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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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: http://in.reuters.com

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

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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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