Apple Patents

Apple-backed Rockstar consortium and Google have agreed to settle patent litigation

Apple-backed Rockstar consortium and Google have agreed to settle patent litigation

The consortium of companies that includes Apple, Microsoft and others known as Rockstar has reportedly agreed to settle with Google regarding a major patent litigation.

Apple patents smoke detectors that could work in a range of devices, notify emergency services and more

Apple patents smoke detectors that could work in a range of devices, notify emergency services and more

Apple patents are a great way to see the types of ideas that are floating around within the Cupertino headquarters, and an even better way to start dreaming of new devices for the future.

Apple-owned Beats settles suit with Bose over noise-cancelling headphone patents

Apple-owned Beats settles suit with Bose over noise-cancelling headphone patents

A few weeks ago, Bose sued Apple’s Beats Electronics over patents related to technologies used in noise-cancelling headphones. Today, Bloomberg reports that the two companies have settled the patent suit, and asked the International Trade Commission to stop its investigation.

Apple patent filing outlines how NFC-based mobile payments work

Apple patent filing outlines how NFC-based mobile payments work

Apple is set to make a big splash into the mobile payments industry with Apple Pay when the service launches this month, although details surrounding the platform have remained fairly limited until now. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application that sheds some additional light on how NFC-based mobile payments work in conjunction with secure enclaves and software for safe transactions.

Apple patent reveals that bending a future iPhone could trigger actions

Apple patent reveals that bending a future iPhone could trigger actions

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple with a patent for a mobile electronic device, such as an iPhone or iPad, with an adaptively responsive flexible display that could retrieve information from a server over a wireless network or complete other data requests based on flexing the display or other gestures.

Apple outlines new advanced Apple TV remote interface for iOS in new patent application

Apple outlines new advanced Apple TV remote interface for iOS in new patent application

While the Apple TV technically comes with a physical remote inside the box, sometimes utilizing your iOS-based device can be just as handy. A patent application showcases Apple’s idea for making that software option a bit more robust.

Apple granted patent for interactive holographic display device

Apple granted patent for interactive holographic display device

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple with a patent related to a glasses-free interactive holographic display device that utilizes laser beams, micro lenses and sensors to show holographic images of objects. The futuristic sounding invention has a two-dimensional panel that is capable of supporting touch screen technology.

Apple patent hints at future physics-based animations and interactions for file manipulation

Apple patent hints at future physics-based animations and interactions for file manipulation

Apple’s long list of patents could cover a wide gamut of use cases and ideas, and a new patent granted to the company by the United States Patent and Trademark Office has yet another idea for the iPad and file manipulation.

VirnetX’s $368 million patent judgment tossed out in case against Apple

VirnetX’s $368 million patent judgment tossed out in case against Apple

Dating all the way back to November, 2012, Apple was hit with a $368.2 million judgment in their case against VirnetX, dealing with VPN and how Apple handled it for FaceTime and other areas. Now, almost two years later, that judgment has been tossed out.

Apple looking to improve Liquidmetal manufacturing for potential use in future iPhones and iPads

Apple looking to improve Liquidmetal manufacturing for potential use in future iPhones and iPads

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent filing that covers methods of melting and moulding Liquidmetal for manufacturing purposes. The patent filing details several different electronic devices that could use the amorphous material, including iPhones, iPads, iPods and TV and computer monitors.