Patents

Dyson Patents Hint At 'Silent Hairdryer'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Tech

Dyson's next big innovation might be a hairdryer. A silent hairdryer. Six patent filings spotted by the Telegraph appear to comprise conceptual ...

Google - A Glass-Half-Full Company

Jane Sparrow | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Tech
Jane Sparrow

So what are Google? They are not upstarts or start-ups anymore, having now been around for 15 years. They are not evil (as they keep telling us). What they are is clever - they are a 'Clever Company', a niche category that so many others fail to grasp.

Mobile Phone That's Also A Guitar Patented, For Some Reason

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Tech

Samsung has been granted a patent on a mobile phone which can also function as a guitar. The strange idea would let users mix their own notes, tune...

American 'Patent Troll' Demands $1,000 Per User Of Scanners

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Tech

A mysterious patent-holding company in the United States is reportedly demanding up to $1,000 each from users of scanners. The story, extensively r...

Analysing Unstructured Information Is IT Vendor's Secret Weapon Against Patents

Nick Patience | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Tech
Nick Patience

War has been declared in the technology industry. Thousands of executives and companies are stomping on the patent battleground in a seemingly endless battle to gain financial or market advantages over rivals by taking them to court over claims of patent infringements.

Dyson's Latest Patent: Water Tap That Can Dry Your Hands

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Tech

Dyson have filed a patent for a tap which can dry your hands. As reported first by the New Scientist, the idea is to have a single faucet on your s...

'Electric-Shock Handcuffs' Could Also Administer Drugs To Detainees

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Tech

Handcuffs which could deliver electric shocks, drugs and sedatives to people who are under arrest could be the future of law enforcement, after a US c...

Has Apple Lost its Cool?

Ilya Kazi | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Tech
Ilya Kazi

It isn't always necessary to air your legal laundry in public (especially if negotiating cross-licensing deals) and if Apple doesn't recognise the PR consequences of continuing to do so, it could start to affect the bottom line.

Apple Granted Patent For 'Rounded Rectangle'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Tech

Apple has been granted a patent so vague it may never be able to use it. The patent covers the outer shape of a device - a rectangle with rounded ...

Apple Granted Patent For 'Rounded Rectangle'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Tech

Apple has been granted a patent so vague it may never be able to use it. The patent covers the outer shape of a device - a rectangle with rounded ...

Patent Wars: Tech Giants Meet At UN To Find Peaceful Solution

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Tech

The world's biggest tech firms are preparing to meet at the UN in Geneva to discuss the so-called 'patent wars' which have seen an onslaught of lawsui...

Patent Wars: Tech Giants Meet At UN To Find Peaceful Solution

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Tech

The world's biggest tech firms are preparing to meet at the UN in Geneva to discuss the so-called 'patent wars' which have seen an onslaught of lawsui...

Google Blasts Apple Decision

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK Tech

Google has responded to the $1bn in damages awarded to Apple in its patent battle with Samsung by saying it opposes anything that hinders innovation. ...

Apple Wins $1bn In Damages As Jury Finds Samsung 'Wilfully Copied' The iPhone

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Tech

Samsung has been ordered to pay $1billion in damages to Apple after a US court ruled that it copied Apple's designs for the iPhone. After three day...

Apple Vs Samsung: Court Battle Ends In Damages, Bans For Both Sides

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Tech

Apple and Samsung have been banned from selling some products in South Korea after a decision in one of several international court battles over desig...

Apple Vs. Samsung: Closing Arguments Delivered In Patent Courtroom Battle

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK Tech

Apple's courtroom patent battle with Samsung over the design of its iPhone and iPad is nearing its conclusion after both sides delivered their closing...

Judge To Apple: 'You Must Be Smoking Crack'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK Tech

Apple's intensely fractious court battle with Samsung over design patents reached a new low on Thursday, after a judge said a lawyer was "on crack" if...

Samsung Removes Key Feature In 'Stability Update' Over Patent Dispute

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Tech

Samsung has removed a key feature of its Galaxy S3 smartphone as part of a long-running patent dispute with Apple. The Korean company killed its 'a...

Samsung Removes Key Feature In 'Stability Update' Over Patent Dispute

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Tech

Samsung has removed a key feature of its Galaxy S3 smartphone as part of a long-running patent dispute with Apple. The Korean company killed its 'a...

No Garden? No Problem. Let Junior Enjoy The Fresh Air In A Baby Cage (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK

A baby. In a cage. Hanging out the window. Four stories up. It’ll never catch on, we hear you cry! Except it very nearly did. Yes, as photog...

PHOTOS: Early iPad Prototype: Jony Ive Reveals Device's 2002 Origins

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Tech

The earliest known prototype of what would become the iPad have been revealed. The early documentation of the experimental device was revealed than...

British Chipmaker Sells Mobile Business To Samsung

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Tech

A British chipmaker has sold its mobile business to Samsung for $310m. CSR, which mostly makes Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS chips, said the all-cash dea...

Apple 'Must Run Samsung Ads'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK Tech

Apple has reportedly been ordered to run 'adverts' explaining that Samsung did not copy its design for the iPad. The ruling, which was not publishe...

Samsung Patents Humanoid Robot (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Tech

So you've bought a robot dog, but you don't have time to walk it? Then you need a robot human. Samsung have patented what appears to be an advanced...

To Patent or Not to Patent, That is the Question

Ellee Seymour | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Tech
Ellee Seymour

I wonder how many other inventors would dare to follow Musk's lead. I guess as space travel is such a small and specialised market, it's a risk which Musk can take, though ultimately extremely lucrative.