12/18/2012, 12:12 pm
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Apple a patent for the design of the first-generation iPhone, released in 2007, and created in part by Steve Jobs and Jony Ive.
12/18/2012, 09:12 am
Samsung announced on Tuesday it will drop patent injunction applications filed against Apple in five different European countries, though a number of lawsuits alleging patent infringement remain.
12/18/2012, 06:12 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a short but important patent relating to system-on-chip (SoC) design and manufacture, with the property likely aimed at protecting the company's A-series mobile processors.
12/18/2012, 05:12 am
Apple on Tuesday won a patent for an early version of Preview, the Mac application that can display and perform keyword searches in documents without having to open the software that created them.
12/17/2012, 10:12 pm
Apple on Monday was denied a motion for a permanent injunction against Samsung products found to be in infringement of certain design and utility patents, while a Samsung motion for a retrial on the basis of jury misconduct was also denied.
12/14/2012, 10:12 pm
A U.S. International Trade Commission judge on Friday ruled in favor of defendants Apple, Intel and HP in a case pertaining to processor patent technology asserted by X2Y Attenuators LLC, a small technology firm.
12/13/2012, 05:12 pm
A federal jury on Thursday found products made by Apple and LG do not infringe on video compression patents asserted by Alcatel-Lucent's Multimedia Patent Trust, bringing an end to the nearly two-year long case.
12/13/2012, 11:12 am
A U.S. District Court has ruled that Apple's iPhone infringes on three patents owned by non-practicing entity MobileMedia Ideas — a company jointly owned in part by smartphone makers Sony and Nokia [updated]
12/13/2012, 05:12 am
A filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday revealed Apple's invention for an intelligent call waiting system that uses contextual clues to play back pre-defined "please hold" messages or translate voice mails into text.
12/13/2012, 05:12 am
In a patent filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, Apple outlined a system that analyzes the characteristics of an image's subject and uses the data to create a "faceprint," which can then be matched with other photos to determine a person's identity.
12/11/2012, 05:12 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple the design rights for the iPhone 4 and 4S as well as the distinctive cloud icon used to represent the iCloud service in iOS and OS X.
12/11/2012, 05:12 am
Apple has won a patent for the method in which pictures are assigned to incoming calls, offering a twist to the common feature seen on most cellular devices since the introduction of the camera phone.
12/07/2012, 11:12 pm
Despite ongoing legal struggles with Google subsidiary Motorola, Apple has reportedly teamed up with the internet search giant to offer a bid for Kodak patents worth over $500 million.
12/07/2012, 04:12 pm
A decision published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Monday saw an Apple patent, co-invented by late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, covering multi-touch functionality have all 20 of its claims invalidated after the property was reexamined.
12/06/2012, 08:12 pm
The Apple v. Samsung post-trial proceedings kicked off on Thursday when both parties met in Judge Lucy Koh's courtroom to discuss various motions, with Apple looking to garner additional damages while Samsung seeks a reduction of damages and a possible retrial.
12/06/2012, 06:12 am
An Apple patent filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday reveals an intelligent task management system that uses context clues like location, time and natural language processing in the cloud to create and organize "smart" to-do lists.
12/06/2012, 01:12 am
A heavily redacted version of Apple's patent licensing agreement with HTC, made public on Wednesday as part of the Apple v. Samsung jury trial, reveals a bit more information about the properties covered as part of the ten-year deal.
12/05/2012, 07:12 pm
In an amicus curiae brief filed on Wednesday in the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission offered its take on the proper use of so-called standard-essential patents (SEPs) in litigation, saying that a previous district court decision to deny a Motorola injunction of certain Apple products was correct.
12/04/2012, 12:12 pm
Apple on Tuesday secured ownership of a number of key design-related patents covering the iPhone 4, credited in part to Steve Jobs, as well as the L-shaped MagSafe charging connector, and the iPad with Smart Cover.
12/03/2012, 09:12 pm
In a late Monday ruling, Apple v. Samsung Judge Lucy Koh said that the patents Apple and HTC are cross-licensing as part of a ten-year deal will not remain sealed, indicating that the public will be privy to the sensitive information.