Amazon has been granted a patent for a pair of noise-cancelling headphones that can automatically mute themselves when in an emergency situation. They solve the problem of headphones disconnecting you from your surroundings, keeping you aware of hazards.
A man has filed a lawsuit against Apple alleging the company's iPhone, iPad and iPod products infringe on his designs for an "Electronic Reading Device" created over 20 years ago. He is seeking over $10 billion in damages from the company.
Samsung has developed a concept smartwatch that projects an image of its display onto the wearer's hand. The idea increases the size of the display, letting developers create more complex apps and allowing users to type with more precision.
US social network Facebook has won a trademark case in China against a local company, state media reported Monday, weeks after a court ruled against tech giant Apple in a similar suit over its iPhone brand.
Autocorrect can dramatically speed up typing speed on mobile devices. It's not without its problems though and can insert a wrong correction or autocorrect things that should be left alone. Apple wants to fix that, letting you know when it makes mistakes.
Apple has won a victory in its patent dispute with Samsung as a U.S. court has ruled Samsung should be banned from selling its smartphones in the country. The case is meaningless though because the phones are all years old and the patents almost invalid.
French film-maker Luc Besson was found guilty earlier this year of plagiarising cult classic "Escape From New York" with his sci-fi thriller "Lockout", according to documents seen by AFP on Friday.
Apple could be fined as much as $862 million for being found guilty of infringing on patents owned by the University of Wisconsin. Several of Apple's recent processor designs used the technology without proper licensing.
Two of Silicon Valley's largest companies have agree to put an end to legal battles that have lasted years. Microsoft and Google opted not to reveal exact details of the deal which settles patent disputes over smartphones and games consoles.
A recent Apple patent filing has suggested that the company could be planning to drop the 3.5mm headphone jack from its iPhone 7, replacing it with an ultra-slim 2mm version instead. The change isn't the first time Apple has moved ports about.
Nintendo has filed a patent for a games console that stores its content on memory cards, harking back to the days of the cartridge-based Nintendo 64 of 20 years ago. It's unclear whether the company intends to use the tech in its upcoming "NX" device.
The United States Patent & Trademark Office has ruled that a patent held by Apple on the design of the iPhone 3GS is actually invalid. The decision will prove critical in the company's lawsuit against Samsung, alleged to have infringed on Apple's patents.
The designer of Tokyo's 2020 Olympics logo has apologised after admitting his team traced the designs used for a Suntory promotion campaign, as he faces plagiarism allegations over the Games design.
Several Silicon Valley technology companies have stepped up to help Samsung win its ongoing patent dispute with Apple. The group has filed a "friend of the court" letter to help argue Samsung's case. Apple claims that it infringed on multiple patents.
Apple has filed a patent for technology that would hook directly into the contents of your bank account to make advertising even more targeted than it is today. It would mean Apple would only display adverts for products that you can afford.
A new patent granted to Apple suggests that it may have solved the issue of the plastic antenna strips on the iPhone 6, making the unsightly bands across the metal chassis a thing of the past on the upcoming iPhone 7 while maintaining signal strength.
One of the biggest disagreements in modern families today is how to hang the toilet paper. How the roll hangs is right up there with whose turn it is to take out the trash or walk the dog one last time before going to bed.
It has emerged that Google has filed a patent for a "smart teddy bear" that could listen to your conversations, watch your movements and control media devices. It would have built-in speakers, cameras and microphones but Google's intentions are not clear.
An ITC judge has ruled that Lumia-branded Windows Phone smartphones built by Nokia and Microsoft violate patents held by licensing firm InterDigital. Microsoft plans to appeal but failure could lead to an import ban on Lumia phones in the US.
Who owns your genes? You? Big Pharma? Or should it be for the public good? At present the balance is with the company that patents the genetic material. Is this right? Not according to an Ottawa hospital.
The Federal Court of Australia has rejected an appeal of a ruling that allows companies to patent isolated human genes. This reignites the debate: who owns your genes - you or the company that extracts them?
Microsoft has filed a patent for a new control scheme for touchscreen mobile devices that resembles console controllers with two 'thumbsticks' at the bottom corners of the screen and what can only be called shoulder buttons at the top of the display.