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Alt Text: Patent Nonsense From Smartphone Power Players

In the fight for market dominance, some of tech's heaviest hitters engage in patent wars to keep their products profitable. How crazy can it get? About as loony as these imaginary patents.
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Google’s patent rank shoots up as company stakes out wearable tech

Technology : GigaOM (11 months ago)

Google, after getting burned in the smartphone wars, is acquiring patents like ever before -- even as the company continues its crusade to fix the country's broken patent system. Read Post

Touch ID Patent Application Shows Apple Could Expand Home Button Features

Technology : TechCrunch (6 days ago)

A new patent application published by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) details some additional uses of the Touch ID sensor found on the iPhone and iPad that could make its way into future products. The patent is credited to AuthenTec co... Read Post

Patent Wars Aren’t About Destroying the Enemy, They’re About the Loot

Technology : GigaOM (5 years ago)

The patent fights erupting in the smartphone industry aren't going kill of any of the major players, nor are they likely to prevent smartphone users from having multitouch on non-Apple devices. For patent holders, the goal is to for... Read Post


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