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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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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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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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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

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Apple wins patent for crowd-sourced traffic navigation

The envisioned system would help you plan your route by analyzing stop lights, stop signs, and obstacles that can slow your trip.

By July 29, 2014

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Apple scores patent for 'wrist-worn electronic device'

The new patent highlights a device referred to as "iTime" that comes with built-in sensors and can connect with mobile phones.

By July 22, 2014

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Apple envisions smarter iPad cover to display alerts

A newly-published Apple patent filing describes a tablet cover or screen protector that would alert you to new information without having to open it up.

By June 12, 2014