In Pictures: Apple vs. The World - Apple’s definitive legal battles

Here you’ll find a list of some of the most important, influential, notable, and even downright silly legal battles that Apple has been involved in since first forming in 1976.

Apple vs. Carl Sagan

In 1994, astronomer Carl Sagan sued Apple for using his name as an internal codename for the Power Mac 7100, a nod to his catchphrase and what they hoped to earn in the computer’s sales: “billions and billions.” Sagan lost, but when Apple changed the codename to “BHA,” short for “butt-head astronomer,” he sued again, this time for libel, and lost again. The Power Mac 7100, meanwhile, hardly earned Apple “billions and billions.”

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