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Correction: USPTO upholds Apple's touch-screen patent

This story originally misstated the outcome of the '381 patent examination. Three of the 20 claims were upheld.

By October 17, 2013

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USPTO reaffirms invalidation of Apple patent in Samsung suit

Patent office issues a Final Office Action on Apple's "bounce-back" patent, a key patent to Apple's case against its rival.

By April 1, 2013

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'Secret' patent review system raises innovation concerns

A law firm obtains documents that it says reveal potential problems with the US Patent and Trademark Office's covert system for red-flagging controversial applications.

By December 3, 2014

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Nintendo files patent application for Game Boy emulator app

The company is seeking a patent for Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advanced emulators, compatible with a variety of devices.

By November 30, 2014

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Future iPhone could become a cool remote control for your car

In a newly published patent filing, Apple describes how to start your car, adjust the temperature, automatically open the hood and perform other tricks via your iPhone.

By October 21, 2014

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Microsoft's wearables game plan: How a fitness band fits in

Microsoft isn't going the Smartwatch 2.0 route with its rumored fitness band. Instead, the company has a more targeted and cloud-connected wearables game plan, sources say.

By October 20, 2014

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USPTO nixes Apple patent used in victory over Samsung

The office's action, which is non-final, rules that all 20 claims in Apple's rubber-banding patent are invalid. Now let's see what, if anything, Judge Koh has to say.

By October 23, 2012

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Why an Apple iWatch would need an app store

Commentary: To app or not to app, that is the question. Apple sometimes passes on third parties when it launches new devices, but competition may force its hand

By September 9, 2014

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US Patent Office rejects Apple autocomplete patent used against Samsung

The decision by the USPTO, while relevant to the most recent Apple v. Samsung patent-infringement trial, isn't final and could take months or years to come to conclusion.

By August 7, 2014

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Apple envisions wireless wristbands for hospital stays

The tech could be used for a disposable wristband that stores and transmits health information to your doctor's smartphone.

By August 5, 2014