Great stories about patents and other IP
Kudelski continues to attack
Apr13

Kudelski continues to attack

When in 1939 ordinary Polish engineer Kudelski and his family fled from the Nazis to the west, no one could guessed that the boy in glasses, who was carrying a bulky suitcase on railway platforms of Bucharest would become the founder of one of the largest and most long-lived empires in IT. As well as the fact that little Stefan in the future would get four “Oscar” awards for his contribution to the development of the...

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New Apple’s patent – keypad without keys
Apr12

New Apple’s patent – keypad without keys

A new Apple’s patent released this week lifts the veil on the next technological step that is going to surprise the world. At least, the part of advanced technology fans that, transfixed, are waiting for the next sensation from the Californian giant. And it is not for nothing. The new patent states that the next Mac generation will be equipped with a touch-sensitive and force-sensitive keyboard that will be devoid of keys. In...

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Comarco – Targus fight ended before beginning
Apr04

Comarco – Targus fight ended before beginning

Another battle of giants will not take place because the parties had the courage to resolve their patent dispute not in court but together in peace. Now each of the companies is interested in the longest possible duration of the agreement which was reached with great difficulty. The developer of power supply units and other hardware peripherals – cords, ports, wireless chargers, – Comarco company is pleased that its...

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Apple patent: Mafia destroyed! At least in lyrics
Apr01

Apple patent: Mafia destroyed! At least in lyrics

Apple has got a very unusual patent. Now the company decided to introduce the technology of automatic scanning music files for profanity. All obscene expressions would be identified and replaced with normal analogues, or just bleeped as it is often done on TV. Now we can say with certainty that gangsters would miss all the spicey expressions dear to their hearts, because these expessions would be replaced with something more plain....

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Sony finally decides to develop PlayStation for Android and iOS
Mar30

Sony finally decides to develop PlayStation for Android and iOS

The Japanese titan, Sony, announced plans to make games for Google and Apple platforms. What could that mean? Does it mean that Sony gave up on unique game consoles? Or did they just raise the white flag? Not likely, PlayStation has such an excellent reputation that any surrender is out of the question. What makes Sony tick? Very likely, the driving stimulus is money. Distribution of Japanese games would increase dramatically once...

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The Smart Phone Patent Saga Continues: Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al
Mar30

The Smart Phone Patent Saga Continues: Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al

In a case involving suits, countersuits and multiple appeals by the two giants of the mobile phone space, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a jury’s finding of infringement, voiding the accompanying award to Apple of more than $119 million. Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al., Case Nos. 015-1171, -1195, -1994 (Fed. Cir., Feb. 26, 2016) (Dyk, J). In this case’s third appeal, the Federal Circuit...

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Russian Regulator Sides with Apple on iWatch Mark
Mar25

Russian Regulator Sides with Apple on iWatch Mark

March 23—The Russian IP office has ruled in favor of Apple Inc. and its application to register the iWatch trademark, in a March 23 decision. The Chamber of Patent Disputes of the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) annulled an earlier decision to deny registration of the iWatch trademark. On Jun. 3, 2013, Apple filed an application to register the iWatch trademark, but on Apr. 27, 2015 the agency denied the...

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