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This story originally misstated the outcome of the '381 patent examination. Three of the 20 claims were upheld.
Patent office issues a Final Office Action on Apple's "bounce-back" patent, a key patent to Apple's case against its rival.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The tech could be used for a disposable wristband that stores and transmits health information to your doctor's smartphone.
The envisioned system would help you plan your route by analyzing stop lights, stop signs, and obstacles that can slow your trip.
The new patent highlights a device referred to as "iTime" that comes with built-in sensors and can connect with mobile phones.