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BlackBerry Sues Facebook Over Instant Messaging Patents

Today, BlackBerry filed a lawsuit against Facebook alleging that the social network and its subsidiaries (WhatsApp and Instagram) infringe on the company's messaging app patents. At the core of the filing, which is a total of 117 pages, is the company's proprietary messaging product Blackberry Messenger, otherwise known as BBM. The company is contending that...

Shaw’s BlueSky TV Faces Patent Lawsuit that Seeks to Stop Rollout

Shaw has been served with a patent infringement lawsuit by OpenTV and Nagravision units of the Kudelski Group, who hope to stop the company from launching its pay TV service that relies on Comcast’s X1 platform, reports MultiChannel. Shaw launched its next-generation pay TV service branded as BlueSky TV earlier in January in Calgary. It...

Apple vs. Samsung Legal Battle Heads Back to Original Court

After a lengthy battle in the courts, the Apple versus Samsung story has taken quite an interesting turn: They returned to the same court where the legal wrangle originally started, the district court in San Jose, California. On Tuesday the federal court ordered that the patent dispute be sent to a lower court to decide...

Apple Removes Withings Products From Online Store Amid Nokia Lawsuit

On Friday, Apple removed all Withings products from its online store and presumably its brick-and-mortar retail stores. The move comes as Apple is in the middle of an ongoing lawsuit with Nokia. When Apple ceased Withings sales is unclear, but devices made by the Nokia subsidiary are no longer listed on Apple's website. Previously, Apple carried...

Apple Granted Patent That Reveals Foldable iPhone Concept

While flip phones may have died out years ago with MySpace, a patent awarded to Apple this week may just bring them back. According to a new report from Patently Apple, the company’s patent describes a system that uses carbon nanotubes for signal paths in a flexible circuit, which could form the basis of devices […]

Apple Exploring Ways to Collect Biometric Data of iDevice Thieves

Apple is exploring ways to somehow identify iDevice thieves, the latest patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reveals (via AppleInsider). The invention, entitled "Biometric capture for unauthorized user identification”, details a simple and not quite legal method of collecting biometric data of the potential thief using the iPhone’s or iPad’s built-in...