Apple is looking to transform the home button, as well as working on ways to control your Mac or iDevice with your eyes. Plus, will the rumored iPad Pro get a stylus?
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The tech giants finally relinquish their hold on the highly-coveted technology rights, possibly marking the end of a patent fight between Android phone manufacturers and competitors.
A San Jose jury rules against the nonpracticing entity, which had accused Apple of infringing its mobile device technology.
Google petitions the highest court in the country to overturn a previous appeals court ruling favoring Oracle, which in itself overturned a mixed bag of earlier district court rulings.
A deal settles all lawsuits pending outside the US, but US patent lawsuits between the two are unaffected.
The tech could be used for a disposable wristband that stores and transmits health information to your doctor's smartphone.
A patent application describes several ways to share data between wireless devices with a tap -- and Apple isn't just thinking about phones.
A newly published patent envisions a more secure smartphone that will require a range of unlocking codes based on users' locations.
The two companies will share intellectual property on a "broad range of products and services," including those for certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products.
New ruling in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank means firms must do more to advance 'abstract' software claims to receive a patent.
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