Apple countersued Epic Games on Tuesday, claiming the company breached a contract when it introduced a new in-app payment system within the popular video game Fortnite. Apple asked U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers for punitive damages and to block Epic from continuing what it calls unfair business practices, in the escalating skirmish between the two companies
A three-judge panel in California has ruled that Apple Store staff should be paid for time spent waiting to undergo the company's bag checks, in the the latest turn in a class action Apple has been battling for seven years, fending off retail workers that asked to be paid for up to 45 minutes spent at the end of their shift waiting to be searched.
The UK Supreme Court today unanimously dismissed appeals by China’s Huawei and ZTE in patent disputes over mobile data technology with Unwired Planet International and Conversant Wireless. It is the first time that a UK court has issued a decision on what constitutes a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) commitment to licence standard-essential patents (SEPs).
An Android app developer has sued Google for allegedly anti-competitive and unlawful practices related to its Google Play app store, and attorneys say its behaviour – which gives rise to U.S. Android developers having to pay it exorbitant fees – constitutes violation of federal antitrust laws, according to Hagens Berman.
In the latest round of the legal battle between BlackBerry and Facebook, BlackBerry's desperate patent lawsuit against Facebook is continuing in a Munich court in Germany, according to US court filings by Facebook.
Apple has removed Epic Game's flagship game Fortnite from the App store, after a Fortnite app update that allowed players to buy in-game currency at a lower rate if they bought direct from Epic, bypassing Apple.
In a complaint filed before the European Commission, the EU's top competition regulator, Slack has accused Microsoft of antitrust violations for tying its Teams to Microsoft Office products.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has officially designated Chinese telecommunication providers Huawei and ZTE as national security risks, a decision that officially prohibits American phone companies from purchasing their equipment with government subsidies.
Huawei’s plans for a new £1.2 billion research and development centre in Sawston have been approved by South Cambridgeshire district councillors Thursday, despite the disapproval of the US government.
Microsoft President Brad Smith has said it’s time for antitrust regulators in the U.S. and Europe to discuss tactics that app stores use to take advantage of those who want to distribute their software.