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.
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.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple with a patent for theÂ iconic design of its Fifth Avenue glass cube retail store in New York, eight years since the award-winning store first opened its doors.Â Apple originally filed for the patent in October 2012, crediting late co-founder Steve Jobs and a half dozen others as inventors.Â
Earlier this afternoon, we reported that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple with a large portfolio of 48 patents covering a broad range of inventions. Following the curved touch panel patent, we now look at a major patent for an electronic device with a multimode fingerprint reader.Â
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple with 48 patents covering a broad range of inventions, including a curved touch panel that would likely be used for a wearable device like the oft-rumored iWatch or a similar fitness band.
With the release of the iPad Air 2 (and next-generation iPad mini with Retina display), one of the most common rumors is the inclusion of Touch ID. Now, a new patent could outline Apple’s broader plan for their secure feature.