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Apple and Nokia have signed a long-term patent license agreement that will give Apple access to patented Nokia inventions in 5G and other technologies, Nokia announced today. The two companies had a prior licensing deal that was set to expire at the end of 2023, and the new deal will replace the one that is ending. Nokia and Apple have not announced the terms of the deal, but Nokia will be receiving payments from Apple. Nokia owns more than 20,000 patents, including 5,500 patents that are related to 5G technology. Nokia offers its patents on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms because many of them are considered essential. This means that companies can license Nokia technologies for a reasonable price,…
Macworld In a bizarre legal tussle, a 111-year-old fruit farming association is worried that it will have to change its logo because Apple is seeking trademark rights to pictures of apples. The Fruit Union Suisse currently uses as its logo an image of a red apple with a white cross on the righthand side, in an echo of the Swiss flag, and has done for most of its long history. It’s worth noting that the apple in the logo has a plain stalk rather than a leaf, and does not have a bite taken out of the side, so the similarities with Apple’s famous logo are minimal; nor is there much chance that customers are likely to get the two…
Macworld It’s only been a week since Apple Vision Pro was revealed to the world, and the mixed-reality headset already has an identity crisis brewing. According to a report by MyDrivers, the moniker “Vision Pro” has been trademarked in China by Huawei, a maker of electronic devices. The trademark states that Huawei has exclusive rights from November 28, 2021, to November 27, 2031. Huawei has a “Vision” line of televisions, which is likely what the Vision Pro trademark is for, but the company also has a line of eyewear with built-in speakers and microphones for listening to music and taking calls. Before the WWDC23 keynote, speculation was that Apple’s headset would be called “Reality Pro” and the operating system, which…
Macworld It’s only been a week since Apple Vision Pro was revealed to the world, and the mixed-reality headset already has an identity crisis brewing. According to a report by MyDrivers, the moniker “Vision Pro” has been trademarked in China by Huawei, a maker of electronic devices. The trademark states that Huawei has exclusive rights from November 28, 2021, to November 27, 2031. Huawei has a Vision line of televisions, which is likely what the Vision Pro trademark is for, but the company also has a line of eyewear with built-in speakers and microphones for listening to music and taking calls. Before the WWDC23 keynote, speculation was that Apple’s headset would be called “Reality Pro” and the operating system, which…
Apple has been facing disputes with its retail workers in the US since some stores decided to unionize. This time, a unionized Apple Store in Maryland has been demanding something rather unusual. In addition to higher pay and additional time off, which is expected, the employees want to be able to receive tips from customers. more… The post Employees at Apple’s first unionized retail store want tips from customers, 10% raise, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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