USPTO Grants Apple iOS App Folders and “Jiggle Mode” UI Patent

iPhone Jiggle Mode Patent

Apple introduced iOS app folders in iOS 4 and has had the ‘Jiggle Mode’ UI since iOS 1. On Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple the patent for iOS app folders and the ‘Jiggle Mode’ UI. The patent, which is listed as U.S. Patent No. 8,423,911, describes the … Read the Full Story →

Apple Granted Patent for MultiTouch Solar Cell Panels for Future Generations of iPhone

Patent for MultiTouch Solar Cell Panels iPhone

Apple continues to make improvements to its iPhone with each refresh. On Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved Apple for a MultiTouch Solar Cell panel patent that may change the future of the iPhone. The technology allows for a touch sensor to be integrated into a solar panel, … Read the Full Story →

Apple Reportedly Acquired Lightning Trademark From Harley-Davidson

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Apple continues to acquire more trademarks to build its empire of clever names for its products. The most recent, the name for Apple’s ‘Lightning’ connector was reportedly acquired from American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson. Patent site Patently Apple initially noted that a filing with the European Union showed the ‘Lightning’ name … Read the Full Story →

Apple Smart Cover Patent Suggests Built-in Multi-Touch Flexible Display, Solar Panel, Keyboard

Smart Cover Patent Apple iPad

Apple released the Smart Cover with the iPad 2 early last year and since then the cover has become a model for numerous third party accessory makers who have developed their own versions. However, according to a patent application put out by the United States Patent & Trademark Office, it … Read the Full Story →

Apple Looking to Patent Glass Design on Upper West Side Retail Store in NYC

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Apple’s retail stores are truly one of a kind, blending materials such as glass and aluminum into intricate pieces of art that dress up any neighborhood they are built in. Apple intends to protect that idea, hoping to be the only one with a one of a kind experience for … Read the Full Story →

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Sues Motorola in Europe Over Xoom Android Tablet Design

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently won a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany. Now, with that in the past, Apple Inc. is suing Motorola over their XOOM tablet in Europe over the same design infringement claims that they previously toted. The latest suit was mentioned in Apple’s complaint … Read the Full Story →

HTC Ready to Strike Deal with Apple Inc. (AAPL) over latest Patent Dispute

According to a recent report published by Bloomberg Taiwan based smartphone maker HTC Corp. is willing to discuss matters related to patent dispute with Apple Inc. (AAPL). ITC (International Trade Commission) in its initial determination ruled two patent lawsuits in Apple’s favor which has resulted in concern over the profit … Read the Full Story →

Apple Inc. (AAPL) chief patent counsel to leave company

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) chief patent lawyer is expected to leave the company according to a recent report published by Reuters. Apple has reportedly lined up a replacement and has set up the new patent lawyer to take on the many cases the Company has filed has had over the past few … Read the Full Story →

Apple Patent Reveals iCloud User Interface with ‘Partial Song Syncing’

A new patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office could reveal the user interface for Apple’s upcoming iCloud service, in addition to a feature for “partial song syncing.” Entitled “Local Storage of a Portion of Streamed Media Items,” the application depicts an iTunes-like user interface and describes … Read the Full Story →

Future Apple Devices to Boast Interactive Bezel?

A new patent published by Patently Apple today reveals Apple’s plans to create a smart, interactive bezel for iOS devices, which would make those wasted areas around touch screens incredibly useful. The patent illustrates a bezel that lights up to display words or icons when required. It will be touch … Read the Full Story →

Future iPhones Could Boast 3D According to New Apple Patent

An Apple patent application revealed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week, and first reported by AppleInsider, has confirmed that the Cupertino company is currently experimenting with a 3D camera for the iPhone. The patent is entitled “Systems and Methods for an Imaging System Using Multiple Image Sensors,” … Read the Full Story →

Solar Powered iPods, iPhones and iPads coming from Apple?

Solar Cell iPhone iPad iPod

This is an intriguing and exciting Patent from Apple. And in my opinion one of the things that makes Apple special. Solar powered mobile devices have been a bit of a dud in the tech world to date. So much so that even low cost portable devices in Africa tend … Read the Full Story →