patents

Jury Orders Apple to Fork Over $85 Million in Royalties for Wi-LAN Suit

Jury Orders Apple to Fork Over $85 Million in Royalties for Wi-LAN Suit

A San Diego jury ruled this week that Apple must pay Quarter Hill Inc.’s Wi-LAN a cool $85 million in a patent infringement case that’s been ping-ponging around the courts since 2014, Bloomberg

Apple gets its WiLan patent payout reduced to $85.2 million

Apple won't have to pay WiLan as much as expected for alleged patent violations. A retrial jury has reduced the damages from WiLan's lawsuit from the original $145.1 million (determined in 2018) down
Siri for Self-Drive Cars: Genius or Patenting the Obvious?

Siri for Self-Drive Cars: Genius or Patenting the Obvious?

Apple wants Siri to be the 'navigation manager' for your car. It would find the very best parking space, or what Siri believes is the best Mediterranean cuisine, using hand, eye and phone gestures,

Jack Dorsey’s Square Wins Patent for Fiat-to-Crypto Payments Network

Square's newly awarded patent enables seamless transactions between a number of potential asset types including crypto.
Joy-Con Stylus patent is as ridiculous as it sounds

Joy-Con Stylus patent is as ridiculous as it sounds

Nintendo has an odd thing with touch screens on its gaming consoles. A few of them have one but not all of them take full advantage of the technology. The Nintendo 3DS utilized its screen and stylus
Joy-Con Stylus patent is as ridiculous as it sounds

Joy-Con Stylus patent is as ridiculous as it sounds

Nintendo has an odd thing with touch screens on its gaming consoles. A few of them have one but not all of them take full advantage of the technology. The Nintendo 3DS utilized its screen and stylus
Could Xiaomi release a device rocking a pop-up camera with seven sensors?

Could Xiaomi release a device rocking a pop-up camera with seven sensors?

A few new Xiaomi patents reveal three distinct pop-up camera designs that include as many as seven sensors in total.

US Patents Hit Record 333,530 Granted in 2019; IBM, Samsung (Not the FAANGs) Lead the Pack

IFI Claims, a company that tracks patent activity in the US, reports that 2019 saw a new high-watermark of 333,530 patents granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office. From a report: The figures are

US patents hit record 333,530 granted in 2019; IBM, Samsung (not the FAANGs) lead the pack

We may have moved on from a nearly-daily cycle of news involving tech giants sparring in courts over intellectual property infringement, but patents continue to be a major cornerstone of how companies
Surface Neo 3D emulator could help developers prepare for dual screens

Surface Neo 3D emulator could help developers prepare for dual screens

Even if it isn’t due until the end of 2020, Microsoft uncharacteristically revealed its dual-screen devices as early as October last year. Its purpose was to give developers ample time to prepare for
Surface Neo 3D emulator could help developers prepare for dual screens

Surface Neo 3D emulator could help developers prepare for dual screens

Even if it isn’t due until the end of 2020, Microsoft uncharacteristically revealed its dual-screen devices as early as October last year. Its purpose was to give developers ample time to prepare for
Xiaomi could release two triple-screen, possibly foldable devices in the future

Xiaomi could release two triple-screen, possibly foldable devices in the future

Unfortunately, these patents don't reveal too much information apart from the sketches and a few renders.

Dish Network Files Patent for Blockchain-Based Anti-Piracy System

The satellite TV firm's newly published patent application details a means to combat online piracy using blockchain.

US will investigate Fitbit and Garmin following Philips complaints

The new year isn't getting off to a great start for some wearable device makers. The US International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate Fitbit, Garmin, distributor Ingram Micro and two

Fitbit and Garmin Are Under Federal Investigation For Alleged Patent Violations

U.S. trade regulators said on Friday they will investigate wearable monitoring devices, including those made by Fitbit and Garmin, following allegations of patent violations by rival Koninklijke
Apple sued again over Apple Watch for trade secrets theft

Apple sued again over Apple Watch for trade secrets theft

Given how the Apple Watch has been making headlines for saving lives, it’s no surprise that it is, pardon the pun, apple picking for those who want to capitalize on its fame or, in this case, have
Apple sued again over Apple Watch for trade secrets theft

Apple sued again over Apple Watch for trade secrets theft

Given how the Apple Watch has been making headlines for saving lives, it’s no surprise that it is, pardon the pun, apple picking for those who want to capitalize on its fame or, in this case, have
In flashpoint for the rebellion against big tech, Sonos sues Google for patent infringement

In flashpoint for the rebellion against big tech, Sonos sues Google for patent infringement

Sonos showed Google its tech years ago without realizing they would compete.
The Inventors Hall of Fame Honors Pioneering Brainiacs

The Inventors Hall of Fame Honors Pioneering Brainiacs

This year’s class of inductees includes the minds behind the sports bra, the automatic surgical tourniquet, and Amazon's warehouse robots.

Sonos sues Google for allegedly copying its speaker technology

Sonos may have to cozy up to partners like Amazon and Google to compete in the smart speaker world, but that doesn't mean it's happy with how it's being treated. The company has sued Google in federal