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Could your next iPhone be water resistant?

Apple has filed an application with the US patent and Trademark Office detailing a method for "shielding electronics from moisture."

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American Football/NFL – Department of Justice to weigh in on 'Redskins' trademark case

The US Department of Justice said Friday it would intervene in the court battle over whether the NFL's Washington Redskins should be able to trademark their name.

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Kohler introduces odour-eating toilet seat

Odour-eating running shoes inner soles are common but how about an odour-eating toilet seat? One US company thinks there's a market for the product.


US urges India to toughen patent laws to draw investors

A top US trade envoy urged India on Tuesday to strengthen its drug and other intellectual property laws, saying such a move is needed to draw vital investment to spur a sputtering economy.

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Apple snags smartwatch patent

Apple has obtained a patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office for a smart wristwatch with support for arm gestures and circuitry built into its strap. In the patent, the electronic device "can utilize the additional electrical circuitry or devices provided within the electronic wristband to augment the capabilities of the electronic device."

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Is the iWatch Really the iTime? New Patent Details

The long-rumored iWatch may not be called the iWatch after all. The US Patent and Trademark Office just granted Apple a patent for a smartwatch today , revealing some interesting features. Via Bluetooth, this smartwatch can connect to a mobile device and allow the user to control basic smartphone functions, such as viewing notifications and answering or declining phone calls.

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