Tag Archives: Patents

Apple refused Touch ID trademark by USPTO

The US Patent & Trademark Office has refused Apple’s trademark application for “Touch ID”, reports Patently Apple. The decision, which was made in May but has only now been made public, is because another company owns a trademark for “Kronos Touch ID” and the likelihood of confusion given the similarity in naming and technology involved. From the…

5 of today’s top Apple news stories: Ban on Samsung products denied, “Attack Detection” patent and more…

Today has been a busy day in the world of Apple news. With stories surrounding the Cupertino company ranging from more court battles vs. Samsung to stock dividend increase, there has been a wide variety of news today. Below are five of the top stories from around the web about Apple that hit the news feeds today. 1. Apple’s ‘attack detection mode’…

Apple and Samsung fail to agree on settlement after mediation talks

Apple vs. Samsung round two is set for a court date beginning next month, but before the two tech giants battled it out in a court-room for their second high-profile hearing, the two were ordered to try and agree settlement. Both companies are accusing each other of infringing on patents. With both companies wanting entirely different outcomes from…

Apple patents health monitoring system for earphones

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple a patent for a “sports monitoring system for headphones, earbuds and/or headsets”. The patent describes a system that would allow for a set of earphones or headphones that could sense a number of health-related metrics including heart rate, temperature and perspiration levels. The patent shows how the…

Apple and Samsung’s mediation talks over settlement reportedly fail

According to reports over at ZDNet Korea (via The Verge), Tim Cook and Samsung’s CEO, JK Shine met last week to try and come to some sort of agreement over settlement. The two companies have been at loggerheads for years, disputing patent infringement in a number of countries. A major showdown was only recently decided, awarding Apple nearly $1 billion…