Nokia and Chinese handset maker Xiaomi Technology have signed a multi-year patent licensing agreement. Xiaomi also acquired patent assets from Nokia as part of the transaction. The deal also includes a cross license to each company’s cellular standard essential patents.
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It looks like Apple is taking augmented reality (AR) seriously. The company has been granted patents for a transparent AR device that allows a device to overlay images on to a real setting.
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After Google, Samsung is the latest tech company that has filed patents for smart contact lenses that comes with a buil-in camera.
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Apple had introduced a new Smart Connector with the iPad Pro and it looks like it could get an update to support multiple connections at once. Continue reading “Apple receives patents for stackable magnetic connector”
Samsung has patented a new technology which hints that it’s next smartwatch could use your veins to establish your identity. The patent that was filed by Samsung in July last year was published earlier this month.
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Earlier this year we had seen Samsung filing patent applications for foldable displays and now one more such patent has surfaced from the company that hints at a foldable smartphone.
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We’ve had ‘pre-flexed’ display smartphones for a while now and as interesting as they are, things do get really interesting when we have proper flexible screens on devices and smartphones. Some of the latest patents filed by Samsung reveal smartphones with very interesting form factors that are possible thanks to flexible displays.
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Apple has scored a partial victory against Samsung patent case by the US court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has partially reversed the $930M verdict Apple won against Samsung in the long-running iPhone patent case, as per Reuters.
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Google on Monday announced an experimental marketplace, called the Patent Purchase Promotion, for those who want to sell-off their patents directly to Google. Company believes that this will help “remove friction from the patent market” and complications of working with “patent trolls”. Continue reading “Google wants to buy your patents with new Patent Purchase Promotion program”
We have already seen curved edge display on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Now a new design patent from LG shows a smartphone with a curved back along with a bracelet.
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Apple has been awarded a patent for a head-mounted virtual reality set that is compatible for iPhone. The latest patent has been granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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Apple has been granted patents for a stylus design that is capable of detecting hand movements. The ‘Smart Pen’ would use accelerometer sensors, device storage and wireless transmission to send handwritten notes from the stylus to a digital display.
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Rockstart Consortium, the patent holding company jointly owned by Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Sony and Ericsson is selling its remaining patents to RPX Corp for $900 million.
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It looks like Google Glass is about to get a makeover. Google has secured a patent approval for new design of Google Glass that might be used for the next iteration.
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