Thursday, July 28, 2011

2011-07-28 Newly Published Apple Patent Applications

PUB. APP. NO. Title
1 20110185297 IMAGE MASK INTERFACE
2 20110185208 MEMORY POWER REDUCTION IN A SLEEP STATE
3 20110185204 CONTROL OF ACCESSORY COMPONENTS BY PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE
4 20110185048 GATING ACCESSORY CONNECTION
5 20110183580 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INTRICATE CUTS
6 20110183169 BATTERY WITH MULTIPLE JELLY ROLLS IN A SINGLE POUCH
7 20110182520 Light Source Detection from Synthesized Objects
8 20110182509 Image Preprocessing
9 20110182507 Image Preprocessing
10 20110182503 Image Preprocessing
11 20110182460 MULTI-SEGMENT CABLE STRUCTURES
12 20110182459 MOLDED SPLITTER STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME
13 20110182441 INTERACTION OF SOUND, SILENT AND MUTE MODES IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE
14 20110181746 Image Preprocessing
15 20110181686 FLOW CONTROL
16 20110181602 USER INTERFACE FOR AN APPLICATION
17 20110181521 TECHNIQUES FOR CONTROLLING Z-ORDERING IN A USER INTERFACE
18 20110181520 VIDEO OUT INTERFACE FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE
19 20110180962 MOLDED CABLE STRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME
20 20110180557 METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE ENCLOSURE
21 20110180321 EXTRUDED CABLE STRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME
22 20110180303 COMPRESSION MOLDED CABLE STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME
23 20110180302 COMPRESSION MOLDED CABLE STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME
24 20110179943 MUSIC SYNCHRONIZATION ARRANGEMENT

Of Note

The "Image Preprocessing" applications appear to be related to development of facial recognition technology.

Also, "jelly rolls." Mmmmmm.

Always keep in mind that the claims of patent applications are frequently narrowed during prosecution. There are some very broad proposed claims here, but many will not make it into issued patents.

 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Lodsys: Response to Apple's Motion to Intervene

It is hard to find humor in the Lodsys situation. The livelihoods of good people are being threatened. Nonetheless, Lodsys is inadvertently providing a small bit of comic relief.

On June 10, 2011, Apple filed a motion to intervene in the Lodsys case against iOS developers. In essence, Apple said that Apple is licensed, and that developers were using Apple's hardware and servers that practiced the inventions, if the inventions were being practiced at all.

Today, Lodsys filed its Response in Opposition to Apple's motion. Mild comedy ensues.

As background, recall Mark Small's blog post from May 31:

On May 22nd, Apple’s chief lawyer Bruce Sewell unequivocally announced that Apple’s license to the Lodsys patents gave Apple’s 3rd party developers complete and “undisputable” freedom to use the covered inventions without paying royalties or fearing lawsuits. ...

The letter was very surprising as Apple and Lodsys were in confidential discussions and there was clearly disagreement on the interpretation of the license terms of Apple’s agreement. Before, during and after these interactions, Lodsys has carefully considered this issue and consulted several legal experts to consider Apple’s claims.  We stand firm and restate our previous position that it is the 3rd party Developers that are responsible for the infringement of Lodsys’ patents and they are responsible for securing the rights for their applications.  (emphasis added)

Well, it certainly sounded like Lodsys read Apple's license to the patents and disagreed with Apple about what the license said.

From today's filing, though:

Moreover, Apple has repeatedly refused to provide information relevant to its request for intervention. For example, Apple previously refused to provide even Lodsys's counsel with a complete copy of the License and, instead, redacted all but two paragraphs of the License. ... Subsequently, Apple filed the license under seal for attorneys' eyes only, so Lodsys could not review the actual terms of the license [REDACTED] Apple's disingenuous conduct and repeated attempts to hide the ball should not be rewarded.

Wait... Lodsys didn't have a copy of the license? Lodsys bought encumbered patent assets, sued a known licensee's partners, criticized the licensee's interpretation of the license, and they didn't even have a copy of the license? They are whining that Apple wouldn't show them a copy? I find that to be humorous.

(One theory as to how this could have happened: Apple obtained a bulk license to a long list of patents from Intellectual Ventures, including the Lodsys/Abelow patents. The license agreement contained confidentiality provisions for both parties. When IV "sold" these particular patent assets, they could not provide the full license agreements to the "buyer" due to the confidentiality agreement. Just a guess.)

Also amusing:

Third, Apple asserts that the defendants are allegedly individuals or "small entities with limited resources." ... But Apple prematurely filed its Motion before Lodsys filed its Amended Complaint [dkt. no. 26] against several large companies with substantial financial and technical resources... Accordingly, there can be no serious dispute that the defendants will more than adequately represent Apple's purported interest.

Let's review the timeline:

  1. Lodsys originally sued only small developers.
  2. Apple moved to intervene based in part on an argument that the developers lacked the means/knowledge to defend.
  3. Lodsys added some large developers to the suit.
  4. Lodsys says Apple filed "prematurely."

Right... Apple was premature. Another theory might come to the Court's mind though, like, perhaps, Lodsys added large developers to the suit specifically to counter Apple's point about developers' limited resources in an effort to improve the odds of keeping Apple out of the case.

 

There's more in the filing, but time is short. One thing is quite clear, though: Lodsys fears Apple's involvement in the case. Keep your fingers crossed that Apple's motion to intervene is granted.

Keep Calm and Carry On.

 

Previous Coverage:

 

Affinity Labs of Texas v. Apple & AAMP

On July 26, 2011, Affinity Labs of Texas filed suit for patent infringement against Apple and AAMP of Florida. The suit was filed in Beaumont, TX. Affinity Labs has sued Apple before [Ars/Chris Foresman] over different patents.

In this case, the patents in suit are:

With regard to Apple:

Upon information and belief, each of the Defendants has infringed and, if not enjoined, will continue to infringe one or more claims of the ‘228 Patent, without authority, one or more of the following acts: (a) making, using, offering for sale, or selling within the United States products that infringe one or more claims of the ‘228 Patent, in violation of 35 U.S.C. § 271(a); (b) importing into the United States products that infringe one or more claims of the ‘228 Patent, in violation of 35 U.S.C. § 271(a); (c) inducing infringement of one or more claims of the ‘228 Patent, in violation of 35 U.S.C. § 271(b); and/or (d) contributing to the infringement of one or more claims of the ‘228 Patent, in violation of 35 U.S.C. § 271(c) (the “acts of infringement of the ‘228 Patent”).

Similar allegations are made regarding the '595.

The '228 relates generally to conveying media metadata from something like an iPod for display on something like an iPod dock. Claim 1 of the '228 reads:

1. A media managing method comprising:

  • storing a media file in a memory system of a portable hand-held device that is not a conventional personal computer or a laptop computer, wherein the portable hand-held device further has a display and a processor;
  • storing a collection of information about the media file in the memory system, wherein the collection includes data representing a name for the media file;
  • communicating at least some of the collection from the portable hand-held device to a different electronic device in order to allow a user to view a soft button comprising the name on an associated display of the different electronic device;
  • and thereafter receiving a signal in the portable hand-held device to begin playing the media file by the portable hand-held device in response to a selection of the soft button at the different electronic device; and
  • outputting a played version of the media file across a physical interface of the portable hand-held device while the media file remains stored on the portable hand-held device, wherein the physical interface is configured to facilitate a communicative coupling of the portable hand-held device and the different electronic device, further wherein the physical interface is not circular and has a width dimension and a length dimension that is longer than the width dimension.

The '595 relates to altering output of a played audio file in connection with a receipt of an incoming telephone call, but with some limitations related to streaming broadcast apps:

1. An audio system comprising:

  • a portable device having a single physical interface configured to releasably engage a contacting portion of an interconnection system to form at least a portion of a communication path between the portable device and a separate electronic device, 
    • wherein the physical interface has a generally rectangular shape and is configured to couple a first conductive element of the interconnection system with a component of the portable device that outputs data and couple a second conductive element of the interconnection system with a recharging circuit of the portable device,
    • wherein the portable device is configured to accept an over the air download of an application that allows the portable device to request an audio stream representing a local broadcast signal for a channel located remote from a then current location of the portable device;
  • the portable device having a wireless communication module operable to receive an incoming telephone call and the audio stream; and
  • the portable device having an audio output engine configured to output information representing a played audio file to the separate electronic device via the physical interface and to alter an outputting of the played audio file in connection with a receipt of the incoming telephone call and configured to output the audio stream.

Monday, July 25, 2011

This American Life: NPE Issue Going Mainstream

I tweeted a link to this Planet Money article a few days ago. The companion audio program from This American Life is now available online.

I wish I could say the program was inaccurate or sensationalist. It's not. As someone who worked on the fringes of NPE-world for a good number of years, I was surprised at how well the story was reported.

Even when I was certain that their "patent on toast" anecdote was a misreading based on a patent title instead of the claims, I checked, and sure enough, the claims required just a temperature and a time within certain ranges.

Most notable for me, though, was the portion where the reporters were questioning Peter Detkin about the assignment records of a patent IV itself has presented as embodying their "help the inventors" ethos. The reporters seemed genuinely confused by assignment of the patent to what sounded to anyone in the NPE business like IV shell companies.

Rather than say, "oh, those are just shell companies we use for acquisitions," Detkin became surprisingly defensive and evasive. Later, in a follow-up interview, perhaps having sensed the PR implications of his earlier responses, Detkin softened and admitted the strangely named companies were IV's.

When Detkin is "on," he impressively and articulately argues the case that IV is not evil. When the usually-smooth Detkin starts sounding defensive and testy, though, you start wondering if IV is getting worried. (I was reminded a bit of RIM co-CEO Lazaridis' meltdown. Testy execs can be a signal of impending problems.)

As public awareness and outrage over NPE issues grow, there will be an opening to push for reform. It is possible to mitigate these problems. However, as long as the sophistication of the arguments lingers at "software patents are bad," the interests of developers will not have meaningful impact.

I'll try to write more on that later.

 

 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Apple 10-Q: IP-Related Disclosures 2011Q3

In each 10-Q and 10-K, Apple describes contingencies and risks that may have a material impact on financial results.  Some of these relate to intellectual property.  The 10-Q for the just reported quarter was primarily notable for mention of the Nortel porfolio acquisition.

Contingencies

The contingencies section was updated last quarter to reflect the recent Apple "win" in the Mirror Worlds case. The content is carried over this quarter:

On March 14, 2008, Mirror Worlds, LLC filed an action against the Company alleging that certain of its products infringed on three patents covering technology used to display files. On October 1, 2010, a jury returned a verdict against the Company, and awarded damages of $208 million per patent for each of the three patents asserted. On April 4, 2011, the Judge overturned the verdict in the Company’s favor. Mirror Worlds has appealed the ruling. The Company had not recorded a loss contingency for this action.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements and Contractual Obligations

In this section, Apple discloses the amount of its contribution to the Nortel portfolio purchase:

On June 27, 2011, the Company, as part of a consortium, participated in the acquisition of Nortel’s patent portfolio for an overall purchase price of $4.5 billion, of which the Company’s contribution will be approximately $2.6 billion. This asset acquisition is subject to approval by various regulatory agencies.

Indemnifications

The Company generally does not indemnify end-users of its operating system and application software against legal claims that the software infringes third-party intellectual property rights. Other agreements entered into by the Company sometimes include indemnification provisions under which the Company could be subject to costs and/or damages in the event of an infringement claim against the Company or an indemnified third-party. However, the Company has not been required to make any significant payments resulting from such an infringement claim asserted against it or an indemnified third-party. In the opinion of management, there was not at least a reasonable possibility the Company may have incurred a material loss with respect to indemnification of end-users of its operating system or application software for infringement of third-party intellectual property rights. The Company did not record a liability for infringement costs related to indemnification as of either June 25, 2011 or September 25, 2010.

Part II. Other Information / Item 1. Legal Proceedings / Item 1A. Risk Factors

Patent holding companies continue to receive mention as a risk:

The Company’s future results could be materially adversely affected if it is found to have infringed on intellectual property rights.

Technology companies, including many of the Company’s competitors, frequently enter into litigation based on allegations of patent infringement or other violations of intellectual property rights. In addition, patent holding companies seek to monetize patents they have purchased or otherwise obtained. As the Company has grown, the intellectual property rights claims against it have increased and may continue to increase as it develops new products and technologies. In particular, with the introduction of iPhone and 3G enabled iPads, the Company began to compete with mobile communication and media device companies that hold significant patent portfolios, and the number of patent claims against the Company in that technological space has increased. The Company is vigorously defending infringement actions in courts in a number of U.S. jurisdictions and before the U.S. International Trade Commission, as well as internationally in Europe and Asia. The plaintiffs in these actions frequently seek injunctions and substantial damages.

 

Prior Coverage:

Nortel Portfolio: Apple's Contribution: $2.6B

From the latest 10-Q:

On June 27, 2011, the Company, as part of a consortium, participated in the acquisition of Nortel’s patent portfolio for an overall purchase price of $4.5 billion, of which the Company’s contribution will be approximately $2.6 billion. This asset acquisition is subject to approval by various regulatory agencies.

Prior Coverage:

2011-07-21 Newly Published Apple Patent Applications

PUB. APP. NO. Title
1 20110179483 METHODS FOR HANDLING A FILE ASSOCIATED WITH A PROGRAM IN A RESTRICTED PROGRAM ENVIRONMENT
2 20110179403 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANNOTATION-DRIVEN FUNCTION INLINING
3 20110179388 Techniques And Systems For Enhancing Touch Screen Device Accessibility Through Virtual Containers And Virtually Enlarged Boundaries
4 20110179351 AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURING WHITE SPACE AROUND AN OBJECT IN A DOCUMENT
5 20110179350 AUTOMATICALLY PLACING AN ANCHOR FOR AN OBJECT IN A DOCUMENT
6 20110179345 AUTOMATICALLY WRAPPING TEXT IN A DOCUMENT
7 20110179281 HASH FUNCTION USING A QUASI-GROUP OPERATION
8 20110179194 METHODS FOR HANDLING REMOVAL OF MEDIA STORAGE DEVICES
9 20110179192 DISTRIBUTING AND SYNCHRONIZING OBJECTS
10 20110179163 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDLING A NETWORK CONNECTION
11 20110179153 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDLING A NETWORK CONNECTION
12 20110178896 ON-DEVICE OFFLINE PURCHASES USING CREDITS
13 20110178697 POINT OF INTEREST BASED DIRECTIONS IN A MAPPING APPLICATION
14 20110177300 DICHROIC GLASS FOR COSMETIC APPEAL IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE
15 20110175915 VISUALLY-ASSISTED MIXING OF AUDIO USING A SPECTRAL ANALYZER
16 20110175902 MULTILAYER DISPLAY DEVICE
17 20110175821 Virtual Drafting Tools
18 20110175813 PIEZO-BASED ACOUSTIC AND CAPACITIVE DETECTION
19 20110175805 MOTION CONTROLLABLE DUAL DISPLAY PORTABLE MEDIA DEVICE
20 20110174515 SPACER FOR USE IN A FLAT CABLE

Of Note

The first application in the list relates to sandboxing (e.g., in iOS or Lion) and facilitating access for two separate programs:

20110179483 METHODS FOR HANDLING A FILE ASSOCIATED WITH A PROGRAM IN A RESTRICTED PROGRAM ENVIRONMENT

1. A machine-implemented method for handling a file associated with a program, the method comprising:

  • in response to a request for accessing a file received through a first program, storing the file in a first sandboxed storage area, wherein the file can be accessed by a second program;
  • performing an atomic move operation on the file that atomically moves the file from the first sandboxed storage area to a second sandboxed storage area, wherein the first sandboxed storage area is not accessible to the first program and second program; and
  • invoking the second program to access the file stored in the second sandboxed storage area, wherein the second sandboxed storage area is a part of a sandbox associated with the second program.

 

Craig Federighi is the second listed inventor on a sync application:

20110179192 DISTRIBUTING AND SYNCHRONIZING OBJECTS

1. A method for synchronizing objects comprising:

  • copying an object having data and behavior from a first computer across a network to a second computer;
  • obtaining a policy for synchronizing said data and behavior between said first computer and said second computer; and
  • synchronizing said data and behavior between said first computer and said second computer based on said policy.

 

Another describes off-line purchases, perhaps of pre-downloaded iTunes content:

20110178896 ON-DEVICE OFFLINE PURCHASES USING CREDITS

1. A method for purchasing access to a restricted media item while an electronic device is offline, comprising:

  • receiving a selection of a locally stored media item while no communications with a remote payment processing entity are available, wherein:
    • the locally stored media item is not owned by the user; and
    • access to the locally stored media item is restricted;
  • identifying a cost for removing the access restriction to the locally stored media item; and
  • deducting the cost from locally stored credit previously purchased when communications with the remote payment processing entity were available.

 

The last application in the list serves as a reminder that these are patent applications, the claims of which have not yet been examined:

20110174515 SPACER FOR USE IN A FLAT CABLE

1. A cable for carrying electrical signals, comprising:

  • a plurality of wires substantially disposed in a plane; and a spacer positioned in the plane between two of the plurality of wires, wherein:
    • the spacer maintains the two of the plurality of wires apart at a minimum distance; and
    • the spacer height is less than a height of the taller of the two of the plurality of wires.

 

Also of note is that we continue to see Apple developing its own IP around mapping applications.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

2011-07-19 Newly Issued Apple Patents

 

PAT. NO. Title
1 D641,762 Full-Text Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
2 D641,693 Full-Text Electronic device
3 7,984,385 Full-Text Regular sampling and presentation of continuous media stream
4 7,984,384 Full-Text Web view layer for accessing user interface elements
5 7,984,377 Full-Text Cascaded display of video media
6 7,984,338 Full-Text Program counter (PC) trace
7 7,984,320 Full-Text Silent time tampering detection
8 7,984,317 Full-Text Hardware-based power management of functional blocks
9 7,984,274 Full-Text Partial load/store forward prediction
10 7,984,065 Full-Text Portable browsing interface for information retrieval
11 7,983,307 Full-Text Communication apparatus and communication method
12 7,983,300 Full-Text Method and apparatus for measuring bandwidth
13 7,982,796 Full-Text Track for improved video compression
14 7,982,548 Full-Text Resonant oscillator with oscillation-startup circuitry

 

Of Note

Jony Ive is listed as an inventor on D641,693.

The '384 is a fairly broad patent on the display of a dashboard comprising a borderless web page:

 

7,984,384 Full-Text Web view layer for accessing user interface elements

1. In a computer system including a display screen comprising an area displaying a desktop user interface, a computer-implemented method for presenting a dashboard layer on the display screen, the method comprising:

  • responsive to a trigger event, displaying the dashboard layer in the area displaying the desktop user interface, 
    • the dashboard layer comprising a web view,
    • the display of the dashboard layer providing access to a group of desktop widgets rendered within the web view of the dashboard layer; and for each of the desktop widgets from the group,
  • displaying in the dashboard layer a borderless web page that represents the desktop widget in the web view of the dashboard layer.

The '065 relates to document retrieval based on user-constructed hierarchies:

7,984,065 Full-Text Portable browsing interface for information retrieval

 

1. An information retrieval system, comprising:

  • a plurality of files stored in memory, each defining a different hierarchical relationship of terms describing an organizational framework for information;
  • a user interface that permits a user to select a level within each of at least two of the different hierarchical relationships;
  • a search query generator responsive to the selection of the level within each of the at least two different hierarchical relationships to construct a search query that is based upon terms associated with each of the selected levels, and to provide the query to a search engine to locate documents in a source of information which correspond to the search query; and
  • a display that displays information about the located documents to the user.

 

Selected Drawings

Screen shot 2011 07 19 at 7 35 08 AM

 

D641,762:Screen shot 2011 07 19 at 7 37 06 AM

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

2011-07-12 Newly Issued Apple Patents

PAT. NO. Title
1 7,979,868 Full-Text Method and apparatus for intercommunications amongst device drivers
2 7,979,796 Full-Text Searching for commands and other elements of a user interface
3 7,979,728 Full-Text Charging a rechargeable external device by periodically powering down and powering up portions of the charging device until the rechargeable external device is recharged
4 7,979,462 Full-Text Head-to-head comparisons
5 7,979,269 Full-Text Universal container for audio data
6 7,978,925 Full-Text Smoothing and/or locking operations in video editing
7 7,978,474 Full-Text Liquid-cooled portable computer
8 7,978,182 Full-Text Screen rotation gestures on a portable multifunction device
9 7,978,181 Full-Text Keystroke tactility arrangement on a smooth touch surface
10 7,978,176 Full-Text Portrait-landscape rotation heuristics for a portable multifunction device
11 7,977,998 Full-Text Apparatus and method for testing level shifter voltage thresholds on an integrated circuit
12 7,977,976 Full-Text Self-gating synchronizer

Of Note

Scott Forstall is the first listed inventor on US7,978,176, Portrait-landscape rotation heuristics for a portable multifunction device.

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:

  • at a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display and one or more accelerometers, displaying information on the touch screen display in a portrait view or a landscape view based on an analysis of data received from the one or more accelerometers;
  • detecting a predetermined finger gesture on or near the touch screen display while the information is displayed in a first view, wherein the first view is one of the portrait view and the landscape view;
  • in response to detecting the predetermined finger gesture, displaying the information in a second view and locking the display of information in the second view, wherein the second view is the other of the portrait view and the landscape view; and
  • unlocking the display of information in the second view in response to a determination that the device is placed in an orientation where the second view matches an orientation of the display based on an analysis of data received from the one or more accelerometers

Thursday, July 7, 2011

2011-07-07 Newly Published Apple Patent Applications

PUB. APP. NO. Title
1 20110167414 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OBFUSCATION BY COMMON FUNCTION AND COMMON FUNCTION PROTOTYPE
2 20110167407 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SOFTWARE DATA REFERENCE OBFUSCATION
3 20110167350 Assist Features For Content Display Device
4 20110167290 CONTROLLING POWER RECEIVED THROUGH MULTIPLE BUS INTERFACES IN A PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE
5 20110167289 BATTERY DISCONNECTION FOR SECURE ASSEMBLY OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS
6 20110167287 PROVIDING POWER TO AN ACCESSORY DURING PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE HIBERNATION
7 20110167281 ACCESSORY POWER MANAGEMENT
8 20110167187 CONNECTORS IN A PORTABLE DEVICE
9 20110167181 ACCESSORY FOR A PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE
10 20110167176 CONNECTING MULTIPLE ACCESSORIES TO A PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE
11 20110167140 REMOTELY CONFIGURED MEDIA DEVICE
12 20110167049 FILE SYSTEM MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS AND SYSTEMS
13 20110166856 NOISE PROFILE DETERMINATION FOR VOICE-RELATED FEATURE
14 20110166690 HANDHELD COMPUTING DEVICE
15 20110164770 PROCESSING A MULTI-CHANNEL SIGNAL FOR OUTPUT TO A MONO SPEAKER
16 20110164375 DOCK WITH MOVEABLE CONNECTOR FOR DISPLAY DEVICE
17 20110164372 DISPLAY MODULE
18 20110164371 PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD
19 20110164370 ASSEMBLY OF DISPLAY MODULE
20 20110164365 COMPONENT ASSEMBLY
21 20110164184 DISPLAY DRIVING ARCHITECTURES
22 20110164163 SYNCHRONIZED, INTERACTIVE AUGMENTED REALITY DISPLAYS FOR MULTIFUNCTION DEVICES
23 20110164105 AUTOMATIC VIDEO STREAM SELECTION
24 20110164069 LED BACKLIGHT SYSTEM
25 20110164051 COLOR CORRECTION TO FACILITATE SWITCHING BETWEEN GRAPHICS-PROCESSING UNITS
26 20110164047 TRANSPARENT ELECTRONIC DEVICE
27 20110164046 POLICY-BASED SWITCHING BETWEEN GRAPHICS-PROCESSING UNITS
28 20110164045 FACILITATING EFFICIENT SWITCHING BETWEEN GRAPHICS-PROCESSING UNITS
29 20110164029 Working with 3D Objects
30 20110164000 COMMUNICATING STYLUS
31 20110163944 INTUITIVE, GESTURE-BASED COMMUNICATIONS WITH PHYSICS METAPHORS
32 20110163642 FOLDABLE CASE FOR USE WITH AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE