Lucius Fox

Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Enterprises

Xie Xianghui, the lawyer for Shenzhen-based Proview International Holdings (0334.HK) subsidiary Proview Technology, said today that despite Apple’s US announcement today of the third-generation iPad, Proview has already contacted customs authorities at more than ten port cities around China to request a block on imports and exports of the tablet.

Posted at 10:55am and tagged with: Proview, iPad, Patent, IP, Intellectual Property, Apple, Apple Inc., China, Asia, 0334.HK, Proview International Holdings, Business, Technology, Mobile, Device,.

Xie Xianghui, attorney for Shenzhen-based display device manufacturer Proview Technology, a subsidiary of Proview International Holdings (0334.HK), has announced that Huizhou Municipal Intermediate People’s Court has ruled in favor of Proview’s trademark infringement lawsuit against local iPad dealers, specifically prohibiting Shenzhen-based electronics retail chain Sundan’s Huizhou outlets from selling iPads.

Posted at 4:10pm and tagged with: China, Technology, IP, Intellectual Property, Proview, Huizhou, iPad, Apple, 0334.HK,.

Google Inc. and other advertising companies have been bypassing the privacy settings of millions of people using Apple Inc.’s Web browser on their iPhones and computers—tracking the Web-browsing habits of people who intended for that kind of monitoring to be blocked.

Posted at 10:13am and tagged with: Google, Tracking, Security, Browsers, Internet, iPhone, Safari, iPad, iPod, Desktop,.

A PDF copy of a verdict from a Hong Kong court which backs Apple in its trademark dispute involving the iPad product was leaked online today. Online sources say that e-mails containing correspondence from 2009 between Apple and tech employees with Proview (0334.HK) have also been leaked.

In his ruling, Hong Kong judge Hon Poon found Proview, which currently seeks USD 10 mln in compensation from Apple, to be in violation of an agreement between the two companies, at the same time finding Proview’s actions to be driven by the company’s dire current financial situation. The court ruled that Proview’s refusal to comply with its obligation to hand over the mainland China rights for the “iPad” trademark constitutes a violation of the two companies’ agreements.

Posted at 5:01pm and tagged with: Proview, iPad, Trademarks, Intellectual Property, IP, Hong Kong, Asia, 0334.HK,.

The president of a nonprofit group hired by Apple to inspect its suppliers’ factories has begun praising the Chinese plants of Foxconn, Apple’s largest supplier, just days after his group began inspections there.

According to reports by several news organizations, Auret van Heerden, president of the Fair Labor Association, said Foxconn’s “facilities are first-class” and “Foxconn is really not a sweatshop.”

Posted at 4:57pm and tagged with: Foxconn, Apple, iPhone, iPad, Fair Labor Association, China, Human Rights, Corporate Responsibility,.

The explosion ripped through Building A5 on a Friday evening last May, an eruption of fire and noise that twisted metal pipes as if they were discarded straws.
Color China Photo, via Associated Press
An explosion last May at a Foxconn factory in Chengdu, China, killed four people and injured 18. It built iPads.

Posted at 12:50pm and tagged with: China, Apple, APPL, iPad, Industry, Business, Technology, Asia, Asia-Pacific, Foxconn,.

Industry rumor claims that the recent plant explosion and labor disputes at OEM manufacturer Pegatron could affect supply of Apple’s next-generation iPad. Pegatron had reportedly won a large iPad order away from Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn (2038.HK; 2354.TW), as well as a contract for some of the iPad 3 tablets rumored to be slated for a March release, as well as a larger contract, estimated at 7 mln to 10 mln units, for the subsequent iPad 4.


Pegatron chairman Tong Zixian said recently that all of the production lines affected by the explosion had been repaired and that shipments would not be affected. Plant workers, however, said that reopening of the plant had been moved back from the initial January 13 date to January 18, and that it was unclear how many production lines would be reopened.

Posted at 11:03am and tagged with: Apple, iPad, Pegatron, Taiwan, OEM, Foxconn, 2038.HK, 2354.TW,.