On May 9, 2018, Network-1 Technologies, Inc. filed a combined petition for panel rehearing or rehearing en banc with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, requesting reconsideration of the panel’s decision in a consolidated appeal from inter partes review decisions relating to four of Network-1’s patents. Gregory S. Dovel and Sean Luner of Dovel & Luner, LLP, and Charles R. Macedo and Jung S. Hahm of Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP were authors on the brief. The decision on appeal turned on the construction of a term of art, “non-exhaustive search,” in the field of database search algorithms. Below, the Board’s construction was supported by the specification and the Board’s factual findings—based on objective evidence and credibility determination
In the keynote talk at this week’s Google I/O developer conference, executives announced new system-level features in Android to help people understand and manage their smartphone usage. “Great technology should improve life, not distract from it,” declared a banner headline on a new site from the company, wellbeing.google. The site continues: “We’re creating tools and features that help people better understand their tech usage, focus on what matters most, disconnect when needed, and create healthy habits for the whole family.” Not long ago, it would have sounded strange to hear a big tech company talk plainly about the need to disconnect. Connecting the world is gospel for companies like Google, which invests many millions of dollars in ensuring as many people have internet access
A Google Street View camera car drove past “no photography” signs on a public road near the Ottawa headquarters of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), collecting photos of people and vehicles that were added to Google Maps last year, according to a pair of amateur online investigators. Richard Trus and Sydney Eatz say they identified the images, which were removed from Google Maps on Tuesday, and could have been used to identify employees of the Canadian spy agency, and even track their vehicles to their homes. Google Street View is a Google Maps feature that provides ground-level panoramic views of locations around the world. Google blurs out faces and licence plates in images captured by their camera cars, but Trus and Eatz claim they were able to
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New York, NY: Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a technology company offering high-quality assets, tools and services through its creative platform, announced today the launch of Shutterstock Reveal, a new Google Chrome extension, together with the release of its new experimentation site, Shutterstock Showcase, which features two additional new search innovations - Copy Space and Refine. Shutterstock Showcase, previously known as Shutterstock Labs, is the new home of Shutterstock’s most innovative Artificial Intelligence research and launches with three new tools including: Reveal - a Google Chrome extension allowing users to select any image online and find a similar photo, vector orillustration within Shutterstock’s collection of more than 180 million licensable and ready to us
If you're like me and your earliest memories of computer gaming were from flash games and browser games, that time now might be over. A new Google Chrome update designed to stop sites from playing videos with autoplaying sound, might have broken the audio for browser games in the process. Google announced this week that it has made some policy changes regarding video that play automatically on Chrome browsers. While the videos will still play, the audio will be muted. That means no more surprise scares when you open a new tab, switch back, and suddenly hear phantom commercials. However, this had the unintentional consequence of breaking the audio in browser-based games as well. ...
Google recently overhauled Gmail with a fresh revamp and new functions. Now the company is following on from that and rolling out an update to how Google Drive will look on the web. There’s no change in the way you use Drive; the redesign just involves color changes and where icons and buttons are placed. Google says it made visual tweaks to Drive to align with its latest Material Design principles, which were already on show in the new Gmail. “We built this new interface to create a responsive and efficient experience for Drive users, and to feel cohesive with other G Suite products,” the company wrote in a blog post. The changes include small adjustments to where icons are laid out: the settings wheel and help center button are now in line with the search bar; if you have a custo
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