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Topic: patents

Apple's camera-toting Apple Watch band employs facial recognition tech for clear FaceTime calls

11/13/2018, 04:11 am

Apple is investigating methods of incorporating camera hardware into its Apple Watch product lineup, focusing specifically on systems that avoid the inherent pitfalls of embedding image capturing equipment in a device not well-suited to the task.

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Apple wins appeal, gets $506M in damages tossed in University of Wisconsin case

09/28/2018, 10:09 am

A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday granted Apple's request to dismiss $234 million in damages previously won by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, awarded for violating a processor patent.

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Patent lawsuit takes aim at Apple's encrypted iMessage and FaceTime services, VPN technology

09/27/2018, 07:09 pm

A lawsuit filed in federal court on Thursday alleges certain aspects of Apple products, including iMessage and FaceTime, infringe on multiple patents owned by Finnish holdings firm MPH Technologies, which attempted to license its IP to Apple in 2016.

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Apple patent hints at non-invasive glucose monitoring tech for Apple Watch

08/23/2018, 07:08 am

A patent application published Thursday potentially offers clues into Apple's rumored non-invasive glucose monitoring solution, diabetes tracking technology considered to be a "holy grail" of medical science.

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Qualcomm, Taiwan reach settlement on $773M antitrust fine

08/10/2018, 08:08 am

The chipmaker is facing one less lawsuit now that it has agreed to invest in Taiwan in exchange for the dismissal of a large fine.

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Apple ordered to pay WiLAN $145M for infringing two patents

08/01/2018, 11:08 pm

After a decade of unsuccessful lawsuits against Apple, non-practicing entity WiLAN was handed a rare win on Wednesday when a federal jury ordered the tech giant to pay $141.1 million for infringement of two owned properties.

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New lawsuit claims Apple infringed on lead-free solder alloy patent in iPhones

07/18/2018, 08:07 pm

In the latest patent infringement suit against Apple, Singapore Asahi Chemical & Solder Industries PTE Ltd. has brought suit in Ohio, alleging that the company infringed on its solder patent in the manufacturing of several different iPhones.

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Apple versus Samsung smartphone patent trial not over, $533M jury ruling contested

06/11/2018, 12:06 pm

The first round of smartphone design patent litigation between the tech giants isn't over yet -- Samsung has moved to toss the most recent verdict.

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VoIP-Pal again accuses Apple of patent infringement with FaceTime, iMessage, Wi-Fi Calling in iPhone

05/25/2018, 02:05 pm

Patent holder VoIP-Pal has launched a new set of lawsuits against Apple, once more accusing the iPhone maker of infringing a collection of four voice over IP patents with the iMessage, FaceTime, and Wi-Fi Calling functions.

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Apple exploring use of eye-tracking technology in VR and AR headsets

04/26/2018, 08:04 am

Apple has considered ways to detect the eye movements of the wearer of a head-mounted display, such as the company's long-rumored augmented reality headset, one that uses a system of cameras and mirrors to work out the direction of the user's gaze while looking at virtual environments.

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