02/26/2013, 10:02 pm
Apple and Samsung's ongoing international patent struggle took a novel turn in Australian Federal Court on Wednesday, with Samsung's counsel questioning whether Apple's claims to "beauty" and "elegance" in its iOS interface is enough to justify an enforceable patent.
02/26/2013, 05:02 am
A system outlined in an Apple patent on Tuesday takes data from a number of sensors deployed throughout a handheld device and feeds the information into a "situational awareness module," which then triggers a number of functions, including vibration settings, music playback and sleep mode.
02/26/2013, 05:02 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple three design patents for iOS assets, including the audio controls seen as part of the iPhone and iPod touch's multitasking bars, the Game Center's "Me" page and the Camera app's camera selection button.
02/26/2013, 04:02 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday issued Apple a patent for the two-way communication of location data between a portable media device or handset, and an "accessory device" that can remotely display the information on its screen.
02/25/2013, 05:02 am
Apple and Samsung returned to Australian court on Monday to continue their years long patent battle, though a consolidation of patent claims has necessitated two federal court judges to hear the case, something that has reportedly never been done in the country.
02/22/2013, 08:02 pm
The Mannheim Regional Court on Friday ordered a stay on a Samsung lawsuit against Apple, citing a parallel nullity case that could invalidate the Korean company's patent being asserted against the iPhone's VoiceOver functionality.
02/21/2013, 06:02 pm
A U.S. federal judge on Thursday ordered Apple and Samsung to pare down their respective cases in a patent suit slated to start in 2014, saying that both parties should know what assertions are strongest after battling in court for over a year.
02/21/2013, 10:02 am
A patent application revealed on Thursday shows that Apple may be working on improving the accuracy of the touchscreen keyboards featured in its iDevices by allowing them to automatically adjust aspects such as key sizes to user typing behavior on the fly.
02/21/2013, 03:02 am
A patent application discovered by AppleInsider on Thursday reveals Apple is indeed investigating a wearable accessory device that not only boasts a full-length flexible touchscreen display, but conforms to a user's body through the use of a "slap bracelet" mechanism.
02/19/2013, 09:02 pm
The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday announced that it will review an administrative law judge's decision that cleared Apple of infringing on certain Motorola patents, which in turn allowed the company to continue iPhone sales in the country.
02/19/2013, 06:02 am
Apple on Tuesday was awarded two design patents, one for the MacBook Pro with Retina display and another separate patent for the laptop's cooling vents.
02/19/2013, 05:02 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a haptic feedback system suitable for use in multitouch devices, where the unit's various points of input can be more accurately represented by a number of synchronized actuators.
02/16/2013, 01:02 am
In a pair of filings with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday, Apple and Samsung detailed the scope of their respective assertions for an upcoming patent suit scheduled to start proceedings in 2014.
02/14/2013, 06:02 pm
U.S Judge Lucy Koh, who is presiding over two California patent cases involving Apple and Samsung including post trial motions for the landmark Apple v. Samsung jury trial, may put the second suit on hold until an appeals court comes to a decision on the first.
02/14/2013, 05:02 am
In a patent filing discovered on Thursday, Apple describes a digital camera implementation that continuously captures and stores images in a buffer until the user releases the shutter, at which time the system automatically selects the best picture based on a number of predetermined variables.
02/12/2013, 09:02 am
As rumors swirl over the potential for a so-called iWatch from Apple in the not-too-distant future, the company is secretly developing an entire wearable/attachable computing platform and ecosystem comprised of wireless sensing systems for monitoring not only sports activity, athletic training, medicine, fitness, and wellness in humans, but also for tracking packages and industrial production.
02/12/2013, 06:02 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday awarded Apple two design trademarks, one for the nearly decade-old fourth-generation iPod and the newer iBooks icon seen in the company's iOS mobile operating system.
02/12/2013, 05:02 am
Apple on Tuesday won the patent rights to "microslot antenna" technology that allows micron-wide antenna assets to be integrated into the housing of a portable device, such as an iPhone, making them nearly invisible to the human eye.
02/12/2013, 05:02 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a web browser user interface asset that monitors download, rendering and output to display a more accurate representation of the classic data progress bar.
02/11/2013, 09:02 pm
During a panel at the D: Dive Into Media conference on Monday, Samsung Executive Vice President David Eun outlined a bold initiative to drive innovative thinking at the intersection of hardware and software, and said the ongoing litigation with Apple is hurting such efforts as a whole.