Patent
American retail giant Walmart has submitted a patent application for a drone communication system that is based on blockchain technology.  Walmart filed its patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Aug. 1. The filing describes a system on a drone that encrypts and stores that drone’s operational parameters. That information is subsequently passed to...

LG's patent application
LG is expected to introduce its next dual-screen phone on September 6th. Unlike a folding phone like the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the dual-screen phone employs a second dedicated screen that can be added or detached at any time. But LG also appears to be working hard on a foldable phone; a couple of patent applications published this month seem to show what type of design the...

Patent Office
Shadow-banning is a process that dates back to at least the 1980s, with Citadel BBS's "twit bit," which would allow users to post replies to forums that they could see, but no one else could see. That hasn't stopped Facebook from claiming to have invented shadow banning in is application for United States Patent 10356024, "Moderating content in an online forum," which claims that...

NOIP Vietnam
On 14 June 2019, the National Assembly ratified Law No. 42/2019/QH14 amending both the Law on Intellectual Property and the Law on Insurance Business. Law 42 comes into effect on 1 November 2019, except for certain provisions amending the Law on Intellectual Property. Here are some highlights: Law on Intellectual Property (IP Law) The IP Law has been amended to reflect Vietnam’s commitments...

LG Punch Hole Display
While other manufacturers have adopted the slider or pop-up selfie camera or even punch-hole design, LG has stuck to notches and slimmer bezels for its phones. That may be changing soon as the Korean electronics company has patented a design for a phone with a punch-hole display. According to LetsGoDigital, LG Display was granted a patent for a display with a pill-shaped...