Breathing Robot With Perfect Posture Patented by Samsung

Samsung this week was issued several patents (1, 2, 3, 4) relating to walking robots. The patents describe a walking robot that moves in a natural, human way, and maintains a good posture. Of course, the robot, which you can…

America: Where Innovation Goes to Die

Plain and simple, the patent system in the United States is a nightmare. You can hardly so much as sneeze anymore without some idiot troll accusing you of infringing upon his patent for violently expiring air through all facial cavities…

Google Buys Mobile Transmit Diversity Patents From Magnolia Broadband

Google has acquired over 50 patents from Magnolia Broadband, according to an announcement from the latter. Specifically, Google has acquired Magnolia’s beam forming Mobile Transmit Diversity (MTD) patents. The patents cover methods for increasing spectrum utilization, expanding coverage, improving uplink…

AOL Completes Billion Dollar Patent Sell-Off to Microsoft

Now that AOL can put the whole Starboard ordeal in the past, one of the bigger business transactions that was caught in the executive crossfire has inally reached its conclusion: the company announced today that it completed its sale of…

A Look at Google’s Location-Based Mobile Alerts Patent

As pointed out by Endgadet, Google owns the right to a patent that, according to its title, is a “Location-based mobile device alarm,” an idea that will surely please those of you who worry about the collection of location data…

Google May Be Looking To Launch Its Own Timeline

When Google first launched Google+ it reminded a lot of people, right out of the box, a lot of Facebook, in terms of the way it was designed. If some patents that have been acquired by Google are an indication…

Patent Analyst: This May Be Google’s Panda Patent

Google was granted a patent today for something called “Feature selection for large scale models”. It sounds pretty vague. The patent’s abstract says: Disclosed are a method and system for receiving a plurality of potential features to be added to…

Sony Filed a Patent for In-Game Commercials

There is a lot of current experimentation when it comes to video game revenue models. Publishers and developers are adding disc-locked content, day-one downloadable content (DLC), and overpriced collector’s editions everywhere you look. Mobile games and MMO‘s alike are free-to-play,…

Supreme Court Declines to Rule on Hulu Case

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…

Google Bought $10 Million Worth of TeraHop Patents

Google Inc., noted patent hawker, which finally acquired Motorola for $12.5 billion today, also paid about $10 million for another set of patents owned by a now-bankrupt portable network device company called TeraHop. For a bit of backstory, TeraHop, based…