Patents

01.19.16
Apple wins a US sales ban on ancient Samsung smartphones
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Apple wins a US sales ban on ancient Samsung smartphones

It's a symbolic victory, but not much more than that.

By J. Fingas,   01.19.16
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01.06.16
Wearable maker claims Apple and Fitbit stole its tech
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Wearable maker claims Apple and Fitbit stole its tech

Valencell insists that the Apple Watch and Fitbit's activity trackers are infringing on its patented health monitoring.

By J. Fingas,   01.06.16
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12.31.15
New Apple patent hints at near-universal mobile payments
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New Apple patent hints at near-universal mobile payments

Users could send money with a phone call, text message or email.

By A. Tarantola,   12.31.15
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12.23.15
Judge says NVIDIA violated Samsung's patents
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Judge says NVIDIA violated Samsung's patents

The ITC just threatened NVIDIA with the possibility of a sales ban.

By J. Fingas,   12.23.15
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12.22.15
Twitter has lots of ideas for drones, patent form reveals
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Twitter has lots of ideas for drones, patent form reveals

On top of capturing photos and video for its own feed, users could also control the drone with tweets.

By D. Hardawar,   12.22.15
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12.11.15
Bloomberg: Swatch is hoarding smartwatch patents
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Bloomberg: Swatch is hoarding smartwatch patents

Watchmaker is believed to be holding 173-plus patents related to smart wearables.

By D. Cooper,   12.11.15
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11.02.15
Jawbone countersues Fitbit over activity tracker patent 'abuse'
11.02.15

Jawbone countersues Fitbit over activity tracker patent 'abuse'

Jawbone isn't giving Fitbit a break in its increasingly bitter legal battle.

By J. Fingas,   11.02.15
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10.10.15
ITC finds that Samsung and Qualcomm didn't violate NVIDIA patents
10.10.15

ITC finds that Samsung and Qualcomm didn't violate NVIDIA patents

NVIDIA's patent lawsuits have hit a roadblock as the US ITC has found that Qualcomm and Samsung didn't violate NVIDIA patents.

By J. Fingas,   10.10.15
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09.30.15
Google and Microsoft end their years-long patent war
09.30.15

Google and Microsoft end their years-long patent war

Google and Microsoft have decided that there's not much point to suing each other over phone and Xbox patents.

By J. Fingas,   09.30.15
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