Apple closes two Dallas stores in apparent bid to ward off patent trolls

Enlarge / Apple’s new store will be at the Galleria Dallas. In addition to being a beautiful mall, it’s also outside the reach of the notoriously patent-friendly Eastern District of Texas. (credit: jinjian liang / Flickr) Apple is closing two Apple stores in the northern suburbs of Dallas in an apparent bid to ward off […]

Apple will update iPhones in China due to Qualcomm’s patent claim

Now that a Chinese court has granted Qualcomm an injunction against Apple that could block the sales of several older iPhone models (6S through X), Apple says it can fix things with a software update. When the ruling came down Apple said only devices running pre-iOS 12 software were in violation. All of the phones […]

Trade war counter attack? China slams Apple with iPhone sale ban over ‘patent violations’

Chinese courts have granted a preliminary injunction to US chip-maker Qualcomm which would effectively ban the majority of older iPhone models from sale in China, in a possible trade war counter attack. On the surface, the battle is between two major name tech companies, Apple and Qualcomm, who have been engaged in high-stakes legal battles […]

Ford patent brings Real Racing tilt-steering to autonomous driving

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Ford,Technology,Autonomous,Future Take over steering by tilting a device or touching a virtual wheel. Continue reading Ford patent brings Real Racing tilt-steering to autonomous driving Ford patent brings Real Racing tilt-steering to autonomous driving originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 07 Oct 2018 08:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms […]

A new Nintendo patent shows how a smartphone case could turn your phone into a working Game Boy

Nintendo Nintendo filed a US patent for a Game Boy-style phone case in March 2018. The case is designed to turn a smartphone’s touchscreen into a functioning Game Boy with a working control pad and buttons. Nintendo does not currently have any Game Boy software available for Android or iOS devices, but the case design […]

Apple patent suggests multiuser support for Siri in HomePod

Google Home, Google’s eponymous smart speaker, supports multiple users. So do the devices in Amazon’s Echo lineup. And if a newly granted patent application is anything to go by, Apple’s HomePod might be next. AppleInsider today spotted an Apple patent –“User profiling for voice input processing” — publishe…Read More

IBM wins $83 million from Groupon in internet patent fight

(Reuters) — A U.S. jury on Friday awarded International Business Machines $ 83 million in a patent dispute with e-commerce company Groupon. A jury in Delaware said Groupon used IBM’s patented e-commerce technology without authorization following a two-week trial. “IBM invests nearly $ 6 billion annually in research and development, producing in…Read More

Court: Native American tribe can’t be a “sovereign” shield during patent review

Enlarge / Mylan Inc. CEO Heather Bresch holds up a two-pack of EpiPen as she testifies during a hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee September 21, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images) In a unanimous decision, an appellate court has resoundingly rejected the legal claim that sovereign […]

Retired professor sues Lyft for patent infringement

A retired Georgia Institute of Technology professor has sued Lyft for patent infringement, Reuters reports. The professor, Stephen Dickerson, filed his complaint with the New York Southern District Court on Monday through his company RideApp, and it claims that Lyft’s business model infringes on Dickerson’s ride-sharing patent, which he filed for in 2001. The patent […]