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Apple Sues Motorola Over Multi-touch

10/31/2010, Considering how popular multi-touch technology is on touchscreen smartphones nowadays, it isn’t too surprising to hear that Apple has filed patent infringement suits against Motorola, claiming that the multi-touch that it uses includes Apple-owned...

Apple wants to toughen up your future iDevices

10/28/2010, Apple’s patent application might be something that all gadget lovers would want to see in their future purchases, since the fruity company is trying to find ways to make gizmos a whole lot more scratch-resistant and durable than they are currently...

Microsoft aims to patent dynamic keyboard

10/14/2010, Microsoft has plans to apply for a patent on a new kind of physical keyboard which will be able to display various key icons, depending on how you will use it. Sounds familiar? Well, surely the Optimus keyboard will come into mind here, as that super...

Facebook Patents New Social CAPTCHA System

09/10/2010, Facebook has filed for an interesting patent on a new technology that it hopes will help ward of the scammers and hackers on Facebook. The patent describes a new CAPTCHA system that will make use of the user’s social graph, dubbed the social...

RIM Patents Traffic-sensing Billboards

09/07/2010, Perhaps RIM intends to get its feet wet in the advertising scene too, as patent filings for some billboard systems have been filed by RIM, called the “Adaptive roadside billboard system and related methods” and the “Adaptive pedestrian...

Facebook Search Patent Returns Results Based On Your Social Network

08/31/2010, If there was any doubt that Facebook and Google were on collision course, the recent patent that Facebook was awarded regarding certain types of search algorithms should dispel that. The social networking giant has managed to patent the “ranking of...

BlackBerry patent for physically rotatable keyboard filed

08/26/2010, Research In Motion (RIM) has filed a patent for a physically rotatable keyboard that sports a numeric QWERTY layout – now this is definitely something worth checking out. After all, the display itself will not rotate, but rather the keyboard will do...

Is Near Field Communications Coming To The iPhone?

08/16/2010, Could Apple be looking to bring Near Field Communications (NFC) to its future iPhones? The fruity company has quietly hired Benjamin Vigier, a expert in said field and a person who has worked on mobile payment apps for PayPal, Sprint, Starbucks and other...