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New Apple Patent Has Siri Sounding Like ChaCha

By Joseph Mandour on November 15, 2013

Los Angeles Patents Los Angeles – In a recently filed patent, Apple Inc. set out its plans to make Siri more realistic by adding a crowd sourcing feature.   The recently filed patent sounds similar to the already existing search engine, ChaCha, which allows users to search for answers provided by real life people.   The technology is being thought of by many as Apple’s attempt to fix the most cited complaint about Siri in that she often fails to provide answers to real life everyday questions, beyond purely factual information contained in search results. Read the rest »

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Cannabis Biotech Announces Patent Filing for Medical Marijuana Dispensing Device

By Joseph Mandour on November 9, 2013

Patent FilingOrange County – A subsidiary company of Puget Technologies this week announced its filing of a patent for a new type of marijuana dispensing device.  In its filing, Cannabis Biotech set forth claims over its proprietary metered-dose dispenser, which will allow for more control in the administration of medical marijuana dosages.  This is another in a line of products for which the Florida-based company is seeking patent protection in order to deliver more accurate dosages for individualized patient needs.

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Apple Looks to Add Solar Power Patented Technology to its Devices

By Joseph Mandour on November 6, 2013

California Intellectual PropertyOrange County – On Halloween, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) published Apple’s newest patent for a solar panel implementation to help with power management in its iPads, iPhones and Macbooks.  The application, entitled “Power Management Systems for Accepting Adapter and Solar Power in Electronic Devices,” was filed in August of last year with three Apple employees listed as inventors. Read the rest »

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Newly Filed Patent Provides Glimpse at Samsung’s Response to Google Glass

By Joseph Mandour on October 29, 2013

Intellectual Property InfringementSan Diego – A new patent filed in Korea reveals what seems to be Samsung’s plan to rival the soon-to-be released Google Glass.  The patent, which was filed with the Korean Intellectual Property Office by Samsung Electronics Co.  shows glasses which communicate with a smartphone.  It was filed on March 8, 2013 and describes the device as, “sports glasses,” which will have the capability to let users listen to music and take phone calls through built in earphones.  Similar to Google’s product, Samsung’s will also allow for browsing of the internet on a small display screen on the eyeglasses’ lens.

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Apple Dealt a Win with USPTO Approval of “Steve Jobs Patent”

By Joseph Mandour on October 22, 2013

Los Angeles – Apple scored a huge break this week as the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) changed its mind and confirmed the patentability of a sought-after patent now dubbed the “Steve Jobs Patent.”  The ruling came almost a year after the PTO initially rejected all twenty of the cited claims.   After months of reconsidering, however, it finally stated this week that, “No amendments have been made to the patent.  As a result of the re-examination, it has been determined that the patentability of claims 1-20 is confirmed.”

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Nestle Gets Nespresso Patent Revoked

By Joseph Mandour on October 15, 2013

coffee_beans-150x150 Los Angeles – Nestle has encountered a huge setback as the European Patent Office (EPO) this week threw out a patent that has to do with its popular Nespresso single serve coffee system.   The regulatory body, which covers 28 European countries, did not set forth its exact reasons for invalidating the patent, but noted that such an explanation will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.   This blow comes at a crucial time for Nestle as it has been publicly attempting to stop several rivals, such as Ethical Coffee Company SA and Mondelez International Inc., from producing coffee pods that fit in the Nespresso machines.

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New Google Patent Filing Claims Heart Hand Gesture for Snapping Pictures

By Joseph Mandour on October 13, 2013

Glass-google California – Google, Inc. was granted a patent on October 15th which will let users of its upcoming Google Glass take pictures simply by making hand gestures. Read the rest »

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Google Sets Sights on Patent for Check-Splitting Technology

By Joseph Mandour on October 8, 2013

Patent ApplicationsOrange County – Always looking to make life more convenient in the digital lives of its users, Google this week filed a new patent application to attempt to solve the pesky problem of splitting group checks. Filed by a group of six East Coast Google employees, the filing specifically seeks protection over a method of “tracking and managing group expenditures.” Read the rest »

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Tesla Files Patent For Battery for Long Car Trips

By Joseph Mandour on October 1, 2013

automobile-plugin-150x150 Los Angeles – A newly filed patent application by Tesla Motors reveals the company’s interest in finally finding a solution to one of the electric car’s biggest problems: how to keep cars going on long trips in between charging stations.   The  California-based company that produces only electric vehicles submitted a patent application for an innovative metal-air battery that would kick in once its normal lithium-ion battery runs out.  This technology would make it so that Tesla owners would have the option to switch to this secondary battery when running low on a charge, allowing it to continue for up to another 400 miles.
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Facebook Adds on to Real Time Search Patent

By Joseph Mandour on September 24, 2013

Patent LitigationOrange County – Last week, Facebook beefed up one of its pending patents that has to do with the way that it catalogs users’ posts.  The original patent, first filed back in April of this year, concerns the “Real Time Content Searching In Social Network.”  The new additions to this patent explain how the social media giant plans to implement new technology for indexing and retrieving users’ Facebook posts. Read the rest »

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