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Apple Wins a Point of Sale System Patent & More

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Apple has received a Granted Patent that relates to a Point-of-Sale System. Apple's invention covers methods and systems for scanning two or more images visually encoded to have different types of codes encoded therein, in a single scanning operation, and processing the codes. In some embodiments, the present technology is...
Apple Wins a Point of Sale System Patent & More

Tech giants to talk patent peace

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The U.N.'s International Telecommunications Union is hosting the roundtable in its Geneva headquarters. [Read more]...
Tech giants to talk patent peace

Apple could let you sell your iTunes content to other people

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A patent filing published today describes a system in which iTunes users could sell or loan their music, movies, and e-books to other people. [Read more]...
Apple could let you sell your iTunes content to other people

Kodak offloads patents for $525 million, Apple and Google both grab a slice

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This isn't a huge surprise, since we already knew that specialist patent buyers were circling Kodak's wares with around half a billion dollars in their baggy pockets. Nevertheless, the deal is now done, with Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corporation working together to snap up the imaging IP for $525...
Kodak offloads patents for $525 million, Apple and Google both grab a slice

Judge to Apple and Samsung: So How Does All This End?

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The federal judge overseeing the Apple-Samsung case asked a question last week that is clearly on everyone’s mind. When will all of this mobile patent warfare come to an end? Unfortunately, the responses that she and the rest of us got back indicate that the answer is probably no time...
Judge to Apple and Samsung: So How Does All This End?

Court Denies Motorola the Billions it Wanted From Microsoft for Standard-Essential Patents

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A federal court in Seattle issued a ruling Thursday that could help settle the question of just how much a company can expect to reap from standard-essential patent. Source: Microsoft In the highly-anticipated court ruling, a court said Google’s Motorola Mobility unit is entitled to about $1.8 million a...
Court Denies Motorola the Billions it Wanted From Microsoft for Standard-Essential Patents
Google files a patent for backside controls on future Android devices

Samsung and Motorola don't infringe on Apple's multitouch patent, says German court

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Samsung Electronics and Motorola Mobility don't infringe on an Apple patent for technology that prevents smartphone users from pushing two buttons at the same time on a touch screen, the lower regional court in Mannheim ruled on Friday, a court spokesman said....
Samsung and Motorola don't infringe on Apple's multitouch patent, says German court

Key executive exits Microsoft

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week in review Software giant loses its Windows boss, while Apple loses a patent foe. Also: Embarrassing e-mail goes to Washington. [Read more]...
Key executive exits Microsoft

AOL Is Giving All Of Its Employees $1,000 Bonuses This Year (AOL)

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AOL made an extra billion dollars this year when it sold a bunch of patents to Microsoft. That helped propel the stock to new highs. To celebrate, it's going to give every employee a $1,056 bonus, says AOL employee John Biggs. (The patent sale was $1.056 billion, so it's a...
AOL Is Giving All Of Its Employees $1,000 Bonuses This Year (AOL)
Foxconn becomes Microsoft's biggest Android patent licensee

Shocking Next-Gen Law Enforcement Handcuff System Revealed

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While researching tech patents from some of the top companies in the industry as we do every week, we happened to stumble upon a stray patent that just happened to reveal a next generation system of restraining devices such as handcuffs for law enforcement. While the new system focuses on...
Shocking Next-Gen Law Enforcement Handcuff System Revealed

Commutist podcast: iPad Mini and iMac gets skinny

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Apple is slimming down and bulking up for a combative holiday season with a new iPad Mini, iPad, iMac, Mac Mini and more. Erica Ogg was at the event and gives us the skinny on the minis and Kevin Tofel breaks away from his victory lap to give us his...
Commutist podcast: iPad Mini and iMac gets skinny

Obama hopes to put an end to patent trolls with new executive orders

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Obama hopes to put an end to patent trolls with new executive orders

ITC plans new action to prevent patent trolls

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ITC plans new action to prevent patent trolls

'Eye gestures' spotted in Google Glass app code, hints at wink-based photography

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While perusing the code for Google Glass's companion Android app, Reddit user Fodawim chanced across several lines of code that could be offer up some interesting navigation options for your Glass. Titled 'eye gestures,' it looks like the wearable's built-in sensors should be able to detect eye activity and...
'Eye gestures' spotted in Google Glass app code, hints at wink-based photography

Report: Motorola filed for ITC appeal in August Apple loss

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A recently-made-public document from the US International Trade Commission shows that Motorola Mobility filed a notice of appeal with the Federal Circuit on September 19. Motorola is appealing the ITC opinion from August 24 in which the trade standards body found that Apple did not violate three of Motorola's asserted...
Report: Motorola filed for ITC appeal in August Apple loss

Nintendo sued over 3D patent in 3DS handheld console

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Not only is Nintendo dealing with less-than-stellar Wii U sales, but now the company is being sued over 3D technology used in its 3DS handheld console. Reuters is reporting that inventor and former Sony employee Seijiro Tomita is suing Nintendo over 3-D images he claimed to develop. Tomita says that...
Nintendo sued over 3D patent in 3DS handheld console

Google patents Project Glass-style flip-up smart watch

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Google has patented a smart watch where the front turns into a flip-up transparent touchscreen. According to the patent, the wirelessly-connected timepiece would allow the user to see notifications and messages from other devices, like other smart watches, as well as providing some of the functionality of Project Glass when...
Google patents Project Glass-style flip-up smart watch

TiVo to Gain $490 Million in Patent Settlement

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TV set-top box maker TiVo will receive a lump-sum payment of $490 million from Google and Cisco Systems as part of a patent settlement companies....
TiVo to Gain $490 Million in Patent Settlement
Looking to try Google Glass? This guy 3D-printed a pair and released the design

LG and Samsung move closer to patent peace, Galaxy Note 10.1 injunction request dropped

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LG and Samsung move closer to patent peace, Galaxy Note 10.1 injunction request dropped

Amazon patents resale marketplace for used e-books, songs and other digital goods

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Consumers may someday be able to buy and sell old e-books, apps and songs the same way campus bookstores sell used textbooks -- at least if an Amazon patent ever comes to life. The patent, which Amazon filed in 2009 and won on Jan. 29, imagines a digital resale marketplace...
Amazon patents resale marketplace for used e-books, songs and other digital goods

Judge Reduces Apple Award vs. Samsung

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The judge overseeing the Apple-Samsung patent trial threw out part of the $1 billion verdict in the case, ordering a new trial to consider the proper amount owed to Apple....
Judge Reduces Apple Award vs. Samsung

LG believes Samsung Galaxy S 4 infringes eye-tracking patent

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LG is accusing Samsung of infringing a patent relating to eye-tracking technology. A patent for the Smart Video feature of the LG Optimus G Pro, which automatically pauses a video when the user looks away from the device, may have been infringed by a similar feature called Smart Pause in...
LG believes Samsung Galaxy S 4 infringes eye-tracking patent

Apple loses VirnetX patent trial, ordered to pay $368M

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In a late-night ruling from a federal jury in Texas on Tuesday ordered Apple to pay $368 million for violating a VPN patent owned by software company VirnetX....
Apple loses VirnetX patent trial, ordered to pay $368M

How Google will let you control your Google Glass

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Google's illustration of how the mini embedded projector and camera could work together. Google Google has been granted a patent for a projection system to display buttons and controls from a headset, according to a patent filing granted to Google on Thursday (uncovered by Engadget). In the patent art, the projector...
How Google will let you control your Google Glass

Microsoft wants to tell jury in patent contract case about Google's refusal to release $100M bond

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A week ago Microsoft formally requested the release of a $100 million bond it had posted about a year ago in connection with an anti-enforcement injunction against a patent injunction obtained by Motorola Mobility in Germany. Microsoft argues that the bond is no longer necessary because the United States District Court...
Microsoft wants to tell jury in patent contract case about Google's refusal to release $100M bond

Microsoft, Motorola patent row set for trial tomorrow

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The two tech giants will argue over reasonable fees that Motorola can charge Microsoft to use patented technology considered essential for video and wireless streaming. [Read more]...
Microsoft, Motorola patent row set for trial tomorrow

Apple wins patent on design of first-generation iPhone

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On top of two other wins today, the USPTO has also granted Apple a patent on the design of the first-generation iPhone. The filing is simply labeled Electronic Device, but is credited to 14 different inventors, including Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and lead designer Jonathan Ive. The iPhone was revealed...
Apple wins patent on design of first-generation iPhone
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