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A Danger Lurks In The Righteous War Against Patent Trolls

Judging from events that have already occurred, and others that soon will occur, righteous forces are gathered against patent t...

Dec 23 2013, 7:36am CST

Pfizer's Expiring Viagra Patent Adversely Affects Other Drugmakers Too

Pfizer's Expiring Viagra Patent Adversely Affects Other Drugmakers Too

By David J. Phillips Looking ahead, the sex business isn’t expected to be as profitable as it once was for Pfizer Eli Lilly (LL...

Dec 20 2013, 11:26am CST

A New Patent Enables Apple to Move to Wireless Charging

A New Patent Enables Apple to Move to Wireless Charging

Apple was awarded a new patent this week which might finally push it to move to cordless charging for its devices...

Dec 7 2013, 10:44am CST

Apple Lands Patent For Facial Recognition For Controlling iPhone and More

Apple Lands Patent For Facial Recognition For Controlling iPhone and More

Patent granted for interesting facial recognition technolgoy...

Dec 6 2013, 10:52am CST

New Apple Patent Application for Touch ID Shows How it All Works

New Apple Patent Application for Touch ID Shows How it All Works

The new Apple application for Touch ID was published by USPTO, describing in more details the technology behind the feature...

Nov 25 2013, 6:03am CST

Apple Awarded Patent to Use Crowdsourcing for Supporting Siri

Apple Awarded Patent to Use Crowdsourcing for Supporting Siri

The newly awarded patent might help Apple to provide additional sources of information for Siri...

Nov 15 2013, 8:36am CST

Apple Samsung Patent Retrial Starts on Tuesday

Apple vs. Samsung Patent Retrial Starts on Tuesday

Apple and its archrival Samsung have locked horns on many matters. Most of them have to do with issues over patent copyright in...

Nov 9 2013, 7:23am CST

Samsung Extends Patent License Agreement with Nokia for 5 Years

Samsung Extends Patent License Agreement with Nokia for 5 Years

Samsung Nokia patent license deal is extended for another five years but additional compensation amount will be settled in 2015...

Nov 4 2013, 5:36am CST

Apple’s Patent Application on Audio Hyperlinking

Apple’s Patent Application on Audio Hyperlinking

Apple is going to hand in an application for a new patent. The patent will be on audio hyperlinking and ready for the market so...

Aug 8 2013, 2:54pm CDT

Apple Gets Patent for its Smart Bezel Display

Apple Gets Patent for its Smart Bezel Display

Apple has just manufactured a sophisticated device that far surpasses the rest. It is ready to patent its smart bezel display u...

Jul 2 2013, 9:51am CDT

Samsung Opens up its Patent Business in the US

Samsung Opens up its Patent Business in the US

The South Korean giant, Samsung has decided to open up a patent office in the United States. Known as Intellectual Keystone Tec...

May 27 2013, 5:53am CDT

E.U. Takes Apple side in Google's Motorola Patent Case

E.U. Takes Apple side in Google's Motorola Patent Case

European Commission has raised objections for misuse of Standard-Essential Patents (SEPs) by Google’s Motorola Mobility. Its pr...

May 6 2013, 11:13am CDT

Microsoft signs Android patent deal with Foxconn

Microsoft signs Android patent deal with Foxconn

Microsoft has attached a latest deal with the globe's largest house hold electronics maker to get royalties intended for g...

Apr 17 2013, 2:03pm CDT

New Apple Patent Reveals iWatch has Slap Bracelet

A new Apple patent has surfaced that confirms the rumors about the Apple smartwatch aka iWatch....

Feb 21 2013, 3:25am CST

Apple Granted a Patent on the Design of Its Retail Stores

Apple Granted a Patent on the Design of Its Retail Stores

No copying Apple stores...

Jan 30 2013, 1:00pm CST

Apple Patent App Outlines Method for Bending Glass into a Curved Shape

Apple Patent App Outlines Method for Bending Glass into a Curved Shape

Apple bends glass in patent app...

Dec 27 2012, 12:22pm CST

Ericsson Sues Samsung after Patent Licensing Talks Yield No Fruit

Ericsson Sues Samsung after Patent Licensing Talks Yield No Fruit

Samsung says Ericsson wanted too much money...

Nov 28 2012, 1:11pm CST

HTC and Apple Settle Patent Dispute with 10 Year License Agreement

HTC and Apple Settle Patent Dispute with 10 Year License Agreement

One patent battle in the mobile space is off the table. Apple and HTC settle....

Nov 11 2012, 8:37am CST

Apple Wins Design Patent on Original iPad Shape

Apple Wins Design Patent on Original iPad Shape

Apple owns the patent on a rectangle with rounded corners...

Nov 8 2012, 12:55pm CST

LG Display Sues Samsung Display for Patent Infringement

LG Display Sues Samsung Display for Patent Infringement

A new patent suit over OLED tech rages...

Sep 27 2012, 8:34am CDT

Apple Facial Recognition Feature to Lock and Unlock iPhone appears in Patent Application

Apple Facial Recognition Feature to Lock and Unlock iPhone appears in Patent Application

Apple tries to patent facial recognition solution for unlocking and locking of Apple devices....

Sep 20 2012, 6:55am CDT

New Apple Smart Cover Patent reveals cool Peek Mode Feature

New Apple Smart Cover Patent reveals cool Peek Mode Feature

Smart Cover Peek Mode: Partial lifting of Smart Cover would only activate part of the screen....

Sep 11 2012, 6:30am CDT

First Bids in Kodak Patent Auction Are in, and They're Low

First Bids in Kodak Patent Auction Are in, and They're Low

Kodak is a long way from its estimated patent worth...

Aug 7 2012, 12:38pm CDT

Apple scores a Win against Samsung in Patent Battle. Galaxy Tab Tablet Sales halted in US.

Apple scores a Win against Samsung in Patent Battle. Galaxy Tab Tablet Sales halted in US.

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh issued a ruling granting Apple’s request for a preliminary injunction banning sales of the Galaxy...

Jun 27 2012, 4:37am CDT

BMW Patent Unveils Seven-Speed Manual Transmission

BMW Patent Unveils Seven-Speed Manual Transmission

Transmission tech wouldn't let the driver pick the wrong gear...

Jun 7 2012, 1:30pm CDT

HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE Delayed because of Apple Patent Infringement

HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE Delayed because of Apple Patent Infringement

Here we go. The new HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE to go on sale this week are held up at US customs because of an ITC exclusion...

May 16 2012, 9:17am CDT

Nokia blasts HTC, RIM and Viewsonic with Patent Suits

Nokia blasts HTC, RIM and Viewsonic with Patent Suits

Nokia announced today that the filed Patent lawsuits against HTC, RIM and Viewsonic....

May 2 2012, 9:28am CDT

Microsoft Patent Application Shows Dual Display Smartphone

Microsoft Patent Application Shows Dual Display Smartphone

Outter screen would be low power to save battery life...

Apr 23 2012, 1:32pm CDT

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Gee-Sung Choi ordered to Meet for Patent Settlement Talks

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Gee-Sung Choi ordered to Meet for Patent Settlement Talks

Judge does the right thing and orders Apple and Samsung to a face-to-face mediation session....

Apr 18 2012, 3:14am CDT

Samsung and RIM Sued over Emoticon Patent in Dumbest Court Case Ever

Samsung and RIM Sued over Emoticon Patent in Dumbest Court Case Ever

Dumbest court case in a long time...

Mar 20 2012, 2:35pm CDT

Apple Patent App shows Face Detection and Presence Detection

Apple Patent App shows Face Detection and Presence Detection

these features would be great for iPads...

Dec 30 2011, 12:30pm CST

Steve Jobs Patent wins Samsung Galaxy Tab Sales Ban in Australia

Steve Jobs Patent wins Samsung Galaxy Tab Sales Ban in Australia

Court puts a temporary sales ban on the Galaxy Tab in Australia....

Oct 13 2011, 7:24am CDT

Google complains about Patent Attacks against Android

Google complains about Patent Attacks against Android [Update]

One of Google's moats around their search business is under attack....

Aug 4 2011, 3:20am CDT

Google to help HTC against Apple in Patent Dispute

According to Eric Schmidt, Google is going to help HTC to not lose patent case against Apple....

Jul 19 2011, 9:42am CDT

Nokia and Apple reach Patent License Agreement

Nokia and Apple reach Patent License Agreement

Apple pays Nokia on-going royalties. Nokia has a new revenue stream....

Jun 14 2011, 12:53am CDT

Understanding Patent Lawsuits: Why Google Bid $900 on Nortel's Carrion

Understanding Patent Lawsuits: Why Google Bid $900m on Nortel's Carrion

Sometimes selling out makes sense....

Apr 4 2011, 2:59pm CDT

Vizio and LG Settle Patent Suits

Vizio and LG Settle Patent Suits

Vizio and LGE are friends again...

Jan 19 2011, 8:07am CST

Apple Patent Suggests An Apple-Branded 3D TV Set?

Apple Patent Suggests An Apple-Branded 3D TV Set?

This is something from Back to the Future...

Dec 2 2010, 10:22am CST

Apple Patent Apps Surface, Hint at New MagSafe Cable and more

Apple Patent Apps Surface, Hint at New MagSafe Cable and more

Patent apps show cool new features and gear...

Dec 1 2010, 8:13am CST

New iPad Patent confirms Landscape Docking

In Spring of 2011 at latest, we will see a new iPad. There are rumors of a new smaller iPad still coming this year, but maybe A...

Oct 18 2010, 6:58am CDT