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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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Written by Andrey

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

Apple is preparing Samsung device sales ban



Apple is again raising the issue of patent wars with Samsung. Cupertino company is planning to ask a U.S. appeals court to ban certain Samsung devices that were found in violation of Apple patents. It is not long since Obama vetoes the ban placed on Apple products for a similar reason.

The company will ask a U.S. appeals court tomorrow to block sales of Samsung models a California jury found violated patents for the iPhone’s look and features. Later, a U.S. trade agency is expected to say if it will halt some Samsung imports based on other Apple patent-infringement claims.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, August 9th, 2013. 0:30

ITC ban on Older iPhones, iPads was vetoed



According to WSJ, the Obama Administration has vetoed an ITC ban on the sale of older iPhones and iPads. The law would have prohibited selling of such models as AT&T iPhone 4 and iPad 2.

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman made the decision to veto the ban on the Apple devices, citing concerns about patent holders gaining "undue leverage." He said Samsung could continue to pursue its patent rights through the courts. The action marked the first time since 1987 that a presidential administration had vetoed a product ban ordered by the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Since now the problem has risen of allowing companies to use  standard essential patents to block rival products.


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, August 4th, 2013. 18:35

Will Barak Obama veto iPhone and iPad import ban?



Last June ITC issued an order to ban Apple from importing its older products. The ITC discovered that Apple infringed on a Samsung patent related to cellular technology in AT&T models of the 3GS and 4 as well as with the iPad 1 and 2 3G models.
The ban will go in effect on August 5th. Although there is still hope that President Obama vetoes the ban. Considering that he did not do that over the last decade, the ban is unlikely to be cancelled.
It was the Verizon Lawyer Randal Milch who asked President Obama to veto the ITC ban.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, July 26th, 2013. 1:39

Apple's Patent for Another Invention



According to the US Patent and Trademark Office, Apple has filed another patent. Or, to be more precise, it has already got the patent for its would-be invention. This time it’s a new technology that is said to make you phone battery life much longer.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, July 25th, 2013. 18:05

Media sharing with on-hold callers



Everyone knows that being on hold is quite often and it is not always a pleasant experience.  You can be entertained by music, ads or just hear nothing and enjoy the silence. Apple guesses that it is a much better idea to look through photos from the recipient or listen to your favorite music.
On Tuesday Apple obtained a patent which enables the company to replace the usual on-hold message with content you want to share with people who are calling you. The patent describes how the system works - the way you open the menu, chose the options and send them to the recipient until you can answer the call.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. 23:18

iPhone 5S rumored fingerprint sensor



Apple has recently published a patent which describes that the rumored fingerprint sensor for the iPhone 5S will be built into the  screen. It was suggested before that the sensor would be inserted in the Home button.

iPhone 5S has been long rumored to have a fingerprint sensor, the latter being a distinguishing feature from the previous models. In the new model the fingerprint sensor will be used to  verify purchases and to unlock the device. It will certainly be a breakthrough technology. However, it essential to say that Apple is not the first company using  new technologies such as  cardless payments. Fingerprint sensors have been rumored to be used in iPhones since Apple acquired the  mobile security company AuthenTec last year.


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Apple and Samsung are about to reach a patent settlement



According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple and Samsung are negotiating the patent problem. The year 2012 was marked by  celebrated cases regarding patent infringement claims. Last summer Apple won a major lawsuit against Samsung in California court. The issue concerned design patent infringement claims regarding the iPad and iPhone.
Since last summer, the Cupertino and South Korean companies have been negotiating privately quite regularly. They were obviously trying to come to some sort of settlement.  However, some lawsuits are been filed since then. It was rumored that in February the tech giants were close to an agreement, but as we can see, it did not work out.


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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, July 20th, 2013. 0:57

Enjoy the new iWatch battery [video]



A new flexible battery was presented recently by ProLogium company from Taiwan. It happened only a few days after Apple patented the flexible battery design to use in iWatch.

The patent features a special bendable battery that consists of rigid batteries inserted into a flexible plastic substrate (FPS). The latest version of the batteries presented by the Taiwanese company feature bendable batteries which is a breakthrough in this technology.

Have a look at the video to see what it means. First, the general usage of flexible batteries is presented. Later, you will be shown some video concerning smart-watch.




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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, July 18th, 2013. 18:14

Apple's New Patent for a Car Touchscreen Dashboard



Apple was reportedly awarded a patent for a "Programmable tactile touch screen displays and man-machine interfaces for improved vehicle instrumentation and telematics". It was granted on Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and its number is 8,482,535.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013. 15:32

Apple Encountered Problems with the iWatch Trademark on a Domestic Market



The iWatch trademark has been actively pushed forward during the past few weeks. As a result, Apple is now recognized as its official owner in several countries, namely Russia, Japan, Taiwan and some others. Oddly enough, the Cupertino company hasn't yet filed for the iWatch trademark on its domestic market as well as in Europe. Why is it so?


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013. 1:31

Apple's New Patents



Another good day for Cupertino company – Hong Kong IP Office has recently granted Apple 16 patents for its devices. Fifteen of them are design patents dedicated to both black and white iPhones and the odd one deals with Apple's new EarPods and the way they look. Let’s dig a bit deeper into the issue.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, July 7th, 2013. 19:38

Apple patents flexible battery for rumored iWatch



Apple has invented flexible components that will suit its much-rumored iWatch. Apart from flexible battery,  flexible displays that can wrap around the wrist were also patented earlier.  The invention can be used for any bendable product. Apple describes that the components can be employed in “wristwatches, calculators, laptop computers, tablet computers, and/or music players, to name but a few.”

Flexible battery packs for use in electronic devices are disclosed. In one embodiment of the present disclosure, the flexible battery pack may include a plurality of cells, such as galvanic or photovoltaic cells. The battery pack also may include a plurality of laminate layers coupled to the cells that include a top laminate layer and a bottom laminate layer. An adhesive may be used to couple the top and bottom laminate layers together such that each of the plurality of cells is isolated from each other. This arrangement may allow the battery to be shaped to fit a form factor of the electronic device. This arrangement also may allow one or more of the cells to be selectively removed from the plurality, which may be desirable from a manufacturing perspective.

So we may assume that these published patents will heat up the rumors about mysterious iWatch.




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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, July 6th, 2013. 17:45