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Apple Wants To Build A Joystick Into Your iPhone’s Home Button

01/15/2015, There is a good majority of phones these days that have ditched the physical home button, instead relying on capacitive buttons to do the work. This has its benefits as this means less wear and tear, an issue that iPhone owners are probably very familiar...

Ericsson And Apple To Battle It Out In Court

01/14/2015, Ericsson has tangled with Samsung in the courtroom before, and the legal battles between Samsung and Apple are well documented. Having said that, it seems as though we are going to see another courtroom battle fought out – this time with Ericsson...

Samsung Is Runner Up For New USPTO patents Awarded In 2014

01/12/2015, Second place is the first loser – that is what I saw on a “No Fear” tee many years ago, and while it drips with some bit of sarcasm, there is also truth in that. However, context is always important, so it is no mean feat for Samsung to be the...

Samsung Smart Glove Patent Filed

01/07/2015, Hmmm, it looks as though the “smart” prefix is about to apply itself in the world of gloves, going to prove yet again that truth can be stranger than fiction. After all, Samsung did pull a fast one – or at least, attempt to do so in last...

Apple Gets New Patent Granted

12/30/2014, We have learned that Apple has been granted a spanking new patent by the USPTO today, where this particular patent would offer the description of a new kind of stylus in detail, which would allow it to capture handwriting directly from a user, even as the...

Microsoft Patents Eye-Tracking Keyboard

12/26/2014, While some of us still prefer tapping out keys on the keyboard when typing on our smartphones and tablets, there are some who believe that using keyboards like Swype is a faster alternative. For those who are unfamiliar with Swype, it’s basically a...

Nortel Patents Put On Sale For $900 Million

12/25/2014, Rockstar Consortium, an outfit that picked up the patent portfolio of bankrupt telecoms firm Nortel, has decided to sell of most of the technology involved to a company that touts itself to be a dedicated crusader of reducing patent litigation. RPX...

Apple Patent Hints At More Secure Touch ID Unlocking

12/22/2014, Touch ID is a feature Apple introduced in the iPhone 5s that allowed users to unlock their phone and enter their Apple ID password without having to type anything as it uses fingerprint recognition. While it does seem to be pretty secure enough, could it...

Microsoft Files For Multi Touch Movement Gestures Patent

12/03/2014, Companies do take patents very seriously, since this is one way where they can protect their intellectual property and make a handsome sum of money out of it if others were to make use of it. Having said that, we have seen Apple wanting to protect a...

Apple Loses Its Australian Appeal For ‘App Store’ Trademark

12/02/2014, Apple is a company that is well known for taking care of its intellectual property, but here is an instance where the court did not find the ruling in Apple’s favor. An Australian court decided to throw out Apple’s appeal of a prior ruling which...

New Google Glass Patent Points To Futuristic Design

12/02/2014, Google Glass, a piece of wearable technology that has definitely garnered a fair amount of interest over the past year, looks as though it is going to gain an upgrade. Of course, nothing official has been announced just yet as at press time, but it seems...