Google is Struggling to Trademark the Word ‘Glass’

It won't surprise you to hear that Google is desperately trying to trademark the word Glass—but it may raise a wry smile on your face when you find out that the US government is taking exception to the idea. Read More >>

Samsung Legal Win Could Halt US iPhone 4 Sales

Samsung has, to some surprise, won a patent battle against Apple that could see the iPhone 4 and 3G iPad 2 banned from sale in the US. Read More >>

No, Apple, You Can't Trademark 'iPad Mini'

Apple might be famous for its ability to patent rounded corners and the letter 'i', but it looks like whole words are off-limits to it. The body that rules on patents in the US, the Patents and Trademarks Office, has finally got round to ruling on Apple's application to trademark 'iPad Mini', and they've put their foot down in a decidedly firm and anti-Apple way. Read More >>

Apple Has Trademarked the Design of its Stores

Yes, you are looking at a technical drawing of an Apple store. And yes, it does form part of an approved trademark request which means nobody can imitate Apple's temples to tech. Read More >>

This Is the Document Outlining Apple's Settlement With HTC

Or at least, what you can read of it, because vast swathes have been redacted. Still, there are bits you can actually read, so let's take a look. Read More >>

The Secret HTC-Apple Settlement Might Not Be Quite So Secret

Last month HTC and Apple decided to play nice when they reached a settlement over a patent license. While Apple was forced to tell Samsung how much that deal was worth, it thought the rest of the case was secret — but it turns out that might not quite be the case. Read More >>

Apple Finally Patents the Round-Cornered Rectangle

Debate has raged, not least in the courts, about whether Apple should really be able to patent a rectangular device with rounded corners. Seems the US Patent and Trademark Office thinks it can, because it just granted a patent which lays claim to the shape of the iPad. Read More >>

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Samsung vs. Apple Verdict: Apple Wins Huge

We've been watching Apple and Samsung hammer each other for what feels like eons over who ripped off whom. And now the jury is in (shockingly soon): Samsung just lost almost everything. Read More >>

Would You Want an Illuminated Trackpad?

A new Apple patent shows that the company has at least considered the idea of illuminated trackpads. The patent describes how they'd be able to vary in colour and brightness to provide an extra level of feedback to the user. Read More >>

Samsung Challenges Apple Pinch-to-Zoom Patent With 2001 Tech

As the courtroom battles continue, Samsung yesterday went for Apple by arguing that several iOS-wide UI features were actually developed well before the iPhone came into existence. Read More >>

Judge to Samsung: You Can't Use Sci-Fi Films as Evidence in Court

Samsung has a tough time on its hands battling Apple over tablet patents. But in the process of fighting hard, it seems to have made some questionable calls when it comes to choosing evidence — including the use of sci-fi footage to prove its case. Read More >>

Is The Latest Apple-Samsung Court Case Really All About Google?

In a court case kicking off today in San Jose, Apple is tackling Samsung over software and hardware patent infringements in an attempt to win over $2.5 (£1.5) billion in damages. But behind all the claims and counter-claims, is this court case really a fight between Apple and Google? Read More >>

Apple and Samsung Can't Even Agree on Where to Sit in Court

Apple and Samsung are gearing up for one of their largest legal battles to date, which centres around their devices looking incredibly similar. But before things can start, they still need to agree on where to sit in court—which is proving more complicated than you might expect. Read More >>

Google Told Samsung Not to Copy Apple

Apple's continued disputes with Samsung reach new levels next week when yet another trial kicks off. But this time, Apple plans to argue its case using a raft of internal Samsung documents that openly admit that the company mimicked the iPhone — and was even warned off doing so by Google. Read More >>

Judge Sanctions Samsung For Destroying Evidence in Apple Case

A Californian federal judge has sanctioned Samsung for destroying evidence which makes up part of a case it's fighting against Apple over patent infringement. Naughty, Samsung. Read More >>


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