Apple has patented a sub-display fingerprint imaging technology based on acoustic imaging which could replace Touch ID in the near future and perhaps mark the end of the Home button.
A patent has been received in the US from Walmart, outlining its potential ambitions for a drone delivery storage blimp. The aircraft could also be used to provide supplies in emergency situation.
Smartphone displays aren't as sturdy as we would like. To make them more robust, manufacturers have proposed many solutions. A recent such patent from Motorola may finally cure our display woes.
In an earnings call this week, Nokia has revealed that Apple paid the company 2 billion dollars to settle ongoing patent disputes. The companies will share patents as part of the licensing agreement.
HMD Global Oy, the company formed to make new Nokia devices, is set to bring the old Lumia/Nokia Camera UI to its new Android phones with a recent transfer of a UI trademark with Microsoft.
The online retail giant has filed a new patent that describes how the company's future fleet of delivery drones could scan your house and suggest services or products you might need.
In the continuation of a lengthy patent battle between Apple and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a judge has ruled that Apple must pay $506 million for infringing a processor technology patent.
Qualcomm has filed a lawsuit against Apple, claiming that the company infringes upon its patents without paying royalties. As such, it seeks to ban the sale of iPhones which use these patents.
A recently published patent from Microsoft suggests disablement of stolen laptops, which will not require any cellular service to be turned on in the device, reducing the instances of laptop theft.
The latest potential plan for Amazon's Prime Air drone delivery systems is the idea of packages being parachuted to a customer's house, after being released from one of its drones.
A patent filed to the United States Patent and Trademark Office reveals Samsung's idea of having a display on the wristband of a smartwatch, along with a center-mounted camera capable of optical zoom.
A new patent from Google appears to show a ceiling-bound monitor that could be used to track your sleep. It would be able to monitor your vital signs by using infrared technology.
Microsoft has filed a patent for a new eye scanning technology that will register multiple data points, increasing security by being able to distinguish a real eye from a photograph.
A new patent from Microsoft has surfaced online, which indicates that the company is considering dual display devices. One display would be emissive while the other would be made from e-paper.
While one shouldn't read too much into a patent leak, the frequency of these hinged display patents are growing for the Redmond company. The latest one was filed in 2015 and was made public yesterday.
A recently published patent from Apple exhibits an "electronic accessory" that makes use of an iPhone or iPad. The mobile devices will be used to power the accessory, making up a convertible laptop.
Blackberry has sued Nokia for intentionally infringing its patents, demanding tha the Finnish company pay damages. This isn't the first time the two companies have clashed in a patent row.
A patent troll company called BlackBird Technologies has taken Netflix to court after it contended that its offline download feature introduced back in November was in violation of a patent it owned.
The original patent from 2010 brings a design concept for multi-devices touchscreens which resembles the discontinued Courier device. The new application was filed on September, 2016.
A patent filed by Amazon suggests the company has plans for flying warehouses. Both drones and small aircraft would connect to the ship to replenish stock and deliver goods autonomously.
Microsoft has submitted a patent which details future applications for the HoloLens and AR technology. The paper depicts scenarios where "Object Tracking" can assist you to find lost possessions.
Apple filed a lawsuit in California on Tuesday which indirectly accuses Nokia of conspiring with patent trolls to "extort exorbitant revenues unfairly and anticompetitively" from the tech giant.
Intel and AMD might be entering into a patent licensing agreement, according to a credible industry watcher. If true, we may end up seeing Radeon graphics tech integrated into Intel's chips.
A recently posted patent application by Samsung could possibly give us a glimpse of what its plans are regarding devices with foldable screens. The devices are rumored to arrive by the MWC 2017 event.
A patent filed earlier this year suggests Microsoft could potentially enhance Cortana's greetings to provide a more personalized and natural experience with human-like responses.
Yahoo has filed for a new patent involving billboards that are equipped with sensors, knowing what the target audience wants, and then serving them with more personalized advertisements.
Patent-licensing entity MobileMedia Ideas has recently won a lawsuit against Apple, after it was decided that the Cupertino giant infringed its ring-silencing patent. It got $3 million in damages.
Apple has recently been granted a patent on tech that utilizes infrared signals to prevent iPhones from recording videos and capturing photos during concerts, as well as other photo-sensitive events.
Qualcomm has accused Meizu of violating different patents relating to 3G and 4G communication standards. After unsuccessfully trying to negotiate this with Meizu directly, a complaint has been filed.
Xiaomi and Microsoft have entered into a deal where the Chinese manufacturer will pre-load Microsoft's Office and Skype apps on its devices. There are now more than 75 Android OEMs who are doing this.
A new patent shows a Microsoft Research project to develop a new and better type of pointing stick that could fit in our modern, slim devices. The new pointing stick would also read fingerprints.
Apple has filed a patent for a hypothetical new keyboard. The touch-based keyboard will be harder to damage, includes a backlight, and has the ability to transform to different situations.
After Apple won $120 million in their patent lawsuit against Samsung, Samsung has now appealed Apple's victory and won. Samsung has also counter-sued and it was found that Apple violated a patent.
Microsoft has patented a special kind of stylus, or pen, that could not only detect and reproduce the colors found in the real world but also detect an object's texture and surface.
It's back to court for Apple as the haptic technology company Immersion has accused Apple of infringing upon three different patents found in the latest iPhone and Apple Watch products.
Microsoft continues its quest to leverage its patent position, with Acer joining Samsung, ASUS, Dell and Sony in preloading Skype, OneDrive and the Office suite on Android.
The patent would let users control their devices without actually touching the screen. This new feature could, theoretically, be included in the upcoming iPhone 7, slated for release later this year.
An organization has filed a complaint against Apple for allegedly infringing three patents it has filed. The issue arises from Apple's voice assistant, Siri, which reportedly utilizes the patents.
Microsoft has recently sued software company Corel for allegedly copying Office's design, and infringing on some of the patents it has filed, one of which includes a slider user interface.
Samsung paid Apple $548 million this month alone for patent infringement, but Apple isn't done yet and is filing to receive an additional $180 million in supplemental damages.