The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has decided to comply with anonymous requests to reexamine three Apple patents, all of which pertain to present litigation. » Read the rest
Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reinstating Apple’s complaint against Google-owned Motorola Mobility. » Read the rest
Filings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday revealed a number of Kodak patents have begun their change of ownership to Apple. » Read the rest
Wednesday morning, Kodak announced it was selling its digital imaging patents to two consortiums, Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corporation. » Read the rest
Instead of instigating a bidding war, Apple and Google are teaming up to buy Kodak’s patents. » Read the rest
Apple has been granted 37 new patents by the USPTO, including the patenting of the Siri logo.
Apple’s invention for “Passive proximity detection” is basically a form of passive echolocation or a loose interpretation of passive sonar. The filing, published by the US Patent office, describes a system that makes two sound wave samples, a before and an after, that bring back a signal that the phone can detect and interpret.
A new Apple patent, released Thursday by the United States Patent Office, details an improved system for text-to-speech software. Previous efforts have always used a static voice to translate the words into sound, but Apple intends to now give them personality.
Apple received grants for 27 patents today from the United States Patent Office. They include three design patents and 11 utility patents that cover a variety of items. Notable among them is the two-step unlock feature.