Posts Tagged: AT&T


Rovi, AT&T and Microsoft have largest video on-demand patent portfolios

The navigation and guidance technologies protected by Rovi’s IP holdings have been incorporated into a wide array of electronics such as set-top boxes, digital video recorders, …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Top 10 Patents for 2014

Today, we’re picking the best inventions for which corporations from the Companies We Follow series have actually earned patent rights from the U.S. Patent and …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 7

AT&T Innovations Focus on Interactive TV and Biometric Screening

What we saw when putting together our most recent Companies We Follow feature on AT&T showed us a great collection of innovations regarding television services. Interactive …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

FTC Says AT&T Has Misled Millions of Consumers with ‘Unlimited’ Data Promises

The Federal Trade Commission filed a federal court complaint against AT&T Mobility, LLC, charging that the company has misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging …

AT&T Seeks Patent for Creating and Implementing a Mobile Privacy Zone

We begin today by sharing our featured patent application with our readers, a technology designed to create a privacy zone to disable unauthorized functions in mobile devices …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

AT&T Patents Personalized Information Services System

The featured application is a continuation of a patent application that matured into a patent for AT&T in December 2013, some 9 years after it was first filed. …

AT&T Seeks Patent to Prevent Crime on Gaming Networks

Our featured patent application today describes a system of preventing illegal and criminal activities on gaming networks by preventing predatory users from being able to come into …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

AT&T Seeks Patents on E-mail Self Destruct and 3D Media Content

Many of these documents that we look through today deal with mobile wireless technology and media presentations. One patent application describes a system of analyzing a person’…
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

AT&T Trying to Protect Transferring Data Through Human Body

One patent application we look at in this column features a system of increasing wireless data transmission security by sending data signals through a user’s body. …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

Hey Apple, What Happened to Mac vs. PC?

Forever a PC family, IPWatchdog has slowly converted over to all Apple/Mac products. It started with iPhones, then an iPad, followed by 27" iMacs, and now MacBook …
By Renee C. Quinn
8 years ago 10

Federal Circuit Orders Transfers Verizon out of Eastern Texas

With respect to Verizon et al, the petitioners moved to transfer the case to the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, which is approximately 150 miles away from …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 0

Patents in the Real World

But looking back, what strikes me is the surprisingly-variable role that patents played in the growth and success of the half-dozen trailblazing startup companies that I helped …
By Henry R. Nothhaft
9 years ago 24

Verizon Says NO to Hollywood

Recently Hollywood executives approached both AT&T and Verizon to seek their help in preventing piracy over their networks.  According to a New York Times article, …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 1