04/26/2012, Big corporations like Apple, Google and Microsoft may find themselves on occasion the target of lawsuits over alleged patent infringements, and this latest lawsuit involves those three companies along with a bunch of other companies, some of which you might be familiar with. A small firm by the name of Potter Voice is currently suing these companies over alleged patent infringement pertaining to natural-language voice control of a computer. This […]
04/26/2012, Unlike Apple, Microsoft hasn’t really seen a lot of press regarding its legal woes, at least not as far as Android is concerned. That’s because unlike Apple, Microsoft has decided that there is probably more to gain by licensing out their patents to the competition as opposed to trying to stop the competition altogether. So far Microsoft has managed to sign licensing deals with Android manufacturing partners such as HTC, […]
04/25/2012, According to Patently Apple, the Cupertino tech giant that is Apple has just won a new set of patents that will define its direction in the future years to come. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted the release of twenty-five new patents for Apple. The agency declared that the aforementioned patents are mostly utility-based patents for such things like connectors, security, networking and more.
04/25/2012, Nokia of Finland as well as HTC of Taiwan managed to get some good news this week (particularly for the latter as it has stopped performing gangbusters in 2011 as well as this year, no thanks to the Apple iPhone 4S’ superb “home ground” performance as well as in other parts of the world) as both companies picked up a victory in a key European ruling, where a patent of […]
04/25/2012, For those wondering about the whole patent war between Apple and Samsung, the former has accused the latter of stealing its designs when it came to several Galaxy handsets. Samsung of course denied that but thanks to a court order, the Korean company was ordered to turn over documents to Apple that supposedly proved that they had referenced features and designs from some of Apple’s products.
04/25/2012, A judge from the International Trade Commission (ITC) this Tuesday said that Apple has infringed a patent belonging to Motorola Mobility in making the iPhone, the iPad and a couple of other products. The said patent that Apple has presumably violated is a patent of Motorola for eliminating noise and other interference during voice and data transmissions.
04/24/2012, In a report by Bloomberg yesterday, Motorola Mobility won a U.S International Trade Commission (ITC) Judge’s initial ruling to block imports of Microsoft’s Xbox systems. Although this is just an initial ruling, it is another step towards the final ruling that is said to be issued in August. Judge David Shaw of the ITC stated that Microsoft was wrong in violating four out of five Motorola patents. The patents involved […]
04/23/2012, MMOs are great for meeting people online. While they might turn out to be great friends that you share a guild with for the next 5 years, or if they’re someone you add to your ignore list 5 minutes later is a different story all together. Interestingly however, Sony has filed for a patent that appears to suggest that online gamers should meet up. No, we’re not talking about some […]
04/23/2012, Touchscreens are definitely not new. Some of you guys might be old enough to recall walking through museums back in the day before smartphones were popular, and playing around with some of the interactive displays that made use of touchscreen technology. Well now it seems that one such company that developed the technology for museum exhibits, Flatworld Interactives, is suing Apple for allegedly infringing upon its patent which has been […]
04/22/2012, Microsoft looks into the future with their patent for a low-powered interactive secondary display, where the secondary display will sip very little juice in a rather similar vein as that of an e-ink device. This particular display will show off various information which will depend largely on the state of the primary display. What you see above shows the secondary display taking up the entire back segment of a device […]
04/20/2012, Hospitals have displays and monitors that shows a patient’s heart rate and vitals. Perhaps looking to cut down the amount of wires strapped to a patient, or for those at home who are simply curious, a recently discovered patent filed by Sony back in 2010 revealed that the company was looking at creating a wireless wristband that not only monitors the wearer’s heart rate, but their vitals along with blood […]
04/20/2012, Have you ever wanted your phone to react in a certain way depending on how you held it? For example if you started your morning jog, wouldn’t it be great if your phone could detect that and launch a fitness app that tracks your distance, speed, etc? Google could very well be working on that if a patent filed back in October 2011 were ever to materialize. According to the […]
04/20/2012, HTC is currently being sued by Apple for allegedly infringing upon the Cuppertino company’s patents. These patents include several that pertain to touchscreen displays and gestures, such as zooming in on photos, multitouch gestures and the slide-to-unlock feature. As far as the layman is concerned, we’re sure that most can agree that these features are pretty much considered to be “standards” as far as touchscreen-based smartphones are concerned these days […]
04/20/2012, Devices that feature keyboards that can be flipped out or spun away from the screen isn’t new. Examples include the Motorola Flipout which was released two years ago. Perhaps RIM though the Flipout was a good idea and wanted to make something similar which might explain this patent that RIM filed for in 2010. The patent essentially describes a phone whose keyboard does not have a permanent fixture on the […]