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You Might Control Future Apple Devices With Hand Gestures

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.13.2015 | Technology

The company's new patent brings us one step closer to "Minority Report."

iPhones Of The Future Could Save Themselves When You Drop Them

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.02.2014 | Technology

A new patent granted to Apple could help save devices from falls.

What's Apple Up To Now

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

It's time for another installment of "This Week In Apple Rumors," where we bring you the latest speculation and gossip about the machinations and iWid...

The Next iPhone Might Come With 3D Vision

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

It's time for another installment of "This Week In Apple Rumors," where we bring you the latest speculation and gossip about the machinations and iWid...

In the Trenches of the Smartphone Patent War

Edward J. Black | Posted 09.29.2013 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Market-driven competition is better for economic growth than choosing winners and losers through political and legal maneuvering. A settlement that results in Apple and Samsung engineers designing products instead of courtroom exhibits is better for all involved.


Frank A. Weil | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

Patents have been in the news a lot recently, both as incentives to eye-popping acquisitions and as clubs used to "stifle" innovation or "extort" payo...

Boston University Trying To Halt Sales Of iPhones

Posted 07.03.2013 | Technology

Boston University wants Apple to stop selling iPhones to its students, and everyone else for that matter, alleging that the company is stealing a two-...

LOOK: New Apple Patent Could Drastically Change iPhones

AP | By PETER SVENSSON | Posted 05.29.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is seeking a patent for an iPhone that has a display that wraps around the edges of the device, expanding the viewable area an...

Agency Rejects Critical Apple Patent Used In Samsung Trial

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected Apple Inc's 'pinch-to-zoom' patent in a preliminary ruling that Samsung Electronics Co L...

Patented By Apple

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 11.08.2012 | Technology

The headline on technology site Gizmodo seemed to say it all: "Apple Finally Patents The Round-Cornered Rectangle." Yes, it's true: Apple has been ...

Apple Loses Again In Foreign Patent Suit Against Samsung

AP | Posted 12.25.2012 | Technology

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch court has again ruled against Apple Inc. in a suit against South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co., saying that Galaxy tablet...

Jason Gilbert

WATCH: Here's Video Footage Of What The iPad Mini Might Look Like | Jason Gilbert | Posted 09.24.2012 | Technology

Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to This Week In Apple Rumors, our regular look back at all of the week's unconfirmed gossip, questionably-sou...

Apple Loses Patent Case Against Android Rivals

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2012 | Technology

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A German court ruled against Apple Inc in two patent cases against Samsung Electronics and Motorola Mobility, owned by Google. ...

Will The Ban Be Lifted?

Reuters | Basil Katz and Dan Levine | Posted 10.26.2012 | Technology

By Basil Katz and Dan Levine Aug 26 (Reuters) - Apple Inc's legal victory on Friday over Korean rival Samsung Electroni...

Epic Patent Trial Over iPhone Tech Wraps Up

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 10.20.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After three weeks of listening to technology experts, patent professionals and company executives debate the complicated legal ...

Google-Apple War On The Horizon

TechCrunch | Posted 08.18.2012 | Technology

According to Bloomberg, Google’s Motorola unit just filed a new patent-infringement lawsuit against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commissi...

Samsung Designer Reveals Startling Work Schedule In Race To Beat Apple

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 08.15.2012 | Technology

Though Apple claims that Samsung copied gadget design elements from the iPhone and iPad, Samsung employees are actually working themselves to the bone...

Now It's Samsung's Turn To Say Apple's The Copycat

Reuters | Dan Levine | Posted 10.14.2012 | Technology

By Dan Levine SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug 14 (Reuters) - A Samsung Electronics Co Ltd expert witness testified on Tuesday th...

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, July 6, 2012

John Zipperer | Posted 09.05.2012 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Hardball politics and litigious businesses don't take a break for the Fourth of July. If you didn't take a break this week from the news, then try our quiz and see how you score.

Apple Wins Patent For Remote Control -- On Your Car's Steering Wheel

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 05.16.2012 | Technology

You didn't think Apple would let Google have all the fun in the car, did you? The Patently Apple blog discovered that Apple has won a patent for a ...

Court Rules Against Apple Competitor In Patent Battle

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2012 | Technology

SEOUL, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday that a German court has ruled against it in a patent suit with Apple Inc over m...

Apple Rival Sues Over Emoticons

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2012 | Technology

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics has filed new claims in its patent war with Apple Inc over alleged patent infringements in Germany, a spokesman ...

Apple's Deal With The Devil

TechCrunch | Jason Kincaid | Posted 12.10.2011 | Technology

Over the last two years, Apple has been engaged in vicious legal battles over smartphone patents, many of which are aimed at squelching (or squeezing ...

OOPS: Leaked Documents Reveal Apple's Tablet Secrets

Reuters | Dan Levine and Carlyn Kolker | Posted 02.04.2012 | Technology

By Dan Levine and Carlyn Kolker (Reuters) - A U.S. court error on Friday offered a brief glimpse at information that Apple Inc and Sams...

Android-Seller Tells Apple's Lawyers To Bring It

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 01.08.2012 | Technology

The headline on the Sydney Morning Herald's story says it all: "Defiant retailer gives Apple the finger." Dmavo, an Australian electronics retail w...