This Tiny Website Is Google’s First Line of Defense in the Patent Wars

A trio of Google engineers recently came up with a futuristic way to help anyone who stumbles through presentations on video calls. They propose that when algorithms detect a speaker’s pulse racing or “umms” lengthening, a generative AI bot that mimics their voice could simply take over. That cutting-edge idea wasn’t revealed at a big … Read more

US patent office confirms AI can’t hold patents

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) maintains that artificial intelligence systems cannot be named inventors, but humans can use AI tools in the process of creating patented inventions and must disclose if they do. The agency published its latest guidance following a series of “listening” tours to gather public feedback. It states that while … Read more

Apple Beats an Apple Watch Lawsuit

In recent months, Apple has grappled with a series of lawsuits concerning the fate of its popular Apple Watch line. But this week, the company had a victory. As reported by Reuters, a federal judge ruled in Apple’s favor and dismissed an antitrust lawsuit that claimed that Apple had illegally monopolized the United States market … Read more

Apple stops selling some Apple Watches on website over patent dispute

An Apple Watch Ultra 2 device is displayed for sale at The Grove Apple retail store on release day in Los Angeles on Sept. 22, 2023. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images Apple has stopped selling the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 smartwatches on its U.S. website, CNBC checks … Read more

Apple to Halt Sales of the Apple Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2

If you wanted to buy your loved ones the latest Apple Watch for the holidays, you should try to do it before December 21. Apple has announced that it will pause sales of its two newest Apple Watch models, the Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2, pending an expected ban by the US International Trade … Read more

Biden administration asserts power to seize drug patents

President Joe Biden speaks about protecting Social Security, Medicare, and lowering prescription drug costs, during a visit to OB Johnson Park and Community Center, in Hallandale Beach, Florida, on Nov. 1, 2022. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters The Biden administration on Thursday asserted its authority to seize the patents of certain costly medications in a new … Read more

Sony Patents a PS5 Controller That Stores and Charges Earbuds

Image: Bloomberg (Getty Images) Sony recently patented a PS5 controller that can also store and charge wireless earbuds. The controller would feature a pair of slots where the buds can be docked for storage. The dock would also be able to charge them and pair them to a console. According to the company, using the … Read more