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Posted On November 8, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Is Apple Using Liquid Metal In Current iPhone?

Patently Apple is reporting that Apple is currently using liquid metal in the iPhone 5s. Apple patents also suggest that the company is looking to use liquid metal in the smart cover of their iPads. “Further proof came by way of new patent figures clearly spelling out the process of using Liquidmetal for the current iPhone with its classic metal bezel antenna,” Jack Purcher writes for Patently Apple. “Our report covers the most definitive proof to date that Apple’s current iPhone uses Liquidmetal and even reveals a possible new AppleRead More
According to a new report from Fosspatent, Apple has scored a major win in its ongoing battle with Samsung. The USPTO has confirmed that the rubber-banding (or “overscroll bounce” feature) of U.S. Patent No. 7,469,381 is valid. Mueller for FossPatent states: Apple has just informed Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California of a major breakthrough: the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has notified Apple of its intent to issue a reexamination certificate confirming four claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,469,381, the famousRead More
According to a report from Foss Patent , Apple has recently informed a US court that the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Google Now App have infringed at least five of their patents. “Last week Apple informed the court that it intended to amend its infringement contentions in the second California patent litigation with Samsung to target the Galaxy S4,” Mueller writes for Fosspatent. “Apple has now filed the motion it announced, and it specifies five patents allegedly infringed by the S4 as well as two patents allegedly infringed by the Google NowRead More

Posted On April 23, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Apple wins ITC Ruling Over Motorola

Apple Wins ITC Ruling Over Motorola The US International Trade Commission (USITC) ruled that Apple did to infringe Motorala Mobile’s U.S. Patent No. 6,246,862, according to a report from FossPatent. The patent in question is titled- Sensor controlled user interface for portable communication device. It relates to a proximity sensor, where a touch screen device ignores accidental touches by the user. The final decision came after many back and forth ruling between Administrative Law Judge Pender and the Commission, the six-member decision-making body at the top of the USITC, according to the report.Read More
  Not be outdone by Google’s glasses, Microsoft has filed for their very own augmented reality glasses. According to a patent filing published by the USPTO today, Microsoft seems set to join the battle of the head mounted displays. Event Augmentation With Real-Time Information Patent No. 20120293548 Here is the patent extract: [quote] A system and method to present a user wearing a head mounted display with supplemental information when viewing a live event. A user wearing an at least partially see-through, head mounted display views the live event while simultaneouslyRead More
  According to a new report from FossPatent, Samsung and other Android vendors are in for some great news. The USPTO have tentatively invalidated Apple’s ‘rubber-banding’ patent – U.S. Patent No, 7,469,381. Here is what FossPatent had to say about the report: Claim 19 appears on the “Rejection A” and “Rejection D” lists. Both kinds of rejections are for lack of novelty, not just obviousness (which is what “Rejection B”, which does not relate to Claim 19, is about). This means that Apple would have to convince the patent office (or, possibly, the appeals court)Read More
  Apple is clearly on a winning streak. After getting an injunction against Motorola Mobility, the Cupertino company has been cleared of infringing four of Samsung’s patents. According to FossPatent, “Administrative Law Judge E. James Gildea just issued his preliminary ruling on Samsung’s ITC complaint against Apple. At this stage of the investigation, four Samsung patents, including a couple of allegedly standard-essential ones, are at issue. Samsung had dropped one of its five patents-in-suit, a kind of streamlining that is expected in ITC investigations and also performed by Apple in its own offensive cases.”Read More
    [box] ITC remands investigation of Motorola complaint against Apple to judge: only one patent left Today the Commission, the six-member decision-making body at the top of the ITC, concluded its review of an initial determination according to which Apple was deemed to infringe a standard-essential wireless patent held by Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility (but was cleared of infringement of some other patents). Apple was cleared with respect to three of Motorola’s patents-in-suit, including the aforementioned standard-essential one. But with respect to U.S. Patent No. 6,246,862 on a “sensorRead More
Fosspatent has struck gold again. Mueller has published the seven patents Motorola has filed against Apple with the ITC. According to Mueller, these are the seven Patents: [box] 1. U.S. Patent No. 5,883,580 on “geographic-temporal significant messaging” “The ‘580 Patent generally relates to messaging devices that process messages logically for a user in the context of space and time. The patent discloses, inter alia, a method and apparatus for receiving messages having a relevancy status (e.g., a location identifier) and processing the messages when the relevancy status changes.” accused products:Read More