Apple has defeated email app maker Blix’s claims in Delaware federal court that it uses its “Sign In With Apple” single sign-on (SSO) feature to stifle competition from it and other app makers.
US District Judge Leonard Stark on Friday, July 9, dismissed Blix’s third complaint in the case with prejudice for failing to show that an Apple policy requiring developers to offer the feature when they offer any SSOs on its iOS mobile operating system restricted competition, finalizing Apple’s win after two earlier rulings in its favor.
“This case demonstrates that Apple has consistently acted legally by introducing its own innovative products and features that promote competition,” an Apple spokesperson wrote in a Monday email, calling Blix a “frequent complainer to press and regulators” that had raised “false conspiracy theories and anti-competitive claims.”
Blix and its attorneys Daniel Melman of Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz, Mark Rifkin of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz, and John Day and Andrew Mayo of Ashby & Geddes didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, nor did Apple’s attorneys Daniel Swanson of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and David Moore of Potter Anderson & Corroon.
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