Amazon has a patent for an underwater storage facility that looks like something out of James Bond

Amazon has been awarded some interesting patents in recent months, including a storage facility that looks like a beehive. But this latest one may top them all.

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Microsoft, Xiaomi Become Office Mates


Microsoft on Tuesday announced plans to sell 1,500 mobile technology patents to China-based Xiaomi, in a deal that will expand both companies’ access to new markets.
Microsoft’s office apps will gain a stronger foothold in China, while Xiaomi’s smartphones will gain a stronger global presence. The agreement calls for Xiaomi to ship Microsoft Office and Skype on its Android smartphones and tablets, which are among the leading brands in China and India, as well as in other global markets.

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Google patented a crazy device it wants to inject into your eyeball

We may be accustomed to seeing high-tech companies file patents for out-there concepts and technologies, but a new patent from Google takes the cake.

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German court finds Apple in infringement of OpenTV streaming patents

Article Image A German court has found Apple in infringement of digital content streaming patents owned by OpenTV, ruling products that currently using the technology must not be sold in the country.

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5 cool technology leaps about to change aviation

Given the terrifyingly airline seat patents filed in recent years, the future of flying often looks bleak.


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Apple takes 11th place in awarded US patents in 2015

Article Image Apple was awarded 1,938 U.S. patents in 2015, placing it No. 11 overall in newly earned inventions, according to the latest intellectual property rankings published on Wednesday.

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Apple patents a crazy stylus that senses texture to make 3D files

Steve Jobs may have hated the stylus, but Apple sure has a lot of patents for awesome styli floating around the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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Future Apple devices might boast personalized Maps imagery, turn audio into haptic vibrations

A pair of patents awarded to Apple on Tuesday illustrates research running the gamut of mobile tech, with one invention detailing an advanced mapping system with customizable and shareable image data, and another covering ways to convert audio data into haptic vibrations for the hearing impaired.

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Apple wins two patents on feedstock, molding for Liquidmetal alloys

Apple has won two new U.S. patents through its ties with exclusive materials partner Liquidmetal, addressing ways of manufacturing amorphous alloys including hollowed-out shapes.



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Airbus and Boeing have some amazing plane ideas

The future of flight looks surreal, at least judging by the patents filed by Airbus and Boeing. They might not get off the ground soon, but we’d like to imagine a future of flight shaped by these far-sighted ideas.

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Patent Holders: Google Wants Your IP!


Google on Monday announced it will open an experimental portal to purchase patents from their holders between May 8 and May 22. The move is widely seen as an attempt to shut off patent trolls. Patent holders have to set the price at which they’re willing to sell their IP, and they will be told by June 26 whether Google wants to buy. Payments will be made through ACH by late August. “I’m all for patent marketplaces, but I don’t think this solves any of the issues Google discusses,” said Tirias Research analyst Jim McGregor.

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Samsung patent review may undermine $533M Smartflash verdict against Apple

Samsung has asked the US Patent and Trademark Office to review two Smartflash patents, a move that could potentially absolve Apple of paying $532.9 million in damages following a Smartflash court victory in February.



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Rockstar patent sale could net Apple $392 million in March quarter

The sale of patents owned by the Rockstar Consortium of companies could bring a windfall of $392 million in additional cash to Apple’s March quarter, estimates from one analyst predict.



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Apple Watch band with modern buckle detailed in newly granted patent

With final Apple Watch details fleshed out earlier in March, patents for the device have started to show up at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including a design published on Tuesday for what Apple calls the modern buckle band.



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Apple patent hints at drop proof iPhone 6 made of sapphire and LiquidMetal

Apple received patents for its way of embedding sapphire displays and a unique LiquidMetal smartphone construction method.

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Japanese court rules Samsung abused FRAND patents against Apple

Apple made legal progress in its battle with Samsung over patents in Japan this week when the Tokyo District Court ruled that Samsung had indeed illegally abused its Standards Essential Patents to demand a sales ban and excessive royalties against the iPhone maker.



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