IPNews® – Amazon has filed a patent application that includes Alexa recording before a wake word.

Amazon has made it clear that this technology is not currently in use. Amazon may be exploring always on type technology for Alexa that might involve Alexa knowing when being spoken to without the necessity of a wake word.

IPNews® – Last week the US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that the U.S Patent and Trademark Office’s in-house review does not violate a defendant’s right to have a case judged by a jury and federal court.

Popular tech companies are celebrating the ruling saying it will help fight patent infringement lawsuits and “patent trolls.” Others

golf.jpgIPNews® – Nike recently filed a patent application for hi-tech golfing glasses with features that could soon make golfing glasses standard gear for golfers.

The glasses allow the user to seamlessly track game data such as the ball’s location, distance to the pin, your score, and more.  Along with tracking this data, the glasses will

apple-store.jpgIPNews® – Qualcomm and Apple have reached a new low in their relationship.  

First Qualcomm filed a lawsuit against Apple in July for infringing on 16 patents, then Apple recently filed a countersuit accusing Qualcomm of patent infringement.  Apple is reportedly considering ending its relationship Qualcomm and instead using other suppliers for iPhone chips. 

crocs.jpgIPNews® – Popular footwear company, Crocs, has received a third rejection of its design patent application for its popular shoe design.

Crocs’ shoe design was deemed unoriginal and there are reports that the design was already in use prior to Crocs.  Apart from the setback with the patent, Crocs has also been forced to close

golf.jpgIPNews® – Coscto, maker of the Kirkland Signature Golf Ball, has preemptively filed a lawsuit against Titleist’s parent company over golf ball patents.  

In 2016 Costco’s new golf ball was a tremendous hit with consumers and they quickly sold out of the product.  Shortly thereafter Titleist claimed that Costco’s golf balls violate its patents.