A FEDERAL JURY in Texas has ruled that Apple must hand over $502.6m to notorious patent troll VirnetX.
Apple Watch's heart rate sensor is built on stolen tech -- that's what a lawsuit filed against the company is claiming, at least. A Michigan-based health startup called Omni MedSci is accusing Cupertino of using technology on the Watch that infringes on four of its patents, all of which reference the use of a light source on a wearable device to take blood measurements. In his lawsuit, Omni founder Dr. Mohammed N. Islam said he met with Apple's medical technology specialist, hardware designer and even VP of product marketing Greg Joswiak several times from 2014 to 2016 to discuss what were then merely patent applications.
Nathan Myhrvold is the definition of modern Renaissance man.
Equal parts mad scientist, gastronomy pioneer and patent troll, the former Microsoft CTO and driving force behind the seminal Modernist Cuisine books is an indisputable polymath that is nothing if not prolific when it comes to exploring new ideas around how to make food.
Microsoft has launched a new policy that means its tech customers will keep hold of any patent rights that come out of its partnerships. In a blog post, Microsoft president Brad Smith explained that the Shared Innovation Initiative is designed to reassure customers that the company won't use the knowledge gleaned from joint ventures to "enter their customer's market and compete against them."
It looks like a patent detailing the VR glove that we saw Mark Zuckerberg wearing last year has now surfaced online.
The blockchain is taking China by storm as companies in the country are lining up left and right to file patents related to the emerging technology — despite the country’s crackdown on ICOs, cryptocurrency mining, and trading.
Samsung Electronics, which has been eager in stretching its electronics prowess to a range of automated technologies, has acquired two patents related to drone design and technology in the U.S. this month, joining the segment already with Apple, Google and Amazon on board.
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Samsung has patented technology for true wireless charging — that is, charging that doesn’t even require the phone to touch the charging pad. Such technology has been dreamed about for decades, once being a common element in science fiction, soon hopefully to be a reality. Per the patent, Samsung’s system would make it possible to wirelessly charge a mobile device from nearly anywhere in a room, even while the owner uses it.
Switzerland was the eighth biggest source of international patent applications and second of design applications last year, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).