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Samsung Infringes Crucial Part Of Apple Patent, Says ITC

04/07/2013, In a preliminary decision, a judge of the International Trade Commission said that Samsung is infringing a very crucial part of a patent held by Apple, by adding text-selection feature in its devices which include both tablets and smartphones. This could...

Apple’s New Patent Allows Access To Apps From Lockscreen

04/04/2013, Apple has filed for a new patent today. The technology described in the patent is interesting to say the least, and it could make for a very good feature in any future iOS firmware update. Basically the idea is to allow quick access to selected apps...

Apple’s Slide To Unlock Patent Invalidated By German Court

04/04/2013, The Federal Patent Court of Germany has invalidated all claims of Apple’s slide to unlock patent, and rules that none of the 14 amendments that Apple has suggested for salvaging the patent are valid. A bench of five judges, headed by Judge Vivian...

President Obama Criticizes Patent Trolls

02/17/2013, President Obama lashed at the Patent Trolls during his Google+ Hangout and said that his administration’s attempts at patent reforms had only gone about half way of where they should have been. In response to an entrepreneur, who raised concerns about...

Apple Proposes Patent To End Blurry iPhone Photos

02/14/2013, Folks who wander around the US Patent Office (USPTO) website have discovered a patent application from Apple that describes a technique used to avoid having blurry photos. Named “Image capturing device having continuous image capture”, the...

Blackberry Files Patent For A 180-Degree Hinge

02/14/2013, Blackberry in a bid to redesign their phones has applied for a 180-degree hinge patent. The patent comes at a time when flip phone form factor has taken a back seat with designers.  Blackberry has been known to experiment with their smartphone designs,...

Apple Awarded Patent For Touchscreen Maps Interface

10/30/2012, Apple may have only ditched Google Maps in the most recent version of iOS, but the interface has been Apple-driven for a long time. Apple just recieved a patent for a “touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for providing maps,...

Apple and Google fighting for Kodak’s patents?

07/27/2012, Another day, another patent dispute – at least that’s what the current state of the tech world is. It looks like there’s now another war over patents between Apple and Google. According to reports online, both Apple and Google have been...

Kodak granted approval to auction its patent portfolio

07/04/2012, Kodak won an approval from the Bankruptcy Court earlier this week to auction its patent portfolios. Both Apple and FlashPoint have previously asserted ownership of a few of Kodak’s 1,100 patents, however, the Bankruptcy Court has finally ruled that...