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California Brewer Uses Slogan ‘Queen Of Beers’ But Budweiser ‘King of Beers’ Isn’t Having It

She Beverage Co. of California, applied to register “The Queen of Beer” phrase with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Anheuser-Busch filed a notice of opposition Wednesday.

08/22/2015

Apple Inc's iPhone 4S Goes On Sale In Mainland China

Apple Awarded Patent To Deliver Ads Based On How Much You Can Afford

Apple was awarded a patent Thursday for a system allowing it to deliver ads to customers based on the amount of money the company thinks you have in your bank account.

07/16/2015

An employee shows an Apple's iPhone 4s (L) and a Samsung's Galaxy S3 (R) at a mobile phone shop in Seoul on August 27, 2012. Shares in Samsung Electronics opened 6.75 percent lower on August 27, 2012 after a US court fined the South Korean firm 1.05 billion USD for breaching Apple's patents. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/GettyImages)

Federal Appeals Court Rules Samsung Copied Some Of Apple’s Patented iPhone Features

In a long-running dispute, a federal appeals court has agreed that Samsung illegally copied some of the patented features in Apple’s iPhone.

05/18/2015

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Stanford Students Invent Gecko Gloves That Give Humans The Power To Scale Walls

The “gecko gloves” make human hands perform like the sticky feet of nature’s most impressive climber.

12/22/2014

A Samsung phone (R) and an iPhone 4. (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Jury Says Samsung, Apple Infringed On Each Other’s Smartphone Patents

A California jury awarded Apple $119.46 million, far less than it demanded, in a patent battle with Samsung over alleged copying of smart phone features, and the jury made the victory even smaller by finding that Apple illegally used one of Samsung’s patents.

05/02/2014

An employee shows an Apple's iPhone 4s (L) and a Samsung's Galaxy S3 (R) at a mobile phone shop in Seoul on August 27, 2012. Shares in Samsung Electronics opened 6.75 percent lower on August 27, 2012 after a US court fined the South Korean firm 1.05 billion USD for breaching Apple's patents. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/GettyImages)

Jurors In Apple V. Samsung Trial To Continue Deliberating Friday

California jurors have ended the day without reaching a verdict and will continue deliberating in a legal fight between Apple and Samsung over smartphone technology. The four men and four women left the federal courthouse in San Jose on Thursday after a full day of deliberations.

05/01/2014

An employee shows an Apple's iPhone 4s (L) and a Samsung's Galaxy S3 (R) at a mobile phone shop in Seoul on August 27, 2012. Shares in Samsung Electronics opened 6.75 percent lower on August 27, 2012 after a US court fined the South Korean firm 1.05 billion USD for breaching Apple's patents. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/GettyImages)

Jurors In Latest Apple V. Samsung Trial Begin Deliberations

It was Apple versus Samsung but Google loomed large Tuesday during closing arguments at the monthlong federal trial involving claims of patent infringement exchanged by the world’s two largest smartphone makers.

04/29/2014

An employee shows an Apple's iPhone 4s (L) and a Samsung's Galaxy S3 (R) at a mobile phone shop in Seoul on August 27, 2012. Shares in Samsung Electronics opened 6.75 percent lower on August 27, 2012 after a US court fined the South Korean firm 1.05 billion USD for breaching Apple's patents. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/GettyImages)

Closing Arguments In Apple-Samsung Patent Infringement Case Delayed

A federal court in Silicon Valley has delayed closing arguments in the Apple vs. Samsung trial, but the case involving patent infringement claims is expected to end this week.

04/28/2014

A contact lens with embedded circuitry designed to monitor glucose levels of diabetes patients. (Google)

Google Applies For Patent On Smart Contact Lenses With Embedded Camera

Just as Google Glass is being offered Tuesday for sale to the general public after a test period, the company has plans for eyewear technology that could make the Glass device obsolete

04/15/2014

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Larry Magid: Apple Could Make Texting While Walking Safer

Apple wants to make it safer for people who like to text while walking. The question is: is this a good thing?

03/31/2014

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