Engadget: Samsung patent uses tiny, bright pixels to create seamless folding displays


Creating a seamless display in a foldable device can go a long way towards selling customers on the notion that two screens are better than one: otherwise, you end up with a disjointed effect. Samsung has been trying to solve that problem for years, but a newly-granted US patent could represent one of its more […]

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9to5mac: ‘Steve Jobs’ iPhone patent used against Samsung/Motorola invalidated by US patent office, could affect lawsuits


In October, as pointed out in Samsung filings with U.S. District Lucy Koh, we told you that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a non-final decision that declared 20 claims related to Apple’s rubber-banding patent invalid. While Samsung and Apple were back in court yesterday regarding post-trial motions, today FossPatents reported (via MacRumors) the […]

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FOSS PATENTS: German court stays Samsung lawsuit against Apple over smiley input method patent


I just attended an announcement at the Mannheim Regional Court. Judge Andreas Voss (“Voß” in German) ordered a stay of a Samsung lawsuit against Apple over doubts concerning the validity of a patent covering a particular method for entering smileys on a mobile phone. A nullity (invalidation) action against that patent is pending at the […]

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FOSS PATENTS: Samsung attacking Apple’s screen-to-speech functionality with German patent


At the end of my post on Apple’s Black Friday motion to bring infringement claims against six more Samsung products in California I promised that I would report on the two Samsung v. Apple trials that took place in Mannheim on the same day. I’ll start with the one relating to a non-standard-essential patent. DE10040386 […]

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Engadget: Samsung patent ties emotional states to virtual faces through voice, shows when we’re cracking up


Voice recognition usually applies to communication only in the most utilitarian sense, whether it’s to translate on the spot or to keep those hands on the wheel while sending a text message. Samsung has just been granted a US patent that would convey how we’re truly feeling through visuals instead of leaving it to interpretation […]

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Patent Bolt: Samsung patent reveals initial work on brain computer interface


Last Sunday Patently Apple posted a report titled “Apple, Google & Others Preparing for the Coming Glass War.” The report presented a very light look at a next generation computer interface called the “Brain Computer Interface.” Tech companies like Sony, Google and others are exploring such interfaces for future products such as gaming and/or video […]

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Reuters: Dutch court says Samsung does not infringe Apple patent


A Dutch court ruled on Wednesday that Samsung Electronics does not infringe an Apple patent by using certain multi-touch techniques on some Galaxy smartphones and tablet computers. “With these products Samsung does not infringe the claims that Apple has made,” the court said in its ruling. From:

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FOSS PATENTS: Patent office tentatively invalidates Apple’s rubber-banding patent used in Samsung trial


The United States Patent and Trademark Office has good news for Samsung, and Samsung has already shared it with Judge Koh in a late-night filing. In a non-final Office action the USPTO has declared all 20 claims of Apple’s rubber-banding patent (U.S. Patent No, 7,469,381 invalid, including claim 19, which Apple successfully asserted against Samsung in […]

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