Microsoft Files Trademark Application for ‘DirectReality’ as E3 Approaches

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Microsoft isn’t bringing VR headsets to E3 to show off on Project Scorpio, but the company has applied for a new trademark on the word DirectReality. Could specialized API support be on its way?

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Apple trademark filings hint at more live Beats radio stations

Article Image Beats 1 was just the beginning, new trademark applications from Apple suggest, with four more live streaming radio stations potentially on the way.

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Apple invents woven fabric displays for Apple Watch bands, iPod loops, more

Article Image The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application describing a method by which light-transmissive materials like nylon are interwoven into conventional textiles, literally creating a woven display for use with devices like Apple Watch.

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Rumor: 'AirPods' trademark filings point to Apple wireless headphones

Article Image Multiple international trademark applications for an “AIRPODS” audio accessory, filed by what appears to be a shell company, suggest Apple might be working to bring a wireless version of its EarPods headphones to market.

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Swatch insists 'one more thing' trademark connected to Columbo, not Apple

Swatch’s Swiss trademark on the term “one more thing” is really a reference to a line from the TV show Columbo, according to a spokesperson for the watchmaker.

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USPTO finds Apple iPhone design patent invalid in court fight against Samsung

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office earlier this month found an iPhone design patent successfully leveraged by Apple against Samsung in its first court action invalid on multiple counts, bringing Apple’s $548 million damages award into question.

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Apple invention automatically shares photos based on facial recognition data

In an invention published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, Apple outlines a process of identifying individuals in a digital image using facial recognition techniques and sending a copy of the photo out to those people by associating contact information pulled from an app like Contacts.

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Apple invents stylus capable of simulating onscreen textures through haptic feedback

According to a filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is investigating an advanced tablet stylus design capable of simulating the texture of onscreen graphics as it moves across a display surface.

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Apple investigating solar-powered wireless mice and trackpads

An Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday reveals continued research into alternative energy solutions, specifically as it applies to a lineup of wireless computer peripherals with embedded solar cells.

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Apple earphone invention detects multiple users, switches audio profiles to match

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple’s invention for an earphone cable capable of detecting when its being shared between multiple users, allowing each to hear a monophonic audio track or completely different songs.



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Apple invents adaptive eye-tracking 3D display, highly portable cellular hotspot

A pair of Apple patent applications published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday describe a display capable of displaying 2D and 3D images at the same time and a portable cellular hotpot with a unique cylindrical design.



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Apple assigned patent for Beats Mixr headphone design

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a headphone design patent originally assigned to Beats Electronics, the audio hardware maker Apple purchased for $3 billion in 2014.



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Apple invention uses vibrations and temperature to simulate different materials on touchscreens, trackpads

An Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday details an advanced haptic feedback system that simulates the feeling of different textures on a device display, such as wood and metal, using localized vibrations and temperature changes.



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Apple exploring light field image editing software, patent application shows

A patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday reveals Apple is continuing to explore light field camera applications, in this case imagining how users would manipulate image data to change focus or depth of field in a photo editing app.



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USPTO invalidates podcasting patent, kneecaps 'patent troll'

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Friday handed down a final decision invalidating key claims of a so-called “podcasting patent” assigned to Personal Audio, LLC, which was in the midst of leveraging the IP against multiple podcasters.



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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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CarPlay, not an Apple Car, likely catalyst of Swiss trademark filing

Apple recently extended its trademark protection in Switzerland to include automobiles, but such filings are far from new and odds are that the company is working to cover its nascent CarPlay initiative, rather than the much-ballyhooed Apple Car.



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Apple patents snap-on iPhone game controller and keyboard accessories

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple’s patent for an iPhone gaming accessory that extends in-game controls beyond the handset’s display and onto D-pads or joysticks, saving precious screen real estate in the process.



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Apple patent points to iCloud-based Touch ID syncing, fingerprint-protected Apple Pay terminals

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application for an iCloud-based fingerprint storage and cross-device syncing solution, a system that could do away with manual Touch ID setup and power next-generation Apple Pay-enabled POS terminals.



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Misreported Apple patent reassignment supposedly induces GoPro stock price decline

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday reassigned to Apple a Kodak patent covering a mobile remote control camera system, reports of which supposedly catalyzed a 12-percent drop in shares of action cam maker GoPro.



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