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Samsung, RIM, sued over emoticons

03/19/2012, While patents are said to be the newest form of corporate ammunition between companies, what you are about to read might just take things a little bit too far. It seems that RIM and Samsung’s decision to throw in a quick-access key that allows you...

Nokia applies for haptic material patent

03/16/2012, Nokia were recently granted  a slide-to-unlock patent that they can call their own, which might just be the tonic to prevent legal eagles from other companies to come knocking on their doors in the future. Well, the Finnish smartphone manufacturing...

German court rules in favor of Motorola in case against Apple

03/16/2012, Apple’s stock might have passed the $600 mark for the first time in the company’s corporate history, making them the third most valuable company to date, and we do know that their new iPad (which has already been jailbroken) is also going to...

Nokia granted slide-to-unlock patent of their own

03/15/2012, Back in October of 2011, we reported that Apple had been granted the slide-to-unlock patent, a pretty important patent as far as smartphones are concerned, and recently it looks like Nokia has been granted a slide-to-unlock patent of their own, although...

Samsung patents pointer phone

03/14/2012, Patents are the new ammunition for companies, and racking up as many relevant patents as possible right now is a surefire investment that is worth making, as you can never quite tell just when you might be able to call upon those patents in the future as...

Samsung patents mood swing phone skins

03/13/2012, It looks like Samsung is pulling a leaf out of Apple’s playbook by patenting generic ideas. According to reports online, Samsung has been reported to have a patent application for “a printed film layer stuck onto a smartphone case stuck onto a...

Apple patent reveals a self-timer with a twist

03/09/2012, Most of us should be pretty familiar with the basic mechanics of the self-timer feature on cameras. At the most basic level, it allows the photographer to set a timer before the photo is taken. Professional photographers when taking photos with long...

Apple might release mobile payment service

03/07/2012, While the world waits for the dust to settle from this morning’s new iPad and Apple TV announcements, here is more news from the fruity company – the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved a patent application that might see Apple...

Amazon patents intelligent stylus

03/06/2012, With so many touchscreen devices being churned out these days, it goes without saying that our fingers are one of the main methods of interacting with such devices. However, when winter time comes and the mercury drops to freezing levels, taking out our...

Apple may force Motorola to destroy its phones?

03/02/2012, Apple may have beaten Motorola in one of its latest legal battles that took place in Germany, but it looks like the Cupertino company isn’t satisfied just yet. Apparently the injunction granted by the Munich I Regional Court gives Apple the ability...

Google invents original search gestures

02/24/2012, It looks like Google has plans for changing the way we search using our mobile devices. The search engine giant was recently reported to have invented a new gesture for pulling off searches on future Android devices. Instead of users having to waste time...

Apple beat-matching patent application

02/24/2012, The new ammunition for huge corporations would be intellectual property, and owning relevant patents to your particular niche market or industry is the ideal way to roll in the big bucks. Apple knows this, and has filed its fair share of patents in the...

Apple patent points to thinner keyboards

02/23/2012, It does seem as though TVs are not the only ones to get flatter and flatter as time goes by. I clearly remember the early days of LCD TVs, where the sheer thinness of the entire shebang floored me compared to one of those fatty CRTs. Fast forward to...