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Apple Granted a Smart Clothing Patent Today

Apple was granted 40 patents today, which cover stretchable displays, smart clothing, gaze controls, and a whole lot more.

Patent Holding Company SMTM Sues Apple Over Do Not Disturb While Driving Feature

SMTM Technology filed a lawsuit against Apple accusing the iPhone maker of infringing on its patent with iOS 11’s Do Not Disturb While Driving feature.

Apple and Samsung Settle 7-Year Patent Battle, Terms Not Known

After seven years, numerous appeals, and multiple courts that found Samsung to be a blatant copycat, the two companies have put an end to their fight. Terms of the deal are not known.

An Apple Patent Hints at an Apple TV Gaming System

It’s not clear if it’s a separate console (probably not though) or just video game accessories or a platform.

Found: Sony Patent For Contact Lens That Can Record Video

This is from 2016, but I just found it. It’s an article at Futurism about a Sony patent for a contact lens than can record video. Think Google Glass, but imperceptible to strangers. Unless the stranger is a Terminator.  I don’t recall seeing anything about this since, and, of course, a patent is always easier than profitable mass production. But it does suggest enormous possibilities. I’ll keep an eye on this technology.

After Losing to Apple, Samsung Demands Yet Another Retrial in Patent Infringement Case

Samsung is demanding a retrial and rejects the US$539 million verdict.

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SMTM Technology filed a lawsuit against Apple accusing the iPhone maker of infringing on its patent with iOS 11's Do Not Disturb While Driving feature.

Apple's Patent Struggles and The Untold History of Multitouch

In 1983 a group of musically-inclined computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University invented multitouch… and changed the computing world forever.

Supreme Court Just Killed Marshall Texas Patent Troll Business

A patent battle over flavored water may turn into a win for iPhone and Mac maker Apple, and a big loss for patent trolls. Thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday, patent infringement cases must be filed in the jurisdiction where the offending company is incorporated, which will greatly limit the court choices open to patent trolls.

An Apple Pencil Patent Shows How it Could Work on Metal Surfaces

“In some examples, an acoustic touch sensing system can be configured to be insensitive to contact on the device surface by water…”