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Nintendo Trademarks "3DS," Plus "3DSPlay" and "3DSWare" [Nintendo]

by on May.18, 2010, under 3D ds, 3ds, Games, Gaming, Home Automation, nintendo, Nintendo 3ds, Patents, Trademarkets, Video Games

Satoru Iwata, Nintendo’s President, has been especially cagey about the final name for what’s known as the 3DS, but according to recent trademarks filed in Japan the 3DS model name could very well stick. More

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User Interface Design Studio MONKEYmedia Files Patent Lawsuit Against Apple [Apple]

by on May.14, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Aim, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Ati, Bp, cat, clear, color, Counters, de, design, Display, Ds, E, Ea, eco, Et, Eu, Face, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Htc, Id, Im, images, In, Interface, Ion, ipa, ipad, Iphone, iPod, Isp, itc, Job, Jobs, Kodak, La, Labels, late, Law, Laws, Lawsuit, Lawsuits, Led, Legal, Les, media, Ming, Mod, Monkey, Monkeymedia, NK, Nokia, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, Patent, Patents, phone, PI, Ping, Play, Q, quant, Rc, Rf, RSS, Rv, sale, Sales, serve, steve, studio, Style, Sue, Suit, Tag, tech, ted, Tent, Tents, TI, Top, TV, Ui, Us, User Interface, Vest, X1

User interface design studio MONKEYmedia filed a patent lawsuit against Apple claiming that the company infringed on three of its patents. For those keeping track, that’s another legal battle for Apple on top of those against Nokia , HTC , and Kodak . More

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HTC Sues Apple Right Back for Five Patents [Apple]

by on May.12, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, app, apple, AR, Art, ash, Ati, Cellphones, clear, complaining, dash, Dc, de, Display, Documents, Ds, E, Ea, Et, Gallery, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, guide, Hd, Home Automation, Htc, Id, Im, images, In, Intern, international, Ion, ipad, Iphone, Isp, ISS, late, Law, Laws, Lawsuit, Lawsuits, Men, mission, Mod, Nes, nin, Of, om, One, order, Ovi, Padd, Patent, Patents, phone, Phones, Play, Q, Rc, RNA, Smartphones, Style, Sue, Suit, Tag, tech, ted, Tent, Tents, TI, Ui, Us, War, X1

Two months after Apple sued HTC for violating 20 patents , HTC’s hitting back, complaining to the International Trade Commission—which is moving forward on Apple’s complaint—that Apple’s violated 5 of HTC’s patents. It’s not saying which patents, yet. [ Fortune ] More

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HTC Countersues Apple to Stop All iPhone, iPod, iPad Sales [Apple]

by on May.12, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Art, Ati, Ban, cat, Cellphones, clear, Counters, Dc, de, Display, Documents, Ds, E, Ea, Et, Gallery, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, guide, Hd, Home Automation, Htc, Id, Im, images, In, ipa, ipad, Ipad sales, Ipads, Iphone, iphones, iPod, iPods, Isp, itc, kin, Labels, late, Law, Laws, Lawsuit, Lawsuits, Les, Men, Mod, Nes, Of, om, One, order, Padd, Patent, Patents, phone, Phones, PI, Play, Port, Pr, pre, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, sale, Sales, serve, ski, Smartphones, Style, Sue, Suit, Tag, tech, ted, Tent, Tents, TI, Top, Tron, TV, tweet, Ui, Up, Update, Us, X1

Two months after Apple sued HTC for violating 20 patents , HTC’s hitting back, alleging that Apple’s violated 5 of HTC’s patents , asking the ITC to ban the import and sale of all iPhones, iPods and iPads in the US. UPDATED . More

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Nokia Sues Apple Over iPad and iPhone-Related Patents [Legal]

by on May.07, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Aim, and, app, apple, AR, Art, Av, Cellphones, Cf, clear, Companies, Counters, day, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, Et, Eu, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, hand, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, ipa, ipad, Iphone, Isp, Job, Jobs, kin, late, Law, Laws, Lawsuit, Lawsuits, Legal, mid, Ming, Mod, Nes, Nokia, Nokia sues apple, Of, om, One, order, Padd, Patent, Patents, phone, Phones, Play, Q, Rc, smartphone, Smartphones, steve, Style, Sue, Suits, Tag, ted, Tent, Tents, Test, TI, Ui, Us, X1

Nokia sued Apple again today, claiming that the iPad and iPhone infringe on five of its patents. longboard complete . The two companies have been throwing lawsuits back and forth for months, making this just the latest salvo in an increasingly bitter feud. More

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Apple Wants Your Heartbeat to Unlock Your iPhone [Apple]

by on May.06, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, Apple heart rate monitor, Apple patents, AR, Art, Ati, cat, cc, clear, day, de, Display, down, Ds, E, e1, Ea, Ekg, Et, F2, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, hand, Hd, Heart, Heart Rate Monitor, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Iphone, iphones, iPod, Isp, Led, Loc, Lock, Men, mid, Mod, Nes, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, password, Patent, Patents, phone, Phones, Play, Q, Rc, Red, security, smartphone, Style, Tag, Tent, TI, Unlock, Us, what, work, X1

The iPhone’s password security system works just fine, but compared to what Apple has in the works it’s downright rudimentary. A recently filed patent indicates that our iPhones may someday identify us by the beating of our hearts. More

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The Weird Palm Patents HP Will Soon Own [Patents]

by on May.01, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Acquisitions, Ad, Add, Ads, age, app, apple, AR, ash, Av, Cf, clear, dash, de, Dell, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Et, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Hp, Id, Im, In, intel, Ion, Ir, Isp, ITA, mid, Mod, News, Of, om, One, order, Os, Pack, Padd, Palm, Palmhpdeal, PalmPilot, Palmpilots, palmpre, Patent, Patents, PDAs, PI, Play, Pr, pre, Pro, Q, Rc, Style, Tag, Tat, ted, Tent, Tents, TI, Us, web, WebOS, Weird, X1

When the news broke that HP was buying Palm, discussion gravitated to the jewel of the Palm collection: WebOS. But of course HP’s haul doesn’t end there—there’s a whole slew of bizarre PalmPilot patents they’ll soon own, too. More

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Microsoft Licensing Mysterious Patented Tech To HTC’s Android Phones [Microsoft]

by on Apr.28, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, Android, Android phones, AR, Ati, change, clear, de, Display, droid, Ds, E, Ea, Et, Exchange, Fb, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Htc, Id, Im, In, incredible, Ion, Isp, late, Men, Mic, microsoft, Microsoft htc android, Mod, My, Nes, nex, nin, Of, Office, om, One, order, Os, Padd, Patent, Patents, phone, Phones, Play, Q, Rc, Red, ship, Style, Support, Tag, ted, Tent, TI, Up, Us, what, X1, XP

This has come rather unexpectedly, and very early in the morning/late at night. Microsoft and HTC’s relationship goes back years, but just what this new patent agreement for Android phones refers to, no-one knows. Exchange? Full Office support

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Japanese Show Off Gesture-Controlled Phone For Natal-Style Emailing [Sensors]

by on Apr.26, 2010, under 2, 2010, 5, 7, 7d, A4, A8, A9, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, and, AR, Cell, Cellphone, Cellphones, clear, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, Email, Et, Eu, Ge, gesture, Gesture Controlled Phone, gestures, Gizmo, Gm, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Isp, japan, japanese, Led, Mail, Mod, Motion Sensing, motion sensors, N1, Natal, Nes, Nokia, Of, om, One, order, Os, oss, Ouch, Padd, Patent, Patents, phone, Phones, PI, Play, Q, Rc, Reading, release, sensor, Sensors, Show, Sony, Sony Ericsson, Stand, step, Style, Tag, Tent, Tents, The university of tokyo, TI, Tokyo, Touch, university, University of Tokyo, Us, vers, Vide, Video, War, X1

Between various patents and even a bog-standard Sony Ericsson , we’ve already thought about the possibilities of gesture-controlled phones. The University of Tokyo , in typical form, has taken it one step forward and released a video showing some sweet Natal-like possibilities. More

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Nokia N8 Takes Great Photos, But Symbian^3 Is an Unpolished Turd [Nokia]

by on Apr.26, 2010, under 2, 2010, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, and, AR, Art, artic, Bt, C6, Cam, Camera, Cameraphones, Cellphones, clear, de, Display, Documents, Ds, E, Ea, Et, etail, F2, Fart, Fb, Fbi, first, Ge, Gizmo, Google, hand, hands, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, image sensor, In, Ir, Isp, late, Leak, Leaked, Les, Men, MER, mobile, Mod, N8, nin, Nokia, Nokia 12mp, Nokia cameraphone, Nokia cameraphones, Nokia N8, om, One, order, Os, Padd, Patent, Patents, phone, Phones, photo, photos, PI, Play, porting, Pr, Pro, Q, Rc, Review, rom, Russia, russian, sensor, Slate, Sport, Style, Symbian, Symbian^3, Tag, Tent, Tents, TI, Top, Translate, Up, Us, view, X1, Xm

A 12MP cameraphone has been turning up in leaked documents , photos and patents, but finally Russian site Mobile-Review has done us proud and snagged hands-on pics. Apart from that image sensor, it’s also sporting Symbian^3, the first to do so. More

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