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Articles tagged with: suit

Apple To Debut ‘HD+’ 1080p iTunes Movie Services Later This Year?

AppleInsider reports that Apple may be preparing to begin supporting 1080p movies in its iTunes Store later this year, based on reports of film studios submitting films to Apple in a new “HD+” format at the higher resolution.

Apple has resisted 1080p for its iTunes videos and even the current version of Apple TV because the company claims it will slow down streaming speeds, which could degrade your viewing experience more than the extra resolution could improve it.

Apple Loses Playlist Patent Suit, Must Pay $8M

A federal judge has ordered Apple to pay a huge fine for infringement of two patents of Personal Audio, related to the creation and use of iPod playlist.

Personal Audio sued Apple for patent infringement in 2009 asking for compensation of $84M.The two patents were the “U.S. patents 6,199,076: Audio Player Program Including a Dynamic Controller Selection Program” and “7,509,178: Audio Program Distribution and Playback System”.

Netflix Sued By National Association Of The Deaf

Netflix has been sued by the National Association of the Deaf for failing to offer closed-captioning on “enough” of its streaming content. In a lawsuit that was filed last Thursday, the NAD claims that Netflix is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act by not providing captions for most of its “Watch Instantly” streamed movies and TV shows.

The NAD claims that they are standing up for the 36 million Americans who are deaf or hard of hearing, and that the deaf community has already sent letters, blogs, and petitions urging the site to provide equal access to its content.

Oracle Sues Google For Android Ad Revenue

Oracle Corporation has slammed a case against Google, in attempts of snagging a large portion of Google’s ad revenue through Android’s mobile operating system. Oracle reasons that Google’s Android stole seven of the former’s Java patents, and in a way, they’re seeking damages.

Oracle expert, Lain Cockburn, presents the case. Google denied the allegations in a filing made Monday through the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California, stating that Cockburn’s statements are unreliable and misleading.

AT&T Systematically Overcharges Millions Of Users

So we all know that AT&T charges hefty prices in addition to offering poor call coverage, and very small data plan packages. Well it looks like this company just got even darker, and I really, really, hope this T-Mobile acquisition doesn’t go through. A class action lawsuit has been filed against AT&T for systematically overcharging customers on data usage. After running some experimental tests, the lawyers behind the lawsuit claim that every transaction has resulted in an over charge.

Android Users Sue Google For $50M Over Tracking

We just got wind that two Android users have sued Google over claims that their Android phones were used as a tracking mechanism without their consent. The two people that filed the lawsuit are both residents of Oakland County in Michigan.

The lawsuit was filed on April 27th in a Detroit Federal Court. Both residents use HTC Inspire 4G phones and both claim that “[the Android devices track them] just as if a tracking device for which a court-ordered warrant would ordinarily be required.” The two plaintiffs are looking to turn the Android tracking case into a class action and are seeking $50 million in damages, as well as a court order to force Google to eliminate tracking.

Tesla Sues Top Gear For False Claim

Tesla is suing Top Gear over a “false claim” made during a 2008 show. The lawsuit against the BBC network is for libel and “malicious falsehood”, claiming that Top Gear created a false portrayal of the “performance if its all-electric Roadster sports car.” Of the many ways Top Gear misrepresented the sports car, the primary problem against BBC’s top show is that the roadster can travel 200+ miles, rather than the…

Nokia Sues Apple For 46 Patents

Nokia has claimed that it filed a second patent infringement against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission. The claim accuses Apple of violating multiple Nokia patents in Apple’s iPod, iPhone, Macs, and iPads.

Nokia says that seven of their patents have been violated in areas of multi-tasking operating systems, data synchronization, positioning, call quality, and use of Bluetooth accessories. Interestingly enough, Nokia had previously filed a claim against Apple which was found by the ITC to be…