Companies are not in the business of losing money to those who steal their product ideas. But the path to patent protection in the process of profit gets dirty. Microsoft and Google have agreed to stop the mudslinging in some major disputes while Samsung and Apple might soon have to send lawyers up to Washington, D.C.
But the University of Wisconsin-Madison has a bone to pick with Cupertino and a court is now in the process of determining how big that bone will be.
Specifically, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, which licenses innovations made on behalf of the [...]
Touch. Tap. Push. Prod. Swab. Stab. The button takes a lot of nonsense from its users. And also Benny Benassi and The Biz, but if I hear “push me and then just touch me” one more time, I might need a barbiturate. Anyways, people usually don’t give these things much credit for doing what they do and what engineers have made them do.It didn’t need to be a button
Take the iPhone 5S with its home button. It implemented a fingerprint sensor on top of it and Apple thus created Touch ID.
Touch ID was made to take the taps and swipes and [...]