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Researcher’s 1991 video could torpedo Apple’s key ‘slide to unlock’ patent

A video from a researcher could spell curtains for one of the key patents in Apple’s ongoing litigation against Samsung. The 1991 video, entitled “Touchscreen Toggle Design,” features University of Maryland researcher Catherine Plaisant showing off a number of ways to model a touchscreen toggle that users can control. One of the toggles (shown at… Read More

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Yahoo and Facebook settle suit, expand partnership

Yahoo exorcised another remnant of Scott Thompson’s reign today, settling the patent litigation that he launched against Facebook during his short tenure as chief executive. The companies just confirmed the settlement, along with a new advertising partnership and expanded content sharing relationship. Kara Swisher of AllThingsD.com broke the news earlier today along with the back story,… Read More