Patent

Samsung and Google are to play nice after signing a deal that licenses their patent portfolios to each other. This agreement covers both existing intellectual property and patents that will be filed in...
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A new Google patent outlines a system of advertisements that include free transportation to the retailer's location, taking into account the customer's purchase history, job and location. A new patent...
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New Samsung patents outline features that should make it easier to use bigger smartphones one-handed. It is thought that this feature could make its way to the Galaxy S5 interface. The one-handed operation...
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With the inevitable launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 looming ever closer, we may have an early indication of what the device will look like thanks to a patent filing. The patent granted by the USPTO contains...
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As if an interactive data overlay on everything you see wasn't enough, Google may have another futuristic innovation in mind for its Project Glass interactive eyewear. The technology giant has filed a...
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Zoom to your heart's content. We’ve all chuckled at the C.S.I. crime solving capabilities where they can effortlessly zoom into a picture and pick out all the details effortlessly. However, this...
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The fight for control of your electronics rages on. Apple wants to make the iPhone a central controller for systems across your house according to a new patent filing. The company has registered a patent...
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Bono deal sparks solo talk. U2 frontman Bono has trademarked his name and signature in a move which signals a possible solo career. The rocker has converted his stage name and his squiggle signature into...
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The display device adds more bells and whistles. Google has snapped up a series of patents for its Google Glass project including the provision of visual clues to locate the sources of nearby sounds for...
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Don't worry, they're still available...for now. An International Trade Commission(ITC) judge has recommended a ban on the sale and import of Xbox 360 consoles in the US in a patent infringement case between...
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X Factor stars, One Direction, face a multi-million dollar legal battle with a hunky American boy band who claim they had the name first. The heart-throb band, which features Mullingar teenager, Niall...
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Facebook doesn't take lawsuits lying down. Facebook has decided to fight fire with fire by launching a counterclaim against Yahoo for infringing on patents. Yahoo originally sued Facebook last month claiming...
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One down, six more to go. Apple has successfully seen out a patent lawsuit from Samsung in Germany’s Mannheim Regional Court. This particular case surrounded the Samsung patent of the 3G / UMTS standard....
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A good week to take Apple to court! Motorola Mobility has won a case against Apple in Germany, which could result in the iPhone and iPad being blocked from sale in the country. Apple were accused of infringing...
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These days combining two names into one (thank you whoever came up with Jedward!) is common place. It’s amusing to make up something nonsensical out of two completely different things. Sometimes...
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Microsoft and Google are exchanging public blows in the media, this time over patents. Google started the battle, but now Microsoft is launching PR missives of its own. It all started Wednesday, when...
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