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Tesla Motors Opens Up Its Patents For All To Use In Good Faith

06/12/2014, Patents are often described as tools used to by inventors to ensure that the technology they have developed isn’t used by anyone without permission or consent. Some criticize them for stifling innovation since big companies and corporations can...

Samsung Abused FRAND Patents Against Apple, Japanese Court Rules

05/18/2014, For those unfamiliar with FRAND terms, it’s basically where companies agree to license patents out to one another under Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory terms (FRAND). Not all patents are covered under FRAND, but rather patents that are...

Samsung To Appeal $120 Million Damage Award To Apple

05/06/2014, Samsung and Apple’s legal battles are notorious for dragging on. Both companies only recently got done with their first patent trial that started a few years back. In March they were at it again, the start of a new patent trial in which Apple claims...

Apple Patents Tech That Can Block Users From Texting While Driving

04/22/2014, We know that texting while driving is bad and should be avoided at all costs. There are countless reports about the dangers of tapping away on your smartphone behind the wheel that it really shouldn’t be necessary to hammer this point home every...

Google Executive Says No iPhone Features Were Copied For Android

04/13/2014, The second Apple vs Samsung trial is well underway. In its defence the first witness Samsung called was Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google vice president of Android. The Korean juggernaut argues that many of the features that Apple alleges them of copying were...

Apple Patents Earbuds With Fitness Sensors

02/18/2014, If you look at all the far fetched rumors, going as far back as two years, most will predict that Apple is either launching a full fledged HDTV set or launching a smartwatch in the very near future. Both products haven’t materialized as yet, and...

iPad Smart Bezels Patent Filed

01/30/2014, Apple has filed for a new patent related to iPad smart bezels. The idea is to transform the bezels on its tablet into areas that are capable of recognizing touch input, thus extending the range of functions and gestures available to users. This would...

Apple Stylus ‘iPen’ Patented

01/28/2014, Wait, what? Didn’t Steve Jobs absolutely loathe styluses? Wasn’t the iPad launched to annihilate all post-PC devices that required users to control them through a stylus? That’s true, to an extent. The fact remains that Apple has been...

Future Samsung Devices Could Feature Head Tracking

01/12/2014, Back in 2013 when Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 with more pomp and substance that we had ever seen, it showed off the new eye-tracking features that its latest smartphone touted. Its possible that the company might build up on that and offer a similar...

Apple And Samsung Patent Battles Might Be Resolved Out Of Court

12/30/2013, For nearly two years now we have seen both Apple and Samsung fight it out in court over patent disputes. Even though a verdict has been handed down that Samsung pay nearly $900 million to Apple for patent infringement, it appears that the case might not...

BlackBerry’s Patent Portfolio Valued At Roughly $2-3 Billion

08/14/2013, A few days ago BlackBerry announced that its board had created a Special Committee to probe “strategic alternatives” such as partnerships, alliances and even a sale of the company. A former Palm executive has said that buying BlackBerry would...