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05.02.12
Microsoft granted patent for wearable EMG device
05.02.12

Microsoft granted patent for wearable EMG device

Those muscle spasms? They're now good for something. Okay, so Microsoft's just-granted patent for...

By S. Silbert,   05.02.12
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12.20.11
Apple awarded a patent for in-call app switching, starts drafting next lawsuit
12.20.11

Apple awarded a patent for in-call app switching, starts drafting next lawsuit

Wondering how Apple planned to follow up its small victory over HTC in front of the ITC? Well, in...

By T. O'Brien,   12.20.11
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04.01.11
Apple patent application reveals plans for external battery pack, spells further trouble for HyperMac
04.01.11

Apple patent application reveals plans for external battery pack, spells further trouble for HyperMac

Way back in September of last year, Apple filed a patent-infringement suit against HyperMac, the fo...

By C. Trout,   04.01.11
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11.24.10
Shocker! WiLAN drums up another lawsuit, this time against big cable
11.24.10

Shocker! WiLAN drums up another lawsuit, this time against big cable

As the saying goes, every time an iPhone is dropped, another wide sweeping patent lawsuit in the te...

By B. Bowers,   11.24.10
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04.03.09
Apple patents movement-based gestures for shaking, rattling, and rolling with your portable devices
04.03.09

Apple patents movement-based gestures for shaking, rattling, and rolling with your portable devices

We wouldn't recommend speculating too much here, but a patent Apple filed back in October 2007 has...

By R. Miller,   04.03.09
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01.25.08
Patent granted on smartphones, everyone sued
01.25.08

Patent granted on smartphones, everyone sued

What would you do if the US patent office gave you the go-ahead on a far-reaching, non-specific app...

By J. Topolsky,   01.25.08
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01.25.08
Patent granted on smartphones, everyone sued
01.25.08

Patent granted on smartphones, everyone sued

What would you do if the US patent office gave you the go-ahead on a far-reaching, non-specific app...

By J. Topolsky,   01.25.08
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