You can use your iPhone for just about anything these days, but now Apple wants to make sure you can’t use it at just any time. Specifically, Apple wants to limit iPhone use while driving to minimize texting on the road. Apple is looking to use a new technology to detect when users are driving… Continue reading Apple Looks to Use New Technology to Prevent Texting While Driving
It appears 2014 could be a turning point in the endless battle of patent disputes among major tech companies. Samsung and Google and have just announced a landmark global patent agreement covering both current patent portfolios and any other ones acquired in the next 10 years. Now Samsung and Ericsson have also just agreed to… Continue reading Are the Patent Wars Over? Samsung Ends All Patent Disputes With Ericsson Following Its Collaboration Deal With Google
In a landmark agreement, Samsung and Google have extended their ongoing cooperative partnership with the announcement of a global patent cross-license agreement covering a wide array of technologies. The deal will benefit both Samsung and Google by allowing the companies to share existing patent portfolios and anything new filed over the next 10 years, while… Continue reading Samsung and Google Sign Global Patent Agreement Covering the Next 10 Years
A new “anticapatory shipping” patent awarded to Amazon has revealed the company plans to ship you goods it predicts you’ll like before you even really like it or make the purchase online. The system created by Amazon allows it to send items that are more likely to be purchased in certain areas to those local… Continue reading Amazon Wants to Send You Stuff Before You Even Want to Buy it With New ‘Anticipatory Shipping’ Patent
Do you feel like patent laws do more to stifle real innovation than protect it? That’s exactly the sentiment of the New Zealand government who just passed a law prohibiting patents for basic software, however, protection for major innovations and programs will remain protected under the country’s copyright law. New Zealand’s government updated its 60-year… Continue reading New Zealand Ends Patents for Basic Software: Should the US Follow in Its Footsteps?