07/30/2013, 01:07 am
In a filing on Monday, Apple and Google's Motorola agreed to drop a combined 14 patents from a Florida case slated to go to trial in 2014, narrowing claims to a total of 8 patents-in-suit.
07/29/2013, 12:07 pm
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a "final" rejection of Apple's pinch-to-zoom patent, opening the door for chief rival Samsung to push back even more against its loss in last summer's $1.05 billion patent infringement verdict.
07/29/2013, 08:07 am
High stakes in an impending iPhone 4 ban by the International Trade Commission have created some unlikely bedfellows, with a trade group representing Microsoft coming to the defense of rival Apple.
07/25/2013, 12:07 pm
Verizon's top lawyer penned an editorial this week asking President Barack Obama to prevent the U.S. International Trade Commission from barring the sales of some older iPhones.
07/25/2013, 04:07 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application for an intuitive mobile device control system that automatically powers down certain components depending on a user's location and habits, thus maximizing battery life.
07/24/2013, 02:07 pm
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced on Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with Google in which it will license standard-essential patents it obtained from Motorola under FRAND terms.
07/23/2013, 05:07 am
An interesting patent awarded to Apple on Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office describes a method in which a first iPhone user can share stored content, like pictures or location data, with a second iPhone user that is put on hold during a call.
07/23/2013, 05:07 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for an imaging system that processes data from multiple sensors to detect and correct for various photographic anomalies, such as defective pixels, lens aberrations, and ineffective demosaicing, among others.
07/18/2013, 04:07 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published one of the first AuthenTec patent applications assigned to Apple, with the property describing an advanced method of fingerprint identification that can be embedded into a mobile device's display.
07/17/2013, 01:07 pm
While Apple has yet to employ the unique amorphous alloy known as Liquidmetal in any of its products in a meaningful way, a newly granted patent details a way to mass produce the material in thin sheets.
07/16/2013, 04:07 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday issued Apple a patent for an app and GUI pertaining to multitouch virtual drafting tools, like rulers and protractors, which can be applied to portable devices like the iPad.
07/11/2013, 04:07 am
In a patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple details a hybrid input peripheral that boasts built-in inertial sensors and an external touchpad, affording users a large range of motion and fine-tuned control with one device.
07/09/2013, 09:07 pm
In a filing with the U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday, Apple requested the body stay an import ban against older model iPhones and iPads while a court considers an appeal on the ruling.
07/09/2013, 04:07 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a touchscreen-based telematics system that incorporates embedded controls, such as knobs, sliders, and switches, with a tactile display to give driver's feedback so they can keep their eyes on the road.
Apple's Waze-like navigation system creates routes based on user ratings, real-time accident reporting
07/04/2013, 05:07 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple application for a method of generating car travel routes based on user preference and crowd-sourced real-time traffic data.
07/04/2013, 05:07 am
An Apple patent application discovered on Thursday describes a set of earbud type headphones that automatically adjust audio output based on seal quality, with necessary impedance data gathered by built-in microphones or electrical current measurements.
07/03/2013, 10:07 am
Apple's iPhone is at the center of another patent dispute, as the Trustees of Boston University have filed suit against the Cupertino company, alleging that not only the iPhone 5 but also the iPad and MacBook Air infringe on a BU professor's patent.
07/02/2013, 06:07 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a touch-sensitive bezel that can serve as a secondary mode of input for devices with small screens, as well as change from transparent to opaque upon sensing a user's finger.
06/27/2013, 09:06 am
A judge this week rejected Apple from adding Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone to an existing lawsuit, causing Apple to signal it may file a new suit to target the device.
06/27/2013, 05:06 am
A patent application discovered on Thursday shows Apple is actively looking for more ways to slim down its MacBook lineup, with the invention illustrating a combination SD card slot and USB port.