Set back for Qualcomm in Mannheim
A patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple was thrown out by a German court on Tuesday.
Investigative dive: Apple or 3400 distributors cannot sell 7 or 8
Qualcomm has posted a bond to enforce an iPhone 7 / 8 Germany ban and affecting immediately Apple or its 3400 distributors which are not allowed to sell, distributive or import iPhone 7 or 8 and plus variants of both. Apple has been in dispute with Qualcomm over licensing and lost the hardware patent case in a German court in Munich on December 20th, 2018. After Qualcomm posted a bond, the permanent injunction is immediately enforceable.
Looks like Apple is not going to get away with it after all
As we predicted, fruity cargo cult Apple is not getting away with ignoring a court ban in Germany and is being forced to pull iPhones from its stores.
Deeper dive: Germany can even arrest executives
Last week’s ruling in a district court in Munich, Germany is about a hardware patent named tracking envelope and it affects the iPhone 7, 8 and 8 Plus. This is a tough defeat for Apple as while it can issue an OS update and remove the features in software and fix the China ruling, it cannot stop using Qualcomm hardware patents in German phones.
German court tells Jobs' Mob it must pay its bills for copying
Qualcomm was granted a second injunction against Apple on Thursday, banning it from selling some iPhone models in Germany that use chips from Intel and parts from another supplier, Qorvo.
France suggests a sunset clause
The European Union is working out a way to tax big tech and thinks that an agreement could still be found by the end of the year.
Tooting the internet lebensraum horn
Germans will acquire a legal right to fast internet under a proposed coalition between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD), the man expected to become Merkel’s top aide said in remarks published on Wednesday.
US leadership not assured
It appears that when it comes to the Internet of Things, the US is not the key innovator and that the Germans are where all the innovation is.
Well everyone else has
Acer has announced that it is looking to release some VR products in the first half of 2016.
Germany has another Martin Luther moment
Apple management are waking up this morning facing an existential crisis, after discovering that Steve Jobs did not really invent the iconic "slide to unlock" feature on the iPhone.