Samsung denies copying iPhone features; says marketing helped Galaxy phones succeed

Samsung denies copying iPhone features; says marketing helped Galaxy phones succeed

Apple and Samsung are in the middle of yet another patent trial, where Apple accuses the Korean company of stealing iPhone features described in five of its patents, asking for $2 billion in damages.

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Apple patents new headphones with built-in active voice recognition feature

Apple patents new headphones with built-in active voice recognition feature

Apple has applied for a patent pertaining to a new pair of headphones with some advanced technology inside. The filing reveals that these new generation headphones will come with microphones to automatically record voice output when the wearer starts talking. They will also come with a noise cancellation feature by default to blur out background noise. This will be achieved thanks to the dedicated second microphone on the headphones.

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Here are the 5 iOS features Apple claims Samsung stole in new patent trial

Here are the 5 iOS features Apple claims Samsung stole in new patent trial

Apple and Samsung have been embroiled in a legal battle over allegations of patent infringement since quite a few years. The two companies now find themselves in a California court again, where Apple is claiming $2 billion in damages.

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Apple patents “transparent texting” technology to let you text when you walk

Apple patents “transparent texting” technology to let you text when you walk

We have seen several apps and jailbreak tweaks for the iPhone which lets you look at what’s happening in front of you while letting you text at the same time. One such app was discussed last week in our CamText preview. But Apple has now applied for a patent over at the USPTO to a technology very similar to this which will offer “transparent texting” to users.

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Apple files patent for smudge resistant oleophobic coating for sapphire glass displays

Apple files patent for smudge resistant oleophobic coating for sapphire glass displays

In what appears to be further proof of Apple is planning to use a sapphire glass display in future iPhones, a new patent filing from the company has revealed that it’s looking to add an oleophobic coating to the display to make it immune to smudges involved with standard displays.

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Apple could improve iPhone’s battery life by predicting usage trends

Apple could improve iPhone’s battery life by predicting usage trends

Apple wants to improve the iPhone’s battery life by learning a user’s habits and usage patterns, and adapting the device as per these signals to maximise battery life. The system is described in an Apple patent filed with the USPTO titled “Inferring User Intent From Battery Usage Level and Charging Trends.”

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Apple patent application describes bayonet lens mount for the iPhone

Apple patent application describes bayonet lens mount for the iPhone

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application today from Apple that describes a method of attaching a lens to an electronic device, including the iPhone. The method would allow for the quick removal and attachment of a variety of lenses to the iPhone camera.

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Apple loses renewed bid to get Samsung products banned in the US

Apple loses renewed bid to get Samsung products banned in the US

Apple today lost an appeal to get a number of old Samsung products banned in the US, over the infringement of a few of its patents.

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New Apple patent could bring answering machine like functionality to iPhones

New Apple patent could bring answering machine like functionality to iPhones

Apple along with the Rockstar consortium has been awarded a new patent (No. 8,666,034) called “Audio call screening for hosted voicemail systems” by the USPTO which could bring answering machine like functionality to iPhones.

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Korean FTC rejects Apple’s allegations of Samsung wrongly using its SEPs in patent lawsuits

Korean FTC rejects Apple’s allegations of Samsung wrongly using its SEPs in patent lawsuits

The Korea Fair Trade Commission has rejected Apple’s claims of Samsung unfairly using its SEPs (Standard Essential Patents) during ongoing patent lawsuits against competitors, with Apple being one of them. The KFTC has cited that Samsung’s actions aren’t infringing Korea’s antitrust laws.

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