New Apple patents describe a smartwatch with a unique circular design capable of limb detection, or the ability to identify appendages. Apple has been reluctant to adopt a circular design so far, citing usability concerns
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Samsung and Apple have been at each other’s throats for the better part of six years. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments from both sides, and will offer a ruling some time next year.
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Stepping into the ring to fight over China and its prime smartphone market are the country’s own smartphone makers, as they begin to acquire patents by way of licensing deals, acquisitions, and a whole lot of money.
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Swiss watchmaker Swatch is reportedly stockpiling smartwatch patents, despite the company’s CEO trashing the current smartwatches on the market. With 173 patents filed, Swatch has the ability to launch its own smartwatch without any partnerships.
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