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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...

Apple wins 27 new patents, obtains patent for inductive charging

06/26/2012, Remember Apple’s inductive charging concept that featured a multi-orientation dock that supports inductive charging? We mentioned that Apple filed a patent for the technology, but so far, no update has been heard. But a new report from Patently...

RIM granted patent for automatic volume adjustment based on ear seal

03/27/2012, A patent that was filed by Research In Motion (RIM) in 2007 was granted today after 5 years. The patent would give RIM the technology to make smartphones have the ability to adjust earpiece volumes based on the “estimated degree of seal of an ear around...

Samsung hits back at Apple in Germany

12/23/2011, Remember our story earlier this week about Samsung expanding the patent row with Apple in Germany? Here is some interesting bit of news – apparently, Samsung Electronics has managed to make enough changes to their Galaxy Tab 10.1 so that it is no...

How Google and HTC sees the ITC patent ruling

12/21/2011, Will HTC still be able to sell some of their smartphones by April next year? That certainly remains to be seen, and as we covered earlier this morning, HTC’s CEO Peter Chou steadies his ship by reaffirming the fact that they already have a solution...

Apple granted yet another patent

12/20/2011, It seems that patents are the key to conquering any market these days, as you can see through the Apple vs HTC and Apple vs Samsung cases. Cupertino has received yet another patent recently, where this particular patent enables users to switch to an app...