03/20/2013, 09:03 am
So-called "patent trolls" can earn millions of dollars by being a costly thorn in the side of companies like Apple. Now, the governments of countries including South Korea and France have shown interest in getting into that business to protect domestic firms, and also potentially make money.
03/19/2013, 05:03 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent that improves on large displays, like Microsoft's original Surface project, by adding digital pens and the internet, to give users a powerful, cost-effective collaboration tool that can be used to hold interactive meetings almost anywhere.
03/19/2013, 05:03 am
Apple on Tuesday won a patent for an augmented reality (AR) system that can identify objects in a live video stream and present information corresponding to said objects through a computer generated information layer overlaid on top of the real-world image.
03/16/2013, 12:03 am
THX, the sound innovation company founded by George Lucas, filed suit against Apple in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday, claiming that various models of the iPhone, iPad and iMac product lineups infringe on a single speaker patent for a "narrow profile speaker."
03/15/2013, 07:03 pm
Google and Motorola on Thursday entered an initial filing with the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals over the dismissal of a patent suit against Apple, which saw a circuit court judge toss arguments from both parties in 2011.
03/15/2013, 05:03 pm
In its attempts to garner an iPhone import ban from the U.S. ITC, Google continues to assert the viability of a Motorola utility patent regarding proximity sensors despite having the argument denied twice by an administrative law judge.
03/14/2013, 05:03 am
An Apple patent application discovered on Thursday reveals that the company is actively investigating wireless charging for its line of portable devices, but proposes to use the technology in a slightly different way than existing solutions.
03/13/2013, 06:03 pm
The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday announced that it will delay final judgment of assertions that Apple infringed on certain FRAND patents owned by Samsung when it made the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
03/12/2013, 05:03 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a social networking system that institutes a number of database-level features to ensure reliable "friend states," or how users interact with each other.
03/08/2013, 10:03 pm
U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Friday ruled that an Apple lawsuit against Samsung over Siri patents can continue, despite questioning whether or not the proceedings should be suspended until an appeal related to the Apple v. Samsung trial is completed.
03/07/2013, 10:03 am
Samsung, following its landmark patent infringement loss to chief rival Apple, has more than redoubled its efforts to influence the federal government on a range of issues, including intellectual property laws.
03/07/2013, 08:03 am
Apple this week secured another patent win over rival Samsung, this time in a U.K. court over a standard-essential patent related to 3G connectivity.
03/07/2013, 05:03 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published details of an exhaustive Apple invention covering the resale and loan of owned digital content like e-books, music and movies, possibly portending an upcoming addition to iTunes.
03/06/2013, 05:03 pm
Nokia on Tuesday filed a brief with a U.S. federal appeals court supporting Apple's bid to block the sale of Samsung products a jury found to be in infringement of certain Cupertino-owned patents.
03/05/2013, 05:03 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday awarded Apple with the design rights to the Thunderbolt Display, which the company first introduced in 2011 as one of the first accessory
03/05/2013, 05:03 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday issued Apple a patent for system in which a device can be controlled through the measurement and translation of deflection or stress a user applies to a device housing.
02/28/2013, 08:02 am
Apple has shown interest in building a magnetic iPad stand that would allow the device to be securely mounted in any fashion, including upside down in a moving car.
02/28/2013, 03:02 am
A Japanese court on Thursday handed down a favorable ruling for Apple in a lawsuit filed by Samsung, which alleged the Cupertino company misused certain 3G wireless patents in versions of the iPhone.
02/27/2013, 09:02 am
A judge in U.S. District Court has upheld a $368.2 million prior judgment against Apple in a suit with VirnetX, finding that Apple infringed networking patents with its FaceTime video chat feature.
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.