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Samsung files patent for new Smart Ring

by: Nirave GondhiaDecember 29, 2015
A new patent filing suggests that Samsung is working on a Smart Ring accessory that can be used to control functions on your smartphone, TV or in your home.
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Samsung files patent for smartphone that can display holographic images

by: Edgar CervantesAugust 11, 2015
A Samsung patent filing from Q3 2014 has recently been published, showcasing technology that would allow a device to display holograms.
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The Patent and Trademark office is finally being run by someone willing to reform the patent system

by: William Neilson JrMarch 10, 2015
Lee's appointment marks the first time someone with a background from an Internet-focused company will take the helm at USPTO.
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Samsung dual edge display design patent surfaces, along with a mysterious pop-up panel

by: Matthew BensonFebruary 1, 2015
The rumors surrounding the purported Galaxy S Edge are about to hit fever pitch as a trio of leaked design patents showcase what Samsung might be shipping.
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Apple patent, important to their ongoing troubles with Samsung, rejected by USPTO

by: Nate SwannerJuly 29, 2013
The crux of the patent filing is the ability to distinguish between a two finger pinch action and one finger scrolling on a touchscreen device. Of the 21 claims in this patent filing, claim eight is the most important to their Samsung issues. That claim was crucial to their $1.05 billion initial judgement, but with a settlement review, it could unravel a bit for Apple.
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USPTO confirms Apple’s patent 381 is invalid

by: Brendan LynchApril 2, 2013
Apparently, the USPTO confirms Apple's patent is invalid in regards to the infamous lawsuit against Samsung. As a result, Samsung's penalty could be reduced.
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Google files an application with the USPTO for a patent with back panel touch controls

by: Brad WardMarch 9, 2013
Google has filed an application with the USPTO for a patent with back panel touch controls. Could Google be reinventing how we interact with our smartphones and tablet?
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Google granted multiple LED flashes patent

by: Andrew GrushJanuary 29, 2013
Intrigued by the idea of a smartphone camera featuring multiple LED flash bulbs onboard? Apparently so is Google. In September of 2011 the company filed for such a patent, and it has now been granted by the USPTO.
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DOJ, USPTO slam companies for improper use of standards-essential patents in asking for sales bans

by: J. Angelo RacomaJanuary 10, 2013
DOJ and USPTO have criticized companies for using standard-essential patents in asking for sales bans, saying these moves are unfair and anti-competition.
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Key ‘Pinch-to-zoom’ Apple patent used in Samsung trial deemed invalid in USPTO reexamination

by: Chris SmithDecember 19, 2012
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is reexamining another Apple patent – the third one by our count – and this time around we’re looking at the “pinch to zoom” patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,844,915), a weapon that was successfully used by the iPhone maker in its first U.S. case against Samsung.
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