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January 03, 2013

US Court Rejects Part of Apple's App Lawsuit Against Amazon

By Ashok Bindra, TMCnet Contributor

On Wednesday, Reuters (News - Alert) reported that U.S. judge rejected part of Apple's lawsuit against online retailer Amazon’s use of the term App Store. The court ruling has challenged Apple’s (News - Alert) false advertising claim against Amazon.

The U.S. district Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland, Calif., granted Amazon's motion for partial summary judgment, which only challenged Apple's false advertising allegations. Meanwhile, Apple has leveled other claims against Amazon, including trademark infringement.

According to Reuters, “An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment, and an Amazon representative could not be reached immediately.”

Lately Amazon has stepped up competition against Apple. For example, the online retailer launched a cheaper version Kindle tablet to aggressively go after the dominant Apple iPad, thus, trying hard to attract mobile application developers to its Kindle platform... Read More >>>

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