In response to Epic Games motion to force Fortnite back on the App Store, Apple says “Epic started a fire, and poured gasoline on it.”
On Friday, Epic Games filed a motion in an attempt to force Fortnite back on the App Store. Apple has now fired back with its own lawsuit.
Apple, Cisco, Intel, and Google have sued the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office over it’s recent rule that it can refuse to adjudicate patent claims while litigation about them is pending in court.
The rule, which was introduced by the USPTO in March and became final in May, deals with the agency’s obligations around inter partes review (IPR) — a sort of expert-court process for assessing whether patent claims are valid. USPTO says deferring to an ongoing court case is more efficient than setting up a parallel review internally.
Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss how Apple’s legal dispute with Epic could have a ripple effect on other relationships.
Lawyer Richard Hoeg made a YouTube playlist that covers the Epic v. Apple case. Each video explains the case for viewers and offers his perspective on it. It’s a great playlist to check out for commentary, especially if you want something more than the boring legal PDFs I’ve been sharing at The Mac Observer.
Judge Rogers ruled that Apple can’t restrict Unreal Engine on its platforms, but doesn’t have to bring Fortnite back to the App Store.
In a legal filing on Friday, emails show that Epic Games’ CEO Tim Sweeney asked Apple for a “side letter” for special treatment.
The legal case known as Epic v. Apple has been reassigned to Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers who is already presiding over two Apple cases.
Epic Games has filed a restraining order against Apple after the latter warned that it would terminate Epic’s developer accounts.
Epic Games announced that it filed a lawsuit against Apple, accusing the company of anti-competitive practices.
Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co. said today it’s suing Apple for US$1.43 billion, claiming Apple violated its patent with Siri.
The Texas AG’s Consumer Protection Division launched the investigation and may sue Apple for violating the state’s deceptive trade practices law.
Seven Apple customers filed an 11-count class action lawsuit against the company, alleging that Apple “knowingly or recklessly enabled an iTunes gift card scam.”
Apple agreed earlier this year to settle a class action lawsuit over the Batterygate scandal. Affected customers can now file a claim to receive approximately US$25.
Apple was sued on Friday with a class action lawsuit for allowing apps and games to add loot boxes and profiting off of them.
Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a shareholder lawsuit, and Apple TV+ possibly getting into sports.
Ubisoft is suing Apple and Google over a Chinese game it calls “a near carbon copy” of its game Rainbow Six: Siege.’
It says it has raised the issue with both Apple and Google, which both take a cut of sales on their respective app stores.
“But rather than take any measures to stop or curtail the infringement… Google and Apple instead decided that it would be more profitable to collect their revenue share from AF2 and continue their unlawful distribution,” Ubisoft says in its court filing.
Do they expect the App Store review team to be able to spot copyright infringement related to a company that is definitely not their own company, Apple?
Apple is getting hit with a nationwide, class action lawsuit over a defect in the 2016 MacBook Pros, called “Flexgate.”
Apple is paying US$18 million to settle a lawsuit with VirnetX. The latter accused Apple of purposely breaking FaceTime on iOS 6.
Former Apple lawyer Gene Levoff was accused in 2019 of insider trading, but his attorney says these charges are unconstitutional.