Posts Tagged: apple patents


Apple Patents Image Preprocessing for Mobile Devices

This Tuesday, Apple Inc. was once again the recipient of a number of issued patents, as 26 intellectual property patents were awarded to the company. As we’ll …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
8 years ago 1

Apple Seeks Patent for Parental Controls on Pre-Paid Debit Cards

Apple Inc. is always applying for protections on different device designs and computer systems. As happens every once in a while, three of these 18 published patents are …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
8 years ago 0

27 Patents Awarded to Apple, Includes New Laptop Design

Tuesday’s list of issued patents published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office includes 27 patents assigned to Cupertino, California device manufacturer Apple Inc. Each week, Apple …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
8 years ago 0

37 More Patents for Apple, Jobs Listed as Inventor

The USPTO issued 37 different patents to Apple Inc. on Tuesday, January 8, to protect different devices and computer systems developed by the electronics manufacturer. Some of these protect …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
8 years ago 0

Apple Patents Suggest Wedge Shaped Mac with Corrosion Reducing Battery

In the first week of 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s published patent applications feature a number of intriguing Apple patents related to laptop design …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
8 years ago 5

No Permanent Injunction for Apple in Samsung Patent Battle

Yesterday, the Judge Koh of the United States District Court for the Federal Circuit denied Apple's request for a permanent injunction in their ongoing patent war over …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 12

Apple vs Samsung: The Smartphone Patent War Continues

Why is this fight so important? It could be a crucial decision for both companies, with the winner gaining leverage in the fast-paced and ever-growing billion dollar …
By Corinne Kerston
8 years ago 0

Apple’s New Wind Patent for Cooling Electronic Devices

According to the company, Apple’s method utilizes a solid-state air mover using “corona discharge—an electrical discharge near a charged conductor caused by the ionization of …
By Matt Scyoc
8 years ago 4

Beware Twitter’s New Patent Agreement Scheme

So Twitter can use the donated patents "defensively" to initiate a lawsuit if they feel threatened? If they deem it is otherwise necessary to deter a patent …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 15

IP of Steve Jobs on Display at WIPO

An exhibition showing the intellectual property (IP) behind Steve Jobs’ innovations opens to the public at WIPO on March 30, 2012 and will run through to World Intellectual Property …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 0

Ordinary Plain Meaning: Defining Terms in a Patent Application

The question of whether a term is defined adequately is really a legal question, so the views and opinions of those who are not well versed in …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 25

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
9 years ago 11

Apple Patent App Seeks to Disable iPhone Video Recorder

Apple doesn't have to worry about being an infringer under the copyright laws of the United States even if someone uses an Apple device to make an …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 11

Apple Patents Method of Dealing with “Sloppy Taps”

The term "sloppy taps" could make a great name for a race horse, particularly one that thrives on running in the mud, or more accurately on a …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 3

Learning from Apple Patent’s Newsreader for Mobile Devices

The patent application was originally filed June 28, 2007, and as a result of delay by the Patent and Trademark Office Apple will be entitled to a patent term …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 15