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Apple sued over AirPods recharging & connectivity patents

Handsfree headphone maker Pinn claims that AirPods knowingly infringe multiple patents do with operation, recharging in a case, use of a smart phone, and how they connect to a host device. Pinn, Inc’s wireless headphones (Source: Pinn) Pinn, a manufacturer of a clip-on wireless headphone unit, has filed a lawsuit against Apple in the US …

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Facebook Patents Alternative to ‘Expensive’ BLEU

Facebook recently patented its process for measuring machine translation quality. The patent was granted on July 30, 2019, almost one year after the application date in September 2018. Four inventors are listed on the patent, which is entitled “Optimizing Machine Translations for User Engagement”: Ying Zhang, Fei Hung, Kay Rottmann and Necip Fazil Ayan. Ayan …

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Walmart May Bring Customer Service Drones to Its Stores Soon, Retailer Files Patents

Walmart has always been known to push boundaries. The company is continuing this innovative culture with its recent filing of patents for keeping track of inventory, a store drone and other technologies aimed at changing how customers shops. Walmart is no stranger to filing patents. The company has reportedly filed 1,400 patents since 2009, all …

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BlackBerry sues Facebook, claims messaging apps infringe on multiple patents

BlackBerry has sued Facebook for patent infringement in federal district court in California. The claim is that Facebook’s various messaging tools, including WhatsApp, are using and infringing on BlackBerry’s intellectual property. Reportedly, the companies were involved in licensing discussions, which didn’t produce the desired outcome for BlackBerry. The suit states seven counts of infringement. The …

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