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Apple to add Samsung Galaxy S 4 to upcoming patent trial

Apple to add Samsung Galaxy S 4 to upcoming patent trial

It's well established that Apple and Samsung have been in a legal cat fight for a while now, and while things seemed to have settled down for a bit, both companies are at it again. Apple and Samsung will be going to court next year in the spring for what will be the second patent trial between the two companies, and the Cupertino-based company is looking to add the new Galaxy S 4 to the mix.

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iPhone interruptus: Apple patents considerate calling

iPhone interruptus: Apple patents considerate calling

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple a patent that would allow a phone to automatically and intelligently select the best method to contact someone given the current situation. In order to determine what the best communication method would be, the phone would use its GPS, microphone, accelerometer, etc. to determine the best course of action.

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Patents reveal Apple’s car-friendly iPhone intentions

Patents reveal Apple’s car-friendly iPhone intentions

This week the folks at Apple have had a patent application turned up that may very well have the next iPhone controlling your Bluetooth-toting vehicle. In this set of patent applications, Apple seems to have either picked up on the smartphone vehicle interation trend early or thought of it before the wave began. In one application, Apple seeks to start a vehicle remotely with the iPhone - in the other, the iPhone can locate a vehicle in a parking lot.

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US International Trade Commission sides with Apple in Motorola patent case

US International Trade Commission sides with Apple in Motorola patent case

In late 2010, a Motorola complaint against Apple spurred what has been a long-lived legal squabble between the two companies, something Google has been on the losing end of. Earlier today, the U.S. International Trade Commission sided with Apple in a case started by Motorola over a sensor patent. Google sought to have certain varieties of the iPhone that used the patent's feature blocked in the US, but instead the patent was invalidated.

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Nokia Tablet resurfaces in patent and Adidas app preview

Nokia Tablet resurfaces in patent and Adidas app preview

It's not every day you see two tips from different sources on the same product the manufacturer hasn't yet confirmed to exist. But that's what's happening this week - and though both tips didn't appear today originally, sadly enough (that'd just be too lucky), it doesn't seem entirely a coincidence that both items would be showing up so close to one another. What we've got on our hands is the two newest appearances of the fabled Nokia tablet - could it finally be time?

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