Examples of IP
Finger Print Reader
Apple's U.S. Patent No. 9,570,002 for an "Interactive display panel with IR diodes" details a touch display that incorporates micro-LED sensing technology instead of the ubiquitous active matrix hardware seen on most mobile devices.
The patent was granted February 14, 2017 and is currently used on all but a few iPhones and iPads.
A smartphone uses 10,000s of patents
(some of the owners are below)
Issued in 1986, the patent for a 3D-printer was ahead of its time. The document outlines the basic technology used by most 3D printers: stereolithography, or light-solidification of resin. A moving platform takes inputs from a computer and positions the base under a nozzle. Liquid resin from the nozzle forms the object, layer by layer, which is solidified by UV light.
2018 U.S. sales: $3.5 billion
Disease: Nerve pain and fibromyalgia
Patent expiration: June 30
First approved in 2004, the first Lyric generics were approved in July 2019.
Brands and Products
iPhone: the products and name
Intel inside® - phrase
is a trademarked marketing/branding term that distinguishes the brand of processor being used in a particular personal computer.
It does not protect the Intel processor or central processing unit (CPU) hardware inside. The CPU itself is covered under various patents.
Names of specific products that are not generic
Trademark registered: May 27, 1986
Owner: Kawasaki Heavy Industries, LTD
Generic term: personal watercraft
Trademark registered: August 2, 1983
Owner: Sealed Air Corporation
Generic term: inflated cushioning; packing material
Words and Phrases
Just do it.®
Song: Bodak Yellow
Recording: Bodak Yellow
Performance: Cardi B performs Bodak Yellow at Global Citizens
Book: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Movie: Star Wars
Software: Google Chrome
Gaming app: Gears of War
Software: Office 365
Payment systems: Pay Pal
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