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Apple has appealed its lawsuit against Corellium

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What you need to know

  • Apple is appealing a lawsuit against Corellium.
  • It's over claims that Corellium's iOS virtualization software is a breach of copyright.
  • The two had just settled part of the lawsuit last week.

Apple has filed an appeal in its lawsuit against Corellium, after just settling the case last week.

Apple has filed claims against the security research outfit over allegations its iOS virtualization software is a breach of copyright. Now Apple has filed an appeal against a ruling in favor of Corellium handed down last year. In newly-filed court documents attorney's for Apple stated:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plaintiff Apple Inc. hereby appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from the Final Judgment entered in this action on August 17, 2021 (ECF No. 1013) as to Apple's claims for copyright infringement (First, Second, and Third Claim for Relief in the Second Amended Complaint, ECF No. 589) and all other orders and decisions antecedent and ancillary thereto, including all rulings, reports, recommendations, and opinions that merged into and became part of the Final Judgment and upon which the Final Judgment is based—including but not limited to the District Court's Order on the Parties' Motion for Summary Judgment entered on December 29, 2020

Court documents released publicly on Wednesday state that Apple had agreed to dismiss a copyright claim pertaining to DMCA, in exchange for Corellium dismissing its counterclaims regarding civil procedure, the joint stipulation further notes that Apple had retained its right to appeal the summary judgment against the company.

Earlier this week Corellium stated that it applauded Apple's "commitment to holding itself accountable by third-party researchers" and said its platform was "uniquely capable of supporting researchers in that effort." However, Corellium's Chief Executive Amanda Gorton reportedly stated of the recent appeal that "enough is enough" and that Apple could not "pretend to hold itself accountable to the security research community while simultaneously trying to make that research illegal."

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.