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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 to charge the devices on the store shelves. The packaging would also include wireless data receivers. These receivers would pick …

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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 to include in the already impressive cameras it puts in the iPhone. Another patent application reveals that Apple is also …

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Facebook to Countersue Yahoo With Their Own Patents

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 photo tagging, advertising, and online recommendations. In a statement to the press,Ted Ullyot, Facebook’s counsel said, “From the outset, we …

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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, claims that they are infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,799,084, which has to do with the making and offering infringing …

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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 to english, what that means is that Nokia wants you to be able to receive vibrations and haptic feedback directly …

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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 U.S. District Court. The Samsung case is in the southern district of New York, while the RIM case is in …

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Apple Patent Case Against Samsung Stayed By Mannheim Court

A judge in Mannheim, Germany has delayed a proceedings in one of the numerous ongoing legal cases between Apple and Samsung. The case deals with Samsung’s alleged infringement of Apple’s patent on the slide-to-unlock feature on its iOS devices. According to FOSS Patents, Andreas Voss, judge in the case, delayed the case in order to allow proceedings in the German …

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Yahoo Developer Resents ‘Weaponizing’ of His Work

Yahoo proved this week that it is very easy to go from patent defense to patent troll. In today’s lawsuit happy climate it is common practice for companies to stockpile patents to be used in defense of their work. With so many patents out there it has become a sort of arms race. Most are afraid to sue because they …

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Mark Cuban Rants About Yahoo/Facebook Case

In perhaps one of the greatest examples of a need for a sarcasm font, Mark Cuban rants in his blog about the ridiculousness of the U.S. Patent system. To put it mildly, Cuban is fed up. He rails a system that he calls “anti-competitive” and “corrupt” while only serving to “impede creativity and innovation.” “When I read that Yahoo was …

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Facebook to Fight Back in Yahoo Suit

At Gigaom.com, Om Malik is preparing to get the inside scoop on the Yahoo v. Facebook suit. According to Malik, Facebook is getting ready to fight Yahoo back, citing “sources close to Facebook.” While the response isn’t fully formulated, the source says that Facebook will counter with its own patents. Facebook has already stated to the press: We’re disappointed that …

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Critically Important Patent May Affect Rights And Revenue For Electronic Advertising

ICAP Patent Brokerage, the world’s largest intellectual property brokerage and patent auction firm, is offering for sale a patented method for targeting advertisements in electronic communications. The patent portfolio announced covers a broad range of communication activities including ad placement, use of user demographics, user remuneration and automated tracking. The key patent, invented by Lawrence F. Glaser and owned by …

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Oracle Drops One Patent Claim In Suit Against Google

Oracle, perhaps most commonly known for Java, may be slowly giving in to Google over their year and a half long legal fight over the Android operating system. We reported on the legal fight when it first broke out back in 2010. At that point in time, Oracle was claiming that Google infringed upon their patents with the search engine …

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