Category: Patents

Apple may be waterproofing the next iPhone

We’ve heard these rumours before about waterproofing but this time they come with a little weight. Apple have applied for a new patent that allows the coating of components with a silicone based substance something called “hydrophobic coating.” From what I understand, it’s basically a way to coat everything …

Nvidia launch patent case against Samsung

Samsung are no strangers to the US courts, with their ongoing case against Apple the most well known. This time round they are defendants with Nvidia taking exception to some of the mobile phones and tablets Samsung sell. The mobiles and tablets in question are those that use …

Blackberry patent for overlay keyboard appears

Blackberry, we all know that the company is Ahem struggling shall we say, people loved Blackberry smartphones for their physical QWERTY keyboard and to be honest there is no other smartphone built with a keyboard that come close to it for both ease  and speed of use and …

Nokia and HTC agree patent collaboration

After spending the last few years slinging mud at each other in various court rooms around the world resulting in injunctions against the sale of the HTC One mini, which was then revoked, Nokia and HTC seem to have made up. The One mini seemed to be what …

HTC One Mini sales can resume following appeals ruling

Following a patent ruling against HTC in a case bought by Nokia an injunction was placed on the sale of certain HTC handsets in the UK.  At the time the judge said “If the licensee has no right to sell in the UK, then a purchaser from the …

HTC One mini banned in the UK after Nokia injunction

Thinking of buying a loved one an HTC One mini for Christmas? You’d better be quick, because as of 6th December they will be taken off the shelves after HTC lost a patent battle with Nokia today. Without getting too technical, there’s a chip in the HTC One …

Patent application shows Samsung Smartwatch possibility

The watch.  The humble timekeeper that has mostly been worn on the wrist for centuries. We have gone from the simple watch with two hands to digital watches to watches with calculators built in and now to smartwatches. It has been claimed that the smartwatch will be the …

Sky kills off SkyDrive. Send in your name suggestions!

Here in lovely Britain you can walk down any high street, past the rows of empty shops and then into a massive out-of-town shopping centre. In said shopping centre, where the parking is free and there’s actual people, you can ask anyone about “Sky” and they’ll instantly know …

Time to steal the time? Apple borrows Swiss Clock’s image [updated]

There’s been a lot of interpretation of Steve Jobs when he referenced Picasso and his quote of “good artists copy, great artists steal”. Its been discussed before on our podcast (which by now most of you are listening to), and the general sentiment is that Jobs meant take …