Google now holds a U.S. patent for a technology that allows it to use “environmental factors” recorded through users’ cell phones to offer personal ads, raising privacy concerns that could scare off some customers.
Nokia patented a body tattoo with magnetic ink connected to its smartphones, as science and technology merge in innovative and strange new ways.
Apple has patented a payment system based on near-field communications technology, hinting at mobile payments on iPhones in the future and giving NFC a boost in the burgeoning digital wallet market.
Microsoft is firing at Motorola for its treatment of fair-use patents, piling evidence against Motorola for alleged abuse of standard patent usage guidelines.
Apple is taking issue with Motorola’s treatment of fair-use patents, filing a formal complaint about potential violations and pushing for changes to how patents are defended.
Google is challenging Apple’s attempts to claim ownership of slide-to-unlock features, with a recently awarded patent that attempts to best its rival.
Apple gained an edge in its patent battle with Android devices after securing a ban on Motorola smartphones for a slide-to-unlock infringement.
Apple is targeting Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus in court, changing strategy as it aims to take down Android through patent legal battles.
Apple and Google, among 22 tech titans, won a landmark case over an existing firm, as legal patent battles threaten to slow the pace of innovation.
Google aims to take a percentage of every iPhone sold after completing its Motorola acquisition, raising questions over whether current patent fair use standards support fair business practices.