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Apple Reveals New Floating Toolbar Options for Quick Searches, Taking Notes & Highlighting in the Works for iOS

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On February 21, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals that they're working on extending tools for users reading an iBook, iMagazine, document, electronic newspapers and likely the web. The tools go beyond the traditional use of "copy" and "paste." Apple wants...
Apple Reveals New Floating Toolbar Options for Quick Searches, Taking Notes & Highlighting in the Works for iOS

Apple loses patent dispute with VirtnetX, must pay $368M

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Apple has lost a patent dispute with patent troll VirtnetX and has been order to pay $368 million in damages, reports AllThingsD. The case stems back to April last year when VirtnetX accused Apple of infringing its US Patent No. 8,05,181 for a ìMethod for Establishing Secure Communication Link between...
Apple loses patent dispute with VirtnetX, must pay $368M

Apple Advances Work on Virtual Keyboards for iMac & MacBook

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On September 6, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their continuing work on virtual keyboards for both the iMac and MacBook. For the MacBook, such work could lead to a future hybrid notebook/eBook iDevice....
Apple Advances Work on Virtual Keyboards for iMac & MacBook

Apple Files Patents & Trademarks Covering a Camera Filter, iPhone Headset, Surround Panner, Flyover & Turn-by-Turn Logo

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On July 5, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a series of patent applications from Apple covering a wide range of technologies. In particular, our report briefly touches on inventions relating to a digital signal filter for iOS device cameras, an iPhone wireless headset and ......
Apple Files Patents & Trademarks Covering a Camera Filter, iPhone Headset, Surround Panner, Flyover & Turn-by-Turn Logo

Apple Patent Filings Uncover MagSafe 2 & Notification System

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On January 3, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published patent applications from Apple relating to their push notifications system and new MagSafe 2 connector. The new MagSafe 2 connector was announced at Apple's June 2012 World Wide Developer Conference in conjunction with the debut of the MacBook Pro...
Apple Patent Filings Uncover MagSafe 2 & Notification System

A Series of New Apple Inventions Reveal a DJ-Styled Crossfading Feature, Advanced Camera Sensors & Possible 3D Motion TV Remote

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On February 23, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a series of very interesting patent applications from Apple that reveal a wide range of technologies. Those covered in today's report include a new beat-matched crossfading DJ-Styled feature for Macs and iOS devices; advances in 3D motion technology that...
A Series of New Apple Inventions Reveal a DJ-Styled Crossfading Feature, Advanced Camera Sensors & Possible 3D Motion TV Remote

Apple Reveals Next-Gen Multi-Player Gaming Advances

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On March 15, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that delves into the world of Multi-Player gaming. Apple provides us with a number of gaming examples and meaty details of how they'll provide team members of a multi-player game with the ability to...
Apple Reveals Next-Gen Multi-Player Gaming Advances

Apple Patents Show Tweaks Coming OS X Dock & Finder

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On July 19, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published two patent applications from Apple that reveal coming tweaks to OS X and possibly iOS. The first patent covers changes coming to the OS X Finder while the other patent is a little more ambitious. We find Apple introducing...
Apple Patents Show Tweaks Coming OS X Dock & Finder

Nokia patents tattoo that lets you know who's calling

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Nokia has applied for a US patent that lets a user feel who's calling. The technology can be used in a skin patch adhered to a person's arm or embedded into a tattoo. When called, the system vibrates and uses haptic feedback to indicate whether its an incoming call rather...
Nokia patents tattoo that lets you know who's calling

Apple to Add Teleprompter Tools to iMovie and Final Cut Pro

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Yesterday, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that revealed their intent to add a new teleprompter feature to both iMovie and Final Cut Pro. Sometime in the future you'll be able to both film yourself on an iPad while reading your very own script...
Apple to Add Teleprompter Tools to iMovie and Final Cut Pro

Apple Invents iPad Smart Cover with Built-In Inductive Charging

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On March 14, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals the next step in the evolution of the iPad Smart Cover with built-in inductive charging. Simply put, this is a great idea to keep the iPad charged while on the go....
Apple Invents iPad Smart Cover with Built-In Inductive Charging
Apple invents laser projected keyboard & depth perception system, reveals ad-hock cash dispensing network

Apple Reveals Advanced Automotive Access & Control System

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On April 25, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a new automotive access and control system that will primarily be found in future iPhones. Last June we posted a report that revealed Apple's in-vehicle initiative with nine major auto companies to...
Apple Reveals Advanced Automotive Access & Control System

Samsung Patent Intros a Wild Concept for Smart Device-Skins

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A new Samsung patent that has been published by the US Patent & Trademark Office reveals an invention that will allow users to take a digital photo or graphic of their choosing and electronically wrap it around their entire device. Users will also be able to change the design at...
Samsung Patent Intros a Wild Concept for Smart Device-Skins

A New Apple Store App Surfaces for Genius Bar & Other Services

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On November 22, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a new customer service application specifically designed for iDevices. The project was spearheaded by Benjamin Vigier Product Manager - Mobile Commerce at Apple. Mr. Vigier who came to Apple in 2010 has...
A New Apple Store App Surfaces for Genius Bar & Other Services

Samsung targets Apple in the US with eight more patents

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Samsung has finally answered Apple's second US patent infringement lawsuit with patent infringement counterclaims of its own. On Wednesday, Samsung filed a response to Apple's lawsuit over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, claiming that iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, and Macs infringe one or more of eight patents. Two of those...
Samsung targets Apple in the US with eight more patents
Apple Invented A Tripod For Your iPad (AAPL)

Apple's AirDrop Logo is now a Registered Trademark

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On March 7, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office approved and published Apple's latest registered trademark for their AirDrop Logo. Apple's AirDrop ......
Apple's AirDrop Logo is now a Registered Trademark

Apple Files for iOS "Reminders" Icon Trademark

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On April 4, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for their "Reminders" App icon under application 85585420. Apple's Reminders App lets users organize everything they have to do by deadline, priority, location, or custom-made lists. And as ......
Apple Files for iOS "Reminders" Icon Trademark

Argentium Silver

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Human beings have been smithing silver for millennia. I was surprised to learn, therefore, that significant advances in silver metallurgy have been made as recently as the 1990s. Sterling silver, by definition, contains 92.5 wt% silver metal and 7.5% other metals, traditionally mostly copper. In 1998, however, Peter Johns of...
Argentium Silver

Nintendo says it refuses to 'succumb to patent trolls' as it wins Maryland case

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Nintendo issued a fairly terse press release earlier today, announcing that it has prevailed in a US patent lawsuit for the "third consecutive time this year." That particular case concerned Nintendo's Wii Balance Board accessory and Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus software, which a company called IA Labs...
Nintendo says it refuses to 'succumb to patent trolls' as it wins Maryland case

Apple Reveals New Wallet Server System which could be used to Subsidize Wireless TV and Radio Services

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On June 6, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals yet another layer in Apple's future iWallet services. Apple's latest invention generally relates to methods and systems for payment of goods and services, and the issuance of credits toward the payment of...
Apple Reveals New Wallet Server System which could be used to Subsidize Wireless TV and Radio Services

Apple Secretly Filed Three Dynamic Smart Pen Patents in Europe that are Chock Full of Cool Ideas

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Every once in a while we check out various IP databases around the world to see if we could find any Apple activity. Well, Bingo, we found three all new smart pen patents from Apple that are chalk full of great ideas. In between Apple's US patent filings published in...
Apple Secretly Filed Three Dynamic Smart Pen Patents in Europe that are Chock Full of Cool Ideas

USPTO Continues to Deny Apple's "Launchpad" Trademark

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On December 13, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a notice sent to Apple that basically denies them the rights to "Launchpad." This is Apple's ......
USPTO Continues to Deny Apple's "Launchpad" Trademark
Newegg nukes "corporate troll" Alcatel in third patent appeal win this year

Apple Improves Auto Exposure Camera Feature for FaceTime

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On March 21, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals new and improved Auto Exposure techniques for variable lighting conditions that could improve FaceTime image quality. Apple's Patent Background Today, many personal electronic devices come equipped with digital video cameras. Often, the...
Apple Improves Auto Exposure Camera Feature for FaceTime

Apple's "WebKit" is now a Registered Trademark in the US

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On March 7, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office approved and published Apple's latest registered trademark for "WebKit" under registration number 4,296,939. Apple open-sourced WebKit in 2005 and is now the foundation for browsers found in Amazon's Kindle, RIM's new Z10, Google's Android and will be ......
Apple's "WebKit" is now a Registered Trademark in the US

Big Patent Day for FileMaker & 3D Object Recognition

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On May 10, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published several patent applications from Apple covering 3D object recognition and FileMaker database technology. This is by far the largest number of FileMaker patent applications published in a single day. This could bode well for new upgrades announcements at FileMaker's...
Big Patent Day for FileMaker & 3D Object Recognition

Apple Reveals New Whiz-Bang No-Code Content Authoring Tool

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On April 12, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a new electronic content authoring tool in the works that’s configured to optimize authored content for one or more intended devices. According to Apple, the existing solutions on the market today are...
Apple Reveals New Whiz-Bang No-Code Content Authoring Tool

Apple to Court: Pinch-to-Zoom patent invalidation will take until 2017

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Court filings for the 2014 Apple versus Samsung case continue to fly in Judge Lucy Koh's courtroom in the Northern District of California. In the latest round of filings, Samsung requested that the next patent trial between the pair be stayed, pending reexaminations of two key Apple patents by the...
Apple to Court: Pinch-to-Zoom patent invalidation will take until 2017
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