Sunday July 08, 2012

Apple Granted Patent for Head-Mounted Computing Device

Very quietly this week, Apple was granted a patent on a head mounted display device on an application filed back in 2006. While Google was conducting a knockout demo of Google Glass, Apple was busy applying for a broad patent on the same basic process. It looks like litigious Apple Corp is setting up for another epic court battle somewhere on down the road.Thanks to [H] member Sly for the heads up.

Google’s patent is very specific to Google Glass آ— it’s for a wearable display with an integrated finger-tracking input sensor. Apple’s on the other hand, seems pretty broad, covering a variety of head mounted display technology implementations.

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