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Apple faces fine and temporary closure in Italy for not offering free two-year warranty

While Apple might be scoring major legal victories against Samsung in the U.S., authorities in Italy are threatening to impose a 300,000 euro fine and temporary closure of local operations if Apple doesn't offer a free two-year warranty on iPads, iPhones, and other products.

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Apple wins preliminary U.S. sales injunction of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

California judge Lucy Koh has ruled in favor of a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 requested by Apple, which will result in a halt of sales in the U.S. once Apple posts a $2.6 billion bond to cover potential damages Samsung would suffer. "Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly, by flooding the market with infringing products," Judge Koh said.

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Apple settles 4G advertising case in Australia, agrees to pay $2.25 million penalty

Apple has agreed to pay a $2.25 million fine plus $300,000 in legal costs following a complaint from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission about the "4G" branding on the iPad. The LTE connectivity in the new iPad is incompatible with Australia's current network, meaning the iOS tablet could only connect over HSPA+.

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Chicago judge tentatively dismisses Apple-Motorola patent case

Chicago judge Richard Posner has thrown out Apple and Motorola's jury trial set to start next Monday, calling their patent claims "frivolous" and "ridiculous". Posner had previously forbidden Apple from turning the case into a "popularity contest", which is certainly fair given the experts that Apple is prone to dragging out for these kinds of cases.

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Samsung and Apple reportedly fail to settle on patent dispute

Word has it that Samsung and Apple's mediated settlement talks were not fruitful, and that their patent dispute will be ongoing. This outcome probably seems a little obvious after Apple filed to ban the Galaxy Tab 10.1 from being imported to the U.S. the day the negotiations kicked off.

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Samsung talks smack about "slavish adoration" to Apple in court

In its patent case against Apple, Samsung had recently asked that some of Apple's experts be dismissed from testifying, and now they're asking that one more be banned.

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Court asks Apple and HTC to negotiate patent dispute settlement

Delaware courts have have called for delegates from HTC and Apple to meet on August 28 to talk about settling the patent dispute that has blocked the U.S. import of some HTC handsets.

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Apple wins iPhone5.com domain

After placing a claim placed with the World Intellectual Property Organization, Apple has won the web domain iPhone5.com from a small independent online forum. The forum is now gone, and the WHOIS domain information points to some new holding company, likely hired by Apple.

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Apple motions to dismiss Siri class action lawsuit

Apple's getting sued for Siri being beta, apparently. A class-action lawsuit in Oakland, California is alleging that Apple has been improperly representing Siri in their ads and that the functionality isn't as perfect as Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschenel led them to believe

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17 more states join e-book class action lawsuit against Apple, Steve Jobs involvement surfaces

17 more American states have joined the class action lawsuit against Apple and publishers for e-book pricing collusion according to amended court documents. The new docs also revealed an e-mail from the late Steve Jobs describing how he saw the situation to the parent company of one of the conspiring publishers.

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