronts, companies may appear to best each other on features, experiences, interfaces, number of apps, and developer support for their respective mobile platforms, but behind the scenes there is a […]

Man Battles Speeding Ticket With Android App, GPS


When a man in Yolo County, California was cited with a ticket for going 40 MPH in a 25 MPH zone, he went to court to fight the ticket armed with his Android smartphone with its GPS capabilities. For evidence and to rebute his citation, the man, who was using the Google Tracks app at […]

Android Tax Being Paid by Samsung, HTC


While Android is a free and open-source operating system developed by Google, its use may not be so free as HTC and Samsung, manufacturers who use Android in part of their smartphone portfolio, are now paying a price to use Android as an OS by licensing technology from a company called Intellectual Ventures. The Android […]