Posts Tagged ‘patent’

Apple Finally Patents the Bleedin’ Obvious!

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Looks like more copyright lawsuits on the horizon …

Those of you who know me will know that I’m not a fan of the ongoing patent wars in which, rather than try and either beat competitors with innovation, outstanding product design and excellent quality customer service or, heaven forbid, realise that the market is actually big enough for everybody and live side by side in harmony, they try to sue each other into oblivion or cream money off each item their competitors sell.

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Windows 8 Direct Experience Mode

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Great, just great; I finally catch up with Windows 7, and now here comes Windows 8 …

We do not know an awful lot about Microsoft’s upcoming operating system Windows 8. Heck, we do not even know if it will be named Windows 8. Microsoft is tight lipped and does not reveal planned features at this point in time, probably to avoid jeopardizing the sales of their current operating system Windows 7.

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Nokia’s Patent Row with Apple Escalates

Friday, December 17th, 2010

This could get very, very ugly …

Finnish manufacturer files 13 fresh complaints in latest escalation of smartphone patent warfare

Nokia has opened up a new front in its patent war with Apple, launching 13 fresh complaints in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.

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Apple applies for anti-Jailbreak [spy] patent

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Hmm … is Apple doing us a favor by making it easier for us to control a stolen iPhone, or are they just trying to discourage people from Jailbreaking their phones?

Jailbreaking Apple’s iPhones has has a lot of publicity of late with new tools making it easier than ever before to unlock the iPhone so it can be used across networks and have any apps installed.  Now though Apple have applied for a patent that could allow them to remotely disable any iPhones that are being used for an “unauthorised” purpose.

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NTP sues smartphone giants over wireless e-mail patents

Friday, July 9th, 2010

NTP was really thinking ahead when they patented wireless email; it will be interesting to see how long that patent stands up in court …




Patent holding company NTP, most famous for successfully suing BlackBerry maker RIM for violating its patents for “wireless e-mail,” is now targeting some of the most successful smartphone hardware and software makers for patent infringement. The company claims that Apple, Google, HTC, LG, Microsoft, and Motorola are infringing NTP’s eight patents for “delivery of electronic mail over wireless communications systems.”

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