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BlackBerry targets Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp for patent infringement

BlackBerry Ltd. filed a lawsuit in US Federal Court on Tuesday that accused tech giants Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp of stealing intellectual property from BlackBerry Messenger. The 117-page lawsuit claims that the three companies created applications that infringe on BlackBerry Messenger patents and a jury trial has been requested. Financial compensation is being sought, but […]

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Apple wireless charging patent describes ability to prioritize devices

Two patent applications published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office give us a peek into what kind of mobile device charging options Apple may be giving us in the future. As VentureBeat reports, the two applications were both filed in June t…
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OnePlus 5T may have violated a patent with its face unlock feature

OnePlus used their home-grown version of face unlock on the OnePlus 5T this year, giving users a quick and mostly secure way to unlock their devices. And honestly, the feature worked pretty well compared to some previous Android devices that utilized face unlock. However, one of the potential reasons for the OnePlus 5T’s successful feature may be […]

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Samsung patent shows a charging pad with both magnetic inductive and resonant modes

A patent application from March 2017 shows that Samsung is developing a dual charging pad that can charge multiple devices using the Qi standard. Two different charging modes, inductive and resonance, will be present in the device. Samsung notes that having both charging methods in one device will eliminate the need to have two separate […]

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Facebook patent reveals more details about its AR glasses

Mark Zuckerberg showed off a render of the AR glasses Facebook is working on last year, but he didn't reveal a lot of details about the device. Now, we finally know a bit more about it, thanks to a new patent application filed by members of Oculus' a…
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Waymo, Uber lawsuit narrows after most patent claims dropped by Alphabet

In an ongoing legal dispute between Uber and Waymo, Alphabet has dropped three of four patent claims and they have been instructed by the judge in the case to significantly reduce the scope of the trade secret claims that form the heart of the lawsuit. The legal dispute commenced when Waymo, Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle division, […]

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China court orders Samsung to pay $11.6 million to Huawei in patent dispute

A Chinese court has ordered Samsung to pay up $ 11.6 million in a patent dispute with Huawei. It’s not all good news for Huawei, however, which originally requested a hefty $ 12.7 billion.

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Nokia sues Apple over a slew of patent infringements

Nokia announced today that it has sued Apple for patent infringement in Germany and the US. According to the suit, Apple did agree to a license to a few Nokia patents in 2011, but has declined offers since then. "Through our sustained investment in r…
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Apple loses FaceTime patent retrial, ordered to pay $302.4 million

In the continuing saga of Apple vs. VirnetX, Reuters reports that a federal jury in the Eastern District of Texas has ruled in favor of VirnetX, ordering Apple to pay $ 302.4 million in damages. This particular case has been going on since 2010, and i…
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Apple has filed a patent for a paper bag, really

Apple has filed patents for a myriad of tech stuff over the years, from VR goggles to a wraparound phone display to a tablet cover with a built-in screen. Its latest one, however, is for a paper bag.

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New Apple patent filing suggests wireless charging is still a part of the iPhone’s future

While Apple has repeatedly said that it isn’t sure wireless charging adds convenience for consumers, that’s not stopping internal development by any means. Could it finally arrive in iPhone 8?

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New patent suggests the Apple Pencil could become much more than a stylus

Apple’s latest patent, awarded on Wednesday, indicates new functionality for the Apple Pencil, including Touch ID security, LiveScribe-like digitization, and hot-swappable writing nibs, any or all of which may be coming soon to the popular stylus.

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Patent suggests we might see lower-power Wi-Fi tethering on Windows 10

If your phone’s battery life takes a massive hit when used as a Wi-Fi hotspot, Microsoft’s Power Saving Wi-Fi Tethering patent for Windows 10 Mobile could yield some favorable benefits.

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Apple’s 3D Touch and Force Touch form basis of a patent infringement action

Apple’s 3D Touch and Force Touch haptic feedback technologies landed the company in hot water, as California company Immersion is suing Apple for patent infringement. Immersion also seeks a sales injunction covering Apple’s devices.

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GoPro and Microsoft ink patent licensing deal

GoPro and Microsoft have forged a partnership, and it's a very secretive one. The two companies have signed a patent licensing "for certain file storage and other system technologies." That is seriously all they're willing to tell us at this point, a…
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Apple wants to squeeze $180 million more from rival Samsung in another patent battle

Earlier this month, Apple won a protracted patent battle with Samsung that ended with the Korean device manufacturer coughing up $ 548 million into the iPhone maker’s coffers. Now Apple is asking a U.S. court to force Samsung to pay an additional $ 180 million.

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