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Dawn Ellmore Employment: Can patents predict the future?

Anyone born in the 1970s might be disappointed that 2017 hasn’t come up with the goods promised in Tomorrow’s World. The BBC TV programme that focused on future innovations seemed confident that the world of the future would be punctuated… Continue Reading →

Apple Patents Technology to Locate Lost iPhone Even When Switched Off

Apple recently filed a new patent for technology making it easier for users to find their iPhone even when it has been switched off.  The patent description is for an ‘apparatus and method for determining a wireless device’s location after… Continue Reading →

Apple v Samsung Design Infringement Case at Supreme Court

In 2012 Samsung was found to have infringed three of Apple’s iPhone design patents in the sale of some of their smartphones.  These related to the round-cornered front face, the bezel of the iPhone and the coloured grid of 16… Continue Reading →

Apple’s New Patented Touch ID Technology Could Catch Smartphone Thieves

Apple has recently been granted a patent for Touch ID related technology.  Apple’s Touch ID is already a useful privacy and security feature but this patent could help catch Apple iPhone thieves. The new patent described as ‘Biometric Capture for… Continue Reading →

Could Apple be Planning a Waterproof iPhone 7?

Patents connected to Apple and reports of upcoming alterations to its smartphones are pointing to a new iPhone that could be waterproof.  Apple patents which indicate waterproof phone intentions include: editing software used for underwater technology to ensure that photos… Continue Reading →

Samsung Patents New Wireless Charger

Samsung has filed a patent for wirelessly charging devices which allows for multiple items (smartphones, cameras, smartwatches etc) to be charged simultaneously.  The patent application was filed in January 2016 so there is some speculation that this technology could make… Continue Reading →

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