Posts Tagged: apple patents


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
5 years 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
5 years 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
5 years 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
5 years 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
5 years 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
5 years 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
6 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
6 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
6 years ago 0

Apple Seeks Patent on Lifestyle Companion Fitness System

As always, we start with a close look at one featured patent application, and we were intrigued by one technology designed to encourage group completion of fitness …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

Apple Seeks Patent on Dynamic Playlist for Digital Content

The featured patent application describes smarter methods of building playlists for digital content, like songs. This system can dynamically update playlists based on a user’s changing …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

Apple Patent Applications Focus on Maps, Navigation Apps

Today’s featured patent application describes a system of collecting movement data from mobile devices so as to better compile real-time traffic data for mobile users. This …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 1

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
7 years ago 0

The Power of Portfolio: Strong Design Patents III

Broadening coverage by refiling cases has been a very effective strategy for Apple. The child patent, D593,087, was one of the patents they successfully enforced against Samsung …
By Mark Nowotarski
7 years ago 5