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FBI asks Apple for help cracking Florida gunman’s iPhones

The FBI is pressing Apple for help opening iPhones that belonged to the Saudi military student who killed three people last month at a naval base in Pensacola, Florida, signaling a potential revival of the fight between the federal government ...

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Supreme Court rules against Apple, allowing lawsuit targeting App Store to proceed

WASHINGTON – Apple suffered a significant defeat at the Supreme Court on Monday, when the justices ruled that consumers could forge ahead with a lawsuit against the tech giant over the way it manages its App Store. The 5-4 decision ...

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IP Frontiers: Supreme Court curtails design patent damages in Samsung v. Apple

There are generally three types of patents — utility, design and plant patents. Plant patents cover new plant breeds and hybrids. Utility patents cover the function and/or structure of processes, articles of manufacture and compositions of matter. Design patents cover ...

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Apple wants Congress to decide iPhone encryption issue

WASHINGTON — Apple Inc. will tell a federal judge this week in legal papers that its fight with the FBI over accessing a locked and encrypted iPhone should be kicked to Congress, rather than decided by courts, The Associated Press ...

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Apple began iPhone encryption fight last fall, in Brooklyn

NEW YORK — By prosecutors’ count, Apple helped federal law enforcement agents extract information from iPhones in criminal investigations at least 70 times in seven years before suddenly expressing a change of heart last fall in an otherwise ordinary drug ...

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New York City police say iPhone encryption is thwarting investigations

NEW YORK — Police and prosecutors in New York City say encryption technology on Apple mobile phones is now routinely hindering criminal investigations. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said Thursday that there are 175 Apple devices sitting in ...

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Court agrees Apple violated antitrust law in e-book entry

NEW YORK — Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices when it entered a market in 2010 that had been dominated by Amazon.com, a federal appeals court said Tuesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court ...

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Apple, Google add new features to phone pay apps

SAN FRANCISCO — The tech industry has been saying for years that smartphones would make traditional wallets obsolete. But most people still use cash or plastic when they shop in stores. That could change later this year when three leading ...

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IP Frontiers: A new regime for international design protection in the U.S.

In the United States, design patents protect the visual, ornamental appearance of an article of manufacture or product. Historically, this effective exclusionary right has been underutilized. To obtain a patent for a new design, the non-functional ornamental features of a ...

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Appeals court: Apple must submit to imposition of monitor

NEW YORK — Apple must cooperate with a court-appointed monitor after a judge found the technology giant colluded with book publishers in 2010 to raise electronic book prices, a federal appeals court said Thursday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Beacons pop up in stores ahead of holidays

NEW YORK — From American Eagle to Apple Stores, beacons are popping up everywhere. Are they a shopper’s best friend or another pesky Big Brother monitoring our every move? The square or rectangular devices, smaller than a smartphone, can hang ...

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