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# patent - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Debunked: No, researchers did not 'invent' the coronavirus in 2015
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# Factcheck

Debunked: No, researchers did not 'invent' the coronavirus in 2015

Apr 30th 2020, 12:58 PM 5,599 Views 4 Comments

Posts speculating about the origin of the virus have been widely shared in recent weeks.

# patent - Friday 23 October, 2015

Apple's idea for a screen protector involves bumpers popping out of your phone
# Screen Saver
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# Screen Saver

Apple's idea for a screen protector involves bumpers popping out of your phone

Oct 23rd 2015, 12:25 PM 16,262 Views 27 Comments

The four retractable ‘tabs’ would be located at each corner of a phone’s display, activating anytime it senses a fall.

# patent - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

You could help fix potholes by driving over them
# Swerve To Avoid
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# Swerve To Avoid

You could help fix potholes by driving over them

Aug 26th 2015, 2:15 PM 13,913 Views 21 Comments

The company patented a method that would allow cars to detect them and help create a database.

# patent - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Airbus patents jet that could fly from Dublin to New York in under an hour
# Hypersonic
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# Hypersonic

Airbus patents jet that could fly from Dublin to New York in under an hour

Aug 5th 2015, 1:22 PM 37,073 Views 54 Comments

That’s pretty fast.

# patent - Friday 22 May, 2015

Google files a patent for robot toys that will listen and talk to you
# We're Watching You
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# We're Watching You

Google files a patent for robot toys that will listen and talk to you

May 22nd 2015, 4:05 PM 4,838 Views 16 Comments

The patent says these toys will be used to help control other connected devices.

# patent - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Apple's virtual reality ambitions are beginning to take shape
# Getting Serious
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# Getting Serious

Apple's virtual reality ambitions are beginning to take shape

Nov 25th 2014, 10:40 AM 6,243 Views 13 Comments

The company is on the lookout for an engineer who will work on “high performance apps that integrate with Virtual Reality systems.”

# patent - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

This Trinity invention aims to protect the Earth from space junk
# Space Debris
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# Space Debris

This Trinity invention aims to protect the Earth from space junk

Oct 15th 2014, 2:42 PM 7,003 Views 4 Comments

The risk-assessment tool will help protect the planet from falling debris from disintegrating spacecrafts and satellites that re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere.

# patent - Monday 26 May, 2014

Apple isn't happy with how much damages Samsung has to pay, so it's asking for a retrial
# When Will It End?!
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# When Will It End?!

Apple isn't happy with how much damages Samsung has to pay, so it's asking for a retrial

May 26th 2014, 2:08 PM 8,472 Views 42 Comments

And it’s also looking for a US product ban on any Samsung device that would infringe its patents.

# patent - Friday 4 April, 2014

Google tries to trademark the word 'Glass' but it's facing problems
# Blocking
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# Blocking

Google tries to trademark the word 'Glass' but it's facing problems

Apr 4th 2014, 9:49 AM 11,418 Views 31 Comments

The US Patent and Trademark office objected to the company’s bid saying the word glass was a “merely descriptive” term.

# patent - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Apple awarded patent for solar-powered Macbook
# Battery Life
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# Battery Life

Apple awarded patent for solar-powered Macbook

Jan 30th 2014, 11:20 AM 7,810 Views 12 Comments

The dual-display laptop would have a transparent back which would allow light to pass through and charge it.

# patent - Friday 24 January, 2014

Google envisions self-driving cars being used as ad-powered taxis
# Special Delivery
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# Special Delivery

Google envisions self-driving cars being used as ad-powered taxis

Jan 24th 2014, 12:50 PM 6,824 Views 18 Comments

The company was awarded a patent which would allow businesses to offer customers a free or discounted trip to their stores.

# patent - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Damien Kiberd: Drop the goody-two-shoes approach to economic policy
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Drop the goody-two-shoes approach to economic policy

Dec 22nd 2013, 8:30 AM 71 Views 49 Comments

Job figure increases are welcome – but Government needs to be bolshy to grab the three things it needs for proper growth.

# patent - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Sony patents smart wig that vibrates whenever you get a message
# Wearable Tech
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# Wearable Tech

Sony patents smart wig that vibrates whenever you get a message

Nov 27th 2013, 11:47 AM 7,187 Views 35 Comments

The wig could help people navigate their surroundings, alert them to new messages, and check blood pressure.

# patent - Monday 4 March, 2013

Judge slashes €1 billion Samsung-Apple penalty in half
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# Damages

Judge slashes €1 billion Samsung-Apple penalty in half

Mar 4th 2013, 2:39 PM 6,723 Views 18 Comments

Apple had accused its rival of massive and willful copying of its designs and technology for smartphones and tablets.

# patent - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Why a Nike case could make retailers afraid to file trademark suits
# Trademark Wars
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# Trademark Wars

Why a Nike case could make retailers afraid to file trademark suits

Nov 10th 2012, 9:15 AM 9,719 Views 8 Comments

Big retailers might have pause for thought should Nike lose the case in the US Supreme Court as a smaller shoemaker fights on to invalidate trademark.

# patent - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Apple ordered to pay $368 million in patent case
# Apple
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# Apple

Apple ordered to pay $368 million in patent case

Nov 7th 2012, 3:24 PM 11,939 Views 22 Comments

Security software firm VirnetX accused Apple of infringing four of its patents in its use of Facetime – an application that allows for video calls on mobile devices.

# patent - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Microsoft getting sued over most distinctive new Windows 8 feature
# Windows 8
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# Windows 8

Microsoft getting sued over most distinctive new Windows 8 feature

Oct 31st 2012, 6:28 PM 16,714 Views 19 Comments

A company called SurfCast claims that Live Tiles “violates” one of its patents.

# patent - Friday 31 August, 2012

Japan court rejects Apple patent claims against Samsung
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# Samsung

Japan court rejects Apple patent claims against Samsung

Aug 31st 2012, 11:22 AM 5,113 Views 32 Comments

The decision follows a $1 billion win by Apple in a US court last week.

# patent - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Apple ordered to run ads admitting Samsung did not copy the iPad
# Apple
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# Apple

Apple ordered to run ads admitting Samsung did not copy the iPad

Jul 19th 2012, 12:03 PM 5,926 Views 40 Comments

Other legal battles about the similarity of the two company’s products are being fought in Germany, the Netherlands and the US.

# patent - Monday 18 June, 2012

New deal means some cheaper drugs on the way, says James Reilly
# Medicine
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# Medicine

New deal means some cheaper drugs on the way, says James Reilly

Jun 18th 2012, 7:20 PM 4,753 Views 24 Comments

The price of off-patent medicines will be reduced under a new deal agreed between the HSE and the body representing the pharmaceutical industry.

# patent - Sunday 17 June, 2012

How to... patent an invention
# Good Idea
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# Good Idea

How to... patent an invention

Jun 17th 2012, 8:45 AM 17,871 Views 15 Comments

Think you have a life-changing invention on your hands? First thing’s first: get a patent.

# patent - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Pfizer confirms loss of 177 jobs at Cork manufacturing sites
# Jobswatch
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# Jobswatch

Pfizer confirms loss of 177 jobs at Cork manufacturing sites

Jun 6th 2012, 11:30 AM 3,301 Views 24 Comments

Jobs at Little Island and Ringaskiddy will be lost in 2013, after the expiry of the Lipitor patent resulted in lower demand.

# patent - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Facebook files patent countersuit against Yahoo
# Fight Fight Fight
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# Fight Fight Fight

Facebook files patent countersuit against Yahoo

Apr 3rd 2012, 9:10 PM 5,326 Views 13 Comments

The social network launched a counter lawsuit today against Yahoo accusing the company of violating patents covering photo tagging and advertising.

# patent - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Vibrating magnetic tattoo could ensure you never miss another phone call
# Tatt's Mine
# Tatt's Mine

Vibrating magnetic tattoo could ensure you never miss another phone call

Mar 21st 2012, 10:35 AM 814 Views 3 Comments

Phonemaker Nokia has applied for a patent for “haptic feedback” tattoos – which would trigger a tingling sensation on the skin to alert a person to a call or text.

# patent - Monday 12 December, 2011

Pfizer sales staff face redundancy as patent expires on cholesterol drug
# Jobswatch
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# Jobswatch

Pfizer sales staff face redundancy as patent expires on cholesterol drug

Dec 12th 2011, 8:07 AM 2,963 Views 8 Comments

Cost of drug should be driven down by production of generic versions of Lipitor – but it will also be a factor in 30 sales staff in Ireland losing their jobs.

# patent - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Apple secures Australian ban on sale of new Samsung Galaxy tablet
# Tablet Wars
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# Tablet Wars

Apple secures Australian ban on sale of new Samsung Galaxy tablet

Oct 13th 2011, 9:32 AM 530 Views 20 Comments

The injunction is just the latest episode of an ongoing patent battle between the two tech rivals.

# patent - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Apple wins injunction blocking Irish sale of Samsung Galaxy phones
# Patent Wars
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# Patent Wars

Apple wins injunction blocking Irish sale of Samsung Galaxy phones

Aug 24th 2011, 6:25 PM 1,641 Views 56 Comments

A Dutch court issues a preliminary injunction blocking the sale of certain models of phones in some countries including Ireland.

# patent - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Apple wins injunction blocking import of Samsung Galaxy tablets
# Tablet Wars
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# Tablet Wars

Apple wins injunction blocking import of Samsung Galaxy tablets

Aug 11th 2011, 3:17 PM 1,465 Views 53 Comments

Every country in the EU – except for the Netherlands – is subject to the injunction given by a court in Dusseldorf.