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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...

HTC “very open” to future acquisitions

10/21/2011, We know that HTC has been having some patent infringement woes with Apple, and despite Google throwing some patents their way, it still looks like HTC may not have enough patents to give Apple a run for their money, which is why it is not surprising to...