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Firm wants Apple's Chinese iPhone patents invalid
A Chinese dispute with Apple's iPhone patents may negate some of the company's legal action against Meizu, the Beijing Times said Saturday. Local firm Herron Network Information has sued Apple arguing that a patent for the iPhone's design was invalid as it wasn't attached...
Influx of iPhone patents
A wave of iPhone patents have surfaced today just ahead of Apple's planned iPhone launch. The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has published a series of iPhone related patent applications which include unlocking the iPhone by performing gestures of an unlock image, a scrolling...
Apple wins iPhone patent
Apple has won the rights to a patent critical to the iPhone, documents show. Measuring some 358 pages, the patent covers much of the base software for the iPhone, including the operating system and various modules for functions like contacts, stocks, the camera and media playback....
iPhone patent lawsuit
Apple has been slapped with yet another patent infringement lawsuit regarding the iPhone. This time the plaintiff is Minerva m owner by assignment of United States Patent No. 7,321,783 (the "783 Patent") entitled "Mobile Entertainment and Communication Device," which was issued...
iPhone patent questioned
Apple may not have any legal ground to stand on when it comes to waging war against competing multi-touch devices, claims an analyst with Global Crown Capital. Multi-touch has traditionally been a distinguishing feature of the iPhone, as it is based on original technology,...
iPhone patent: GPS, video
A newly-published Apple patent application points to iPhone technologies not currently in use, a report observes. The application, measuring some 372 pages in length, documents many different aspects of the iPhone, but makes particular reference to the touchscreen interface...
Multitouch, iPhone patents
Apple has won four new patents from the US Patent and Trademark Office, covering a range of technologies. Among these are ones for riser card housing in the Mac Pro, and a Mac OS-related concept called Computer system with graphical user interface including drawer-like windows....
iPhone patent infringement
Apple is involved in yet another patent infringement lawsuit targeted at the iPhone. The plaintiff, EMG Technology, accuses the the company of violating a patent that relates to Internet navigation and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). The claim involves the presentation...
Three new iPhone patents
The US Patent and Trademark Office today published several of Apple's patent approvals, all of which relate to different aspects of the iPhone's functionality. The first deals with organization of the iPhone's interface as to reduce the clutter of adding too many visual elements...
Apple wins iPhone patent
Apple has won a total of 14 patents since the arrival of 2008, including its iPhone cellular handset which may be one of the fastest granted patents ever recorded for an Apple product. The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has published patents covering Apple's iPod, iPod shuffle,...
Apple claims HTC violates 20 iPhone patents
(Update with lawsuit details) Apple today sued HTC for allegedly infringing on 20 patents relating to the iPhone. The simultaneous International Trade Commission and Delaware complaint accuses Taiwan-based HTC of copying elements relating to the...
iPhone patent hints at camera gestures
Two newly-revealed US patent applications hint at potential Apple interface changes. The first, Shape Detecting Input Device, would allow people to hold a signet such as a ring or a key up to an iMac's screen, and thereby clear some security barriers....
Clickwheel iPhone patent
The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted several patents to Apple, among which are three notable ones. These cover the music backup process in iTunes, as well as a power adapter equipped with a FireWire port and a detachable plug. The third deals with a clickwheel phone...
Cooling, iPhone patents
Apple has been newly granted two different US patents, both relating to mobile technology. The first, Portable electronic device with interface reconfiguration mode, essentially describes the method used to rearrange icons on the iPhone and iPod touch. To begin with users...
Gaming, iPhone patents
Several new Apple patent applications have today been published by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Three of these are connected to the iPhone and the iPod touch; of the group, one describes the ability to rearrange the Home screen, while another documents the unique touchscreen...
Apple wins iPhone patent
Apple has secured a patent for "remote client devices" (presumably including the iPhone, iPods and other unnamed mobile devices) that describes the ability to dynamically upload input sensors (aka buttons) from host computers to said devices. The patent says that in some cases, a combination of buttons...
Apple iPhone patent
Apple has filed a patent covering user interfaces on portable devices with touchscreen interfaces (presumably the iPhone and or iPod) that would allow for quick reconfiguration of on-screen elements, including icons. For instance" the user makes contact with one of the icons...
Preliminary ruling first step to possibly invalidate the patent
In a ruling issued Monday and made public today, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a preliminary ruling declaring a key Apple iPhone patent invalid. All 20 claims of US Patent Number 7,479,949, also known as "The Steve Jobs Patent" covering a "touch screen device, method,...
Nokia chair sees share loss and patent suits soon
Nokia in an interview [free reg. required] Monday warned that it might face market share losses in the run-up to its first Windows Phone 7 device but might also attack competitors with patents. Chairman Jorma Ollila explained that the board of directors was aware there would...
iPod mini Phone Patent
Apple is in the later stages of finalizing its cellphone design, according to a U.S. patent granted to the company this morning. The patent, which was filed on August 7th of this year, refers to a "handheld computing device" cellphone and media player combination with a radio-transparent...
Expands on augmented reality concepts
Two Apple patent applications, newly published by the USPTO, could potentially allow for complex 3D interpretations of places iPhone owners have been. One of the documents is titled Generating a Three-Dimensional Model using a Portable Electronic Device Recording, and illustrates...
ITC says will see if HTC violates Apple patents
The International Trade Commission on Thursday said it would look into Apple's complaint against HTC. It agreed to see whether HTC's phones might violate iPhone patents relating to hardware and software. A decision against HTC could see some or all of its phones blocked from...
Apple claims Nokia stealing tech
(Updated with details inside the suit) Apple today responded to Nokia's lawsuit by filing a countersuit of its own. The new complaint accuses Nokia of violating 13 Apple-held patents. Apple General Counsel Bruce Sewell also alleges that Nokia is...
Palm at Thomas Weisel Conf
Palm doesn't expect there to be any disputes with Apple over patents for multi-touch technology in webOS or the Pre smartphone, company chief Ed Colligan said today at the Thomas Weisel Technology & Telecom Conference. The executive believes there are "no issues with Apple"...
Award for using iOS device as flash drive also
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has given Apple a total of 13 patents today, covering a wide range of topics from the design of the Thunderbolt Display to the (at the time) revolutionary interface for managing lists in iOS. The latter is an important patent that...
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