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Lawsuit claims professor cut out of Square's original patent

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.

By January 30, 2014

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Apple awarded three new patents

Overnight, the USPTO granted Apple patents on a smart stylus, magnetic iPhone camera lenses and a solar-powered laptop.

By January 28, 2014

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Sapphire shines when it comes to protecting future iPhones

A newly-published patent application for Apple envisions a heavier use of sapphire to safeguard the iPhone's display as well as dissipate heat.

By January 23, 2014

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Apple aims to target ads based on your mood

A freshly published Apple patent application envisions the delivery of targeted ads based on your mood, behavior, and other seemingly intangible characteristics.

By January 23, 2014

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Pintrips to Pinterest: Pin It!

A travel itinerary comparison site has decided to fight Pinterest's attempt to assert its legal hegemony over the word "pin."

By January 9, 2014

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Apple: Samsung's motion to stay crosses 'bounds of reason'

The electronics giant says a judge shouldn't put a damages retrial on hold and that Samsung misstated the status of a US Patent Office re-examination into an Apple patent.

By November 21, 2013

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Samsung asks judge to halt Apple damages retrial

Attorneys for the Korean electronics giant say a US Patent Office ruling -- that an Apple patent might not be valid -- "calls into question the entire jury verdict in this trial."

By November 20, 2013

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Patent Quality Improvement Act hits Congress

New legislation aims to save technology companies "billions of dollars in litigation" with a permanent patent review process.

By May 6, 2013

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How Google Glass works: now and tomorrow

From prismatic HUD to waveguide display to direct retinal projection, we look at how Google Glass works now and in the future.

By April 30, 2013

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Microsoft reportedly testing smartwatch prototypes

The tech giant has been working on a smartwatch for the past year with help from teams who developed accessories for the Xbox, a source tells The Verge.

By April 17, 2013