Schiller Says Samsung Tarnished Apple Brand

Posted in アップル, サムスン, 訴訟 by shiro on 2013年11月16日


Schiller Says Samsung Tarnished Apple Brand | WSJ

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Lavabit’s appeal: We’re actually not required to wiretap our own users

Posted in 訴訟, NSA by shiro on 2013年10月13日


Lavabit’s appeal: We’re actually not required to wiretap our own users | Ars Technica

Lavabit Challenges Contempt Order in the Fourth Circuit: An Analysis of Its Arguments | The Volokh Conspiracy

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Samsung guilty of infringing Apple’s rubber-banding patent

Posted in アップル, 特許権, 訴訟, 日本 by shiro on 2013年6月22日

DOJ Case Against Apple in Ebook Price-Fixing Case

Posted in 独禁法訴訟, 電子書籍, 訴訟 by shiro on 2013年5月17日

A man reads the bible from an iPad mini at the "Christ is the Answer International Ministries" group's camp near Florence

Apple tells U.S. of tough talks, not collusion, with publishers | Reuters

Apple disputes this in a second filing, also made on April 26 and released on Tuesday. It says that e-book demand “exploded” with Apple’s iPad launch, and the average retail price of an e-book dropped to $7.34 from $7.97.

In a filing released on Tuesday, the Justice Department said that Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO at the time, “conceded the price-fixing conspiracy” when he told his biographer that Apple had “told the publishers, ‘We’ll go to the agency model, where you set the price, and we get our 30 percent, and yes, the customer pays a little more, but that’s what you want anyway.’”

Passages From Isaacson Book Part of DOJ Case Against Apple in Ebook Price-Fixing Case | Daring Fireball

Steve Jobs E-Book Email to James Murdoch | AllThingsD

“Throw in with Apple and see if we can all make a go of this to create a real mainstream e-books market at $12.99 and $14.99.”

The DOJ and Steve Jobs’ email | The Loop

Apple requests Android source code documents from Google in ongoing Samsung patent suit (update: Apple wins)

Posted in アップル, グーグル, 訴訟 by shiro on 2013年5月10日
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Apple CEO Tim Cook May Testify in E-Books Antitrust Suit

Posted in アップル, 訴訟 by shiro on 2013年3月11日

Apple settles lawsuit over apps aimed at kids — will pay $5 iTunes credit or cash

Posted in アップル, アプリ内課金, 訴訟 by shiro on 2013年3月4日


Apple settles lawsuit over apps aimed at kids — will pay $5 iTunes credit or cash | GigaOM

Parents frustrated that their kids racked up iTunes bills without their permission may be in luck — Apple is offering to pay up to many of those affected. A settlement offers a $5 iTunes credit or cash if the amount was more than $30.


Posted in アップル, サムスン, 訴訟 by shiro on 2013年3月1日


アップル、日本での特許侵害訴訟でサムスンに勝訴 | CNET Japan


Samsung Fails to Block Apple IPhone, IPad Sales in Japan | Bloomberg

Samsung fails to block iPhone, iPad in Japan | The Loop

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Apple Pulls Controversial Proxy Proposal After Court Ruling

Posted in アップル, 訴訟 by shiro on 2013年2月23日

Einhorn, president of Greenlight Capital, speaks during the Sohn Investment Conference in New York

Einhorn wins ruling against Apple in cash pile fight | Reuters

A judge handed outspoken hedge fund manager David Einhorn a victory in his court battle with Apple Inc on Friday, blocking the iPhone maker from moving forward with a shareholder vote on a controversial proposal to limit the company’s ability to issue preferred stock.

Court grants Einhorn injunction against Apple | The Loop

It’s going to be an interesting shareholder meeting.

Apple Pulls Controversial Proxy Proposal After Court Ruling | AllThingsD

Judge grants Greenlight’s motion to red light Apple shareholder vote | 9to5Mac

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Asshole Samsung

Posted in サムスン, 特許, 訴訟 by shiro on 2013年2月23日


Samsung’s Ill-Conceived Apple VoiceOver Suit Stayed in Germany | AllThingsD

Yes, this move by Samsung against Apple was a tactical one in a nasty battle in which billions of dollars are at stake. Yes, it’s just business. But it’s ill-conceived. Even leaving aside the ethics of asserting a patent against a feature designed to help the blind, this is unwise. It’s the PR equivalent of punching yourself in the face. Samsung has now identified itself as a company willing to accept the loss of accessibility for the vision-impaired as collateral damage in its battle with Apple. It has made a big public move to make it more difficult for the blind to use computers.

German court stays Samsung’s voiceover patent lawsuit against Apple: patent likely invalid | FOSS Patents

I still believe it’s the wrong thing to assert an accessibility-related patent in a dispute like this one. Samsung didn’t assert this German patent in an effort to protect its investment in accessibility. It elected to use an accessibility-related patent as a tactical weapon. Patent protection and enforcement can be justified in certain scenarios. For example, if there are two companies competing in the market for hearing aids, it’s generally legitimate for them to assert accessibility-related patents against each other. I would also support the idea of accessibility patent enforcement in cases of willful infringement, and if Samsung had only requested monetary compensation in this action, it would have made a much better choice than by trying to achieve, through the pursuit of an injunction, the deactivation or (more realistically) degradation of the voiceover functionality Apple provides to its German customers.

Asshole Samsung | The Loop

Maybe Samsung can find features that help people with other disabilities to attack next.

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