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Samsung patents rounder smartwatch, wrist strap charging

Clearly Samsung isn't done yet with smartwatches, though now it's more a question of whether it will go with more Android Wear or stick to Tizen. Whichever OS it chooses, it might already have a design in mind, as seen in new patents filed last March, showing smartwatches with less angular faces and a charging connector built into the wrist strap.

Samsung patents ultrasound stylus tech in Korea

It seems that Samsung might be eying a rather big shift in how it implements its S Pen technology. The Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service or KIPRIS has just published the manufacturer's patent application for a technology that utilizes ultrasound waves in order to pinpoint the location and state of a stylus when used with a mobile device such as a smartphone.

Apple, Google end Motorola-related patent squabble

Apple and Motorola, who have been embroiled in patent litigation, with both sides now agreeing to drop the suit. In a statement, Apple and Google (who owned Motorola at the time the suit was originally heard) both said they’d work together on patent reform.

Google buys Foxconn patents for undisclosed amount

Foxconn, manufacturer of notable device such as the iPhone, also holds a host of patents. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google recently purchased a number of patents from Foxconn, though what was purchased isn’t yet known. We also don’t know how much the portfolio was purchased for.  

LG files patent for “W Watch” name, speculation abounds

LG has patented a moniker for what could be an upcoming wearable. Their recent application, LG is attempting to patent the name W Watch, which is noted to be a smart watch, of course. We've already got expectations of a smart wearable or two from LG, so we’re especially intrigued as to what else they’ve got in the works.  
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