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Apple received patents on the design of the iPhone and iPad by Steve Jobs and jony Ive.





On Tuesday, a number of key patents associated with the design of the iPhone 4 have been owned by Apple that are partially credited with Steve Jobs, as well as the L-shaped connector MagSafe, and iPad with Smart Cover.

Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder, is one of those who enlisted in the United States Patent D671937, titled simply "Electronic Device". It includes the design of the iPhone 4 along with the original antenna that wa sfinally  improved and replaced in the iPhone 4S.


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Wednesday, December 5th, 2012. 23:31

Samsung Working to Keep Design Dispute Separate from Component Contracts



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Several Samsung senior executives were reportedly holding an emergency meeting yesterday to discuss Samsung's next moves in the case. Samsung CEO Kwon Oh-hyun not present at that meeting trying to save the company’s component supply contracts with Apple. Kwon's primary responsibility is to oversee the company's component business, a division that maintains a close relationship with Apple.


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Wednesday, November 28th, 2012. 22:31

Apple had to acquire Lightning trademark from Motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson



In order to put the new Lightning technology on the market, Apple had to purchase the trademark “Lightning” from the motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson. Patently Apple reports that two Apple trademark applications published by EU Patent & Trademark Office show the transfer of the trademark officially occurred on Saturday.


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Monday, November 26th, 2012. 18:46

Arbitration court can resolve Apple-Motorola patent dispute.



The arbitral court was considering Apple and Google issues which were about the infringement of patents. Bloomberg reported on Friday that details of preliminary discussions were revealed during the court filing. The two companies exchanged proposals in which they proposed a mandatory arbitration trial to reach a licensing agreement.


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Tuesday, November 20th, 2012. 11:53

Samsung Is Not Going To Seek Settlement With Apple Over Patent Disputes



After HTC and Apple announced a global settlement on patent dispute between companies, some observers wondered whether this move could trigger a broader effort to settle similar disputes in the industry. Apple and many manufacturers of Android devices have been locked in patent disputes for the past years.


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Wednesday, November 14th, 2012. 22:40

The UK Court ordered Apple to pay legal fees in favor of Samsung.



On Friday, the British Court ruled that Apple must pay legal fees to Samsung, after it was found that the company had not complied with the requirements of a notice on its Web site, which said that the South Korean company did not use the design of the iPad. Groklaw reported that the England and Wales Court of Appeal found the originals, posted on the Apple's website that contain inaccuracies and "false innuendo," requiring the payment of legal expenses on the basis of Samsung "indemnity "above the standard threshold.

In July, British judge, Colin Birss decided that Apple should put a notice on the home page of its website, with the announcement that Samsung did not copy the design of the iPad. The post was published, however, it was in the form of a reference to the statement in which Apple has made some changes.

The Court acknowledged that the added content has been false and distorted the essence of the decisions, especially referring to a quote by judge Birss, who heard the distinctive character of Apple products, saying it was torn out of context and "foster[ed] the false notion that the case was about the iPad."

Also in dispute was a reference to judgments through consideration of patents from around the world, including a lawsuit Apple vs. Samsung where Apple recieved $ 1.2 billion. The Court said that such inserts were "calculated to produce huge confusion" and that the notice contains "further false innuendo that the UK court's decision is at odds with decisions in other countries whereas that is simply not true."

In November, Apple was ordered to correct the notification under regulation. The decision of the Court was intended to illustrate the disapproval of Apple's behavior , especially in relation to the original order.

In conclusion, the author of the verdict, Sir Robin Jacob, offered the following comment: "I hope that the lack of honesty, resulted in this incident, a completely unique track record of Apple."




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Tuesday, November 13th, 2012. 23:08

Apple Acquiring Streaming Video Company Color Labs



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According to The Next Web’s report, Apple is acquiring Color Labs, startup, which raised $41 million of financing even before its launch last year. The company appeared as a photo sharing service that has in time transformed into a streaming video service.


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Thursday, October 18th, 2012. 13:12

Apple Patent Describes Electronic Window That Hides Biometric Sensors



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With Apple’s purchase of a fingertip sensor firm AuthenTec for $365 million, there has been much speculation on how Apple might utilize the technology in its future devices. Today Patently Apple reported on a new Apple’s patent introducing an all-new unlock screen feature based on fingerprint technology.


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Friday, October 12th, 2012. 0:58

Apple looking into hybrid wireless headphones for "active" users



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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published Apple's patent application which was filed in March 2011. The patent, titled "Detachable wireless listening device,” demonstrates a unique set of headphones, designed to withstand the rigors of athletic activity by eliminating the need for cumbersome cords.


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Thursday, October 4th, 2012. 23:14

Apple Plans To Work With Microlatch On Fingerprint Recognition Technology



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While AuthenTec's board of directors is expected to approve Apple’s acquisition of the fingerprint sensor company for $356 million, a new report claims that Apple also plans to draw on expertise of other company to assist with creating its mobile payment service. The Australian reports that Apple has reached a deal with Australian firm Microlatch to work together on integration of similar fingerprint recognition technology with mobile payments via NFC (near filed communications).


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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012. 14:28

Samsung Is Going To Add iPhone 5 To Its U.S. Patent Suit



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As Reuters reports, a new Samsung’s court filing has revealed that the company is going to add Apple’s iPhone 5 to a suit that is now underway in the U.S. seeking to ban sales of Apple’s devices in the country over violation of its patent rights. Reuters said:


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Thursday, September 20th, 2012. 20:32

Google And Apple’s CEOs Working To Address Patent Disputes Between Companies



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According to today’s report from Reuters, Google CEO Larry Page and Apple CEO Tim Cook have been actively discussing some patent issues related to the two companies. The report said:


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Friday, August 31st, 2012. 1:23

Apple Unsuccessfully Tried to Purchase Exclusive Access to TSMC Chip



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The outcome of the high-stakes Apple v. Samsung patent trial forced Apple to do their best to find new component suppliers. Bloomberg reports now that Apple and Qualcomm in an attempt to diversify their mobile processor supply chain each put forth investment bids topping $1 billion to secure exclusive access to chip supplies from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). TSMC denied separate investment bids from Apple and Qualcomm.


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Wednesday, August 29th, 2012. 18:30

Apple stock soars to all-time closing high after favorable verdict



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In the first day of trading since a favorable ruling in the company's high-stakes patent dispute against Samsung on Friday,  shares of Apple stock reached all-time closing highs on Monday. Apple’s shares broke the former record of $668.87 to reach $675.68, up $12.86.


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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012. 23:57

Apple Will Seek Bans On A Number Of Samsung Mobile Devices



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Following Apple’s 1 billion win against Samsung in court trial last week, Apple has specified which Samsung devices it will try to ban. The Verge published Apple’s list which includes ban requests for Galaxy S 2 for AT&T, Galaxy S 4G, Samsung Skyrocket, Galaxy S Showcase, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy Prevail, the S2 on T-Mobile and Droid Charge.

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012. 0:32