In recent news, Apple has been given or assigned 26 of Privaris’ 31 patents, which was a specialty of theirs. This news comes from CNN, which did a report on it and also noted that the last transaction had closed since October 2014. Read more
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently granted Apple’s U.S Patent “Managing states of location determination.” This will help with determining an iPhone’s location and providing precise and good directions whether you are in a car, outside or even in a building.
On Thursday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a new Apple patent application titled “Spatially interactive computing device.” The filing describes an advanced display system that can produce both 2D and 3D images at the exact same time, without the need for special glasses. Read more
On Monday, The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said that they have ruled that Samsung violated Apple’s design patents but did not infringe on Apple’s trade dress intellectual property. Read more
Touch ID could get some new features in the future for iOS devices, according to an Apple patent filing revealed this week.
The filing, first noted by Patently Apple, is extremely lengthy which combines several patents and offers an overview of where Apple thinks fingerprint technology is headed or should go. Read more
On Tuesday, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded Apple a new patent which covers the overall design of the Beats Mixr over-ear headphone. Read more
On Wednesday, the US Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple a design patent for the Apple Watch, this covers the look and feel of the wearable that arrived in the market at the end of April. Read more
Recently, a Chinese appeals court has put an end to a three year patent battle over Apple’s Siri voice recognition found on their iOS line. Publication site AFP reports that Apple has won an appeal in China over the patents, overturning an earlier decision that put Apple in the guilty spot. Read more
It has only been one day since the last Smartflash case against Apple and they have already filed yet another patent infringement case against Apple for further damages.
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On Tuesday, the US federal jury in Texas ordered Apple to pay $532.9 million dollars in damages, after Apple’s digital media distribution services, such as iTunes, were found to be infringing upon three patents held by the licensing firm Smartflash.