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.
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.