Patent Stories October 18

Apple patent application describes how Apple Maps could get smarter

An Apple patent application published today describes what Patently Apple suggests may be a new all-in-one Travel app – but more likely describes ways to make Apple Maps smarter …

Patent Stories October 16

Apple has today been granted another patent for a foldable display – the most likely use for which would be a folding iPhone …

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Patent Stories September 28

Back in 2015, the University of Wisconsin successfully convinced a court that Apple’s A-series chips infringed on a patent for a method of boosting the efficiency of integrated circuits. The iPhone maker was subsequently ordered to pay damages.

But Apple appealed, with a two-prong defence, and has now succeeded in getting the judgement reversed …

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Patent Stories September 6

An interesting Apple patent application published today describes how an AI system could help car drivers identify pedestrians and other hazards when driving at night or in poor visibility …

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Patent Stories August 28

Apple granted design patent for the exterior of the Steve Jobs Theater [Update]

Update: Closer review of the documentation suggests that the patent may more broadly cover Apple’s above-ground entrances. Patent illustrations more closely resemble Apple’s retail store in Kunming, China. The filing, which lists Apple retail staff, also references the store’s opening.

Apple was today granted a design patent for the exterior of the Steve Jobs Theater

Patent Stories August 14

One of the complaints many of us have about HomePod in particular is that it only supports a single user. So if anyone in the home asks HomePod to read their text messages, for example, Siri will always read those for the Apple ID used during set up …

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