Apple Inc. News

Apple Faces Shareholder Class-Action Suit over CEO’s China Sales Comments

Apple Inc has been ordered to face a proposed class-action lawsuit by shareholders who accused Chief Executive Tim Cook of concealing falling demand for iPhones in China, resulting in billions of dollars of investor losses. In a decision on Wednesday, …

Apple Can’t Dodge California Lawsuit Claiming Sex-Bias for Canceled Contract

Apple Inc. can’t dodge a lawsuit in which it’s accused of canceling a contract with a janitorial service because the owner is a woman. In a tentative ruling last week in California state court in San Jose, Judge Cynthia Lie …

Apple, Broadcom Must Fork over $1.1B to Caltech in Patent Lawsuit

A federal jury has decided that Apple Inc. and Broadcom Inc. must pay $1.1 billion to the California Institute of Technology for infringing on patents. Apple was on the hook for nearly $838 million of the damages awarded in a …

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects U. of Wisconsin Appeal in Patent Fight with Apple

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a bid by the University of Wisconsin’s patent licensing arm to reinstate its legal victory against Apple Inc. in a fight over computer processor technology that the school claimed the company used …

New York Governor Orders Investigation Into Facebook’s Access to User Data

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered two state agencies to investigate a media report that Facebook Inc may be accessing far more personal information than previously known from smartphone users, including health and other sensitive data. The directive …

Apple, Tesla Want California to Toughen Proposed Self-Driving Car Test Rules

Apple Inc. urged California to toughen up its proposed policy on testing self-driving cars, a move that would result in more public data that could help Apple catch up to rivals in the self-driving space by giving it a better …

Judge Dismisses California Suit Against Apple Over Worker Searches

Apple Inc. persuaded a judge to throw out a lawsuit by employees of the company’s retail stores in California seeking back pay for time spent in “demoralizing” security searches when they left work for the day. The ruling by a …

Apple Ordered to Pay $234M in U. Wisconsin Patent Infringement Case

A U.S. jury has ordered Apple Inc. to pay the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s patent licensing arm more than $234 million in damages for incorporating its microchip technology into some of the company’s iPhones and iPads without permission. The amount was …

Univ. of Wisconsin Seeking $400M from Apple in Patent Dispute

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s licensing arm is seeking $400 million from Apple Inc. for infringing the school’s patent on microprocessor technology. The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation is owed that much, its lawyer told the jury after it found Apple had …

Apple Loses Univ. of Wisconsin Patent Lawsuit

Apple Inc. could be facing up to $862 million in damages after a U.S. jury on Oct. 13 found the iPhone maker used technology owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s licensing arm without permission in chips found in many of …