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A peace plan to end the wireless wars

Boris Teksler Contributor Boris Teksler is the former licensing chief at Apple and current chief executive of the patent licensing company Conversant IP. Joe Siino Contributor Joseph Siino is the form

Essential really wants to solve the screen notch problem

In a way, Essential is something of a pioneer. Before the iPhone X helped the world reluctantly embrace the screen notch, the company proudly displayed one atop its first flagship. Since then, of cour

Home decorating gets a new AR toolkit thanks to Intellectual Ventures’ new incubator

Taking another step toward shedding its reputation as the tech industry's most notorious patent troll, Intellectual Ventures is launching the first company from its incubator. The company's ISF Incuba

Amazon patents a drone that delivers a charge to power up EVs on the go

A recent Amazon patent could be an answer to range anxiety, albeit one that sounds a bit more sci-fi than practical solution at the moment: the newly granted patent (via Roadshow) describes a drone th

WordPress to ditch React library over Facebook patent clause risk

Automattic, the company behind the popular open source web publishing software WordPress, has said it will be pulling away from using Facebook's React javaScript library over concerns about a patent c

Personal Audio loses its appeal for podcasting patent

A year after taking up the case, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled in favor of the Electronic Frontier Foundation in its challenge against podcasting patent troll, Personal Aud

Apple paid Nokia $2 billion as part of a patent lawsuit settlement

After a quick fight, Apple and Nokia settled a patent lawsuit back in May. But the two companies didn’t comment on the value of this settlement. While terms of the deal are still undisclosed, Nokiam

Outside of AI, companies are doing less research and more development

If you’ve been following the headlines in the world of AI, you might be fooled into thinking that corporations are doubling down, rather than withdrawing, from pure research. But on the ground,

China sides with Emmanulle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna in CRISPR patent war

Continuing the patent dispute internationally, China has now given the Charpentier/Doudna side a patent to edit genes in the country. CRISPR pioneers Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna lost a

Amazon, now a physical retailer too, is granted an anti-showrooming patent

Amazon was recently granted a patent that could be used to prevent brick-and-mortar retailers from leveraging technology in their stores that could stop shoppers from comparing prices of in-store prod

Apple and Nokia bury patent hatchet

Well that didn't last long. A fresh patent spat between Nokia and Apple which fired up at the back end of last year when Cupertino accused the former world number one mobile maker of making like a pat

Uber enlisted Yves Behar to design a taxi-style sign for the roofs of cars

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a big, light up sign designed to be displayed on the roof of a car carrying paid passengers. It’s not exactly the sort of invention that’ll catch the wor

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 multipl

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 batt

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 appea

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 r

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.&#822

New Apple Patent Covers Hovering Gestures For iPhone Displays

3D Touch was just a first step. AppleInsider <a target="_blank" href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/02/02/apple-patents-hover-sensing-multitouch-display-">has spotted</a> a <a target="_blank" hr

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 target="_blank" href="http://pimg-fpiw.uspto.gov/fdd/67/950/091/0.pdf">a new patent</a> to Google for a potential

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 Ap
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