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Samsung Galaxy S 5 or Note 4 curved-glass patent appears

Samsung Galaxy S 5 or Note 4 curved-glass patent appears

This week a patent application for a next-generation Samsung smartphone device has appeared ready for imminent implementation. This device is not expressly linked to the Samsung Galaxy or Samsung Note lineup, but chances are it's about to be unveiled as one of the two. Here we're seeing a vision of a wholly modified Samsung smartphone, with a curved-glass display cover and what appears to be a new form of S Pen slot.

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Cancer test costs could tumble in 2014 following DNA patent ruling

Cancer test costs could tumble in 2014 following DNA patent ruling

Cancer testing could get cheaper and more prevalent as the Supreme Court decision that DNA sequences cannot be patented opens up breast and ovarian cancer diagnostics, though experts warn that not all tests may be created equal. The most immediate effect of the ruling - that Myriad Genetics could not patent the BRCA1 and BRCA2 DNA sequences - has been a rush of other testing vendors announcing they'll be offering competition in the segment, but the US government is also wading in with talk that it will potentially halve what reimbursement it offers for cancer testing.

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Apple vs Samsung patent talks to resume

Apple vs Samsung patent talks to resume

Amid years of court battles, the likes of which have been public in a big way, Apple and Samsung have apparently agreed to begin talks of patent agreements. This chat would be a continuation of agreements made on patents on both sides of the rail, suggesting both companies would like to settle their massive sets of matters out of court. This could be the end of the epic years-long battle between the companies on mobile matters worldwide.

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Rockstar consortium reportedly in talks to sell portion of Nortel patents

Rockstar consortium reportedly in talks to sell portion of Nortel patents

Following the long Nortel Networks patents saga from yester-year, Rockstar Consortium, which outbid other big players to grab the portfolio, sued Google, Samsung and others over alleged infringements. That hasn't been the end of recent dealing with the intellectual property, however, if sources that spoke to Bloomberg are correct, and it may be the collective has had second doubts about the value of purchase.

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Samsung electric car patents tease EV expansion potential

Samsung electric car patents tease EV expansion potential

Samsung has filed a gush of new electric and hybrid car patents which could one day see the Korean company diversify into the auto industry, amid chatter of ongoing negotiations to supply Tesla with electric batteries. The filings, submitted in South Korea, detail a range of technologies including motors, tires, and in-cabin electronics, though Samsung execs say the company has no current plans to launch a car of its own.

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Samsung and EU antitrust settlement needs only minor changes for approval

Samsung and EU antitrust settlement needs only minor changes for approval

Samsung is reportedly close to making a settlement with the EU to end an investigation having to do with key patents it holds. Sources familiar with the Samsung case claim that the settlement likely requires only minor changes to win approval from regulators. The patents at the heart of the case involve some that are required for competitors to comply with global technology standards.

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