This is an interesting little tale from the near interminable Apple patent wars. And it's an interesting guide to the way that patent laws really are not the same the world over. For it appears that a German court has invalidated Apple's slide to unlock patent: The Bundespatentgericht (federal patent court) in Munich ruled that the famous patent is invalid because European...
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Overlooked in the persistent rumors around a new iPhone launch, the US Patent Office yesterday denied Apple most its patent claims on the rubber banding effect on the iPhone. In total the Patent Office rejected 17 claims in the patent but approved three. That follows an earlier decision that rejected all 20.
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The U.S. Patent Office has once again rejected the validity of Apple's "bounce back" patent, but as Apple noted in a follow-up filing, the decision it not yet final.
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Some days, the thought of a cheaper iPhone is good for Apple . Others, like today, it's not so good. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster cut his price target on Apple to $688 from $767, citing worries that a lower-cost iPhone could cannibalize sales as much as 30%. "Factoring in 30% cannibalization, gross margin goes to 36.6% in CY14 vs. 38.6% in...
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It seems Apple is going to lose its slide-to-unlock gesture patent, at least in the EU, since a German court has declared it invalid. Everything started last year when Apple won an injunction against Motorola Mobility and attempted to ban the sales of certain devices. Encouraged by its victory Apple tried to sue Samsung over the same technology, but the case was suspended...
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This is a slightly worrying turn up for the books at Apple. They're being sued over the patent to Siri in China. And the case does seem to have some legs: A Chinese court has heard claims that Apple's Siri personal assistant infringes a patent owned by a local firm that makes similar voice-activated software for both iOS and Android, in just the latest setback for Cupertino...
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Samsung was issued a setback this week in its patent battle with Apple, when the International Trade Commission (ITC) found that the Korean phone maker infringes on an Apple patent by using a text-selection feature in its devices.
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- If Apple does indeed build an iWatch, a recent patent hints at possible iPhone integration. First spotted by AppleInsider, Apple was recently granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for two-way communication of location data between a portable media device and an accessory. Here's a look at the original patent describing the...
(2 months and 28 days ago)
The recent speculation around Apple developing some type of “iWatch” have been confirmed with the recent reveal of a patent Apple filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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A Tokyo court ruled Thursday that Apple did not infringe a Samsung patent, a small win for Apple in the continuing legal wrangling between the two companies. The patent in question was related to a wireless transmission technology, according to Japanese media reports. Samsung spokesman Nam Ki Yung confirmed the lawsuit was filed in Japan against Apple for a...
(2 months and 26 days ago)
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