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October 2012

Apple's SEC 10-K Filing now Available Online

1B. Apple's SEC 10-K filing
For those wanting to review Apple's quarterly numbers in full, Apple's SEC 10-K Filing is now available online. In one area, Apple states that the "Company‚Äôs digital content services have faced significant competition from other companies promoting their own digital music and content products and services, including those offering free peer-to-peer music and video services." Apple will be try to remedy some of that problem with iTunes 11 and an all-new online radio service business in the first half of 2013. Then again, Microsoft's new Windows 8 and related mobile devices will be promoting their new Xbox Music service and so iTunes will continue to be under pressure. 

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Apple gets Trademark for Lion, Delays iTunes due to Paranoia While Samsung Thinks of a Custom Arm CPU & Flex Displays

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Apple finally gets the Lion trademark, iTunes is delayed due to internal paranoia while Samsung focuses on a new Custom ARM processor and reveals a new tri-fold flexible display smartphone design they have in their labs.

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Apple Files Ex Parte Application Seeking Documents from Motorola

1. Apple files ex parte ... seeks docs from moto
Late Monday, Apple applied to the court ex parte for an order granting them leave to obtain targeted discovery from Motorola Mobility for use in foreign litigations.

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Apple's FaceTime & Messages Dragged into Patent Infringement Lawsuit

1. Intercarrier Communications v. Apple
A Texas based Company by the name of Intercarrier Communications (ICC) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. The Company claims that Apple's Messages and FaceTime applications found in iOS and OS X infringe on their single patent which they took assignment of for the sole purpose of suing other companies. In the last five days, Intercarrier Communications have filed infringement suits against Apple, MobiWeb, Inerop Technologies, BroadSoft, Iris Wireless and others using the same patent. By definition, Intercarrier Communications looks to be the Patent troll of the week.

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Apple Wins Patents for Touch, Motion, Maps & Strange Icon

1. Apple wins patents for touch, motion, maps & strange icon
The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of twenty-nine newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In today's report we mainly cover Apple's granted patents relating to a future magic mouse for graphics and gaming, touch display technology, Apples Map + Compass app, video editing app Motion and a few design patents that include a strange one titled "AlterNative." Updated 1:36 PM MST

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Apple Files for Passbook Icon Trademark, Samsung Loses Apple's Rechargeable Battery Business & the Yacht that Steve Jobs Built Launches

1. 4 headlines, Apple files for Passbook icon TM, Steve Jobs' Yacht, Samsung loses Apple's battery Business +
Three interesting stories caught our eye this morning and our cover graphic spells them out for you. The last entry in this morning's report is a simple observation on Microsoft's Windows 8 with its new Metro user interface that debuted last week. It's not as scary as it was made out to be, even though it debuted so close to Halloween. 

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Apple, Google & Others Preparing for the Coming Glass War

1. Special Report
While most have yet to hear about a powerful next-generation computer interface called the "Brain Computer Interface" or BCI, it's one that's getting more attention from gaming companies like Secret Exit and Sony who are now actively researching and developing such an interface for current and future gaming. While it`s true that the full potential of this interface is a decade or more away, one famous pioneer in this field foresees a coming Glass war between Apple, Google and others on this very front. Today`s report briefly covers one of the pioneering companies in this field who have just released their latest product called the "Muse." It`s one of the first products that have pushed the BCI into real world games like Zen Bound 2 for Apple`s iPad. While we can't consider this product a Killer App at this point in time for the BCI, it's likely the first of many products to come to market that will pave the way for a big breakthrough in the future. And considering that a luminary in this field is forecasting a war between Apple and Google on this front via Glass-based wearable computers, we thought it was time to bring this technology back into the spotlight once again.

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Belkin Invents An iPhone Accessory that Concert Goers will Love

1. Belkin invents an iPhone accessory that concert goers will love
Last week the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Belkin that describes a few new upcoming iPhone and/or iDevice accessories related to audio. Another accessory is a "camera grip" making it easier to hold the iPhone while taking photos or making a movie. Yet for concert goers, the upcoming Belkin directional/ambient noise microphone iPhone accessory is likely to be a big hit for capturing vastly superior sound on your iPhone concert videos.

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Apple's Quick Look Feature Allegedly Infringes Connecticut Patent

1. WhitServe v. Apple
A Connecticut Company by the name of WhitServe has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. The company states that Apple's Quick Look feature found in OS X Leopard through to Mountain Lion infringes their patent titled "System for sequentially opening and displaying files in a directory." 

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UK Apology to Samsung Backfires as Apple Sets the Record Straight

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In a bizarre legal twist, Apple has finally posted an apology on their UK Homepage to Samsung as a UK judgment demanded of them. Yet Apple-Legal decided to play by the letter of the law and used it as an opportunity to set the record straight about Samsung copying the iPad design and more. In the end, Apple took a tough situation and turned water into wine. Updated Nov 01, 2012  

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Apple to Enter Online Radio Biz, Reports on Q4 Financials and ITC Rules in Apple's Favor against Samsung

1. Patentl Informative for Oct 25, 2012
Beyond our regular ongoing IP news of the day, we present you with the five top stories that caught our eye on October 25, 2012. Our cover graphic spells out what we thought were the most interesting stories of the day and our report will point you to the best sources. 

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