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Apple sued over iPhone 7, 8 dual camera patents

Apple sued over iPhone 7, 8 dual camera patents

Another day, another patent infringement lawsuit. Apple is definitely no stranger to such, being one of the largest targets in the industry. Being big only inspires many would-be Davids to try and take a shot at the Goliath. The latest lawsuit, however, strikes at the heart of one of Apple’s most recent victories, its dual cameras. A startup based in Tel Aviv is suing Apple for infringing on its dual camera tech. More interesting, however, is the accusation that Apple even boasted it could get away with it.

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Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2 problems could land Google in a lawsuit

Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2 problems could land Google in a lawsuit

That PR nightmare could soon turn into a legal tussle. If law firm Girard Gibbs LLP gets its way, Google will indeed be facing class action charges over its less than impressive production of its 2018 flagships, the Pixel 2 but most especially the Pixel 2 XL. The latter has been specifically plagued by problems related to its display, from drab colors to burn-ins. While Google has mostly responded by promising software fixes coming soon, Girard Gibbs thinks that consumers deserve more in return for their emotional distress.

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iPhone X Animoji at the heart of trademark lawsuit against Apple

iPhone X Animoji at the heart of trademark lawsuit against Apple

The animoji is perhaps the most frivolous and most whimsical demonstration of what is actually a pretty complex and sophisticated feature. And yet, it might also become one of the most popular features of the iPhone X. That is, unless this lawsuit manages to mess it all up. A Japanese company is suing Apple over the use its trademark, registered in 2014, alleging that the company was not only aware of the trademark but even tried to buy it off the owners.

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Andy Rubin’s Essential sued by Tony Fadell’s Keyssa over trade secrets

Andy Rubin’s Essential sued by Tony Fadell’s Keyssa over trade secrets

When you make big noise, make big claims, and use big names, you naturally paint a big target on your back as well, especially legal ones. Most big companies like Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Apple are lawsuit magnets and usually just brush them off usually. Smaller startups, however, might have a harder time, especially when the plaintiff has an equally big name behind it. That’s the situation that Essential, founded by Android creator Andy Rubin, has found itself in when it was sued by Keyssa, backed by iPod co-creator Tony Fadell, over the alleged theft of trade secrets.

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Equifax legal storm is brewing, company doesn’t seem to care

Equifax legal storm is brewing, company doesn’t seem to care

The US isn't just being rocked by disastrous hurricanes, it also beset by what is probably the biggest and most disturbing hacking incident in its history. How big? Nearly half of the country's entire population has had their private information stolen from under Equifax's nose. At that scale, it's not surprising that lawsuits are being thrown at it like a Game of Thrones battle scene. But it seems that not only is Equifax pointing the finger at possibly unrelated parties, it might also be prepping to make a profit out of its own "cybersecurity incident".

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Sony settles Xperia water proofing lawsuit, claims could reach $300

Sony settles Xperia water proofing lawsuit, claims could reach $300

Even before dust and water resistance became a staple of high-end smartphones, Sony has been flaunting high IP grades on its flagship models since 2013. Sadly, it seems that some users have taken Sony’s word for it and didn’t get the results they expected. What they got, instead, was a totally soaked and damaged phone. But now they could be getting some cash as well, now that Sony has agreed to settle the lawsuit instead of just letting it drag on and on ad infinitum. And depending on which phone you got broken, Sony might owe you $100 to $300 in cash.

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Owners of 2007-2016 Porsche models might get free sunglasses thanks to suit

Owners of 2007-2016 Porsche models might get free sunglasses thanks to suit

An old adage says that the way the rich stay rich is by not spending money. If you are one of the lucky folks who parted with some of your cash to buy or lease a Porsche sometime between 2007 and 2016 with a certain interior color, a class action suit might net you some money from the iconic sportscar maker. A class action suit against Porsche alleges that the glare coming off the interior panels of some Porsche models creates enough discomfort that owners had to go out and buy polarized sunglasses to drive the vehicles safely.

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Switch Joy-Con controllers have Nintendo in legal trouble

Switch Joy-Con controllers have Nintendo in legal trouble

Remember the Wikipad? You'd be forgiven if you didn't, as it hasn't been available quite some time, but it's forcing its way back into the spotlight today. The creator of the Wikipad, a company named Gamevice, has brought a new lawsuit against Nintendo, alleging that the Switch's Joy-Con controllers infringe a patent it holds concerning detachable controllers on computing devices.

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Waymo is down to one patent in its self-driving Uber lawsuit

Waymo is down to one patent in its self-driving Uber lawsuit

Waymo has dropped all but one of the patent infringement claims it's challenging Uber over in court, as the two companies fight over self-driving car tech. The Alphabet-owned company had accused Uber of infringing on four different patents related to autonomous driving, filing a lawsuit back in February. According to Waymo, its former employee Anthony Levandowski had stolen a cache of technical documents about the company's developments and taken them to set up Otto, a self-driving vehicle startup later acquired by Uber.

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Kodi add-ons exodus tied to Dish piracy lawsuit

Kodi add-ons exodus tied to Dish piracy lawsuit

Fame does have a price, as the Kodi, formerly XBMC, community is now finding out the hard way. The popularity of cord-cutting and set-top boxes led to the popularity of the open source Kodi home theater platform, which, in turn, lead to explosion of third-party add-ons. Not all add-ons, however, are created equal and some of them carry some legal liability. The worst case scenario did happen and one such add-on has been sued, causing other add-ons to quickly abandon ship before matter got worse.

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Uber engineer told to comply with Waymo lawsuit or risk being fired

Uber engineer told to comply with Waymo lawsuit or risk being fired

As the ongoing trade secrets lawsuit between Google's Waymo and Uber continues to heat up, the ride-sharing company has threatened to fire one of its top engineers if he doesn't cooperate with court orders. Anthony Levandowski is currently an employee on Uber's self-driving car efforts, but before that he was a technology lead at Waymo, similarly developing autonomous vehicle tech. Now he's at the center of the lawsuit and is being accused of stealing confidential information and taking it with him to Uber.

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Samsung, Intel lend support to FTC’s Qualcomm lawsuit

Samsung, Intel lend support to FTC’s Qualcomm lawsuit

Chip maker Qualcomm has been having a rough couple of months, not only getting sued by Apple — one of its largest customers — for unfair licensing costs, but also being accused of anti-competitive tactics by the Federal Trade Commission. In the case of the latter, now some of Qualcomm's biggest rivals have chimed in, offering statements to the FTC in support of their monopoly accusations.

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