The USPTO Is Asking Developers For Some Pointers on Fixing Software…

The world of software patents is a strange, confusing, inefficient place. There's a pretty serious question as to whether or not software patents should really even exist. Now, the USPTO is making moves to at least step in a better direction by calling out to software developers anywhere and everywhere for advice on… » 1/05/13 12:00pm 1/05/13 12:00pm

Apple's Pinch to Zoom Patent Has Been Tentatively Invalidated

Even though Apple scored a big victory against Samsung inside the court, it looks like Apple is losing its stronghold on its patents. After tentatively invalidating the 'Steve Jobs Patent' on multitouch, the USPTO has invalidated Apple's 'pinch to zoom' patent. The 'pinch to zoom' patent was crucial in scoring a… » 12/19/12 7:21pm 12/19/12 7:21pm

Helio Drift Gone, Helio Mysto Coming Soon

It's been only a year, but the Helio Drift slider has been phased out of Helio's lineup, and should be soon replaced by a Helio "Mysto." Heliocity discovered a new filing at the USPTO for the Mysto, but unlike the FCC, the USPTO doesn't tell tales of lovers gone by. It's unlikely that the Mysto is the next generation … » 10/02/07 4:46pm 10/02/07 4:46pm