TechRadars articles Apple sued two tech giants last week, claiming they violated its patents and trade secrets by blocking Apple’s use of the “fair use” exemption to the Fair Use doctrine.
Apple has been fighting the suit in federal court in San Francisco since December 2016.
It says the tech giants have broken their agreements with Apple in a series of deals.
Apple alleges that the companies have blocked Apple’s iPhone, iPad and Mac apps from the App Store, restricted Apple’s iCloud account access and prevented its customers from using third-party software to update its devices.
The companies also allegedly made false claims about how the iPhone and iPad software works and “prevented Apple from using the ‘fair use’ exemption in any way, to restrict or disable third-parties from using Apple’s software,” Apple’s suit said.
Apple is seeking $2 billion in damages.
In the filing, the company called the agreements with third- party software companies “toxic and dangerous.”