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Apple’s Force Touch is Already Patented by BlackBerry

With the upcoming release of Apple’s iPhone 6S Plus, there is high speculation that the next generation iPhone may include a “Force Touch” feature, similar to the touchpad on Apple’s Macbook devices. Force Touch would provide iPhone users a haptic feedback, adding another dimension to the user experience. Of course, the combination of fully-integrated touch screen mobile […]

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Patent Settlement with HTC Is a Win For Nokia

Nokia announced today that it has settled all pending patent litigation with HTC, and the two companies have entered into a patent and technology collaboration agreement where “HTC will make payments to Nokia and the collaboration will involve HTC’s LTE patent portfolio, further strengthening Nokia’s licensing offering.”  The full terms of the agreement are confidential.

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Smartphone Design Patents: Samsung’s Quantity versus Apple’s Novelty

This past August, Samsung lost a $1 billion jury verdict against Apple in a case that involved Apple’s patents related to the design of its iPhone and rounded square corners on icons.  As smartphone patent litigation enters into the arena of designs related to device hardware, interfaces, and ergonomics, Envision IP analyzed the US design […]