Apple revamped the built-in keyboard on its Mac laptop lineup in 2015 with a new butterfly switch mechanism. Turns out a lot of customers have been disappointed because some of the keys stop working and the only fix is to replace the keyboard with the same design and potentially face another failed keyboard. Now there’s a class action lawsuit calling out the design as defective. If you have a 2015 or later MacBook or a 2016 or later MacBook Pro you can sign up to be part of the suit. Happy litigating!
Details about the lawsuit aren’t known, however the damages that Hebai Hengbo wants is worth more than US$75,000.
If Apple is found guilty, the maximum penalty is two years in prison for responsible parties, a fine of 300,000 euros, and five percent of the company’s annual turnover.
It’s not clear whether Wixen will win the full amount of money, but if it does, that’s almost 10% of Spotify’s rough value.
Bryan Chaffin have been the loudest to yell that Apple should have told users it was doing this, but it’s a case of corporate opacity, not planned obsolescence.
Apple is now facing no less than eight lawsuits over claims it artificially slowed down iPhones with aging batteries.
Well, that didn’t take long. Apple is already facing a lawsuit for slowing down certain iPhone models as their batteries wear out.
Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to share their take on the Animoji trademark lawsuit against Apple, and to look at Apple’s lack of consistency in macOS and iOS interface details.
Apple is facing a trademark infringement lawsuit over the Animoji name it uses for the iPhone X’s animated emoji feature.
Apple TV’s “What did he say” feature just earned Apple a new patent infringement lawsuit. CustomPlay filed the suit claiming Apple copied the feature, but isn’t paying licensing fees.
Apple has been ordered to pay the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, or WARF, US$506 million for infringing on one of the organization’s patents with the iPhone’s A-series processor design.
Intel submitted a filing with the U.S. International Trade Commission saying Qualcomm’s request to ban iPhone imports is bad for the smartphone market, and goes on to say it’s just a ploy to drive competing mobile device chip makers out of the market.
The Computer & Communications Industry Association—which includes companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Facebook—has thrown in with Apple in mobile device patent royalty fight with Qualcomm.
When Apple bought AuthenTec John Stimpson learned the hard way that insider trading is a really bad idea.
Apple’s iPhone manufacturing partners are suing Qualcomm for overcharging patent licensing fees, and Apple is footing the bill.
According to the chipmaker, Apple infringed upon six patents that Qualcomm owns.
A patent battle over flavored water may turn into a win for iPhone and Mac maker Apple, and a big loss for patent trolls. Thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday, patent infringement cases must be filed in the jurisdiction where the offending company is incorporated, which will greatly limit the court choices open to patent trolls.
RSA filed a lawsuit against Apple and Visa over the weekend claiming the iPhone maker’s Apple Pay feature infringes on patents it owns. The company says it holds 13 patents covering Apple Pay technology, and hasn’t been able to get Apple or Visa to pay for licensing.
Unwired Planet’s patent infringement lawsuit against Apple is finally over because the two companies reached an undisclosed settlement just a day before they were scheduled to go to trial. The agreement most likely includes Apple writing a big check, and the patent holding company agreeing to leave the iPhone and Mac maker alone.
“Don’t kiss and tell” is a lesson Standard Innovation learned the hard—and expensive—way. The company agreed to pay out a US$3.75 million lawsuit settlement for collecting personally identifiable information about its We-Vibe vibrator users without their consent.