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New Apple Patent Shows How That Edge-To-Edge Display Could Work

New Apple Patent Shows How That Edge-To-Edge Display Could Work

On Tuesday, the US Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple a patent that gives credence to those rumours of an edge-to-edge OLED iPhone. For years, users have longed for a phone that’s totally made up of a screen — no bezel needed — and this looks like one way it…

Startups Can Now Buy Insurance Against Patent Trolls

Startups Can Now Buy Insurance Against Patent Trolls

Probably the worst thing about America’s very broken patent system is the existence of patent trolls: companies that own intellectual property for the sole purpose of using it to sue other, actually productive, firms.

Apple’s Pinch-To-Zoom Patent Has Been Tentatively Invalidated

Apple’s Pinch-To-Zoom Patent Has Been Tentatively Invalidated

Even though Apple scored a big victory against Samsung inside the court, it looks like Apple is losing its stronghold on its patents. After tentatively invalidating the ‘Steve Jobs Patent’ on multitouch, the USPTO has invalidated Apple’s ‘pinch to zoom’ patent. The ‘pinch to zoom’ patent was crucial in scoring…