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Appeal court rules that Apple did not violate Motorola’s patents


  In one of several ongoing legal battles between the large tech companies, Google-owned Motorola has been prosecuting Apple over the violation of patents relating to the behavior of push notifications. The full ruling, available here, details the exact language of this patent, as well as the arguments of both sides. This ruling contradicts a… Read More

New patent hints further at upcoming fingerprinting technology in iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks


Patents have long been a source of rumors from Apple, and since they are available to the public there is little that Apple can do to stop it. In this newest find from Patently Apple, it seems that iPhone may soon be capable of scanning your fingerprint with a system built directly into the bezel… Read More

USPTO invalidates Apple’s famed “Pinch-to-zoom” patent


As reported by the WSJ, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has invalidated Apple’s patent of the “pinch-to-zoom” gesture widely used across all throughout iOS. This particular patent has received considerable criticism since Apple filed for it in January of 2007. Many claim that the feature is too basic and trivial, and that limiting its use prevents… Read More

Apple Patents Show Plans For iDevice Fans, Packaging That Serves As A Dock

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It’s always big news when Apple patents a technology that is yet unseen in their current devices, and often gives clues as to what upcoming features we could be seeing in the near future. Today, two patents were published that show two very interesting new concepts that we could see in upcoming products. iDevice Fans… Read More