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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.

Apple Applies for a Patent on a Sealed Lightning Connector Tip

Apple had applied for a patent on a rather nifty idea: a Lightning connector with a tip that expands to form a liquid-tight seal. Patently Apple, which first spotted the patent application, has all the details, but the short version is that the male Lightning tip would be able to expand once plugged in, with the result being a liquid-tight seal. That has practical uses as protections from seals, but it could also be a key feature for underwater filming and other uses. This is an application, not yet a granted patent, but it’s the kind of invention I could see making it into the wild as a shipping product,

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…”

Apple Patent Shows an iPhone Disco Light Syncing to Music

This is a continuation of patents that date back to 2004, as suggested by an illustration of an iPod Classic in the patent filing.

Apple Files Countersuit Against Qualcomm For Patent Violation

The patents let iPhones use only the minimum power needed to work, and causes parts of the processor to turn off when they aren’t being used.

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.

Judge Koh Grants Samsung New Damages Trial in Apple iPhone Patent Infringement Trial

Presiding ¬†Judge Lucy Koh ruled over the weekend that instructions given to the jury in the original trial “did not accurately reflect the law.”

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.

Apple Settles Unwired Planet's Patent Infringement Case Hours Before Trial

Unwired Planet’s patent infringement lawsuit against Apple is finally over because the two companies reached an undisclosed settlement just a day before they were scheduled to go to trial. The agreement most likely includes Apple writing a big check, and the patent holding company agreeing to leave the iPhone and Mac maker alone.

Apple Spotlight Patent Reveals 3-Year Head Start on Microsoft ...

Jan 26, 2005 … A patent granted to Apple January 25th, 2005 reveals that Apple had a multiyear head start on Microsoft for Spotlight. Many had seen Spotlight …