Entries in 'patent' (32)

King reaches out to defend 'Candy' trademark drive

King reaches out to defend 'Candy' trademark drive

Candy Crush Saga make King is reaching out to the press to clarify its attempt to trademark the word ‘candy’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2014 at 2:32PM in News
Amazon wants to ship you products BEFORE you order them

Amazon wants to ship you products BEFORE you order them

Online retailer Amazon is planning to ship orders to customers before they have even pressed the ‘buy’ button’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2014 at 2:04PM in News
New Sony patent tackles cloud-based emulation

New Sony patent tackles cloud-based emulation

Could 2014 be the year that streamed PS3 games arrive on PS4?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 3rd 2014 at 11:50AM in News
HTC One Mini banned in the UK

HTC One Mini banned in the UK

Retailers will not be permitted to sell the HTC One Mini smartphone as of this Friday (Dec 6th) in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2013 at 4:14PM in News

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New Xbox Glasses patent discovered

New Xbox Glasses patent discovered

Fresh evidence suggests that Microsoft is indeed planning to release some sort of head-mounted display for Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2013 at 10:32AM in News
Sony patent compares load times to detect piracy

Sony patent compares load times to detect piracy

Sony has filed a patent for a process that would measure products’ load times against a benchmark to determine legitimacy.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 25th 2013 at 7:55AM in News
New Sony pre-owned block tech patent unearthed; Bound for PS4?

New Sony pre-owned block tech patent unearthed; Bound for PS4?

Could physical retail about to be dealt a fatal blow?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 3rd 2013 at 11:30AM in News
Patent Office rejects Microsoft's Killer Instinct trademark application

Patent Office rejects Microsoft's Killer Instinct trademark application

Microsoft has failed in a bid to renew the trademark for Killer Instinct.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2012 at 2:51PM in News

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Motorola fails in attempted Xbox 360 ban

Motorola fails in attempted Xbox 360 ban

A US judge has thrown out Motorola’s attempt to ban the Xbox 360 over an alleged patent dispute.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2012 at 1:21PM in News
Sony patents Move/Dualshock controller hybrid

Sony patents Move/Dualshock controller hybrid

Although patents don’t always point to final products, a freshly published Sony patent points to an interesting possible design for the PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2012 at 11:12AM in News
Patent allows Kinect to watch you, monitor your content usage

Patent allows Kinect to watch you, monitor your content usage

A freshly unearthed Microsoft patent entitled ‘Content Distribution Regulation by Viewing User’ will likely not appeal to fans of 1984.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2012 at 1:49PM in News
Apple ordered to run Samsung apology ads

Apple ordered to run Samsung apology ads

A UK judge has ordered Apple, to publicly apologise to rival Samsung.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 18th 2012 at 1:08PM in News

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UPDATE: Gaikai sued over alleged patent infringement

UPDATE: Gaikai sued over alleged patent infringement

T5 Labs is attempting to sue cloud gaming firm Gaikai in the Delware courts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 11th 2012 at 2:47PM in News
Now Microsoft patents wearable controllers

Now Microsoft patents wearable controllers

A new Microsoft patent has added to the body of evidence suggesting Xbox 720 will be anything other than conventional.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 20th 2012 at 10:59AM in News
Are full living-room 3D environments Microsoft's next-gen aspiration?

Are full living-room 3D environments Microsoft's next-gen aspiration?

Bear in mind that many people are still unable to play Kinect because their living room is too small.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2012 at 12:58PM in News
Microsoft rejects Motorola settlement offer

Microsoft rejects Motorola settlement offer

A proposed settlement offer from Motorola has been rejected by Microsoft as the pair'sw legal tussle continues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2012 at 11:01AM in News

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Ads that pause gameplay - coming to PS3?

Ads that pause gameplay - coming to PS3?

Technology that pauses gameplay to display advertisements has been filed in a patent by Sony Computer Entertainment America.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 25th 2012 at 11:04AM in News
Judge recommends Xbox 360 ban in US

Judge recommends Xbox 360 ban in US

Microsoft’s patent dispute with Motorola just got significantly more serious with the threat of a US ban on the console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2012 at 8:25AM in News
Xbox 360 banned in Germany

Xbox 360 banned in Germany

A patent dispute between Microsoft and Motorola has resulted in an injunction banning key Microsoft items from distribution in Germany – including Xbox 360.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2012 at 12:07PM in News
Patent row could block Xbox 360 sales in US

Patent row could block Xbox 360 sales in US

Imports of Xbox 360 hardware to the US could be blocked following a legal victory for Motorola.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2012 at 10:40AM in News
Yahoo sues Facebook claiming 10 patent breaches

Yahoo sues Facebook claiming 10 patent breaches

Internet search and services firm Yahoo is suing social networking king Facebook, accusing it of ten patent breaches.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2012 at 11:12AM in News
Samsung could thwart iPhone 4S launch

Samsung could thwart iPhone 4S launch

The ongoing string of patent disputes between tech giant Apple and Korean electronics firm Samsung could be entering its most dangerous phase yet.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 5th 2011 at 1:35PM in News
Western publishers looking beyond IP

Western publishers looking beyond IP

The value of IP is already very well understood, but one firm has claimed that games publishers in the West are slowly catching up with their Eastern counterparts by taking ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 27th 2011 at 10:49AM in News
LG calls for US PS3 ban

LG calls for US PS3 ban

LG Electronics has called for the International Trade Commission to block sales of the PS3 and other Sony products in the US.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 8th 2011 at 10:29AM in News
OnLive claims 'cloud gaming' patent

OnLive claims 'cloud gaming' patent

OnLive has been granted the ‘cloud gaming’ patent its CEO had filed eight years ago.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 14th 2010 at 4:06PM in News