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Apple's growing patent portfolio offers clues about future products

Apple's growing patent portfolio offers clues about future products

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- A computer mouse that doubles as a scanner. A coating that keeps gadgets safe and dry even in the event of a spill. And a smartphone that rotates like a cat midair to avoid landing on its pretty glass face. You may not see them on shelves anytime soon, but they are among the inventions that Apple protected in 2014 as it took in a bumper crop of new...

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