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Apple Wins Another Court Case Against Samsung





Samsung will pay Apple for copying some of the iPhone key features and design elements. For those who don’t remember - last year the South Korean company was found guilty of violating several Apple patents. The sum Samsung was ordered to pay Apple last year was $1.05 billion.


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Sunday, November 24th, 2013. 2:23

Siri to Offer Crowd-Sourced Answers to Users



According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is currently working on a technology that will improve Apple’s virtual assistant called Siri. A patent filing published on Thursday shows that the company from Cupertino is planning to use crowd-sourced information to find answers to the toughest user queries.


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Thursday, November 14th, 2013. 21:29

Apple Files Patent for "Touch-Sensitive Depressible Button"



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published another Apple’s patent application on Tuesday. This time it’s a some kind of touch sensitive button that is capable of detecting multiple levels of pressure. The U.S. Patent No. 8,581,870 is entitled "Touch-sensitive button with two levels".

Here’s what AppleInsider writes:


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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. 23:08

Apple Files Patent for "Network Access Using Short-Range Connectability"



According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple has recently filed a patent for "Network access using short-range connectability". The company from Cupertino suggests a new technology that makes it possible to connect two devices using low-power communications, such as Bluetooth, for instance.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, November 11th, 2013. 23:31

Samsung Will Explain Why It Should Not Be Sanctioned for Leaking Apple's Secret Documents



Judge Paul S. Grewal has ordered Samsung to explain why it should not be sanctioned for leaking Apple’s secret documents. Earlier this month, South-Korean company executives somehow discovered the details of the confidential Nokia-Apple patent license. It goes without saying that Apple appealed to the court in order to request sanctions against Samsung.


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Sunday, November 10th, 2013. 20:48

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Apple Showed Interest in Acquiring BlackBerry Patents, But Got Refusal



Apple, along with Microsoft, Lenovo, Cisco and Google, showed interest in acquiring parts of BlackBerry Ltd, Reuters report. You see, the company holds a wide number of patents that are worth about $1 to $3 billion. These patents will surely be helpful for competitive smartphone manufacturers and Apple in particular.


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Saturday, November 9th, 2013. 21:48

Apple's Awarded with Patent for User Tracking System



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded Apple with a patent for a "System and method of determining location of wireless communication devices/persons for controlling/adjusting operation of devices based on the location". That means guys from Cupertino may soon start working on a kind of home automation technology that will help to control various devices using a person’s location.


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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013. 23:26

Apple Files a Patent for Built-in MacBook and iPhone Solar Power Converters



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office posted on Thursday another patent application. And again it was Apple that filed a patent for "Power management systems for accepting adapter and solar power in electronic devices," or, in other words, for a solar power converter.


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Thursday, October 31st, 2013. 22:42

Apple Files a Patent for a System that Allows to Control Access to Content



Apple filed another patent. This time it’s a system that allows to control access to content using a person's physical features. The patent application entitled “Systems and methods for controlling output of content based on human recognition data detection” was published on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s website on Thursday.


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Thursday, October 24th, 2013. 18:31

Apple Patents a New SIM Card Tray Design



The United States Patent and Trademark office has recently granted Apple’s rights for the patent called “Systems and methods for ejecting removable modules from electronic devices". Or, in other words - for a new SIM card tray design. According to the Apple’s application, such a design will allow to retain and eject the SIM card using magnetic means instead of mechanical that are said to be inconvenient.


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Saturday, October 12th, 2013. 1:14

Apple patents interface for 3D objects creation



Apple is going to obtain a patent for 'Working with 3D objects'. It implies the technology of generating, modifying, and manipulating 3D objects with the help of 3D gesture inputs.

Three-dimensional objects can be modified using 3D gesture inputs. For example, a 3D object shown on a touch-sensitive display can be detected, and a 3D gesture input that includes a movement of a finger or a pointing device in proximity to a surface of the touch-sensitive display can be detected. Detecting the 3D gesture input can include measuring a distance between the finger or the pointing device and a surface of the display. The 3D object can be modified according to the 3D gesture input, and the updated 3D object can be shown on the touch-sensitive display.

The 3D object can be generated based on two types of inputs. The first is a touch or a two-dimensional (2D) gesture input. The second is 3D gesture input which implies detecting a movements in proximity to a surface of the screen.


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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. 16:55

The iWatch concept [video]



Ciccarese Design has preented their concept for an Apple iWatch. It will boast the flexible display and feature the slap bracelet design patented by Apple.

In our shell from the futuristic design, we enclosed ideally, the latest version of the operating system for mobile devices iOS7. We have also started prototyping and we have already made the first two copies, one white and the other black, to verify the ergonomics as well as the attractiveness of the object when worn.

Showing the pictures and the mockups to many people, we are collecting a lot of feedbacks and most of them said that it is cool, it has a look never seen before and is very fashion on top of all the tech features that will be available.

According to recent rumors, Apple is hiring iWatch engineers and designers. The most talked-of pick up is Jay Blahnik, a fitness expert and Nike+ Fuelband consultant.

Enjoy the video and photos below.


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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013. 18:33

New Apple's Patent for Flexible Headphones Connectors



According to the latest news, Apple has filed a patent for a flexible headphones connector, that can prevent the headset from accidental breakage. The patent application, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today proves that the company from Cupertino is working on an innovative type of iPhone headphones.


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Thursday, August 15th, 2013. 18:20

Launch of new iPhones will be the most successful in all history of Apple



According to analyst Trip Chowdhry, the Managing Director of Equity Research at Global Equities Research, the coming launch of new iPhones will be the most successful one in all history of Cupertino company.

"The new iPhones will be massively successful," Chowdhry told Benzinga this morning. "This will be the most successful product launch ever in the history of Apple."



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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013. 17:03

ITC bans older Samsung devices



The International Trade Commission ruled that some older Samsung devices will receive an import ban for infringing on Apple patents.

The import band can be eliminated within 60 days by President's veto, so President Obama has possibility to veto the ban as he did with Apple's one. Among Samsung devices that infringe the patent of  scrolling behavior and headphone jacks, there are many launched in 2010/2011, such as the Galaxy S 4G, Fascinate, Captivate, Galaxy Tab, and Galaxy Tab 10.1.


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, August 11th, 2013. 18:53