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Perpetual court combatants Apple and Samsung have revealed their final list of allegations ahead of a trial starting March 31st. Though each started with five disputed patents, Samsung only has four now since a multimedia sync patent was knocked out earlier by Judge Lucy Koh. She also gave Apple a...

February 5th 2014 at 6:25am 0 Comments
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Late last year, Samsung found itself in trouble over claims it had secretly spied on Apple and Nokia documents to gain a better position in patent deals. It denied any wrongdoing, saying it hadn't done so wilfully, and now US judge Paul S. Grewal has finally drawn the same conclusion. PCWorld repo...

January 30th 2014 at 7:17am 0 Comments
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Tagging greatly simplifies photo searches, but it can be a cumbersome process -- just ask anyone who has typed in keywords for dozens of vacation shots. It may be more intuitive if Apple implements the voice tagging from a newly published patent application, though. The technique would let mobile-...

December 26th 2013 at 1:36pm 0 Comments
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The latest development in Apple and Samsung's patent battle is a new court ruling in the latter's home country, and it's going against Samsung. The Washington Post and Reuters report that in a case covering three Samsung patents, and Apple products including the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 and iPad 2 Judg...

December 11th 2013 at 10:47pm 0 Comments
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AppleInsider is reporting that Apple has been awarded a patent that embodies face detection and recognition technologies. What's more, the patent covers a method for allowing users to control their device -- whether it be a Mac or iOS device -- via various facial expressions. In one proposed use ca...

December 3rd 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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WiLAN has made a solid business out of suing the wireless industry over alleged patent violations, coaxing settlements out of HTC, Novatel and four other heavyweights. It won't get any money from Apple, though, as an Eastern District of Texas court has ruled that the iPhone maker didn't infringe...

October 23rd 2013 at 6:37pm 0 Comments