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  • While the Federal Appeals Court has just Thrown out the VirnetX Award Against Apple, VirnetX Files a…

    16 September 2014, 2:37 pm by: Jack Purcher

    In November 2012 we reported that Apple lost their FaceTime Patent Lawsuit to VirnetX. A US court had ruled that Apple should pay damages to a Connecticut-based company because its FaceTime video chat tool had infringed the firm's patents. VirnetX was awarded…
  • Actually LG Dislikes Samsung more than Apple

    16 September 2014, 1:14 pm by: Jack Purcher

    On the topic of competition, Apple's CEO Tim Cook recently told Charlie Rose that he viewed Google as their top competitor. When pressed as to why it wasn't Samsung, Cook noted that it's Google that supplies Android to Samsung, and others. C'mon Charlie, did…
  • Samsung Vows to Advance Tizen OS in Wearables & Beyond

    16 September 2014, 10:53 am by: Jack Purcher

    In a recent interview with Charlie Rose, Apple's CEO Tim Cook was asked who Apple's number one competitor was. Although Charlie Rose thought it was Samsung, Cook made it clear it was really Google who supplies Android to Samsung and others. That was a nice…
  • Apple was Granted 65 Patents Today Covering Advanced Haptics, the Lightning Connector, GarageBand…

    16 September 2014, 8:48 am by: Jack Purcher

    The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 65 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover patents relating to the iPhone, advanced haptics, GarageBand, liquid metal and a few design patents.…
  • Apple Wins Third Patent Covering iOS Metaphors for Aging Files and Transferring Files using Unique…

    16 September 2014, 6:10 am by: Jack Purcher

    In February 2011 HP first introduced an innovative feature for their new TouchPad tablets running WebOS called "Touch to Share." HP Fans and industry pundits alike applauded them for their innovation. In that same month we posted a granted patent report that…
  • Apple's Tim Cook Gets Fired Up about Privacy & Apple Pay on the Charlie Rose Show

    15 September 2014, 9:32 pm by: Jack Purcher

    On Sunday we posted a report titled "One More Thing: The Full Charlie Rose Interview with Tim Cook," that covered part one of a two part interview. The topics were many from their womb to tomb business model to their reasoning for partnering with IBM. Tonight…
  • Angry Apple Fans demanded a way to remove the Free U2 Album from their iTunes Library and Got It

    15 September 2014, 5:43 pm by: Jack Purcher

    ." While Apple has now provided a solution for this, it's a little difficult to understand the fire storm over a free album from one of the greatest Rock'n Roll bands in the world. ." While Apple has now provided a solution for this, it's a little difficult…
  • Kantar Thinks that Apple's Holistic Approach to the Smartwatch Market is going to be a Winner

    15 September 2014, 3:55 pm by: Jack Purcher

    The Kantar-Group is one of the world's largest insight, information and consultancy networks. In their latest report published today, they tackle the Apple Watch. Kantar believes that the Apple Watch has tremendous growth ahead in 2015 as they roll out three…
  • Samsung Shows Brave Face in Light of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

    15 September 2014, 11:16 am by: Jack Purcher

    Silly Samsung is trying once again to mock Apple's products. This time around they're mocking the iPhone 6 Plus for copying the Galaxy Note smartphone that debuted in 2011. That's funny, because Samsung ...
  • Korean Brokers Foresee Samsung Experiencing another Shocking Drop this Quarter

    15 September 2014, 10:08 am by: Jack Purcher

    In a string of reports that we covered this past June and July (one, two and three) we hammered home the fact that Samsung's financials would plunge due to poor Galaxy S5 phone sales. In the end, poor Galaxy S5 sales hurt Samsung's financials badly despite the…
  • Apple's iPhone 6 Pre-Orders Smash All Previous Records

    15 September 2014, 9:24 am by: Jack Purcher

    Apple's CEO Tim Cook exuberantly stated in a press release issued earlier this morning that the "iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are better in every way, and we are thrilled ...
  • Stanford & Duke Prepare Major Trials with Apple's HealthKit

    15 September 2014, 8:44 am by: Jack Purcher

    Apple first introduced HealthKit to their developers this past June and their Health app will debut with iOS 8 for the iPhone 6 on September 19. The new Health app will provide iPhone 6 users with an easy‑to‑read dashboard of their health and fitness…
  • One More Thing:The Full Charlie Rose Interview with Tim Cook

    14 September 2014, 1:54 pm by: Jack Purcher

    If you ever really want to know more about Apple's CEO Tim Cook, then watching the Charlie Rose interview that originally aired last Friday is by far one of the best ways of doing that in one sitting. It's hard to believe that there's actually another…
  • Hon Hai May end up Selling the iPhone 6 in China as an MVNO

    14 September 2014, 11:38 am by: Jack Purcher

    provider that does not own the wireless network infrastructure over which the MVNO provides services to its customers. An MVNO enters into a business agreement with a mobile network operator to obtain bulk access to network services at wholesale rates, and…
  • Apple Updates their Logo Trademarks to Reflect Apple Pay

    13 September 2014, 3:10 pm by: Jack Purcher

    The Afternoon prior to the big Apple Event on September ninth, Apple's legal representation in China filed two trademark filings to update the international classes relating to their Apple logo.
  • Core Wireless uses Former Nokia Patents to Sue Apple

    13 September 2014, 1:26 pm by: Jack Purcher

    Core Wireless, headquartered in Luxembourg with an office in Texas, had their attorney Bunsow, De Mory, Smith & Allison file a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple on Wednesday. What makes this an interesting case is that many of the patents listed in…
  • Tim Cook Talks up Apple TV, Steve Jobs and the Future with Charlie Rose

    13 September 2014, 9:20 am by: Jack Purcher

    In a new Charlie Rose interview that aired last night, Tim Cook talked about the late Steve Jobs, Apple TV, the acquisition of Beats and that Apple is working on 'blow away" products that haven't been rumored on thus far. When you think of Apple's ...
  • Four of Apple's iOS 7 Icons are now Registered Trademarks

    12 September 2014, 2:26 pm by: Jack Purcher

    This week the US Patent & Trademark Office published four of Apple's latest registered trademarks covering iOS 7 icons for iPhoto, ...
  • Apple Gains new Mobile Carrier in S. Korea to sell the iPhone 6

    11 September 2014, 7:33 pm by: Jack Purcher

    Korea's third largest mobile carrier LG Uplus Corp is now on track to start selling Apple's latest new iPhone 6. This is the first time that LG Uplus will be selling Apple's iPhone. Apple gains a new partner and avenue to take on Samsung in Korea.
  • Tim Cook's About-Face on the Smartwatch Market

    11 September 2014, 5:41 pm by: Jack Purcher

    At the top of the year there was an exclusive report that surfaced about Apple having just procured enough Sapphire Crystal furnaces to make 100-200 million 5-inch iPhone displays. Within a month, Tim Cook commented to the Wall Street Journal that the sapphire…
  • Apple Invents a Small Form Factor High Resolution Camera, Technology to Speed up Battery Recharging…

    11 September 2014, 11:06 am by: Jack Purcher

    On September 11, 2014, the US Patent & Trademark Office published patent applications from Apple covering technologies related to a new small form factor high-resolution camera, new advancements to speed up battery recharging and more.
  • Apple Invents Newly Advanced iPad Covers that will incorporate Intelligent Drop Countermeasures

    11 September 2014, 9:06 am by: Jack Purcher

    Over the years of covering Apple's patent applications we've learnt that in many instances Apple has different teams working on a single problem from different angles in order to find the right solution prior to bringing it to market. Last March we posted a…
  • The iPhone 6: Balancing Design with Deep Engineering

    10 September 2014, 7:58 pm by: Jack Purcher

    A year ago I posted a report wondering why Apple missed the boat on the phablet trend. I followed up with a report in May of this year wondering why there was still no word about Apple entering this explosive market that had grown 369% in the first quarter of…
  • Apple Filed for "Apple Watch" Trademarks in Europe after Event

    10 September 2014, 11:24 am by: Jack Purcher

    Right after yesterday's Apple Event that unveiled the new iPhone 6 and iWatch, Apple's European legal firm of Edwards Wildman Palmer filed six trademark applications for "Apple Watch." Four have ...
  • Apple Pay: The Digital Wallet that will Rule the World

    9 September 2014, 8:08 pm by: Jack Purcher

    Apple's first electronic wallet patent application surfaced in May 2010. Our first report covering this important new development was titled "Transaction: Apple's e-Wallet App Finally Surfaces in a Patent." For Patently Apple fans, today was a very satisfying…
  • Apple Granted 47 Patents Today Covering Liquid Metal, a 3D Modelling App, an Enclosed Mac Pro…

    9 September 2014, 11:25 am by: Jack Purcher

    Prior to Apple's great event that's scheduled for later this morning – The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 47 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover patents relating to 3D modelling,…
  • Apple Granted a Patent for a Security Enclave Processor Essential for a Future iWallet Application

    9 September 2014, 9:16 am by: Jack Purcher

    Prior to Apple's great event that's scheduled for later this morning – The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 47 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we specifically highlight Apple's Security…
  • USPTO Grants Apple an iDevice Waterproofing Patent

    9 September 2014, 7:58 am by: Jack Purcher

    Prior to Apple's great event that's scheduled for later this morning – The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 47 newly granted patents for Apple today. In this particular report we specifically cover Apple's latest iDevice…
  • Apple Wins a Patent for an Oculus Rift-Like Display System

    9 September 2014, 6:21 am by: Jack Purcher

    Prior to Apple's great event that's scheduled for later this morning – the US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 47 newly granted patents for Apple today. In this particular report we specifically cover Apple's invention relating to…
  • ABC News Launches Video Teaser about their Exclusive Coverage of Apple's Historic Announcement

    8 September 2014, 10:23 pm by: Jack Purcher

    You know tomorrow is going to a historic day for Apple when they've lined-up ABC News to reveal more of the details behind Apple's historic announcement. It has to be an announcement far beyond just the iPhone 6. It's a teaser that really makes you wonder ....

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