Apple won a round in its seemingly never-ending legal battles with Samsung today, making it more likely that Apple will be able to deny Samsung the ability to import some of its smartphone models into the U.S.
Who needs money when you can have iMoney?
A new filing shows the USPTO’s initial concerns against granting the iPad mini a trademark are no longer holding Apple back. But two issues still remain.
The USPTO may just have made a billion-dollar decision. Or at least several hundred million.
Arguing that the “Mini” in “iPad Mini” is merely descriptive, the U.S. Patent and Trademark office has denied Apple’s trademark claim to the name.
On precisely the same that day that Google unveiled its open source pledge, donating ten patents for free open source use, Microsoft unveiled its new Patent Tracker, a tool to reveal every single patent that the company owns, has acquired, or owned historically.
Guest Post With the advent of the next phase of AIA affecting the definition of prior art, patent filing rules and patent quality determinations, the key for entrepreneurs and small businesses is preparation.
Ahh, the world is a wonderful place. And truth is indeed sometimes stranger than fiction.
As we all know, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is totally about innovation. Just ask patent trolls like Patent Group LLC or Select Retrieval … or the company they sued, Build.com. Or American entrepreneurs who are redirecting $30 billion a year from research and development to patent defense.