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Apple files for 5 new patents related to Liquidmetal, 3D printing

Apple has filed for 5 new patents regarding Liquidmetal Technologies that would likely be used to build their next generation products. This article on idownloadblog states that Liquidmetal alloys actually prove to be a stronger and harder substance based on its molecular structure compared to traditional alloys. The fact that 3D printing would be used opens a lot of possibilities in construction of such devices. “Apple suggests that this is quicker and less expensive than traditional machining.”

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http://www.idownloadblog.com/2013/11/22/apple-liquidmetal-3d-print/

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Apple, Samsung Whip Out Calculators in Patent Penalty Redux

Apple and Samsung are in U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh’s court again, this time revisiting how much Samsung should pay Apple for violating its patents. Apple is seeking US$379.8 million for violation of five of its patents; Samsung wants to pay Apple $52.7 million. The proceedings, which began Wednesday, became necessary after Koh set aside a portion of the original $1 billion-plus award because the jury erred in making its calculations.

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/79439.html

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A7 processor used in iPhone 5s manufactured by Apple’s arch-rival Samsung

As the world waited for the unveiling of the iPhone 5s there was a lot of speculation as to what company would be in charge of building the new A7 processor. In the past Samsung has produced every processor for iOS. However, according to this article from zdnet many thought the valuable patent on the chip was going to cause Apple to attempt to drift away from their competitor Samsung. It wasn’t until the iFixit team took apart the new iPhone 5s to find out that the new A7 chip was in fact manufactured by Samsung. While both companies seem to have no problem getting into patent wars, they can still work together.

 

http://www.zdnet.com/a7-processor-used-in-iphone-5s-manufactured-by-apples-arch-rival-samsung-7000020956/

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Apple wins 41 new patents, including hand-gesture controls

Apple acquires forty-one new patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Among those Apple received is one that would allow Macs to have a Microsoft Kinect-like feature and functionality. This kind of sensory technology could bring Apple the upper hand in upcoming technology.

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Kodak now suing Samsung: Why go bankrupt when I have all these patents?

Kodak now suing Samsung: Why go bankrupt when I have all these patents? 

On the brink of bankruptcy for some time now, Kodak is not going down without a fight. Kodak has been suing multiple smartphone manufacturers for patent infringements recently. These include Apple, HTC and Samsung. Kodak claims that Samsung is infringing on five of it’s camera related patents. In the past, Kodak has been successful at suing other companies because of the companies rather large patent portfolio. Will Kodak see the light at the end of the tunnel after all?