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Apple slide-to-unlock patent invalid in Germany, says high court

Patent wars among big tech companies won't have an end. There will only be more lawsuits to be filed and more abuses to be made by any party who wants to make it big in the mobile industry. All these firms will find more ways to slap each other with cases that sometimes don't really make any sense or can be considered a waste of our time.

USPTO says D’677 iPhone design patent is invalid in Samsung lawsuit

The battle between Samsung and Apple isn't over. No, it will never be over because even if one issue is settled, we can expect that more cases will be opened. The recent patent dispute between the two tech giant had other tech companies siding with Samsung mainly because the decision of the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals might set a precedent to removing choices for consumers and stifling innovation within the industry.

Tech companies side with Samsung over patent dispute with Apple

When it comes to the patent war between Apple and Samsung, it looks like several of the big names from Silicon Valley are siding with the latter. A group of these digital giants have sent a petition to the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals that the ruling they handed down, telling Samsung to pay Apple for some of the patent infringement suits they lost, will be a precedent to stifling innovation as well as eliminating choices for consumers.

Samsung files patent for transparent, invisible buttons

USPTO has some treat for us this week as a patent filing from the South Korean giant was spotted. The document shows what could be the future of mobile devices (at least those from Samsung), giving us an idea and the possibility of invisible or transparent buttons. According to the image, these buttons called sensor pads can be set to work with different apps.

Google attempting to get “iris fingerprint” through contact lens patent

Have you ever seen those heist action movies where the thieves needed to open a door and the only way to do so would be to use the eyeball of a certain individual and sometimes that individual isn't even there? Well, Google is trying to make sure that if ever you're in that situation, you wouldn't need to cut out someone's eyeball. All you'd need is their new contact lens patent that would give you an "iris fingerprint".

Samsung filed patent for ejectable pen for a new Galaxy Note

While Samsung's Galaxy Note and its S-Pen is unlike no other phablet (or smartphone) in the market right now, there's always room for improvement. One of the things that users have been asking for is an easier way to handle the S-Pen, especially for times when all you can use temporarily is one hand. Well, it looks like Samsung us listening to you as a document in the US Patent and Trademark Office reveals the OEM's plans for an ejectable pen in their New Note.

Google launches Patent Purchase Promotion, go sell ’em your patents

Do you have a concept or patent-pending you think you can make a lot of money from? I bet you have some ideas you want to turn into reality but just don't know how. Allow Google to make your dreams come true and make some money (and probably richer) by selling the Internet giant your patents. You may think that's a crazy idea for Google to be buying patents but the intention is to "remove friction from the patent market" according to the Mountain View company.

Microsoft sues Kyocera for patent infringement

Lawsuits within the tech industry is not an uncommon thing, and the past few years we've seen legal battles among and between such big companies like Google, Apple, Samsung, etc. The latest one to join the circus is Microsoft, no stranger to this lawsuit issue of course, and this time, they're going after Japanese OEM Kyocera. They claim that the smartphone maker has infringed on some of their patents and is seeking financial damages but at the same time, hoping to find an amicable solution to the issue.
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