Dispute over the app store: us court rejects monopoly suit against apple

Dispute over the App Store: US court rejects monopoly suit against Apple

Heavy pre-yields of a mail app provider against apple extend in the sand: a us court has apple’s request for rejecting the action in which the iphone group is accused of the obstruction of competitors in the app store, in several points. The company blix, provider of the e-mail client bluemail, have neither direct nor indirect evidence for apple’s monopolic power can be made, the court succeeded.

No evidence for monopoly abuse

Blix have the accusation that apple "high prices" for his devices and apps demand, do not underpin, the judge writes in the burial (blix vs. Apple, file number 1: 19-cv-01869, united states district court for the district of delaware). Also be the app provider "figures" probably remained that apple "vetometer" uber apps ultimately limit. Blix has also failed to define a market in which apple allegedly has a monopoly and how the group was exploited there his market power.

Blix ‘had described in the lawsuit that the e-mail client on "multiple platforms" and also succeeded in the app store, so the judge continues – the demonstration that apple’s mac app store has not been decisive for success – and not as "essential decor" be classified. Unlike ios apps, mac apps can also be distributed outside apple’s app store.

Apple refers to security concerns

Even a patent infringement cited by blix also rejected the court in a point clearly, but lets the liability to bring the scope again to bring the monopoly abuse vow in overworked form.

Apple has the bluemail app in the search results "vacuum" and thrown out of the mac app store, lieged blix last year. Apple explained in return, you have thrown out the e-mail client for security concerns. The app provider then called developers to revolt against apple – a short time later find apple bluemail after eight months back to the mac app store.