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. Franklin Computer Corp.

In 1982, Apple sued Franklin Computer Corp. for its Apple II clone, whose ROM and operating system copied directly from Apple's own code. Franklin argued that code was not copyrightable. Ultimately, the U.S. Court of Appeals decided in Apple's favor, ruling that computer software could be copyrighted.

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