The developer of pull-to-refresh was so concerned about how Twitter would use his patent that he asked Twitter to agree with him -- as part of the terms of the sale of his company -- that it would never use the patent offensively.
There's no rule that says smartphones have to be boring rectangular-ish blocks. And Apple's latest patent application filings show the company may be looking at some new shapes in its future phones.
Hon Hai, Foxconn's parent, licenses Microsoft's patents so it can be legally clear to make Android devices.
So far, Nokia hasn’t released a tablet yet, but the revelation of the patent and images show that a Nokia tablet might be available in the near future.
From the original smart device to the device that changed the definition of smart?
The USPTO may just have made a billion-dollar decision. Or at least several hundred million.
On precisely the same that day that Google unveiled its open source pledge, donating ten patents for free open source use, Microsoft unveiled its new Patent Tracker, a tool to reveal every single patent that the company owns, has acquired, or owned historically.
Google pledged to not use its arsenal of patent weapons offensively today, taking a stand on open source and patents that is anti-patent troll, pro-competition, and pro-freedom to create, innovate, and code.
Many more mobile companies are filing patents to protect their ideas, and that's not necessarily a good thing.
If you're working in 3D printing today and not paying attention to patents, the EFF is giving a strong case for why you should start.
Another day, another patent infringement claim against Samsung.
THX, a sound company created by George Lucas, is suing apple saying it is using a speaker patent THX owns.
Christie Street is already making easier for inventors to fund their ideas -- now it wants to help inventors patent them.
The third and final wave of provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) will become effective on March 16, 2013, completing the overhaul of United States patent law that began with enactment of the AIA on September 16, 2011. Do you know what's changing?
Former Sony engineer sued Nintendo in 2011.
Guest Post Patent trolling is putting a significant strain on innovation, and its time to change the system.
Apple and Amazon are looking into ways to complicate the already-complicated relationship between you and your digital property.
Apple has filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to do some new things with the iPad, including a dual-iPad notebook and a magnetic iPad stand for cars, treadmills, and more.
Interestingly, Sir Robin had publicly criticized Apple for what he thought was a lack of integrity.
As Steve Jobs went "thermo-nuclear" on clones, Tim Cook wanted to cool it.