Posts Tagged: mobile devices


Verizon Seeks Patent for Preventing Driver Use of a Mobile Device

Verizon’s inaugural appearance in the Companies We Follow series revealed plenty of patent applications in the realm of retail kiosk services, including one that discusses a …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

The Impact of Mobile Technology on Emerging Economies

In order for mobile technology to provide the data and services that rural communities need, a wireless spectrum for commercial use must be put in place. Issues …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

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
6 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
6 years ago 1

Mobile Devices and Wireless Innovations Dominate Qualcomm Patent Efforts

Neighborhood-aware networks, which can provide digital services to many homes within the same neighborhood, are the focus of a few filings. Qualcomm is also seeking to protect …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 4

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 …

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
7 years ago 0

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
7 years ago 0

Intel Patents: A Diverse Story of Software Innovation

We start our profile of Intel’s recently developed technologies with a look at our featured patent application, which discusses a novel system for managing access to …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 0

Google Seeks Patent on Ordering Ahead with a Mobile Device

The halls of the USPTO are largely populated by Google’s recent innovations, as this corporation will regularly receive upwards of 50 patents or more each week.... The …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 1

Intel Innovation: Live Music Performance, Pool Cleaners, Adaptive Facial Recognition System, Offline Advertising

Live music performance broadcast across Internet channels is the focus of today’s featured patent application here at IPWatchdog. Intel is hoping to protect a system that …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 3

Qualcomm Patent Update: Widespread High-Tech, Computer Innovation

What is clear every time we look at Qualcomm is that the company's innovation profile defies easy characterization because Qualcomm simply innovates, and innovates and innovates. For …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 10

Samsung Seeks Patent on Voice Activated Search and Control

The featured patent application today focuses on a developed system of interacting with a mobile device that has been pursued by many device manufacturers recently. This system …
By Steve Brachmann
7 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
7 years ago 1

What is the future of BlackBerry?

When the question "What is the future of BlackBerry?" was entered into the virtual Magic 8 Ball the response was: "Don't count on it." Hardly scientific, only mildly …