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iPhone 4S antenna design infringes on Samsung-owned patent

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This was supposed to be addressed with a slightly different design on the iPhone 4S, but it seems that the antenna reconfiguration may lead to yet another lawsuit, because it could infringe on a patent currently owned by Samsung.

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Modular Windows Phone 7 slider patented by Microsoft

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Based on this patent, it looks like the Big M is working on a slider phone where the lower portion is modular in scope.

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Samsung prepares to get iPhone 5 banned in South Korea

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Samsung is ready to go on the offensive in its ongoing patent war with Apple. Apple has gotten the Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in Germany, so Samsung is getting ready to get the iPhone 5 banned as soon as it touches down in Seoul.

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Google increases war effort against Apple, buys 1000+ patents from IBM

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In a conventional modern war, you want to arm yourself with guns, tanks, and fighter jets. In the war between Apple and Google, the ammunition comes in the form of patents and let's just say that Google has been busy with some stockpiling.

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iPhone Patents Show Smart Bezel and Hybrid E-Paper Display

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That's right. We've got two Apple patents for the price of one, both of which could point toward what we should be expecting from the upcoming iPhone 5. Bear in mind that these are just patents and the folks in Cupertino may not necessarily follow through on these design cues. So, which will it be? Smart bezels or an e-paper hybrid?

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Nikon Planning Embedded Sensor Fan for Cameras

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A recent patent filed by Nikon shows they may be looking to an old-fashioned answer to a new-technology problem. The problem? Some of Sony's newer cameras are having trouble with their sensors overheating, causing unexpected limitations to their usage.

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Nikon DSLR patent shoves pico projector in the back

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The world of DSLRs is largely dominated by the two juggernauts in the field: Nikon and Canon. Yes, there are definitely other alternatives, but these are the two biggest dogs in the yard. So, what can Nikon do to separate itself from Canon? How about a pico projector?

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Understanding all the technological lawsuits these days (Infographic)

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It seems that we hear about a new lawsuit every day and it's getting more and more confusing by the minute. Apple is suing HTC for over 20 different software patents. Kodak is suing Samsung for something about image storage and movie previews.

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Video: Ziploc iPod Headphones Eliminate Tangles

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We’ve all faced this frustration at some point in our music-listening lives, but many of us have just assumed that it came with the territory. Not Lee Washington. He got tired of all the tangled cords from his iPod headphones and he has decided to do something about it. Interestingly enough, his idea is about as “fresh” as it gets, ...

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Capacitive-Resistive Hybrid Touchscreen Patented by RIM

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Touchscreens, if you’ll pardon the bad pun, are a very touchy subject. On the one hand, people love the capacitive screen of devices like the Apple iPhone. That’s because they offer a smooth multi-touch finger-friendly experience. On the other hand, there is still value in the resistive touchscreen, because they’re less expensive and can handle more precise inputs from a ...

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