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08.23.12
Apple seeks patent for hearing aids that deliver speech at an even keel
08.23.12

Apple seeks patent for hearing aids that deliver speech at an even keel

Although they're called hearing aids, they can sometimes be as much of a hindrance as a help. Catc...

By J. Fingas,   08.23.12
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08.09.12
Samsung files for patent on safe taxi service, we hope we never fully test it
08.09.12

Samsung files for patent on safe taxi service, we hope we never fully test it

Anyone who often relies on taxi service to get around, as good as it can be, has likely had a driv...

By J. Fingas,   08.09.12
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08.09.12
Vringo buys small Nokia patent portfolio as asset sell-off continues
08.09.12

Vringo buys small Nokia patent portfolio as asset sell-off continues

Nokia's sale of the century hour continues, selling off a small intellectual property portfolio to...

By D. Cooper,   08.09.12
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08.02.12
iPad "Smarter Cover" patent application would add display, controls to cover
08.02.12

iPad "Smarter Cover" patent application would add display, controls to cover

Like your iPad Smart Cover? You can look forward to a possible future "Smarter Cover" from Appl...

By S. Sande,   08.02.12
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08.02.12
Apple seeks patent for Smart Cover with embedded secondary display
08.02.12

Apple seeks patent for Smart Cover with embedded secondary display

According to a patent application made public by the USPTO this morning (and originally filed a ye...

By S. Sakr,   08.02.12
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07.26.12
Apple patent application could make you Master and Commander of the iHome
07.26.12

Apple patent application could make you Master and Commander of the iHome

Apple wants to be master of the house -- yours, in particular. At least that's the vision put fort...

By J. Volpe,   07.26.12
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07.19.12
Pair of Apple patent applications set the stage for hearing aid-based social network
07.19.12

Pair of Apple patent applications set the stage for hearing aid-based social network

If ever there were a purgatory for ideas, it'd be the USPTO's patent application database. That la...

By J. Volpe,   07.19.12
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07.19.12
RIM applies for patent on detecting emotion in messaging, wants you chilled while you BBM
07.19.12

RIM applies for patent on detecting emotion in messaging, wants you chilled while you BBM

Ever get the shakes sending out an angry text message? You'd better be careful if you buy a BlackB...

By J. Fingas,   07.19.12
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07.06.12
Apple still trying for water damage indicator patent, drop-prone device owners twitch (update: granted)
07.06.12

Apple still trying for water damage indicator patent, drop-prone device owners twitch (update: granted)

Apple has already sought to patent some elaborate water damage detection methods, but it's also a...

By J. Fingas,   07.06.12
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