Qualcomm acquires 2,400 Palm, iPAQ, and Bitfone patents from HP

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Qualcomm on Thursday announced that it has acquired a patent portfolio that includes content spanning Palm, IPAQ, and BitFone. Of the 2,400 total patents, roughly 1,000 come from the U.S. while the remaining patents are from other countries. Details of the deal were not made public. Qualcomm ...

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Patents tip possible design for Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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Patents uncovered in August and again surfacing in the new year could spell the possible design for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4. The drawings associated with the patents show the familiar stylus location in the bottom right of the handset. While it is possible this could be a Galaxy S5 ...

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Google patents tip shearing, sliding, and squeezing for future smartphones

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Recently discovered patents suggest that Google may be looking to make it easier for users to operate smartphones with only one hand. The patents, which were filed in Q2 2012, have Google turning to shearing, squeezing, and sliding for gestures and controls. Given that smartphones are now ...

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Samsung alleges iPhone 5 violates eight patents; hearing set for 2014

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Samsung, in its ongoing war with Apple, has asked to include the iPhone 5 on a list of devices they claim violates its own patents.  According to details listed on USA Today and IBTimes, Samsung alleges that the iPhone 5 infringes on six design patents and a pair of standard patents. ...

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Google patents mutli-user face unlock, first step to multiple user accounts?

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Back at the end of July we discovered some information on what could become multiple user accounts for Android devices. Now the pieces are beginning to come together, as Google has just received a patent on “Multi-User Face Unlock.” So imagine this: you’ve just finished ...

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HTC not allowed to use patents it does not own, says ITC

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The International Trade Commission has refused to let HTC use the patents it has on loan from Google in its current battle with Apple for patent infringement. Google loaned 5 patents to the Taiwanese manufacturer in September of last year with the specific purpose of fighting off Apple’s ...

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Samsung can’t learn from Sony’s mistakes, patents a dual-screen tablet

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Remember the Sony Tablet P? Yea, neither do a lot of people. It was clunky, impractical, hard to use, and most of all, really served a purpose to nobody. Aside from a tiny niche market, the Sony Tablet P flopped like a salmon that got caught by a four-year-old and left on the docks. The... Read More

Google adds 217 more patents to their arsenal, courtesy of IBM

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In the latest patent war news, Google has recently acquired 188 granted patents and 29 pending patents from IBM. The deal went through on Dec. 31, 2011, and the information comes straight from the US Patent Office, so we can rest assured its legit. This isn’t the first time we’ve ...

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HTC Files Suit Against Apple, Uses Patents Obtained by Google

It’s about time we saw a manufacturer fire back at Apple’s extraneous patent lawsuits. I suppose it doesn’t surprise me that HTC fired the first shots today. That’s right, HTC has filed several patent lawsuits against the fruity corporation. In the past year, Google ...

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About Those HTC Patents…

As we reported yesterday, HTC has filed a suit against Apple for infringing upon five of their patents.  We’ve learned what these particular issues are and are listing them below.  They don’t sound like anything super special, but then again that might not be the point.  HTC is ...

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Google Patents a Game Changer – Telcos Aren’t Going to Like This One

Imagine having carriers submitting bids directly to your handset for the lowest cost data and cellular service.

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Google patent shows double keyboard for language translation

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Google has applied for a patent that could help with language translation on mobile devices by displaying two keyboards. The two keyboards are positioned at each end of the device and allows two people to type in an instant-messaging fashion to each other in different languages, with the ...

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Google’s Copresence: Sharing for all

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After breaking down an update to Google Play Services APK, Simon Tucker found Chrome APIs along with a series of photos for Copresence. In an email tip, Simon Tucker explains his findings to TechAeris. Google is going to launch a service titled “Copresence” in the coming weeks. The goal of the ...

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Motorola is now officially part of Lenovo

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Re/code reported this morning that Lenovo has completed the $2.9B purchase of Motorola from Google. My dreams of a Google owned mobile phone manufacturer are over. I was attracted to the original Moto X because it was owned by Google assembled in the USA near stock Android Two of those reasons ...

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Galaxy Note Edge could feature giant curved display

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Samsung may introduce a variation of the Samsung Galaxy Note which features a curved or three-sided display. That is, provided, a recent trademark application is any indicator. According to details discovered by Galaxy Club, Samsung has filed for a trademark for “Galaxy Note Edge”. ...

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