People familiar with the matter claim that members of the Rockstar Consortium are looking to sell some of the patents it acquired from bankrupt communications company Nortel. The group paid $4.5 billion in 2011 for this intellectual property.
A new Apple patent filing reveals Appleâ€™s future ambitions for its iBeacon microlocation technology. The patent, titledÂ â€śAccessory control with geo-fencingâ€ť, details a system that pairs a vehicle accessory with an iOS device, and sets up a geofence around it to unlock or control vehicle functions.
NetAirus Technologies is a company owned by 70 year old Richard L. Ditzik, an electrical engineer who patented the idea of a handheld device that can connect to the internet, make phone calls, and be used as a personal digital assistant. In other words, he patented the smartphone. Ditzik has been in court with Apple over this patent for quite a few number of years, but now, according to Bloomberg, the case is over, and Apple has won.