Lawsuits

Ericsson Accuses Apple of Patent Violation

February 28, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Being a tech-giant is as hard. Competing with rivals is one thing, but even stiffer is to go through the narrow path of not being charged with any implications for patent violation. Apple, one of the largest names in business hasn’t been someone successful in going through that shallow path. The most recent is an […]

Ericsson Blocks Xiaomi’s India Run by Securing Ban on Sale and Import of Smartphones

December 13, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Following alleged infringement of Ericsson’s Standard Essential Patents, Xiaomi is in deep water as Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted an ex parte injunction order against the Chinese smartphone manufacturer. The interim order bans Xiaomi from selling, importing, manufacturing and marketing its smartphone devices in the Indian market following accusations by Ericsson of patency violation […]

How to Exercise Your Right-to-be-Forgotten

June 2, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Do you want to be forgotten by Google? Weird question, you might think this one is! But then, what we talk about here is for real. A top court in Europe had recently ruled that the search behemoth should dump links that lead to ‘outdated information’ about individuals at their request. Post-ruling, Google has now […]

Suit against Facebook for Alleged Use of Private Messages for Ads

January 4, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

You don’t like Facebook accessing your private messages and using them for its advertisements, right? You are not alone. There are many who think the social network’s act is not in good spirit. A lawyer from Arkansas, who also happens to be a political blogger, has now sued Facebook for reportedly accessing private messages to […]

Normal People to Compare Apple and Samsung Products for Amount Owed Apple

November 13, 2013, By Daniel Rapcencu

Apple was awarded $1 billion in a patent infringement suit it won against Samsung a year ago.  Recently a judge set aside part of that judgment saying the jury improperly calculated the amount of the award. A jury was just picked to calculate the new sum to be paid by Samsung.   Just imagine sitting […]

Nokia Drags HTC into Legal Tangle; Alleges HTC One Patent Infringement

May 24, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Legal tangles in the technology terrain seldom seem to end. We have seen a slew of lawsuits filed already by various companies against their rivals. Now the turn to get into a court battle has come to Nokia and HTC. The two cellphone makers are set to be  engaged in another patent dispute. As per […]

Lawsuit Filed Against Apple over Faulty Power Button on iPhone 4

May 15, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

A lawsuit has been filed against Apple, alleging that the company sold iPhone 4 smartphones with faulty power buttons. The lawsuit filed at the U.S District Court for the Northern District of California by Debra Hilton, a Florida-based iPhone 4 customer, also claims that Apple supposedly knew the issue but failed to fix the problem […]

Samsung Faces LG Ire Over Eye-Tracking Patents

March 21, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Samsung is never free from lawsuits, it seems. This time it’s LG’s turn to accuse Sammy of infringing their eye-tracking patents. The allegations arose after Samsung came out with their Galaxy S4. The dispute deals with the device’s “Smart Pause” and the “Smart Video”, which are seen on the LG Optimus G Pro. Both the […]

Google Book Scanning Suit Withheld Pending Appeal

September 19, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The trial court proceedings between search giant Google and thousands of authors who are members of The Author’s Guild have been temporarily delayed by an appeals court. The appeals court judge has halted the procedures since the court is considering an appeal from the search giant against the decision from a judge to give class […]

Samsung Sues LG for Alleged OLED Technology Theft

September 11, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Just as a court fight over alleged patent violations is wrapped up for Samsung, now another one begins. This time, Samsung is in the role of complainant and LG, Samsung’s major rival in the display market is the accused. Samsung has filed suits against LG, alleging that the company has stolen the technological secrets behind […]

Apple Should Publish Ads Saying Samsung Did Not Copy iPad Design, Rules UK Court

July 20, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

In a severe blow to the Cupertino giant in its patent fight against major market rival Samsung, a British court has directed Apple to publish advertisements saying that Samsung has not copied the design of iPad. The embarrassing verdict for the corporate who hates to mention the name of a rival in their advertisement is […]

Noise Free Sues Apple for Violating Noise Canceling Technology Patent

July 10, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The master of patent petitions is getting it back. Apple which has filed several patent infringement suits against its rivals like Samsung has been sued by a Silicon Valley firm, for allegedly violating its noise canceling technology. Noise Free, a firm which specializes in improving voice quality for digital communication devices and related apps, alleged […]

Nokia Dragged to Court by Shareholder for Alleged Misleading of Investors

May 5, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Nokia has something to worry about, it seems. A lawsuit was filed against the company in New York by Robert Chmielinski, an investor and a shareholder of the company. The class action lawsuit was filed claiming that Nokia has misled investors by promising success of their Windows Phone. As per Chmielinski’s claims, Nokia made false […]

Oracle’s Aborted Smartphone Plan Revealed by CEO in Court Testimony

April 18, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

An interesting testimony made by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison in front of a US federal court has revealed that the company was seriously mulling over entering the smartphone market and had made multiple attempts to reach that goal. As part of the attempt, Oracle had developed a team in 2009 to build an Oracle phone. […]

Asus Transformer Prime Wins Name Battle Against Toy Robot Maker Hasbro For Now

March 28, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Federal Court judge who delivered the judgment in the case of toy maker Hasbro suing Asus for its Android tablet Transformer Prime seems to have had a good time doing his judgment-cum-gadget review. The toy robot maker has sued the Android tablet maker for having a name too close to one of their toy […]

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