Tag Archive: Patents


Court rules Apple infringed OpenTV video streaming patents in Germany

Apple has been found guilty of infringing on video streaming patents owned by Swiss company Kudelski’s OpenTV. The case was ruled on by a German court, which stated that any Apple products sold in Germany must not infringe on OpenTV’s patents. The problem? The Apple products which allegedly infringe on said patents include the iPhone, iPad, […]

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Apple patents ‘panic mode’ tweak for Touch ID

Thanks to innovations like Apple Pay, Touch ID has become increasingly useful as of late. But Apple’s got another idea it’s been toying with also — in the form of a “panic mode,” which can be entered by unlocking your iPhone with a certain finger. Apple offers a few differing versions of what this panic […]

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One of Apple’s key iPhone design patents is no longer protected

One of Apple’s key iPhone patents has been given a non-final rejection in the still-dragging-on Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit. The reason? According to a new report, it should never have been granted in the first place, due to an issue with prior art and apparent “obviousness.” Among all the dense patent-ese is the fact that […][Read More…]

Apple means culture: Taylor Swift, hot new patents, and Siri’s response to 9/11

Another week flying by here at Cult of Mac headquarters, and we’ve got a ton of great stories to share with you in the latest issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. Taylor Swift made waves with her calling out the…Read more ›

Patents suggest Apple TV wand full of Cupertino magic

The high-tech “magic wand”-style controller rumored to ship with the refreshed Apple TV this summer may be the culmination of close to a decade’s R&D on the part of Apple. Is this the “simplest user interface you could imagine” that Steve Jobs…Read more ›

Apple secures patents for magical Watch bands just in time

The first batch of Apple Watch preorders are starting to ship for delivery, and Apple has been awarded some key patents for its band designs. While the company had already secured a patent for its Modern Buckle band, today the…Read more ›

What Apple’s patents tell us about a possible iCar

Game on: Apple patents snap-on iOS gamepad

What is it with Apple and the gaming-related patents as of late? Just weeks after the publishing of an Apple patent showing a concealed gaming joystick capable of being hidden in future iPhones, today the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office…Read more ›

1/3rd of Steve Jobs’s patents have been awarded since his death

Steve Jobs was a visionary, a futurist, and a business genius… but he was also an inventor with over 458 patents to his name. What better way to spend this holiday weekend than getting yourself up to speed with the…Read more ›