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# patent - Thursday 30 April, 2020

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

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

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

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

That’s pretty fast.

# patent - Friday 22 May, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains images

How to... patent an invention

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

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# patent - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Facebook files patent countersuit against Yahoo

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

From The Daily Edge Vibrating magnetic tattoo could ensure you never miss another phone call Tatt's Mine

Vibrating magnetic tattoo could ensure you never miss another phone call

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

# patent - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Apple wins injunction blocking Irish sale of Samsung Galaxy phones

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

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