The multinational technology corporation Apple Inc. has been a participant in various legal proceedings and claims since it began operation and, like its competitors and peers, engages in litigation in its normal course of business for a variety of reasons.
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Apple's portfolio of intellectual property is broad enough, for trademarks alone, to encompass several pages of the company's web site and, in April 2012, it listed 176 general business trademarks, 79 service marks, 7 trademarks related to Ne XT products and services, and 2 trademarks related to File Maker. The claims of Apple's changes to its encoding and its refusal to license Fair Play technology to other companies were dismissed by the court 2009, but the allegation of Apple's monopoly on the i Pod's music download capabilities between 20 remained as of July 2012.
Apple claims copyright interests in multiple products and processes and owns and licenses patents of various types as well and, while it states it generally does not license its patent portfolio, it does work with third parties having an interest in product interoperability. In March 2011, Bloomberg reported that, after a related 3-year inquiry by the Competition Commission, Apple agreed in 2008 to lower its prices on i Tunes tracks sold in the United Kingdom and that Steve Jobs had been directed by the court in March 2011 to make himself available to be deposed on Apple's Fair Play changes as they relate to the plaintiffs' monopolization claim.