New California, Illinois Laws Seek To Protect Social Media Account Privacy
Jan01

New California, Illinois Laws Seek To Protect Social Media Account Privacy

New laws in the states of California and Illinois beef up protection of privacy for social media accounts. The new laws come in the wake of a new law signed in Michigan that also intend to keep access to social media accounts only to their owners. In California, two laws will take effect tomorrow that prevent companies and schools from requiring social media account access information such as usernames and passwords from their...

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Koh Tells Apple To Bare iPhone Profitability
Oct20

Koh Tells Apple To Bare iPhone Profitability

Apple is being forced to reveal to the world one if not its biggest secret: how much profit the company makes on each iPhone. Judge Lucy Koh of the US District Court of San Jose has ordered Apple to bare product-specific (read: iPhone-specific, iPad-specific, etc.) information including profit margin. That’s telling the company to say exactly how profitable the iPhone is per unit. In a filing on Wednesday, Judge Koh denied Apple’s...

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iPhone 5 Added To Samsung Patents Violation Suit Against Apple
Oct02

iPhone 5 Added To Samsung Patents Violation Suit Against Apple

Samsung has filed a motion on Monday adding the recently-released iPhone 5 to its suit against Apple in California. In a filing to a case being handled by United States Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Samsung contends that the iPhone 5 violates two Samsung UMTS standards patents and six features patents. In their filing, Samsung said: “On September 18, 2012,...

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Apple Aims High As It Allegedly Wants Samsung To Pay $3Bn In Damages
Sep20

Apple Aims High As It Allegedly Wants Samsung To Pay $3Bn In Damages

Apple will be asking for thrice the amount a jury has awarded it in damages in its fight against Samsung in California, a new report says. Citing “multiple legal sources,” The Korea Times reports that Apple will be asking US Federal Judge Lucy Koh to award it $3 billion. Apple last month won $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung as a jury found most of its points in the case valid and judged Samsung as having committed “willful...

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Apple Loses To Samsung In Japan
Sep02

Apple Loses To Samsung In Japan

After Samsung lost a massive case against Apple in California, the South Korean company has been vindicated by a win against its rival in Japan. On Friday, a Japanese judge ruled that Samsung did not infringe on patents Apple said it violated. In his ruling, Tokyo District Judge Tamotsu Shoji said that “It’s hard to believe the products belong to the range of technologies of [Apple],” Bloomberg reports. According to the publication,...

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