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Apple Patents Multi-Point Touch Focus, A New Way To Use A Camera

Apple Patents Multi-Point Touch Focus, A New Way To Use A Camera

Apple’s patents often afford us glimpses to what the company is up to. They also occasionally tell us what we can expect Apple to include in its upcoming products. Now, Apple has patented a multi-touch camera focusing system which is quite unique. This system is to be used with multi-touch systems, so Apple may be considering it for the next iPhone or iPad.

By On May 21, 2012 Respond
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HTC Avoids Apple Patents By Adding Custom Android Builds To US Devices

HTC Avoids Apple Patents By Adding Custom Android Builds To US Devices

Apple has been quite keen in having its patents enforced around the globe, and particularly in U.S. One of the reason why the company is so hard-on about this is that Apple has pioneered a number of things in the smartphone market. Recently, Apple was able to gain a key victory against HTC by having certain HTC devices blocked because they infringed Apple patent. It now seems that HTC has found a way around this import ban.

By On May 19, 2012 Respond
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Apple Allowed To Pursue Preliminary Injunction Against Samsung

Apple Allowed To Pursue Preliminary Injunction Against Samsung

Samsung and Apple have been locked in a legal battle that seems to have been going on for quite some time. The worst part is that neither side seems to have scored any significant wins. Now, Apple is trying to have certain Samsung products banned in U.S. The company had tried earlier but was refused a preliminary injunction by a District Court.

By On May 15, 2012 Respond
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Settlement Talks Between Apple And Samsung Will Happen In May

Settlement Talks Between Apple And Samsung Will Happen In May

Many have been rather sceptical of the attempts at settlement talks between the two tech giants, Apple and Samsung. However, Apple’s chief, Tim Cook seems determined to go forward with the talks. He seems to have taken a clear departure from Steve Jobs’ stance in a recent statement he gave regarding the settlement talks.

By On April 29, 2012 Respond
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Apple Wins Patent Related To A New User Interface Of iTunes Store

Apple Wins Patent Related To A New User Interface Of iTunes Store

It is quite interesting to note how late some patents come to fruition. For instance, a patent that Apple had filed as far back as 2004, related to a new user interface for its iTune Store, has now been approved by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent speaks of a ‘graphical user interface’ for Apple’s online store.

By On April 18, 2012 Respond
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Samsung Was Approached Four Times By Apple Over Patent Infringement

Samsung Was Approached Four Times By Apple Over Patent Infringement

The legal battle between Apple and Samsung has been going on for quite some time, with both companies levelling a number of patent infringement allegations against each other. We were told earlier that Apple tried to tell Samsung of the infringed patents before it went to actual litigation. And now, during the case’s proceedings, Apple has detailed that it approached Samsung four times before it actually filed a case against the company.

By On March 24, 2012 Respond
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ITC Finally Rules In Favor Of Motorola Over Apple’s Patent Infringement Allegations

ITC Finally Rules In Favor Of Motorola Over Apple’s Patent Infringement Allegations

Apple and Motorola Mobility are locked in a bitter legal battle. Recently, Motorola was able to get permission for an injunction against Apple which a German court sanctioned. Now, Apple has apparently suffered another major setback as the International U.S. Trade Commission has cleared Motorola of the charges of patent infringement that Apple had levelled against it.

By On March 18, 2012 Respond
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Apple Wins Patent For iWallet

Apple Wins Patent For iWallet

Although Apple hasn’t specifically concentrated much on a mobile payment service or at least hasn’t expressed it’s intents to launch one of it’s own, it is nonetheless bagging all the relevant patents. According to reports, Apple has now secured a patent for ‘E-wallet’ from US Patent and Trademark office. The office has now published the patent after approval which has re-ignited the debate that Apple may actually launch a mobile payment service some time soon.

By On March 8, 2012 Respond
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Google, Motorola Asked By Judge To Provide Apple With Android Data

Google, Motorola Asked By Judge To Provide Apple With Android Data

Apple and Motorola have been locked in a bitter legal feud for a while. The bone of content between the two is the rights to certain patents which, both allege, the other side has violated. And now that Google has acquired Motorola Mobility, it has also been tossed into this legal fray by virtue of this acquisition. In the latest twist, a U.S. Circuit Court Judge has asked Google and Motorola to provide Apple with development information about Android.

By On March 7, 2012 Respond
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Apple Patents – Beat-Matching Patent Application Discovered

Apple Patents – Beat-Matching Patent Application Discovered

With many companies fiercely guarding their respective patents and filing for a new as one the moment they make a new discovery, it seems that the future of tech companies and their fortunes will heavily rely on their patents. Apple has a knack of filing patents often, many of them not even ever implemented. Now, it has been discovered that back in 2010, Apple filed for a patent for an electronic device that can act more or less like a digital DJ.

By On February 25, 2012 1 Response
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Apple Files Patent About 3D iPhone Technology

Apple Files Patent About 3D iPhone Technology

Rumors about a 3D iPhone have reared their head a number of times and then died subsequently. It has been speculated times and again that Apple may eventually reveal a 3D smartphone but the company is absolutely stolid to these rumors and hasn’t said a word about them. However, we do know now through a patent filed by Apple that it is at least working on such a technology. The patent deals with the ability to create a 3D visual experience without the need for any special glasses for the user.

By On February 13, 2012 Respond
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German Court Places Ban On Apple 3G Device – And Then Lifts The Ban

German Court Places Ban On Apple 3G Device – And Then Lifts The Ban

In what seems a dramatic turns of events at German courts, in an earlier ruling yesterday, Apple was told by the court to remove all 3G devices from sales in Germany after the court ruled in favor of Motrola. These devices were being sold through the online Apple Store. Apple remove all it’s 3G devices except iPhone 4S which perhaps was not part of the case filed by Motorola. However, within a few hours of this, Apple issued an official statement that it ‘has been granted a suspension of the German injunction’ and that it’s 3G devices will be back soon.

By On February 6, 2012 Respond
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Apple Patents Speak of Coded Magnets Which May Be Used For Security

Apple Patents Speak of Coded Magnets Which May Be Used For Security

Apple has knack of patenting some of the most advanced phenomenon. Not necessarily all of them see the light of the day, but Apple patents them any way so as to tell the world how far into the future it is looking. For that reason, analysts keep a keen eye on the patents filed by Apple. In one of the patents filed by Apple, it has been revealed by Patently Apple that there is talk of a very wild concept, which seems almost unreal. The patent is about magnets, programmable magnets, and production of haptic effects using Ferrofluids. This is some really advanced stuff, even in theory. Read further for details.

By On January 29, 2012 Respond
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Apple Files Patent For Universal Remote Concept

Apple Files Patent For Universal Remote Concept

Apple has been filing patents for a number of very innovative concepts. Access of these patents is possible only when US Patents office makes them public. One such patent that has been made public now is ‘Apparatus And Method To Facilitate Universal Remote Control.’ As the name suggests, the patent is about developing a universal remote control that can automatically detect the devices present within it’s range and then can wirelessly get a user interface from these devices to display on a touch-screen.

By On January 27, 2012 Respond
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Apple Claims Rights Over Kodak’s Digital Camera Technology Patents

Apple Claims Rights Over Kodak’s Digital Camera Technology Patents

Kodak has been on a downward spiral for quite some time. It failed to restructure it’s business model to cater to an increasingly digital world and the result is that Kodak is now filing for bankruptcy. However, Kodak may not have suffered the worst yet. In a surprise move, Apple has filed a suit against Kodak claiming that many major patents that Kodak had successfully used against rival companies, were actually developed by Apple when Apple and Kodak partnered back in early 1990s. According to Apple, Kodak has generated $3 billion in generated revenue through these patents.

By On January 24, 2012 Respond
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