Apple says iOS update will avoid Qualcomm patents, China iPhone ban

Enlarge / iPhones are seen at an Apple Store in Tianjin, China. (credit: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images) Apple’s patent battle with Qualcomm in China has intensified this week, with Qualcomm seeking a broader ban and Apple claiming it has a workaround to avoid Qualcomm’s patents. On Monday, Qualcomm announced that a Chinese court had […]

Insane New Ride System Patents Give us a Possible Look at Universal Studios’ Future ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Legend of Zelda’ and Harry Potter Rides

The only thing we know for sure about the fourth theme park coming to the Universal Orlando Resort is that it’s in the works. Everything else is hidden behind lock and key. Rumors and whispers float around the internet, but nothing official has been announced. Not even a name. Now, a series of new ride […]

Microsoft promises to defend—not attack—Linux with its 60,000 patents

Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft has made billions from its extensive library of software patents. A number of Android vendors, including Samsung, pay the company a royalty on each phone they ship to license patents such as the ones covering the exFAT file system. But that situation may be coming to an end with the announcement […]

Patents hint at active aerodynamics for C8 Chevy Corvette

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Government/Legal,Chevrolet,GM,Convertible,Coupe,Future,Hybrid,Luxury,Performance,Supercars Will mid-engined C8 Corvette get active side skirts and spoilers? Continue reading Patents hint at active aerodynamics for C8 Chevy Corvette Patents hint at active aerodynamics for C8 Chevy Corvette originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use […]

IBM wants $167 million from Groupon in dispute over early internet patents

(Reuters) — International Business Machines on Monday asked a U.S. jury to award it $ 167 million in a lawsuit accusing e-commerce marketplace operator Groupon of using patented technology without authorization. IBM lawyer John Desmarais told a jury in federal court in Delaware that Groupon infringed patents describing foundational e-commerce…Read More

Oculus patents for VR haptic gloves appear

It looks like a patent detailing the VR glove that we saw Mark Zuckerberg wearing last year has now surfaced online. While the VR industry gathered at GDC last week, not one but two Oculus patents, originally filed back in 2016, were published online. Both describe haptic feedback gloves that use tendons that plug into an accentuator to […]

BlackBerry sues Facebook over messaging patents

(Reuters) — BlackBerry on Tuesday filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook and its WhatsApp and Instagram apps, arguing that they copied technology and features from BlackBerry Messenger. Litigation over patent infringement is part of BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen’s strategy for making money for the company, which has lost market share in the smartphone […]