Patent reform is coming: Who should care

When Congress returns from its summer recess in early September, it will vote on patent reform legislation that should represent a major overhaul of the United States patent system. It won't do away with patent trolls or software patents, but it could level the playing field.…

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Apple Looking to Help iOS Users Get Fit?

Thursday, Apple filed a patent application for "personalized fitness services" on a handheld device, focusing on exercise in a gym setting. Features would include how-to videos for equipment, as well as the ability to check on classes and possibly schedule training sessions.…

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Imagining a Cloud-Based Future for Mac OS X

Apple has recently been awarded a patent for "administering and maintaining a network-booted operating system." This could point to the development of a cloud-based Mac OS X. If it comes to pass, what would a cloud-based OS X actually look like and how will it work?…

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Apple Fights Back in Motorola Legal Battle

Apple has filed suit against Motorola, claiming the Droid-maker infringed on patents held by Apple relating to smartphone technologies. It's a return fire gesture by Cupertino, since Motorola filed suit first against Apple last month, claiming it had violated 18 patents.…

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