The company has waited several years for the patent, which relates to browsing, search, and presenting media items, to be approved by the U.S. PTO.
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A travel itinerary comparison site has decided to fight Pinterest's attempt to assert its legal hegemony over the word "pin."
A newly-published patent application for Apple envisions a heavier use of sapphire to safeguard the iPhone's display as well as dissipate heat.
A freshly published Apple patent application envisions the delivery of targeted ads based on your mood, behavior, and other seemingly intangible characteristics.
The suit, filed by St. Louis professor Robert Morley, says he came up with the mobile payment company's basic concept and technology. The legal dispute has been going on for several years.
Overnight, the USPTO granted Apple patents on a smart stylus, magnetic iPhone camera lenses and a solar-powered laptop.
"Intelligent power-enabled communications port" was invented by executive who worked on iPod and iPhone then left Apple to found a maker of "smart thermostats."
The applications cover a stylus that can charged when inserted into a touch-screen device for storage and a stylus that can write on any surface and transfer the data to a device.