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Apple, SimpleAir Reach Settlement In Patent Lawsuit Apple, SimpleAir Reach Settlement In Patent Lawsuit

Apple and SimpleAir have reached a settlement in their ongoing patent infringement lawsuit, according to a joint motion filed in court yesterday. The specifics of the agreement are not known, but it appears that the two companies have entered into …

Supreme Court Declines to Rule on Hulu Case Supreme Court Declines to Rule on Hulu Case
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The Supreme Court this week sent a case involving broad patents back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for reconsideration. The case surround a patent that was granted to the company Ultramercial. The patent is for …

Apple Sued Over Rotating Windows On iOS Devices Apple Sued Over Rotating Windows On iOS Devices
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A company called Rotatable Technologies has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Texas against Apple and several other defendants for patent infringement. The suit seeks injunctions against the infringing technologies (mostly apps, it seems), and unspecified damages. The patent …

Google Patent Lets Bar Patrons Kill Bad Songs Google Patent Lets Bar Patrons Kill Bad Songs

You know what it’s like: you’re sitting in the establishment of your choice, consuming your adult beverage and enjoying the music coming from the jukebox, when somebody comes along, shoves a few coins – or, these days, probably a debit …

Apple Patents Mass-Texting New Contact Info Apple Patents Mass-Texting New Contact Info
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Everybody knows what a pain it can be to change your phone number. Not only do you have to memorize your new number (a step some people never bother to take), you have to update your contact info all over …

Patent Application Reveals Google’s Plans For Android Beam Patent Application Reveals Google’s Plans For Android Beam
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A recently-uncovered patent application shows that Google has – or may have had – plans for a broader feature set for Android Beam, the NFC-based technology that allows users to share a variety of data between Android phones. Announced in …

Microsoft Patents a Human-Computer Interface Microsoft Patents a Human-Computer Interface

This week Microsoft patented a device designed to capture a person’s movements – and it’s wearable. Microsoft already has the Kinect, which can pick up and mimic broad movements, but this newly patented technology would be able to pick up …

Google Secures New Network Patent Google Secures New Network Patent

Google, now appearing to be more aware of the concept of licensing and patents, has just secured a copyright concerning wireless access auctions. The search giant was previous denied a similar bid in 2007, though tried again and succeeded, perhaps …

Yahoo Asks Judge to Invalidate Facebook Patents Yahoo Asks Judge to Invalidate Facebook Patents

Yahoo is claiming Facebook bought eight of the ten patents that it used to counter-sue in the continuing war between the two internet giants. In a filing to a federal court, Yahoo is asking the judge to throw out the …

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Guilty Of Violating Motorola Patents Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Guilty Of Violating Motorola Patents
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With the patent lawsuit war heating up, a possible huge blow to Microsoft and the Xbox 360 was dealt today by the The US International Trade Commission. The ruling about the case, which was filed in 2010, stated that Microsoft’s …

Apple Sued Over Every Touchscreen Device They Make Apple Sued Over Every Touchscreen Device They Make
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Apple has been sued in U.S. District Court for patent infringement. The complaint alleges that Apple’s touch interface devices – yes, all of them – infringe on a patent owned by Flatworld Interactives, LLC. The application for the patent was …

Oracle Wins Java Patent Claim Oracle Wins Java Patent Claim

In the heat of Oracle’s court battle with Google concerning copyright infringement, the owner of the open-source Java programming language saw a small victory on April 19th, when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office confirmed a previously rejected Java patent. …

Samsung, Apple CEOs Ordered To Discuss Patent Dispute Settlement Samsung, Apple CEOs Ordered To Discuss Patent Dispute Settlement

With the first of many trials between Apple and Samsung scheduled to start in July, a U.S. judge has ordered that the CEOs of the two companies sit down and make another attempt to settle their differences outside of court …

Google Patents Glass-Type Glasses and Helmets Google Patents Glass-Type Glasses and Helmets

Bill Slawski at SEO by the Sea found three Google patents in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office database that could feature heavily in designs for the new Google Glass project. The patents were acquired from Indy race car driver …

U.S. Judge Blocks Motorola’s German Microsoft Injunction U.S. Judge Blocks Motorola’s German Microsoft Injunction
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A judge in U.S. District Court in Seattle has issued an injunction preventing Motorola from enforcing an injunction it has not yet won in Germany. The court in Mannheim will determine next Tuesday whether Motorola will be granted an injunction …

Apple Files Application For Wireless Charging Patent Apple Files Application For Wireless Charging Patent

Apple has filed an application for a patent dealing with wireless RF charging of mobile devices. Interestingly, the patent applies specifically to device packaging and store displays. The packages would receive power wirelessly from an RF transmitter, and use it …

Apple Patents Pattern Detection Tech For iOS Cameras Apple Patents Pattern Detection Tech For iOS Cameras

Last week we brought you news that Apple had applied for a patent for remarkably powerful 3D camera technology that could be put into an iOS device. Now it seems that 3D isn’t the only new tech Apple is looking …

Facebook to Countersue Yahoo With Their Own Patents Facebook to Countersue Yahoo With Their Own Patents
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Facebook is not only defending itself against the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Yahoo last month, they are taking the offensive with their own suit. In a lawsuit filed today, Facebook accuses Yahoo of violating ten of their patents including …

Apple Itunes and Sony’s PSN Targets In Lawsuit Apple Itunes and Sony’s PSN Targets In Lawsuit

Another day, another lawsuit. this time it is a South African man that has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California claiming a patent infringement by Apple and Sony. The man, Benjamin Grobler, …

Nokia Patents Stimulating Tattoos Nokia Patents Stimulating Tattoos

Nokia has filed a patent for “a material attachable to skin, the material capable of detecting a magnetic field and transferring a perceivable stimulus to the skin, wherein the perceivable stimulus relates to the magnetic field.” Translated from patent-lawyer language …

RIM, Samsung Sued For Emoticon Patent Infringement RIM, Samsung Sued For Emoticon Patent Infringement

Samsung and Research In Motion have been sued in federal court for violating a patent owned by Varia Holdings, LLC. The patent covers an “emoticon input method and apparatus.” The suits were filed separately on March 15th. Both are in …