Tag Archives: Apple


Apple granted patent for system that can block recording

In a development that could have wide ramifications for free speech, Apple was granted a patent at the end of last month for a system that enables blocking of both still and video recording.  According to the details given on the USPTO website, the patent is titled as “systems and methods for receiving infrared data with a camera designed to detect images based on visible light”. The system is described as relating to infrared data transmission and is envisaged to…

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Innovation Patent

Rectangles with rounded corners – Caltech, the newest entrant to Apple’s Patent War

“It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners,” Samsung said in a statement following the 2012 verdict that went against them. Standing strong that the decision was not the last word on the matter, the much awaited appeal to the Supreme Court is to be heard in October this year. In a similar statement, Tim Cook applauded the decision for the loud and clear message that it sent:…

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Guest Post: The iPhone v iFon conflict

Our Fellowship applicant series heats up with a surge of entries closer to our deadline of January 16th! In this post, Kiran Mary George, a 2nd year student at Indian Law Society’s Law College, Pune, brings us this interesting post looking through some of the issues that have arisen in Chennai based iVoice enterprise’s challenge to Apple’s iPhone trademark. This is Kiran’s first entry to our SpicyIP Fellowship applicant series. [Readers interested in finding out more details about our SpicyIP Fellowship applicant series can…

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Copyright Patent

Delhi HC rules on pleadings in patent lawsuits & App-stores in copyright infringement cases

In two interesting judgments, in two different cases, Justice Murlidhar of the Delhi High Court has ruled on the scope of pleadings in patent infringement lawsuits and the liability of Indian subsidiaries of global app-stores in copyright infringement lawsuits filed by a book publisher. 1. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson v. Mercury Electronics & Anr. This is the famous Micromax case that we have blogged about previously on the blog over here and here. Ericsson has sued Micromax for a sum of…

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