Tag Archive: Patent


From the Mac to the iPhone: Steve Jobs patent exhibit opens in Denver

A new exhibit showcasing hundreds of original Apple patents has opened in Denver. Entitled “Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World,” the display offers a rare opportunity to look over some of the most…Read more ›

Déjà vu: Apple and Samsung working together to end patent war

Like warring divorcees who are trying to make it work “for the kids” Apple and Samsung are reportedly attempting to find “common ground” that will let them end their ongoing legal battles. The report comes from the Korea Times, which…Read more ›

Apple and Google call truce in patent holy war

Apple and Google are bringing out the white flags. A landmark decision has been reached between the two Silicon Valley giants to drop their patent lawsuits against each other, specifically with regards to Google’s Motorola Mobility. “Apple and Google have…Read more ›

Apple was the #1 target of patent trolls in 2013

When it comes to getting sued over U.S. patent-infringements, no one is targeted more than Apple. A new study from a Lex Machina found that in 2013 Apple was the most frequent target of patent lawsuits, followed by Amazon at…Read more ›

Samsung’s microphone icon design patent sure looks familiar

Oh, you wacky Samsung-ites: will you never learn? Samsung was somehow recently granted a design trademark for a “display screen with icon” and, wouldn’t you know it, it looks almost exactly like the icon Apple currently uses for Siri. For…Read more ›

iWatch patent describes in-built camera and ambient light sensors

As rumors continue to swell about Apple’s long-awaited leap into wearable tech, the U.S. Patent & Trademarks Office Tuesday granted a new patent covering an iWatch-like device form factor. While Apple only lists a “wrist-watch device” as one of the…Read more ›

Apple Tries To Patent Android’s Gestural Unlocking System

One of Apple’s most famous patents is slide-to-unlock, a method of waking up a touchscreen smartphone that has proven to be one of the most valuable in Apple’s arsenal. Now, Apple is trying to patent a similar system that would…Read more ›

New Patent Suit Confirms Apple’s Status As Most-Sued Tech Company

Technology group Kudelski has become the latest company to file a patent lawsuit against Apple. Kudelski’s OpenTV and Nagravision subsidiaries are claiming that Apple is infringing on five of its U.S. patents in pretty much every product under the sun…Read more ›

Apple’s Facial Recognition Technology Could Create A Virtual You [Patent]

Remember that recent story about Apple’s lack of racially diverse emojis? A patent, published Tuesday, may solve some of those problems by promising Automatic Avatar Creation for Apple users — literally putting a virtual “you” inside your Apple device. The…Read more ›

Apple’s Facial Recognition Technology Could Create A Virtual You [Patent]

Remember that recent story about Apple’s lack of racially diverse emojis? A patent, published Tuesday, may solve some of those problems by promising Automatic Avatar Creation for Apple users — literally putting a virtual “you” inside your Apple device. The…Read more ›