Posted: July 9th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Apple, CHINA!, Cult of Apple | Tags: Android OS, apple, China, iOS, patent, Patent Infringement, Shanghai Zhizhen Network Science & Technology Co Ltd, Siri, Xiao i Robot | No Comments »
Just when you though Apple and China might be heading down the buddy path – Apple Settles iPad Trademark Dispute For $US60 Million – and just moments after the pair reached settlement over iPad’s trademark dispute, another Chinese tech developer has lodged suite against Apple.
Shanghai based Shanghai Zhizhen Network Science & Technology Co Ltd, developed personal assistant, voice communication/recognition software called Xiao i Robot in 2004, it applied for and recieved a patent for the software in 2006.
The software is similar to Apples Siri, it holds basic conversation and answers questions. Zhi Zhen says it has in excess of 100 million users in China – how did we miss that one – The software is available for Googles Android OS, and …. iOS!
In May this year, Zhi Zhen apparently contacted Apple informing them of the alleged patent breach. In June the company filed suit against Apple. According to the company the only demand is that “Apple stop infringing it’s patent”.
Watch this space…
Posted: December 27th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid Gadget News | Tags: apple, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, patent, Rechargeable Battery | No Comments »
In it’s latest patent filings, Apple is proposing a hydrogen fuel cell that can be integrated directly into mobile devices, rather than, simply a means of charging it. The device would never need recharging, rather it would need its recyclable fuel cell refilled. The patent diagrams also show that the design for the system would employ a small rechargeable a battery that would be charged by the fuel cell, but could also send a charge back to run the fuel cell. Such a system could in theory run for days, or even weeks before having to replace the fuel cartridge.
As always with Apple Inc, this isn’t NEW technology, way back in 2008 Sharp released a prototype Direct Methanol Fuel Cell phone: www.slashphone.com Multi purpose hydrogen chargers have been around for years: http://spectrum.ieee.org. Motorola also has a prototype Hydrogen Fuel Cell Phone floating about someplace, doubtless they forgot to patent the gadget?Apple patent applications are always an amusement, take someone elses technology and lock it away, claim ownership. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 9th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cult of Apple, iPad, iPhone, Smartphone, Tablet, Technoid Computer News | Tags: android, European Patent, FRAND, General Packet Radio Service, Google, GPRS, iPad 3G, iphone, Motorola, Motorola Mobility, patent, smartphone, US Patent | No Comments »
A German court has found Apple in violation of a Motorola Mobility patent, ruling that Apple’s iPhone and 3G model iPads infringe on cellular communications, patents owned by Motorola Mobility that relate to General Packet Radio Service – GPRS – data packet transfer technology.
The patent-in-suit is European Patent 1010336 [B1] on a “method for performing a countdown function during a mobile-originated transfer for a packet radio system”. This patent is one of the two patents at issue in the action in which a default judgment was entered against Apple Inc. It was declared essential to the GPRS standard. It’s the European equivalent of U.S. Patent No. 6,359,898, a patent against which Apple raised a FRAND defense in the United States and which is being asserted in an action that was just transferred from the Western District of Wisconsin to the Northern District of Illinois.
Motorola said the ruling validated its “efforts to enforce its patents against Apple’s infringement” Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 30th, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Apple, Apple vs Samsung, Chronic, Favorite New Thought, Google, Kiss My . . ., M.Aaron Silverman, Smartphone, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: apple, Apple and Samsung, galaxy pad, Google, HTC, iPad, litigation, litigious, Microsoft, patent, patented, Samsung | Comments Off
We missed out on the Cretaceous Period, got our start in the Devonian Period, woke up to ourselves in the Pliocene and have been running straight toward the Litigious Period. As megaliths and behemoths battle it out over who owns what patent, and which gadget belongs to who, the consumer is likely to be the victim in what looks like warming to be a long and fierce battle. There seems to be the distinct possibility that more products would be blocked from sale, after Apple yet again blocked Samsung from selling its Galaxy. Read the full article »»»»