01/31/2013, 05:01 am
A patent application discovered on Thursday reveals Apple is looking into a system that combines lasers with image sensors to measure both the distance to an object and its depth, allowing for the creation of new virtual device input and camera autofocus technologies.
01/31/2013, 05:01 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application for a system that dynamically changes audio and video settings based on where a user is located in relation to the source device, thus allowing for the best viewing or listening experience.
01/29/2013, 10:01 pm
U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday entered a ruling that found neither an Apple utility patent nor four design patents are invalid due to indefiniteness.
01/29/2013, 09:01 pm
Apple v. Samsung Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday handed down some of the first rulings in the case's post-trial proceedings, granting an Apple motion to invalidate certain claims of a Samsung patent but denying five others, including a request for a new trial stemming from a contention that the Korean company willfully infringed on Apple's patents.
01/29/2013, 06:01 pm
The United States Patent and Trademark office published 48 newly granted Apple patents on Tuesday, covering technologies ranging from inductive charging to bike-integrated iPods, as well as one property covering the touchscreen technology that enables the latest iOS devices to achieve their current slimness.
01/29/2013, 01:01 am
Samsung on Monday asked a Japanese court judge to conclude a patent infringement suit with Apple for which the Korean company won a favorable ruling in August, seeking to end the case without hearing an appeal from the Cupertino tech giant's lawyers.
01/25/2013, 07:01 pm
In a request to the Seoul Central District Court on Friday, Samsung asked to see the source code for Apple's latest iOS, claiming that it needed access to the extremely sensitive data to confirm that the operating system infringes on a software patent.
01/24/2013, 07:01 pm
The U.S. International Trade Commission announced on Wednesday that it will be reviewing an administrative law judge's initial determination that found Samsung to have violated a number of Apple patents.
01/24/2013, 11:01 am
An Apple patent filing was released Thursday showing a system allowing retail outlets to sell periodicals to customers as part of an ongoing subscription, simultaneously saving money for customers and making money for retailers.
01/24/2013, 05:01 am
An interesting Apple patent application discovered on Thursday describes a sensor and alarm system that can be embedded into footwear, granting users a more empirical method on which to rely when deciding to replace worn-out shoes.
01/23/2013, 11:01 pm
California court Judge Paul S. Grewal on Wednesday handed down a ruling denying Samsung's request for documents from the Apple v. Samsung patent trial, which the company planned to use as proof-gathering in a separate patent case currently underway in Japan.
01/22/2013, 05:01 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple rights to a variation of the content magnification system used in iOS, a common tool many iPhone, iPad and iPod owners utilize on a daily basis to enlarge graphical assets.
01/22/2013, 05:01 am
A patent discovered on Tuesday outlines a system in which displays like the iPhone and iPad's Retina panels are automatically dimmed based on what type of content is showing on screen, allowing for portable devices to conserve precious energy.
01/18/2013, 10:01 am
The decision by a United States appeal court to continue allowing Samsung to sell the Galaxy Nexus prevents Apple from protecting the patents a jury previously found the Nexus to be infringing on, Apple's lawyers have argued.
01/17/2013, 09:01 am
Apple's unique idea for a removable clip that could add tactile buttons to a portable device was revealed on Thursday in a new filing.
01/17/2013, 08:01 am
Apple's idea for an "e-wallet" iPhone application would allow subsidiary accounts for children, complete with customizable spending limits and restrictions.
01/16/2013, 08:01 pm
A California federal judge on Wendesday agreed with additional stipulations filed jointly by Apple and Samsung in which each party sought to supplement its case in an upcoming trial slated to begin in 2014.
01/16/2013, 01:01 pm
A Dutch court handed Apple its fourth patent defeat in a year on Wednesday, finding that the rounded corners of Samsung's Galaxy Tab products do not infringe on Apple's registered design features.
01/15/2013, 09:01 am
Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent for the design of the glass trackpad atop the aluminum unibody enclosure of its MacBook lineup.
01/14/2013, 04:01 pm
Late last week, Samsung filed a document with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit outlining why Apple should not be allowed a full panel review of a previous court denial to block sales of the Galaxy Nexus.