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. Creative Technology

This was the lawsuit that reportedly motivated Steve Jobs and Apple to exhaustively patent all aspects of the iPhone. In 1996, Creative Technologies sued Apple alleging that the iPod infringed upon Creative's patent for a menu structure on an MP3 player. In a settlement, Apple was forced to pay Creative $100 million.

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