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US Women's Gymnastics Team Decides Self-Chosen Nickname 'Fierce Five' Needs Trademark Protection

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Is anyone else out there excited to hear about athletes trademarking nicknames? Anyone? Or is it just another one of those things that seems to go hand-in-hand with buying defensive patents by the bucket-load and fending off onerous members of artists' estates? These IP land grabs seem to be a...
US Women's Gymnastics Team Decides Self-Chosen Nickname 'Fierce Five' Needs Trademark Protection

Zynga sues PyramidVille maker in trademark dispute

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Zynga, maker of FarmVille, CityVille and other popular social games,  has filed a trademark lawsuit against Kobojo, a startup based in France that makes a game called PyramidVille. Zynga says the game is being confused for one of its own, and the company asks the court to put a stop...
Zynga sues PyramidVille maker in trademark dispute

AT&T Confirms It Will Carry Sony's Xperia TL, Keeps Mum On Pricing And Release Date

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Sony only outed its newest trio of Xperia smartphones just over a month ago in Berlin, and AT&T has just announced that its already grooming the device for a U.S. launch. Oh, and in case you care, the phone will also appear on-screen as James Bond’s phone of choice in...
AT&T Confirms It Will Carry Sony's Xperia TL, Keeps Mum On Pricing And Release Date

Russia Gears Up To Enter The Patent Race With New IP Reforms. Will It Kickstart Startups?

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Russia’s government is looking to reform intellectual property law in the country, a move that could have an effect on how many patents get registered, and on the number of startups in a country known for its star engineers, but less so for business people who can execute on those...
Russia Gears Up To Enter The Patent Race With New IP Reforms. Will It Kickstart Startups?

Technology on paper now, technology in pocket tomorrow: Patents and the mobile future

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Want to take a look into the future of mobile? The United States Patent and Trademark Office is a veritable crystal ball, filled with innovative and exciting inventions developed by some of the biggest names in tech. While some of the applications are so fantastical they seem like something out...
Technology on paper now, technology in pocket tomorrow: Patents and the mobile future
Lodsys claims momentum in patent fight as some indie devs leave US

German court freezes newer Apple unlock lawsuit vs. Samsung

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Apple was handed a possibly major setback Friday as its second slide-to-unlock lawsuit in Germany was put on hold. The Mannheim court's Judge Andreas Voss was unconvinced that the design model Apple was wielding against Samsung was necessarily valid. He determined that Apple should wait until Germany's Patent and Trademark...
German court freezes newer Apple unlock lawsuit vs. Samsung

Apple Wins Patents for Touch, Motion, Maps & Strange Icon

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The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of twenty-nine newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In today's report we mainly cover Apple's granted patents relating to a future magic mouse for graphics and gaming, touch display technology, Apples Map + Compass app, video editing app Motion...
Apple Wins Patents for Touch, Motion, Maps & Strange Icon

Judge denies assertion of revived Oracle patent but Google still needs to take a license to it

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After Oracle's '702 patent was brought back to life by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, emerging stronger than ever from the ex-parte reexamination proceedings, the parties had a genuine dispute over whether Oracle could still assert it at the upcoming patent trial, i.e., Phase Two of the overall...
Judge denies assertion of revived Oracle patent but Google still needs to take a license to it

Former Google lawyer to lead Silicon Valley patent office - report

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In what could be a big shake-up for America’s much maligned patent system, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has reportedly named lawyer Michelle K. Lee as the first head of its new Silicon Valley patent office. The appointment is significant because Lee used to hold the title “Head...
Former Google lawyer to lead Silicon Valley patent office - report

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Is Google Becoming A Public Utility Company? (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Up Strong With Market  Despite Wal-mart's big miss, stocks are advancing in early trading as euro zone finance ministers secured a deal for Greece over the weekend. Shares of GOOG are up...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Is Google Becoming A Public Utility Company? (GOOG)
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Patents to the people: US Patent and Trademark Office sends staffer to live among startups

Newly revived patent gives Oracle extra ammunition in Google trial

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When Oracle sued Google for patent and copyright infringement in August 2010, it accused the maker of Android of violating seven patents covering Java technology. Five of the seven patents were dropped from the case, as one by one they were rejected upon reexamination by the US Patent and...
Newly revived patent gives Oracle extra ammunition in Google trial

Apple Wins 29 Patents Today Covering the Original iPad Design Crediting the Late Steve Jobs, ODFM Technology & Much More

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The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of twenty-nine newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In our second granted patent report of the day we cover the original iPad design which credits the late CEO Steve Jobs, two Nortel patents that Apple acquired for ODFM technology...
Apple Wins 29 Patents Today Covering the Original iPad Design Crediting the Late Steve Jobs, ODFM Technology & Much More
Google turns its search smarts to patents

Apple Wins Fascinating iPhone Camera Swiping Control Patent

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The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 37 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. One of today's more interesting granted patents presents a future iPhone that will be able to use its backside camera as a unique input interface allowing users to simply use swiping...
Apple Wins Fascinating iPhone Camera Swiping Control Patent

Apple Granted 48 Patents Today Covering Technologies such as a Synchronized Interactive Augmented Reality Display, Tactile Feedback System for iDevices, Virtual Keyboards & More

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It's a big day for Apple patents as the US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 of their newly granted patents. Our report covers four Apple design patents along with 44 utility patents that cover such technologies as a synchronized interactive augmented reality display for iDevices,...
Apple Granted 48 Patents Today Covering Technologies such as a Synchronized Interactive Augmented Reality Display, Tactile Feedback System for iDevices, Virtual Keyboards & More
Stack Exchange and Google partner with US government to battle bogus patents

Stack Exchange Links Up With USTPO For Community Patent Project AskPatents.com For Prior Art

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The patent dramas of the last couple of years have included fights between the very biggest tech titans — Oracle v. Google; Samsung v. Apple; etc. — those picking on the little guys — remember patent troll Lodsys suing all those iOS developers? — and everything in between (here’s one...
Stack Exchange Links Up With USTPO For Community Patent Project AskPatents.com For Prior Art

Obama Targets Patent Trolls with Proposed Legislative Changes

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President Obama has today announced a set of executive actions directed at cracking down on patent-holding firms that interfere with competition and abuse the patent system, reports The Wall Street Journal. Many technology companies, such as Apple, have dealt with multiple lawsuits from so-called "patent trolls," which aim to make money...
Obama Targets Patent Trolls with Proposed Legislative Changes

U.S. patent office retracts rejection of Apple's iPad Mini trademark

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) last week reversed itself, withdrawing a rejection of Apple's trademark application for "iPad Mini," according to a document published by the agency....
U.S. patent office retracts rejection of Apple's iPad Mini trademark
Apple looks to stop Big Brother ‘dataveillance’ with new tech

Apple's solar cell multitouch panels may harvest energy for future iPhones

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for an invention that integrates a touch sensor array with a solar panel, allowing for portable device to be both power-efficient and compact....
Apple's solar cell multitouch panels may harvest energy for future iPhones

Apple Wins iPhone Patent for Missed Phone Call Management

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The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of twenty-three newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this report we focus on a single patent regarding the iPhone's "Missed Phone Call Management" system while presenting you with an additional sixteen links to other granted patents that you...
Apple Wins iPhone Patent for Missed Phone Call Management
The patent on the MacBook Air that wasn't
Apple finally gets its patent on a rectangle with rounded corners

Technology Patent Wars Sign of Robust Innovation, Patent Office Claims

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David Kappos, the director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, received a friendly reception from a House committee yesterday as he offered an update on the agency's progress in implementing the landmark patent reform legislation enacted last September....
Technology Patent Wars Sign of Robust Innovation, Patent Office Claims
Head of US Patent and Trademark Office to step down in January

Apple Wins Patents for Advanced MacBook Keyboard, Creating Music Playlists & iOS Application Windowing

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The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 22 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. this week. This particular report covers three interesting iOS patents covering the creation of music playlists and application windowing. Additionally, we cover one of the key advancements in MacBook Pro's keyboard and...
Apple Wins Patents for Advanced MacBook Keyboard, Creating Music Playlists & iOS Application Windowing
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