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Apple settles out of court just hours before patent trial

Apple has struck an out-of-court settlement with US tech company Unwired Planet, just hours before a trial was set to begin. Unwired Planet had sought a $33million payout, as well as a percentage of future iPhone and iPad sales, in relation to a patent dispute. Apple had previously described the …

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Microsoft foldable patent sparks Surface phone rumours

The race to create the first foldable phone could be drawing to a close. With Apple, Google and Microsoft all reportedly working on foldables, it appears the later is nearing the finish line. It has been revealed that Microsoft is in an advanced position after it was awarded a patent …

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Chinese court rules in Apple’s favour in iPhone 6 patent saga

Chinese iPhone lovers will now be able to get their hands on an iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, after a Beijing court overturned a ruling banning the sale of the Apple products. The models have been off the Chinese market since June 2016, after a court ruled that Apple had …

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Apple patents speaker system and woven displays

It’s been quite the year for Apple patents. My particular highlight was the company calling dibs on a paper bag. What will likely be the last patents we hear of this year from the iPhone maker are the rather unusual combination of a "mechanically actuated panel acoustic system", "woven displays" …

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Nintendo patent reveals VR ambitions

The Nintendo 64 saw Mario jumping into 3D, but a new patent filed by Nintendo has hinted that the moustachioed plumber could find himself making his way to virtual reality (VR) with the company’s upcoming Switch console.  Plenty of patents for the new handheld/TV console hybrid have popped up over …

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Apple patent reveals foldable iPhone concept

Apple has been awarded a patent for a foldable iPhone, Patently Apple has discovered. The patent was filed on August 28 but was only officially awarded to the company today. The company was believed to be researching foldable iPhone designs since at least 2013 and this new evidence would suggest …

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Patent trolls: How UK start-ups and tech firms can avoid them

Perhaps the biggest cause of headaches for major tech vendors are ‘patent trolls’ who accuse a business of infringing their patent. We take a look at some major cases and ask law expert Daniel Glazer how to avoid being sued… Type ‘patent troll’ into Google and you’ll find thousands of bizarre …

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