With the launch of iOS 6, Apple finally brought a clock app to the iPad. Now, however, the design of the clocks in the app has become somewhat of a controversy as Swiss Federal Railways (mostly known under its German acronym SBB), has accused the company of ripping off the design of its iconic railway station clock design.
Apple completed 15 acquisitions in fiscal 2013, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced during its Q4 investor call. That amounts to one acquisition every 3-4 weeks during the year.
Given that we only know about 8 of those acquisitions, there are still 7 more out there.
Read between the lines, and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) seems to be positioning VP of Design Stacy Wolff (left) as the company’s answer to Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) Senior VP of Industrial Design Jonathan Ive (right). But can Wolff and HP really match (and perhaps leapfrog) Apple’s MacBook Air, iMac and iPad designs?
Samsung has been involved with numerous patent cases over the last year or so and of course the majority of them involve our favorite Cupertino company, Apple. We just got word of another case involving gesture recognition, but its not Apple. The company is called Flatworld Interactives, LLC and they specialize in commercialization of touchscreen technology.
Flatworld was founded by Dr.