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Apple granted boatload of patents, including one for push-to-talk

A total of 46 patents were approved Tuesday, but whether the technologies will find their way into an Apple product remains to be seen.

By Apr. 8, 2014


Apple granted 36 patents, including for proximity detection

The electronics giant's granted U.S. patents also include future active Apple Store packaging and a haptics feedback system.

By Feb. 19, 2013


Twitter granted 'refresh' patent, vows to use it only defensively

The microblogging company has received a patent for a "pull down to refresh" feature, which it says it will use only if sued by another company.

By May. 21, 2013


Nokia granted temporary ban on microphone sales for HTC One

The microphone used in HTC's new phone adopts components invented by Nokia, claims the Finnish phone maker.

By Apr. 23, 2013


Apple granted design patent for turning pages

The company has nabbed a patent that covers the design of flipping pages on a virtual screen.

By Nov. 16, 2012


WikiLeaks' Julian Assange granted asylum in Ecuador

The embattled Assange is at the center of a diplomatic standoff in London. It's the latest twist in a saga over a legal case in Sweden, with undertones of potential espionage charges in the U.S.

By Aug. 16, 2012


WikiLeaks' Assange reportedly granted asylum by Ecuador

WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange will reportedly receive asylum from the Ecuadorean government, according to a U.K. newspaper. But the country's president takes to Twitter to say no decision has been made.

By Aug. 14, 2012


Apple granted patent for Google Glass-like device

Everyone's thinking about wearing technology. Apple is the latest to show an interest in wearable computing.

By Jul. 3, 2012


Apple granted patent for iOS steering-wheel remote

According to a recent patent grant, Apple has been interested in solving an awkward issue faced by many drivers using their iOS devices in their cars.

By May. 15, 2012


Apple granted 29 patents, including for first iPad design

Other patents the giant received relate to cooling systems for computer hardware, photo management on iDevices, and crack-resistant glass.

By Nov. 6, 2012