Apple prototype designs for iPad, iPhone, unveiled in court

Documents submitted to a California court as part of the patent battle between Apple and Samsung Electronics provide a fascinating look at the iPhone and iPad designs considered by Apple before the devices

Published on: July 31st, 2012 Martyn Williams

Steve Jobs’ ‘last dying breath’ echoes too loudly for Android

On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted 25 patents to Apple. Of those 25 there is one patent that may potentially have the largest impact on

Published on: July 26th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Apple patents utlrabook-style teardrop design

A Taiwanese government office is warning local PC vendors of a new Apple patent for its MacBook Air that could be used in legal action to try and stop the sale of ultrabook

Published on: July 4th, 2012 Michael Kan

Judge blocks sale of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in U.S.

A federal court in California has blocked the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the U.S. in a patent dispute between Apple and Samsung. Samsung intends to appeal.In an order on

Published on: June 27th, 2012 John Ribeiro

Canadian university ‘innovation gap’ more illusory than real: Kurman

By Francis Moran I was invited a couple of weeks ago to facilitate a group discussion on the marketing of university technology transfer offices at a forum organised by the Technology Transfer Partnerships.

Published on: June 4th, 2012 Francis Moran

Looking for that sweet spot to get market traction

By Francis Moran Sometimes, you need to take a step back to get two steps ahead. In the almost two months since we last touched base with Matt Lemelin, CEO of Genevolve Vision

Published on: March 23rd, 2012 Francis Moran

E-reader app translates books and reads them to you

A new e-reader translation app from a Toronto-based firm could eliminate the language barrier when it comes to reading books in a digital format.Intertainment Media Inc. filed for a U.S. patent for its

Published on: March 21st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Toronto firm awarded world’s first RaaS patent

Joshua Geist's brand new lucky number is a long one: 8,135,838.That's the U.S. Patent and Trademark number assigned to the recovery-as-a-service (RaaS) technology developed byGeist's Toronto company,Geminare – the first RaaS patent ever

Published on: March 20th, 2012 Christine Wong

Apple’s court victory could put damper on Google’s Motorola deal

A German court has ruled in favor of Apple and dealt a crucial blow to Motorola Mobility in the ongoing patent battle between the two. The Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court decided today that

Published on: February 27th, 2012 Tony Bradley

Google’s Motorola Mobility acquisition approved in Europe

European regulators have given Google the green light to take over Motorola Mobility.The US$12.5 billion deal faced strong opposition from open-source andconsumer rights advocates, but the European Commission announced onMonday that the acquisition

Published on: February 13th, 2012 Jennifer Baker

Dealing with the devilish details of bringing IP to market

By Francis Moran According to Matt Lemelin, CEO of Genevolve Vision Diagnostics, there are more than 100 occupations which rely on workers having normal colour vision. As we explored in our last post, civilian

Published on: February 1st, 2012 Francis Moran

No one right path to commercialization, experts say

Toronto biotech startup ArcticDx has spent eight years working on technology to measure an individual's risk of developing colorectal carcinoma, but still hasn't commercialized it. Meanwhile, by taking a slightly different approach, the

Published on: November 9th, 2011 Grant Buckler

Windows 8 will include app store, Microsoft confirms

Microsoft has begun talking about Windows 8 in general terms, reprising a blog-based strategy that it used in the year-long run-up to Windows 7.Microsoft kicked off the "Building Windows 8" blog on Monday,

Published on: August 18th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

5 unanswered questions about Google’s Motorola acquisition

Google has agreed to acquire Motorola Mobility to "supercharge the Android ecosystem" and protect Android against aggressive patent litigation from competitors such as Apple and Microsoft, according to company CEO Larry Page. If

Published on: August 16th, 2011 Ian Paul