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Topic: patents

UK court orders Apple to rewrite website statement saying Samsung didn't copy the iPad

11/01/2012, 08:11 am

A link to a statement saying Samsung didn't copy the design of the iPad on the front page of Apple's U.K. website has been declared non-compliant with a court order, forcing Apple to rewrite it and post it more prominently within two days.

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Apple continues work on iDevice security with movement-based theft detection

11/01/2012, 05:11 am

A patent application discovered on Thursday for an accelerometer-based anti-theft system shows that Apple is actively researching ways to protect owners against having their expensive iDevices stolen.

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Apple tells court it would pay no more than $1 per iPhone to license Motorola patents

10/31/2012, 03:10 pm

Apple has indicated to a Wisconsin court that it is willing to pay Google-owned Motorola Mobility to license standard-essential wireless patents, but it will not pay more than $1 per iPhone sold.

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Apple awarded patent rights for original iOS Maps app GUI

10/30/2012, 06:10 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for the graphical user interface used in all versions of the iOS Maps app since the software was first introduced in iPhone OS 2.0 and the iPhone 3G in 2008.

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Apple's UK site says Samsung devices 'not as cool' in compliance with court ruling

10/26/2012, 08:10 am

As ordered by a U.K. judge, Apple has updated its regional website to state that Samsung did not infringe on its patented iPad design, and also included the judge's determination that Samsung devices are "not as cool."

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Apple sued over OS X Quick Look preview feature

10/26/2012, 02:10 am

Non-practicing entity WhitServe on Friday filed a complaint against Apple, claiming that the Quick Look function found in a number of OS X iterations infringes on its file viewing patent from 2011.

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Apple's universal connector invention looks to do away with adapters

10/25/2012, 07:10 am

In a patent application on Thursday, Apple laid out plans for a universal connector that bridges the gap between a number of data transfer protocols, thereby limiting the types of receptacles needed on a given device.

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Apple seeks patent for Lightning connector authentication system

10/25/2012, 06:10 am

An Apple patent application discovered on Thursday describes an authentication system for portable media devices much like the solution used in the company's Lightning cable, the iDevice-centric successor of the venerable 30-pin dock connector.

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Judge excuses himself from new Siri-related patent suit, cites conflict of interest

10/25/2012, 01:10 am

New York District Court Judge Gary Sharpe on Tuesday recused himself from presiding over a patent case involving the Siri virtual assistant, saying he had an unspecified interest in Apple.

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Apple says Samsung being investigated by DoJ over FRAND patent misuse

10/24/2012, 06:10 pm

In a filing with the U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday, Apple said that the Department of Justice has opened an investigation into whether Samsung misused standards-essential patents as weapons against rival handset makers.

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ITC judge: Samsung infringes on Apple touchscreen and design patents

10/24/2012, 05:10 pm

In an initial determination filing on Wednesday, U.S. International Trade Commission Judge Thomas Pender found Samsung in violation of four Apple patents, including IP for touchscreen technology co-invented by late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.

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Dutch court finds Samsung did not infringe on Apple multitouch patent

10/24/2012, 05:10 am

A Dutch court on Wednesday ruled that Samsung's Galaxy smartphones and tablets do not infringe on a certain Apple patent regarding multitouch technology.

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Apple wins iPad 2 design patent

10/23/2012, 06:10 am

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent for the iPad 2, protecting the second-generation tablet's iconic tapered edges and thin-and-light design.

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Apple granted key voice command technology patent

10/23/2012, 06:10 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for technology that offloads voice commands with contextual information to an off-site computer for processing, one of the key features that allows the company's Siri virtual assistant to operate.

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Apple patents low-power, "always-on" mobile device status indicators

10/23/2012, 06:10 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a system in which the status of a portable device can be persistently displayed on-screen without having to turn on the display or primary backlight.

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USPTO invalidates Apple's "rubber-banding" patent asserted against Samsung

10/23/2012, 05:10 am

It was discovered in a Monday court filing from Samsung that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office tentatively invalidated Apple's bounce scroll, or "rubber-banding," patent, possibly putting the Apple v. Samsung jury's decision regarding the property at risk.

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Japanese court finds Apple did not infringe on two Samsung patents

10/22/2012, 08:10 am

A Japanese court has rejected two patent infringement claims lodged by Samsung against Apple, marking yet another country where Apple has found courtroom success against its rival.

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WSJ: Google may settle mobile FRAND patent antitrust claim

10/19/2012, 09:10 pm

The Wall Street Journal on Friday reported that Google is thinking about settling a potential antitrust claim by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission regarding the use of Motorola patents, which the company allegedly used as weapons against rival mobile phone makers likeApple.

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Apple looking to add character to text-to-speech voices

10/18/2012, 07:10 am

An Apple patent application discovered on Thursday outlines an invention that uses metadata from emails, texts and other communications to determine how a synthesized voice sounds in a text-to-speech (TTS) system.

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Apple exploring sonar tech to replace IR proximity sensors

10/18/2012, 07:10 am

An Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday describes a system that may one day replace the infrared proximity sensors deployed in current iPhones with sonar-like technology.

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