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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...

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03.29.12
Apple patents Siri-like system for controlling cameras, PMPs through a computer or smartphone
03.29.12

Apple patents Siri-like system for controlling cameras, PMPs through a computer or smartphone

"Siri, turn on the flash and take three pictures with my camera after waiting two seconds." Apple's...

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01.11.12
IBM maintains top spot in global patent rankings, Canon overtakes Microsoft
01.11.12

IBM maintains top spot in global patent rankings, Canon overtakes Microsoft

IBM has been selling off a sizable number of its patents these past few months, but according to...

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07.07.11
Apple patent apps describe 'smart' pens for notetaking and long-distance doodling
07.07.11

Apple patent apps describe 'smart' pens for notetaking and long-distance doodling

Apple's knack for filing patent applications has struck again, offering a pair of digital pens th...

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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...

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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...

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08.31.09
Discovery Communications patents e-book reader, why not?
08.31.09

Discovery Communications patents e-book reader, why not?

Let's face it, at this point everyone is looking to get in on the e-book reader action. Back in Feb...

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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...

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02.14.09
IBM patents bullet dodging bionic armor
02.14.09

IBM patents bullet dodging bionic armor

Your science fiction fantasy may be coming a reality, if IBM has anything to say about it. The comp...

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