Posts Tagged: apple patents


Can Apple’s New Infrared Patent Really Disable Your iPhone?

On Tuesday, June 28, Apple was granted a new patent, U.S. Patent No. 9,380,225, entitled “Systems and methods for receiving infrared data with a camera designed to detect …
By Kevin A. Rieffel
19 days ago 2

Apple Patent Apps: From Head-Mounted Virtual Reality to Wireless Smoke Detection

It looks like Apple is looking to edge into the mobile virtual reality market dominated by Samsung’s Gear VR with the technology outlined by U.S. …
By Steve Brachmann
4 months ago 0

Supremes take Samsung v. Apple design patents damages case

On Monday, March 21, 2016, the United States Supreme Court accepted certiorari in Samsung Electronics v. Apple, Inc., which relates to how much Samsung owes for infringing Apple design …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 7

The Top 10 Patent Applications of 2015

Innovation in the automotive sector was a huge story, both for the types of technologies being developed and the companies pursuing the R&D in that field. …
By Steve Brachmann
7 months ago 0

USPTO to issue Apple patents for traffic data system, antenna and curing material next week

On October 27th, Apple will be issued a patent for a technology that analyzes a person’s travel plans to provide them with potential points of interest, …
By Steve Brachmann
9 months ago 0

Apple innovations in virtual music, seeks patent on fuel cell for portable computing device

The most intriguing patent application we’ve seen recently is Apple’s patent application titled 'Fuel Cell System to Power a Portable Computing Device.' It would …
By Steve Brachmann
10 months ago 1

Apple Design Patent Rejected in Reexamination by USPTO

Earlier this month the Central Reexamination Unit of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a non-final rejection of an Apple design patent at the …
By Gene Quinn
11 months ago 6

Apple seeks patents on secure mobile payments and digital music systems

The Apple Pay mobile payment service created by the company should get an important security upgrade through the technology described within U.S. Patent Application No. 20150127549, which …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 2

House Judiciary to Markup Innovation Act this Week

The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Thursday morning, June 11, 2015, at 10am ET in order to markup the Innovation Act. The Manager's Amendment is currently …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 0

Apple and Samsung draw battle lines in the smartwatch sector

The next few months will be important ones for the coming smartwatch revolution. April 24th marks the date that the first Apple Watches will be available for …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 2

Apple continues building dominant mobile patent portfolio

In terms of innovation, it’s clear that there is an almost singular focus at Apple on research and development in its long line of mobile electronic …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

Software and business methods over half of Google, Microsoft US patents

Software and method patents may appear to have fallen out of favor because of recent court decisions and legislation. However, recent trends indicate that they comprise surprisingly …

iPod, iPhone and iPad – A Brief History of Apple iProducts

Early on in his career with Apple, Steve Jobs conceived the idea of a personal computing device that a person could keep with them and use to …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

The Cost of Not Having Patent Protection

How many patent applications has your company filed today? If you are a typical new economy small tech company with software and internet centric technology or products, …
By Fatih Ozluturk
2 years ago 37

Apple Patents Focus on Improving iPhone Functionality

Mobile device innovations are still a great area of focus for Apple, and we found a trio of patent applications which could improve functionality in a number …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0