Posts Tagged: iphone


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

Supreme Court to Weigh in on Damages for Design Patent Infringement

Recent decisions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit regarding damages available in design patent cases highlight the court’s divergence from its …
By Charlene Morrow & Sapna Mehta
2 months ago 0

Not Getting the Truth about the FBI, Apple, the San Bernardino Terrorists, and Hacking an iPhone

The FBI is not asking for a backdoor to the Apple iOS. Apple says that the FBI wants Apple to create a new version of the iOS …
By Bob Zeidman
5 months ago 30

Will the Supreme Court Save Apple from Itself?

The victory, if it stands, will encourage more design patent infringement claims, and Apple will likely find itself defending against similar suits in the not so distant …
By Joshua Wolson
6 months ago 4

Debunking the myth that the government built the iPhone

Only someone who is completely indifferent to the truth, and who has intentionally put on blinders so they don't see the truth, could ever say that the …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
9 months ago 4

Smartphone innovation has soared because of patents

It’s impossible to actually support the idea that patents harm smartphone innovation because there is no consumer product that has changed so much over the past …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 10

A Brief History of Google’s Android Operating System

In October 2003, a group of young computing experts came together to establish a software development company that would go on to revolutionize the cellular mobile phone as …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 3

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

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

Apple Seeks Patent on iPhone No-contact Mode

Our featured patent application today will be music to the ears of many iPhone owners by keeping that device silent at important times. This application would protect …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Bringing Digital Government to the Patent Office

In order to file an application or view outgoing correspondence online, the practitioner must authenticate using a private certificate and password. The process relies on an antiquated …
By Tom Brow
3 years ago 7

Apple Awarded Motion Detection Sensing Systems Patent

Apple received 37 patents in the third week of February from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. These awarded patents include three design patents and a few motion …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Apple Patents on Audio Production & On-Hold Call Management

This week, the USPTO released a whopping 47 patents, about twice as many as Apple had received in the previous few weeks. These intellectual property patents include a …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Patent Verdicts We Planned For

News analysis and op-ed pieces following the $1 billion jury decision in Apple v. Samsung have been filled with reactive statements critical of the US patent system. Apple’…
By Manus Cooney
4 years ago 4

An Apple History: Remembering Apple CEO Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, the visionary founder and leader of Apple Computer Corporation, died Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at the age of 56 after an 8-year battle with a rare form of …
By Renee C. Quinn
5 years ago 11