patent

  • Nokia reignites Apple patent battle with a spate of new lawsuits

    Nokia reignites Apple patent battle with a spate of new lawsuits

    Five years after burying the hatchet with Apple, Nokia’s back at it again. The one-time phone-making juggernaut announced this week that it’s ready to go back to court in a big way, filing multiple lawsuits aimed squarely at Cupertino. The company celebrated the filings with a press release detailing the claims, which stem from 32 patents related to a wide range of related… Read More

  • Samsung scores an 8-0 Supreme Court ruling in Apple patent case

    Samsung scores an 8-0 Supreme Court ruling in Apple patent case

    This morning’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling was nothing if not decisive. The nation’s highest court handed down an 8-0 ruling in favor of the South Korean smartphone maker in its on-going legal battle against its chief competitor. The case, which dates back to 2011, centers around design patents. Apple sued the phone maker over hardware and software design, including, notably, the use… Read More

  • Apple patent shows Siri inside iMessage to help with scheduling, payments and more

    Apple patent shows Siri inside iMessage to help with scheduling, payments and more

    Google’s smart virtual helper Google Assistant is finding its way into everything from the company’s chat app Allo to Pixel smartphones and its Amazon Echo rival, Google Home. Now it appears that Apple is considering following suit in at least one of those areas. A newly unearthed Apple patent indicates the company is looking into integrating Siri into its own messaging… Read More

  • Ending patent wars will be a huge boon to the tech industry Crunch Network

    Ending patent wars will be a huge boon to the tech industry

    Because of these patent wars and patent trolls, technology companies are divesting huge resources to defend themselves rather than advancing their innovations. This is the equivalent of nuclear arms race and is a lose-lose situation. Read More

  • Microsoft And GoPro Sign Patent Licensing Deal For File Storage Technology

    Microsoft And GoPro Sign Patent Licensing Deal For File Storage Technology

    Microsoft, though its Microsoft Licensing LLC, and GoPro today announced that they have signed a collaborative patent licensing deal for “certain file storage and other system technologies.” “This agreement with GoPro shows the incredible breadth of technology sharing enabled through patent transactions,” said Nick Psyhogeos, president of Microsoft Technology Licensing… Read More

  • New Apple Patent Covers Hovering Gestures For iPhone Displays

    New Apple Patent Covers Hovering Gestures For iPhone Displays

    3D Touch was just a first step. AppleInsider has spotted a new patent that would add a proximity sensor layer into your iPhone display. It would open up a brand new field of interactions for your phone with new hovering gestures. Read More

  • The New Google Glass Could Look Like A Monocle 🕵

    The New Google Glass Could Look Like A Monocle 🕵

    Get ready for the Google Monocle. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a new patent to Google for a potential upcoming version of Google Glass. The best way to put it is that it doesn’t look like a pair of glasses anymore — it’s a glorious monocle that wraps around your head. Read More

  • Innovating In A World Of Patent Lawsuits Crunch Network

    Innovating In A World Of Patent Lawsuits

    Apple seems to get caught in lots of patent fights. Since 2009, Nokia has sued Apple (they settled), Apple has sued HTC (they settled), Kodak sued Apple (Kodak is appealing), Motorola Mobility sued Apple (Apple is appealing) and Apple and Samsung filed more than 40 lawsuits against each other (still fighting it out in the U.S.). The list goes on. With so much energy spent in patent… Read More

  • Patent Reform Tries Again Crunch Network

    Patent Reform Tries Again

    Patent reform, long a decidedly unsexy topic best discussed over a strong espresso, has been a hot topic in recent years. Even though Congress substantially overhauled the patent system just three and a half years ago with the passage of the America Invents Act, the continued public drumbeat (a drumbeat taken up by President Obama, among others) against “Patent Assertion… Read More

  • Company Awarded Patent For ‘Space Elevator’

    Company Awarded Patent For ‘Space Elevator’

    The space game is hot and only the strongest are going to survive. One Canadian company feels like its in a good spot to succeed, having just been awarded the patent for a “space elevator.” Back to the how’s and what’s in a second…the company, Thoth Technology, took an aggressive shot at Elon Musk’s SpaceX in the process of announcing the news by way of its… Read More

  • Apple Is Looking At Facial Recognition For Easing Photo-Sharing

    Apple Is Looking At Facial Recognition For Easing Photo-Sharing

    Perhaps taking a leaf out of Facebook’s playbook, Apple is looking at ways to automatically share photographs with the people being snapped, according to a new patent filing. Read More

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