July 9th, 2012

Having Resolved its Case With ProView, Apple Faces Another Lawsuit in China

Having only just resolved an intellectual property case in the country earlier this month, Apple finds itself in hot water again in China over an allegations that its Siri personal assistant software violates the patents of a Chinese software developer. Zhi Zhen Internet Technology, a Shanghai-based software developer, alleges that Apple’s Siri — which launched [...]

May 9th, 2012

In its Patent War With ProView, Apple Emerges Victorious on American Front

A California judge has dismissed Proview’s lawsuit against Apple over the “iPad” name it claims it owns. Judge Mark Pierce, who presided over the case, dismissed the case late last week, agreeing with an argument presented by Apple’s lawyers that the two parties had agreed in contract to settle any disputes in Hong Kong, according [...]

February 28th, 2012

ProView: Apple is Engaged in Fraud, Unfair Competition

ProView Electronics has upped the ante in its trademark war with Apple, updating the lawsuit it has against the company in the United States to allege that Apple is engaged in “fraud and unfair competition”. If these allegations hold true, as ProView hopes, the company believes that its 2009 sale of the “IPAD” trademark will [...]

February 24th, 2012

As the Apple-ProView Patent Battle Continues, Bizarre iPhone Knockoffs Emerge

While Apple and Chinese manufacturer ProView continue their bitter and vitriolic battle as to who legally owns the iPad trademark, a variety of media reports have emerged from the country showcasing some downright bizarre iPhone knockoffs. iSimulacrum To many Chinese the iPhone is an expensive luxury. In many ways it is also an unnecessary luxury [...]

February 17th, 2012

ProView’s “iPad” Finally Unveiled

Two Wall Street Journal reporters have managed to get their hands on press materials for ProView’s “iPad” at a company press conference. ProView is currently locked in a particularly vicious trademark battle with Apple. ProView alleges that Apple’s bestselling tablet knowingly and blazingly violates its rights to its protected trademark “iPad”. As Chinese courts have [...]

February 16th, 2012

China Ramps up iPad Seizures

iPads are disappearing from the shelves of retailers in many Chinese cities as a trademark dispute between Apple and ProView ramps up. According to the online edition of the China Business News, iPads were taken off shelves and seized in Zhengzhou, Qingdao, Shijiazhuang, and Xuzhou. The Diyi Caijing Daily reports that two major shopping malls [...]