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Apple, Qualcomm settle bitter dispute over iPhone technology

Apr. 17, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple and mobile chip maker Qualcomm have settled a bitter financial dispute centered on some of the technology that enables iPhones to connect to the internet. The surprise truce announced Tuesday came just as the former allies turned antagonists were facing off in a federal court...

Asian shares edge lower despite encouraging China GDP data

Apr. 16, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Major share benchmarks were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday after China announced its economy grew at a 6.4% annual pace in the last quarter. Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.3% to 22,289.32 and the Shanghai Composite was almost unchanged at 3,252.42. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 0.3%...

Apples wins 1, loses 1 in battle over iPhone technology

Mar. 26, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A mind-bending battle over some of the technology used in iPhones became even more muddled Tuesday when a federal trade agency handed separate victories to the embittered foes, Apple and Qualcomm. On Tuesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued two decisions within a few...

The Latest: Apple wins a round in iPhone patent dispute

Mar. 26, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. International Trade Commission's findings in cases alleging Apple's iPhones infringed on technology owned by Qualcomm (all times local): 3 p.m. The U.S. International Trade Commission is reversing an administrative law judge's findings that Apple's iPhones...

Jury rules Apple owes Qualcomm $31M for patent infringement

Mar. 15, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A jury has decided Apple should pay $31 million in damages for infringing on patents for technology owned by mobile chip maker Qualcomm that helps iPhones quickly connect to the internet and extend their battery life. The verdict Friday in a San Diego federal court follows a two-week trial...

Prosecutor: 5 found dead after house fire in murder-suicide

Mar. 15, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

SHEFFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A father of three appears to have killed his wife and his children, then taken his own life and set fire to the family home in rural western Massachusetts, the area's top prosecutor said. Luke Karpinski and Justine Wilbur, both 41, along with their 7-year-old twins and a 3-year-old...

Official: Blaze with 5 dead circumstance of murder-suicide

Mar. 14, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

SHEFFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities believe that a man killed his wife and three children before setting their western Massachusetts house on fire and killing himself. The Berkshire District Attorney tells the Berkshire Eagle that it's believed the Wednesday morning blaze in Sheffield was a circumstance of...

E-cigarette maker accuses Reynolds of patent infringement

Mar. 8, 2019 11:30 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — An Ohio manufacturer of electronic cigarettes has accused the R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company of patent infringement. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that Fuma sued the North Carolina-based subsidiary of Reynolds American in federal court on Wednesday. The lawsuit says Fuma and...

Return to sender: High court to hear undeliverable mail case

Feb. 17, 2019 4:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution for mail that gets returned as undeliverable, a common problem for businesses that send lots of letters. But the process he helped develop and built his small Alabama technology company around has resulted in a more than decadelong...