Apple's new patent gives us a sneak peek into what the company is planning to do with its future Smart Covers for iPads. The patent published by the US Patent & Trademark Office details a method by which iPad users could access notifications on an iPad by just partially opening the Smart Cover.
Apple has been granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office, which deals with an eye-tracking technology. First spotted by AppleInsider, the eye-tracking technology will be used to control certain user interfaces on future Mac, iPhones and iPads.
Investors in rugged action camera company, GoPro, had a scare that sent the company's stock price by over 12 percent at the end of trading day on Nasdaq. The stock price started falling after reports emerged that Apple was assigned a patent for a product similar to GoPro's offering.
Xiaomi s meteoric rise in India has hit a bump of sorts when the Delhi High Court ordered the company to briefly stop importing and selling smartphones in India. The roadblock however will not be affecting Xiaomi s competitive pricing strategy in India, TimesofIndia reports.
In the ongoing patent battle between smartphone vendor Micromax and Ericsson, the Delhi High Court has ordered the former to pay royalties to the latter. These royalties amount to one percent of the selling price of Micromax s devices, Economic Times reports.
Google and LG have entered into a patent cross-licensing deal, which will help the companies cover a broad range of products and technologies over the next 10 years.
A federal appeals court today tossed out a $368 million verdict against Apple, ruling that jurors were given evidence that may have skewed the sum.
The battle over technology patents is far from over. Nvidia on Thursday accused Samsung and Qualcomm of ripping off its graphics technology, and filed separate suits involving seven of its patents with the International Trade Commission (ITC) and US District Court in Delaware.
Arch-rivals Samsung and Apple have decided to drop a series of bitter patent disputes pending in multiple courts outside the United States, the South Korean electronics giant said today.
Apple faced more patent lawsuits than any other corporation in the United States in 2013. The tech-giant, which has been the highest-ranked tech company in the Fortune 500, received 59 patent lawsuits last year.
We are finally in Tim Cook's Apple era. Apple and Motorola Mobility have agreed to settle all patent litigations between the two companies, which were being fought in multiple countries. The agreement does not include the cross-licensing of patents between the two companies. Google had acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion primarily for its patents to protect itself and Android by providing it enough arsenal to deter rivals from filing patent infringement lawsuits. Google is selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo in a $2.91 billion deal but will keep retain of its patents with itself.
Apple is reportedly planning to introduce touch sensitivity for keyboards, letting users perform different actions by swiping across keys. Keyboard of future MacBook will allow users to perform actions that are handled by trackpad until now.
A patent granted to Apple could result in ultra-slim iPhones and iPads in the future. AppleInsider reports that the company has been granted a patent to use micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) in its camera s autofocus module.
Last evening a post from Apple Insider portrayed how internal Samsung emails unearthed in the ongoing patent infringement lawsuit between Apple and Samsung indicated that Samsung decided to attack Apple after Steve Jobs died. The post was widely reported (us included) globally but a careful reading of the mail trail points out that it was the inaction by Google to defend its Android hardware makers against Apple's iPhone that prompted Samsung to take matters into its own hands rather than the death of Steve Jobs.
A new piece of evidence at the ongoing patent battle between Apple and Samsung reveals how the latter was skeptical to start an anti-Apple marketing war in 2011. However the death of Steve Jobs changed the situation and provided the South Korean company with the best opportunity to attack iPhone, AppleInsider reports.
According to Apple, Samsung has stolen a number of key iOS features and design elements, and used them when making its Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Back in 2012 a jury agreed to some extent, and Apple was ultimately awarded nearly $1 billion in damages as a result. Now, Apple and Samsung find themselves in Judge Lucy Koh s California court once again to argue over whether or not Samsung stole a different set of patents owned by Apple. Wondering exactly what Apple is claiming Samsung swiped in its Galaxy smartphones this time around? Here s everything you need to know:
As we ve noted in the past, Apple s patent spat is about much more than money it s very personal to the company. Reuters legal reporter Dan Levine brings us word that at the latest Apple-Samsung patent trial, Samsung attorney Bob Quinn presented an email sent by late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs back in 2010 that declared Apple was in a holy war with Google over the future of mobile computing and worried that Apple might lose its position as the dominant player in the smartphone market.
Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry has won an early round in its legal battle against an iPhone keyboard made by a startup co-founded by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest. A court order bans Seacrest's company, Typo Products LLC, from selling its iPhone keyboard in the US while BlackBerry proceeds with a patent infringement case against the product.