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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 to come up with device to measure body fat through phone

While there are a lot of things that our smartphone and wearables can do in terms of tracking our activities and measuring our health through various sensors and features, one thing they haven’t been able to do yet is to measure body fat, which is an important thing to know if you’re trying to lose weight or you’re monitoring your body. A new patent by Samsung may very well solve that if things go according to plan, and maybe you wouldn’t even need to buy a new device.

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.

Samsung sends out Galaxy Unpacked invite, might unveil dual curved Galaxy S6

We're counting the days until the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. This special event will be a launching pad for the latest mobile devices that are expected to wow us this 2015. One of the highly anticipated smartphones to be released this year is Samsung's next Galaxy flagship phone: the Galaxy S6. Much has been said about this upcoming phone from the South Korean giant and we heard a lot of rumors already.
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