Apple was ordered by a California jury to pay WiLan, a Canadian patent licensing company, the sum of $145.1 million for damages after some iPhone models were found to use two of WiLan's wireless communications technology patents.
Could a giant Touch Bar that replaces the MacBook Pro's keyboard help fix Apple's woes when it comes to its keyboard failures? Apple hopes so, and one of its patents calls for a virtual keyboard on a dual-screen laptop.
Nvidia filed a patent for a technology that could alter the way PC games look and perform. Nvidia calls it "infinite resolution" and it's effectively a clever way of using vector graphics to replace static textures in games.
Amazon noted in its latest patent that its customers "may be alarmed or confused" when one of its noisy delivery drones approaches their property. With that in mind, it's come up with a few possible solutions.
Ford applied for a patent for an unexpected design, a car with an integrated electric-powered motorcycle. Ford's design lets the driver park the car outside the city and take the EV bike to their final destination.
In patents filings made public this week, Oculus describes a couple different technologies that could make its virtual reality even more immersive. The patent filings describe simulating touch with a "skin stretch" instrument
Apple has been awarded new patents that hint at a seriously upgraded Apple Pencil. There are two patents in total, one relating to a modular Apple Pencil, and the other to using the stylus to measure 3D objects.
The most recent Microsoft patent filing indicates that it could be working on a Surface Phone device with a hardware-based laptop mode which, along with Project Andromeda, would create a unique mobile device.
Amazon is serious about its Prime Air drone delivery plan, and has a busy R&D team working on the project. Its latest idea may seem a little puzzling, however, as it describes allowing drones to hitch rides on trucks.
There is one factor that holds PlayStation VR back from achieving more: The Move controllers. If two patents filed by Sony Interactive Entertainment are anything to go by, a new motion controller could be on its way.
Amazon's latest patent for its proposed drone delivery service examines the idea of delivering packages down a chute. This would allow the drone to stay safely in the air while helping to cut down on noise levels.