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Senators accuse Apple of 'highly questionable' billion-dollar tax avoidance scheme

Apple uses a "highly questionable" web of offshore entities to avoid paying billions in US income taxes, a Senate committee alleged on Monday.<p>The …

Apple Wins Trademark Lawsuit, Allowed To Use The Word ‘iBooks ‘

A trademark lawsuit brought against Apple in regards to its use of the term “iBooks” was dismissed today in federal court. Black Tower Press sued Apple in 2011, saying that it owned a trademark acquired in 2006 and 2007. The lawsuit also noted that Apple had a trademark for the term “iBook,” which …

Judiciary

Future iPhone could sport invisible buttons

The iPhone could one day come with buttons and controls that blend right into the background, effectively making them invisible.<p>Granted to Apple on Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a patent dubbed "Disappearing button or slider" describes how various controls on the iPhone and other …

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

<b>Update:</b> Bloomberg reports Apple has now won an order granting its request for Google to provide more information about its process of turning over documents in an ongoing lawsuit with Samsung:<p>U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal in San Jose, California, ordered Google within two days to disclose …

Apple demanding Android source code in Samsung lawsuit

The ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung is heating up yet again. This time around, Apple is turning to Google and has requested that they …

Patents

Apple: Google Is Not a “Friend of the Court” in Samsung Case

In Apple’s sprawling legal battle with Samsung, Google is hardly an impartial party. It’s the author of the Android mobile operating system that the …

Apple's Lightning Connector Detailed in Newly-Published Patent Applications

As noted by <i>AppleInsider</i>, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today published three Apple patent applications related to the company's Lightning connector introduced on its iOS devices late last year.<p><i>Perspective view of Lightning connector</i><p>The first application describes the hardware itself, while …

Apple wins trademark case over ‘iBooks’

A small New York publisher that uses the label “ibooks” has struck out in its lawsuit against Apple,(s AAPL) after a New York court on Wednesday held …