ZiiLabs Tales Samsung And Apple To Court Over Patent Infringement

ZiiLabs Tales Samsung And Apple To Court Over Patent InfringementThe enemy of my enemy is my friend, or so the saying goes. While Samsung and Apple have been duking it out at courts over the past few years concerning the various patent infringements that one has accused the other of, along comes ZiiLabs. ZiiLabs has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States against both Samsung and Apple, where the lawsuit claims that selected devices from Samsung (which will include the many Galaxy branded handsets, tablets as well as laptops) and Apple (which will comprise of various iPhone and iPad models, the iMac and MacBook Pro) have actually infringed upon a number of ZiiLabs patents.

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    Apple Patent Describes Phone With Detachable Camera Lens

    Apple Patent Describes Phone With Detachable Camera LensOne of the ways companies market their smartphones is by boasting its camera’s capabilities. To a certain extent megapixels are still used as ammunition when it comes to marketing a camera, but as we all know, megapixels don’t determine a camera’s quality and that there are other factors that need to be taken into consideration.

    Companies like Nokia have marketed their cameras to be great in low-lighting situations, while companies like Sony boasts the use of its Exmor RS sensor and G-lens. According to a recent patent by Apple, it shows the Cupertino company possibly considering the idea of a detachable camera which would undoubtedly make for a great piece of marketing. (more…)

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    BlackBerry Keyboard Patent Hints At Windermere’s Features

    BlackBerry Keyboard Patent Hints At Windermeres FeaturesSo earlier last month, we caught wind of a BlackBerry device that was given the codename Windermere. As to how real this device is remains to be seen, but one of the interesting aspects of the phone isn’t so much its odd design, but its unique keyboard which according to the rumors, would sport a gesture-based physical keyboard.

    Now thanks to a recent BlackBerry patent discovered by BBNews.pl, it seems to suggest that the Windermere could be true, and also reveals the technology behind the gesture-based keyboard for the phone. (more…)

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    Nokia And HTC Agree To Settle Their Patent Litigations

    Nokia And HTC Agree To Settle Their Patent LitigationsWould it be more expensive for HTC to find workarounds for their devices in order to avoid infringing upon Nokia’s patents, or to sign an agreement with them in which HTC would pay Nokia in order to use their patents? Perhaps HTC has crunched the numbers and realized that the latter would make better financial sense because Nokia has recently announced that they and HTC have agreed to settle all outstanding patent litigation and to enter into a patent agreement, although exactly how much HTC will be paying Nokia for the right to use their patents remains unknown, unsurprisingly. (more…)

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    LG Patent Reveals Smartwatch/Stylus Combo

    LG Patent Reveals Smartwatch/Stylus ComboWe’re not sure how many of you guys actually remember this, but back in the day, there were these toys/accessories that kids would wear. It was a strap that when you slapped onto your wrist, it would immediately curl up and form a bracelet. It was a pretty fun thing to do back then although we’re not sure if kids these days might appreciate it. That being said, perhaps LG might be interested in bringing it back to the modern day, thanks to a recent patent which revealed a possible plan for LG’s smartwatch.

    Typically smartwatches look like normal watches but have a little bit more functionality to it apart from the ability to only tell the time. Chances are some of them might come with a touchscreen display as well. However in this LG patent, it describes a smartwatch that can wrap itself around your wrist, looking more like a bracelet than a watch (as pictured above). Alternatively it seems that this smartwatch can be fully extended which in turn can be used as a stylus as well, so it’s a win-win situation! Of course there’s no telling if LG will ever embrace this concept but what we do know is that LG has a smartwatch in the works. How it looks like and what functions it has remains unknown, but it will definitely be worth keeping an eye on. In the meantime what do you guys make of this concept?

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