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As if there weren’t enough rumours circulating about Apple using sapphire for its iPhone 6 and iWatch displays, the company has lodged patent applications related to sapphire glass displays and other elements...
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Apple has filed a patent for an advanced iPad Smart Cover that would notify users of incoming messages, low battery warnings and other notifications. The filing for an “Integrated visual notification...
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Fitness and health trackers are becoming more widespread when it comes to wearable and smart technology, and Jawbone is taking another step in that direction after filing a patent application for a method...
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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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