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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.
Following an injunction by a German court, HTC may have sales of its smartphones and mobile devices banned in Germany over a lawsuit which claims HTC didn't properly license patents.
The Samsung vs Apple patent battle is only intensifying as time goes on, and the South Korean tech giant is pretty confident that it can turn the tides on the recent rulings.
Almost five years after the original complaint, Apple might get some money out of Samsung for alleged patent infringement. But Samsung seems to be in a much better position to contest the verdict.
An unusual patent was granted to Namco over a loading screen mini game that has prevented most game companies from duplicating the idea in modern games. That patent has now expired.
The two tech rivals have reached an agreement to drop all remaining lawsuits between each in the U.S. and Germany after five years of disputes over mobile and gaming technology patents.
Apple has obtained a patent for an ever so slightly thinner headphone jack with the same capabilities but a slightly different shape than existing standard 2.5mm/3.5mm connectors
Apple is rumoured to begin augmented reality efforts as it recruits a former lead engineer from Microsoft's HoloLens team. Will we be seeing the future of Apple's intentions soon?
The USPTO has now ruled that one of the design patents used by Apple to sue Samsung was not valid in the first place, thus reducing possible damages significantly.
Apple's lawsuit against Samsung is all too recent in memory and was one of the most prominent cases in recent history. Other tech giants have now chimed in with their support for Samsung's appeal.
McLaren was a flagship Lumia that featured '3D Touch', but the device never made it to market. However, development on the technology behind it continued and Microsoft has got a new patent for it.
Google recently received a patent for a device that would be embedded into toys and make them 'smart'. They'd be able to listen for commands and react physically or by turning on a device.
Google was recently awarded a patent that makes use of the trackpad for inserting spaces using taps made in the spacebar area, effectively increasing the size of the trackpad on smaller keyboards.
Microsoft has recently received a patent for wearable displays that can determine the emotions of the wearer, and those of other people. HoloLens looks like a prime candidate for this technology.
Microsoft has received a patent that allows a mobile device to boot more than one operating system, as well as individual parts of different operating systems to allow for specific functionality.
A new patent, filed in 2010 by Microsoft, shows a subtle hinge that would enable a device to sit at 180 degrees without being noticeable ushering in a potential era of dual-screen devices.
A new patent, filed by Apple, has come to light that shows an auxiliary screen on the side of an iPhone that can display information and app-specific toggles.
Microsoft has sued Kyocera, a company which showed some interest in the Windows Phone OS at the Mobile World Congress 2015. The lawsuit cites patent infringement as the cause of the lawsuit.
A patent filed in January by Apple reveals that future mobile device made by the Cupertino-based company could be tracked even if the device appears to be powered off.
Apple has lost a case and was found to infringe upon the patents held by a Texas company. The iPhone maker was ordered to pay damages in excess of $500 million.
Microsoft and Samsung have finally settled their legal disputes over Android patent royalties and are now ready to work together again. The deal raises hopes for new Windows phones from Samsung.
Apple has recently been granted a patent that shows the company has been toying with the idea of a curved iPhone but just because they got the patent does not mean we will see it on retail shelves.
Tech giants fighting over patents and royalty payments really doesn't help spur innovation. Fortunately, the war appears to be drawing to a close, as these companies find better ways to collaborate.
In a dispute that goes back years with Nintendo allegedly infringing on technology patented by Philips for a "virtual body control device" the two companies have now reached an agreement.
Google has agreed to settle a patent dispute between itself and the Rockstar consortium, an assembly of companies including Apple and Microsoft that own Nortel's old intellectual property.
Samsung has filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft, related to the Android patent deal between the two. Samsung claims honoring their contract would equate to collusion.
The most recent court case between Microsoft and Samsung has been unredacted, and aside from the 6.8 million Microsoft feels it is owed, it reveals that Samsung paid Microsoft $1 billion in 2013.
Bose audio has formally filed a legal complaint accusing Beats Electronics, soon to be owned by Apple, of violating several patents for noise-cancelling headphone technology.
The Mannheim Regional Court in Germany found Motorola guilty of infringing on a patent held by engineering firm LPKF, and now Motorola has to stop selling the Moto G and X, and recall some devices.
Microsoft and Canon have entered into an agreement that will allow both companies access to each other's patent portfolios. Exact details of the arrangement were not disclosed.
Microsoft may be in our heads, but they won't be selling tech that's on our heads. Not yet anyway, shelving plans for virtual reality glasses due to patent restrictions within Kinect's technology.
Microsoft has filed a patent that shows how a control scheme for mobile gaming could be standardized to resemble the button layout found on the company's Xbox controllers.
Microsoft have recently been granted a patent that could allow for numerous improvements on their product lineups. The technology allows for touch sensitive interaction and an interactive bezel.
The US Patent Office has released details of a patent application by Microsoft for a "wearable personal information device" or, a smartwatch. Could this mean we'll see a smartwatch soon?
A further $4 million has been awared to Apple in the latest patent dispute onto their $119.4 million win from Saturday, in the latest court battle between the two.
Microsoft has been awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for the Xbox One's case design. The company filed its application in February 2013 - months before the console was revealed.
It looks like Samsung and Google are back together. With patent licensing deals, Google dropping Motorola, and Samsung coming back to Android's design ethics the two companies are closer than ever.