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RIM Patent Might Bid Blurrycam Shots Goodbye

01/01/2013, Have you ever wondered how come most of the spy shots that we see of upcoming devices tend to be blurry in nature? Could it be because the window of opportunity to shoot that money shot is so small, that one cannot help but have shaking hands while he or...

Apple Patent Describes Mouse With Built-In Motion Detectors

12/27/2012, The Apple Magic Mouse already accepts multitouch gestures, although with Apple’s iOS devices featuring gyroscopes and accelerometers, we guess we can’t say we’re too shocked to learn that Apple might be interested in incorporating some of that into...

iPod Touch Design Patent Awarded

12/26/2012, Apple is a company that is huge on patents, so it is interesting to hear that a design patent for the hugely successful iPod touch has been awarded to Apple, and it has been a long time in coming, if you could say so. After all, we are talking about a...

Apple Wins Micro-SIM Patent

12/25/2012, Apple has just received the best gift this Christmas. And apparently it’s not from Santa. It is, however, coming from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The gift is in the form of a newly-awarded patent for the Micros SIM card. According...

Nikon Digital Back Display For 35mm Camera Patent

12/18/2012, There are some patents that would do nothing other than to elicit a nice, long yawn from you, while other patents are interesting enough to keep you glued to the edge of your seat. Case in point, one of Nikon’s recently filed patent that will see a...

Device Airbag From Amazon On The Way?

12/18/2012, Have you ever experienced the heart stopping moment that occurs every time you drop your favorite gadget, with smartphones being one of the more common “victims”? Well, this is why the third party accessories market makes quite a killing as they play...

Apple Patents Intelligent Call Options

12/13/2012, Apple is a hotbed for patents, and this is not surprising considering the number of innovations that they have introduced in the world of consumer electronics over the years. Well, it seems that a couple of Apple patent applications has been published by...

Wi-LAN sues RIM over alleged Bluetooth patent infringement

12/12/2012, With RIM so close to launching its Blackberry 10 platform and its accompanying device in early 2013, the last thing they need would be legal troubles to trip them up, but that’s exactly what has happened. It seems that a company by the name of Wi-LAN...

Apple patents a novel approach to caller ID

12/11/2012, Attaching a photo to a contact on your phone is pretty much standard fare these days, but it seems that Apple might have a patent in which caller ID might be taken to a more novel level. Normally attaching a photo to a contact will have it display when...

Apple and Google team up to buy Kodak’s patents

12/10/2012, While Apple and Google are competitors in terms of smartphone platforms, they aren’t exactly suing each other, and interestingly it seems that both companies have even gone as far as teaming up together to buy Kodak’s patents for a whopping $500...

‘Steve Jobs Patent’ Tentatively Invalidated By USPTO

12/07/2012, Back in the glory days, multitouch was the key feature that separated the iPhone from the rest. Nowadays, however, the tables are beginning to turn, and Apple is somewhat forced to unleash the troll within, in a bid to preserve thy “precious”...