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Best Of The Trademark Bullies: Village Voice Sues Yelp Over 'Best Of' Lists

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The latest in a long series of stupid trademark bullying lawsuits comes to us courtesy of The Village Voice (who should know better than to file bogus lawsuits). The Voice is suing Yelp for trademark infringement. The Village Voice somehow convinced the USPTO that it deserved a trademark on the...
Best Of The Trademark Bullies: Village Voice Sues Yelp Over 'Best Of' Lists

AOL to Sell Patents to Microsoft in Over $1B Deal

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AOL has entered into a definitive agreement to sell over 800 of its patents and their related patent applications to Microsoft, it said Monday....
AOL to Sell Patents to Microsoft in Over $1B Deal
Apple invents advanced presence detection system with intelligent zooming and more

Intellectual Ventures, Olympus reach truce in patent dispute

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Nathan Myhrvold Intellectual Ventures, the patent holding company run by former Microsoft technology chief Nathan Myhrvold, just announced a legal settlement with Olympus, the digital imaging and recording technology giant — the fourth company to resolve patent litigation with IV in the last two months. With the settlement, Intellectual Ventures...
Intellectual Ventures, Olympus reach truce in patent dispute

When Apple Fired Scott Forstall, It Fired Its Most Prolific Inventor

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When Apple forced its mobile software leader Scott Forstall out of the company, it pushed out the most prolific inventor at the company, as measured by recent patent filings. Forstall's name is on 166 pending patent applications. That's more than anyone at the company, according to data from investment bank...
When Apple Fired Scott Forstall, It Fired Its Most Prolific Inventor

Patent application highlights Apple's continued flirtation with haptic feedback

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We could all use a little feedback, right? Even Apple. The company has been toying around with the concept of haptic feedback for a while now, at least so far as patent applications are concerned. Another application filed in November or 2010 has surfaced. Of course, what we told...
Patent application highlights Apple's continued flirtation with haptic feedback

Ericsson will transfer almost 2,000 patents to Unwired Planet

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Ericsson has agreed to transfer 1,922 patents and 263 patent applications to Unwired Planet in return for a share in ongoing revenue from the patents....
Ericsson will transfer almost 2,000 patents to Unwired Planet
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Apple Patents Show Tweaks Coming OS X Dock & Finder

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On July 19, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published two patent applications from Apple that reveal coming tweaks to OS X and possibly iOS. The first patent covers changes coming to the OS X Finder while the other patent is a little more ambitious. We find Apple introducing...
Apple Patents Show Tweaks Coming OS X Dock & Finder

Sony tries to patent stylus with friction-based haptic feedback

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There's a certain disconnected feeling that comes with using a touchscreen, and Sony isn't content with vibration being the sole standard for haptic feedback. The company has filed a bunch of patent applications for a stylus which instead uses artificially generated friction to make it harder or easier to...
Sony tries to patent stylus with friction-based haptic feedback
Apple and Amazon want to let you resell your digital stuff (if that even makes sense)
5 reasons to get excited about Augmented Reality in 2013

RT @eldon: context you should know: RT @insidenetwork: Facebook Awarded 1 of Its 35 Patent Applications — Significance Unclear http://bit.ly/c3eGZc

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RT @eldon: context you should know: RT @insidenetwork: Facebook Awarded 1 of Its 35 Patent Applications — Significance Unclear http://bit.ly/c3eGZc

New Apple Patents Relate to SIM Cards, Radio Transparent Materials, Video Editing & More

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On August 2, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a series of patent applications from Apple on the topics of SIM cards, radio transparent materials for portable devices, video editing and many other utility patents....
New Apple Patents Relate to SIM Cards, Radio Transparent Materials, Video Editing & More
More Apple patents detail completely flexible devices that change as they bend
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

Big Patent Day for FileMaker & 3D Object Recognition

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On May 10, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published several patent applications from Apple covering 3D object recognition and FileMaker database technology. This is by far the largest number of FileMaker patent applications published in a single day. This could bode well for new upgrades announcements at FileMaker's...
Big Patent Day for FileMaker & 3D Object Recognition

Apple Files New Patents Relating to Haptics, Thunderbolt, iSight and Improved Accessibility for the Hearing Impaired

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Some weeks there just isn't a wining patent declared by a rocking TKO. This week is such a case but that doesn't mean that that there weren't a series of solid inventions, because there were. A series of patent applications came to light today relating to improvements in the works...
Apple Files New Patents Relating to Haptics, Thunderbolt, iSight and Improved Accessibility for the Hearing Impaired

Improving Google Patents with European Patent Office patents and the Prior Art Finder

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Posted by Jon Orwant, Engineering Manager Cross-posted with the US Public Policy Blog, the European Public Policy Blog, and Inside Search Blog At Google, we're constantly trying to make important collections of information more useful to the world. Since 2006, we’ve let people discover, search, and read United States patents online....
Improving Google Patents with European Patent Office patents and the Prior Art Finder

BlackBerry files patent application for 180-degree hinge, redefines 'flip-phone'

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Before you get too excited, lets remember two things: one, companies file patent applications for things all the time that never see the light of day. Two, the application is for the hinge specifically, so don't get your hopes up for a BlackBerry 10 laptop. That being said, this...
BlackBerry files patent application for 180-degree hinge, redefines 'flip-phone'

After Google, mobile tech firm Vringo sues Microsoft over search technology patents

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I/P Engine, a subsidiary of mobile technology and intellectual property firm Vringo, today announced that it has filed a patent lawsuit against Microsoft in the Southern District of New York. The Vringo company alleges that Microsoft infringed on its relevance filtering technology patents, more specifically U.S. patents #6,314,420 (entitled “Collaborative/Adaptive...
After Google, mobile tech firm Vringo sues Microsoft over search technology patents

John Wiley, Physicists Sue Patent Lawyers Over Journals

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In a sign the country’s intellectual property laws may be getting out of hand, copyright lawyers are suing patent lawyers for using scientific journals to prepare patent applications. In lawsuits filed this week, publisher John Wiley & Sons and the American Institute of Physicists claimed that lawyers and their...
John Wiley, Physicists Sue Patent Lawyers Over Journals

Apple Continues to Advance Writing Techniques for iDevices

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On October 11, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published two patent applications from Apple that reveal their ongoing work related to handwriting on iDevices such as the iPad and iPhone. One filing covers new active writing regions for applications such as .......
Apple Continues to Advance Writing Techniques for iDevices

Facebook to pay Microsoft $550M for hundreds of former AOL patents

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Facebook will pay Microsoft $550 million in cash to buy a portion of the AOL patent portfolio that Microsoft recently agreed to acquire. Two weeks ago Microsoft agreed to pay AOL more than $1 billion for the broader portfolio — reportedly outbidding Facebook in that original auction. However, Facebook and Microsoft...
Facebook to pay Microsoft $550M for hundreds of former AOL patents

Apple investigating new question-based iPhone unlock, hearing aid auto-detection

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A pair of new Apple patent applications published this week show potential new ways to interact with an iPhone: an unlock system that asks the user to identify a random image, and a way to identify if the current device user is wearing a hearing aid....
Apple investigating new question-based iPhone unlock, hearing aid auto-detection

Computer tech tops list of worldwide patent applications

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Computer technology accounted for more patent applications in recent years than any other industry sector tracked by the World Intellectual Property Organization, although the number of digital communication patent applications grew faster. Industrial design registrations are also growing....
Computer tech tops list of worldwide patent applications

Patent Lint: The Other Apple Patents that Might Interest You

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The US Patent office published a number of Apple's patent applications today and we covered two of them in-depth. However, there were nine other patent applications that were published today and in this report we simply provide you with the links to each of them just in case something may...
Patent Lint: The Other Apple Patents that Might Interest You
Head of US Patent and Trademark Office to step down in January

Beamr For iPhone Lets You Share Photos In Full Resolution

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A new iPhone application called Beamr, launching today, allows users to share high-resolution 8 megapixel photos and 28 megapixel panorama photos more easily, without reducing image quality. The app does so using a technology called JPEGmini, which has previously only been available for Mac desktops and server applications. Many iPhone...
Beamr For iPhone Lets You Share Photos In Full Resolution
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