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Microsoft backs Apple patent view

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Microsoft promises not to block rivals' products from sale if they infringe patents it owns which are deemed essential to industry standards....
Microsoft backs Apple patent view

Apple wins patent for inductive charging docking station

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A new docking station patented by Apple would include technology to recharge iOS devices, enhance the wireless signal, and improve the speed of data transfers. [Read more]...
Apple wins patent for inductive charging docking station

RIM patents trapezoidal BlackBerry keyboards for slanty-thumbed texters

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RIM is utterly devoted to the physical keyboard, but how do you deal with sausage-fingered emailers who can't pick out individual keys? Thanks to this newly-granted 2009 patent, the company has the solution -- a trapezoidal keyboard designed to offer easier access of type-weary thumbs and wider keys for...
RIM patents trapezoidal BlackBerry keyboards for slanty-thumbed texters
New study, same authors: patent trolls cost economy $29 billion yearly

Apple Patent Wins: Samsung Tablet Blocked from US and Apple Awarded 27 New Patents

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Apple has been granted 27 new patents, including one patent that covers famous touch screen gesture such as "pinch to zoom."...
Apple Patent Wins: Samsung Tablet Blocked from US and Apple Awarded 27 New Patents

Want a vibrating tattoo that alerts you to a call? Nokia does

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The mobile company has filed for a patent that would let it place haptic feedback technology onto a tattoo to alert customers to a new call. [Read more]...
Want a vibrating tattoo that alerts you to a call? Nokia does

Microsoft in $1bn AOL patent deal

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Microsoft agrees to buy more than 800 of AOL's patents and license others in a move that may aid its legal battles....
Microsoft in $1bn AOL patent deal

Landmark lawsuits underway over who owns the Interactive Web

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Michael Doyle and his company Eolas claim several prominent Web companies, including YouTube and Amazon, violate a patent it holds that dates back to 1994....
Landmark lawsuits underway over who owns the Interactive Web

Uh oh – patent troll acquires digital imaging patents from Polaroid

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Acacia Research Corporation, a renowned patent troll we’ve mentioned in the past, this morning announced that one of its subsidiaries has acquired patents covering digital imaging and related technologies that were originally issued to Polaroid. These technologies may be found in digital cameras and camera phones, which means manufacturers of...
Uh oh – patent troll acquires digital imaging patents from Polaroid

HTC lowers Q2 outlook following low European smartphone demand, US customs delays

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HTC has been forced to amend its second quarter sales forecasts after lower-than-expected demand in Europe and a block on US imports of its new smartphones hampered its progress as it attempts to reclaim market share from rivals Samsung and Apple. The company said on Wednesday that its unaudited consolidated...
HTC lowers Q2 outlook following low European smartphone demand, US customs delays

Google foresees weather-based ads

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In a nod to sci-fi film Minority Report, Google wins patent for personalised ads based on environmental conditions....
Google foresees weather-based ads

NVIDIA and Rambus settle, sign patent deal, kiss and make up

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Some of you thought it would never happen. You thought that these two mortal enemies would spend the rest of their multinational corporate lives alternately at each other throats and eyeing the other with suspicion from across the boardroom. After dropping some claims and winning others, Rambus has signed...
NVIDIA and Rambus settle, sign patent deal, kiss and make up

Customs stops delaying HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE devices after 'review'

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HTC-branded crates have been trickling through customs for ten days already, following a total clamp-down earlier in May, but it's only now that they're able to pass through without lengthy extra checks. The manufacturer says it has "completed the review process with U.S. Customs" and that it is "confident...
Customs stops delaying HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE devices after 'review'

Attention Marc Andreessen: Microsoft Just Bought (Part Of) Netscape

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Here’s a deal that would have made many minds explode back in the 1990s: Microsoft is buying Netscape. Or at least, most of the important parts of the company that used to be synonymous with “Internet”. That’s a side component of the $1 billion patent sale that AOL and Microsoft...
Attention Marc Andreessen: Microsoft Just Bought (Part Of) Netscape
Is Google planning to sell Motorola's handset business to Huawei?

Apple wins sales ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet

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Sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet have been banned in the United States by U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh. ”Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly, by flooding the market with infringing products,” Koh said in her ruling...
Apple wins sales ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet

Oklahoma State University tries to patent a steak

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Oklahoma State University has “discovered” a new cut of beef that used to be minced for use in burgers, which they are calling the Vegas Strip Steak. The university won't reveal where exactly this steak can be found, because it's trying to patent it. A combined team at the university's...
Oklahoma State University tries to patent a steak

The three patents Microsoft is hammering the Nook with—and why they may be invalid

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Microsoft's complaint against Barnes & Noble's Android-based Nook devices has been narrowed down to just three patents, with the US International Trade Commission having to decide whether Nook devices infringe on several patented methods of interacting with and downloading electronic documents. Barnes & Noble is also asking the ITC...
The three patents Microsoft is hammering the Nook with—and why they may be invalid

Google-Motorola Deal About To Get The OK (GOOG)

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Google's $12.5 billion deal to buy Motorola will be cleared as early as next week. The Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. Department of Justice plans to approve the deal next week. European regulators have also set a deadline of next Monday to decide whether or not to...
Google-Motorola Deal About To Get The OK (GOOG)

Microsoft 'Shopping assistant' patent could help you find Elmo, more time for the kids

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Microsoft's just been granted a patent entitled "Shopping assistant." The claims indicate a system that generates a route to a product based on user-defined criteria (i.e. quickest, cheapest, shortest distance,) it also indicates that certain real-time conditions from participating merchants, such as stock levels, could also help determine the...
Microsoft 'Shopping assistant' patent could help you find Elmo, more time for the kids

Microsoft's purchase of AOL patents may be about a Google map war

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If you connect the dots AOL’s patent sale to Microsoft may have a lot to do with the Bing Maps, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap trio vs. Google Maps....
Microsoft's purchase of AOL patents may be about a Google map war

Motorola can't enforce standard-essential patents against Apple in Germany while appeal is ongoing

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Apple scored a breakthrough court victory today against Motorola. Its important can hardly be overstated. This is so huge that it even begs the question of whether Google's strategy for its $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility has failed before the deal is even formally closed (they're still waiting for some...
Motorola can't enforce standard-essential patents against Apple in Germany while appeal is ongoing

Oops! Yahoo blunders in Facebook patent squabble

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Yahoo claimed Facebook had fraudulently filed some of its patents, but Facebook hit back by proving Yahoo hadn't even checked the records to see if it was right. [Read more]...
Oops! Yahoo blunders in Facebook patent squabble

Google patents view augmentation method and glasses, sees what you cannot

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Google continues to keep our friends down at the US Patents and Trademark Office busy with its latest filing, involving augmented reality and a pair of relatively staid (at least by these sketches) pair of glasses. The patent outlines a system where a view-finder could identify what we're gawking...
Google patents view augmentation method and glasses, sees what you cannot

Sony patent suggests Xperia Play with dual keyboards, it's slidingly slidable

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Okay, so maybe physical keyboards were a bigger deal back in 2010 when this thing was filed, or maybe -- just maybe -- we'll one day see an Xperia Play smartphone with both a gamepad and a full QWERTY counterpart. A patent for such a contraption was just granted...
Sony patent suggests Xperia Play with dual keyboards, it's slidingly slidable

Apple calls for an early ban on Samsung Galaxy S III, isn't amused by S Voice

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Samsung might have been right when it said lawyers didn't design the Galaxy S III, because it's in legal hot water again. Apple has moved to add the new Android 4.0 flagship to the same request for a preliminary US ban that would stop the Galaxy Nexus. Cupertino believes...
Apple calls for an early ban on Samsung Galaxy S III, isn't amused by S Voice
New Galaxy S III image surfaces, corroborates earlier leak
Apple granted another patent for the iTunes Store

Everyone Has The Features Yahoo’s Suing Facebook For: Here They Are

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Yahoo reared its patent troll head this week, and it’s not just Facebook that has reason to be worried — at least, judging by the extremely broad features that it’s being targeted for. Yahoo could easily sue Twitter, Pinterest, Google and many other popular web services whenever it thinks it...
Everyone Has The Features Yahoo’s Suing Facebook For: Here They Are

Samsung wins ruling over Apple on 3G patent, seeks compensation

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The Korean consumer electronics giant won the ruling in a court in The Hague, according to reports. [Read more]...
Samsung wins ruling over Apple on 3G patent, seeks compensation
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