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Apple registers iWatch trademark in Russia (report)
Python v. Python: Software foundation fights for trademark in EU

Patent Office tries "Stack Overflow for patents" to find prior art

arstechnica.com
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) hopes to improve patent quality by soliciting greater feedback from the general public about pending patents. Last year's America Invents Act included a provision requiring the Patent Office to accept submissions from the general public about patent validity, especially concerning "prior art"—evidence...
Patent Office tries "Stack Overflow for patents" to find prior art

Patent Office Hires Economist To Add Some Actual Evidence To Patent Policy

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One of our biggest complaints about the way intellectual property policy is handled around the world is how little of it is evidence-based. It almost appears entirely based on the idea that patents and copyrights must be "good" and thus "more" must be "better." Yet there is, at this point,...
Patent Office Hires Economist To Add Some Actual Evidence To Patent Policy

Glitch at US Patent Office Delays Publishing Apple's Patents

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Last week the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published thirty-seven of Apple's granted patents. This morning, USPTO has not only failed to publish Apple's latest patents but have somehow wiped out the majority of last week's granted patents listing only three. Patently Apple will report on Apple's latest granted...
Glitch at US Patent Office Delays Publishing Apple's Patents

Apple's crucial overscroll bounce patent claim is valid, US patent office says

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The USPTO has confirmed four claims of Apple's overscroll bounce patent, including claim 19 of the patent, according to a document filed with a Californian court on Thursday. That claim played a crucial part in Apple's US$1.05 billion dollar lawsuit against Samsung,.Apple's "list scrolling and document translation, scaling, and...
Apple's crucial overscroll bounce patent claim is valid, US patent office says

WIPO Defied UN Sanctions To Give Computers To Iran... For Its Patent System (Wink, Wink)

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Way to go WIPO. You may recall back in April we wrote about how the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a part of the UN, flat out ignored UN sanctions and gave computers to North Korea, claiming that they were to help North Korea allow for better searching of international...
WIPO Defied UN Sanctions To Give Computers To Iran... For Its Patent System (Wink, Wink)
US patent chief to software patent critics: "Give it a rest already"

US Patent Office Close to Approving Google's Trusted Store Mark

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On April 3, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published an update to Google's application for a certification mark related to their "Google Trusted Store" program. The update notifies the public that Google's mark has now passed the publication & issues review stage; a sign that the mark could...
US Patent Office Close to Approving Google's Trusted Store Mark

Microsoft granted patent for wearable EMG device

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Those muscle spasms? They're now good for something. Okay, so Microsoft's just-granted patent for a wearable EMG device doesn't really thrive off of involuntary twitching and such, but it does use your movements to control your smartphone, notebook and other gadgets. The "Wearable Electromyography-Based Controller," which we first glimpsed...
Microsoft granted patent for wearable EMG device

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

Key claim in Apple's 'rubber-banding' patent still found invalid in final Patent Office action

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In a statement filed by Samsung to the Apple v. Samsung court on Monday, the Korean company noted that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled claim 19 of Apple's "rubber-banding" patent was invalid in a final Office action, a finding that could change the direction of the post-trial proceedings....
Key claim in Apple's 'rubber-banding' patent still found invalid in final Patent Office action
Apple's bounce-back patent receives 'final' rejection from US patent office

USPTO reaffirms invalidation of key patent in Samsung lawsuit

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Patent office issues a Final Office Action on Apple's "bounce-back" patent, a key patent to Apple's case. [Read more]...
USPTO reaffirms invalidation of key patent in Samsung lawsuit

Starting today, the US has a 'first to file' patent system, so you can leave that prior art at the door

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Public service announcement: starting today, as per the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, the United States has switched from a ‘first to invent’ system to a ‘first to file.’ In short, it doesn’t matter if someone thought up your idea a week before you and has a single scribbled note on paper...
Starting today, the US has a 'first to file' patent system, so you can leave that prior art at the door

Russia denies Apple's iPad design patent appeal

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Apple's attempt to register a patent in Russia for the schematic design of its iPad has been rejected. Russia's Chamber for Patent Disputes, which handles appeals of decisions made by the Russian Patent Office, rejected Apple's attempt to secure a patent on the iPad's design, claiming that the features Apple...
Russia denies Apple's iPad design patent appeal
Patents to the people: US Patent and Trademark Office sends staffer to live among startups
Apple trademarks its retail store design
Apple awarded major ‘iWallet’ patent for future NFC-enabled iPhone

Booting Up: The Internet Is One Giant Out-Of-Office Message Edition

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Morning, sunshine! (Photo: tommypom.tumblr.com) Apparently not content to let Google and Apple have all the fun doling out directions, Amazon has acquired UpNext, its very own mapping startup. [GigaOm] The makers in Silicon Valley are getting their very own patent office. Just remember: Don’t feed the trolls. [Bloomberg] Google decided...
Booting Up: The Internet Is One Giant Out-Of-Office Message Edition

The smartphone patent wars explained - for you, Eric Schmidt

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After Google's chairman said he 'doesn't understand the details' of the smartphone battles, we provide a primer explaining what's going onFollowing Eric Schmidt's remark to Kara Swisher in October that he wouldn't comment on the smartphone patent wars because he "doesn't understand all the details", we'd like to be of...
The smartphone patent wars explained - for you, Eric Schmidt
Angry Patent Lawyer Still Angry, Claims PatentlyO's Dennis Crouch Is Both A 'Dickhead' And Violated CFAA

Microsoft Launches Tool to Make It Easy to See All Its Patents

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Just ahead of a self-imposed deadline, Microsoft on Thursday went live with an online tool to search and view the company’s patents. General Counsel Brad Smith had said last month that the Patent Tracker would be available by April 1. “Transparency regarding patent ownership is an important part of a...
Microsoft Launches Tool to Make It Easy to See All Its Patents

Patent office snubs Seattle, picks Silicon Valley, Denver and Dallas for new branches

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USPTO director David Kappos speaking at the University of Washington. Photo: Debbie Woo First, we lost our bid to win one of the NASA Space Shuttles (though we did pick up the consolation prize delivered this weekend). Now, another federal agency is snubbing Seattle. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today...
Patent office snubs Seattle, picks Silicon Valley, Denver and Dallas for new branches

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Trolls, as we all know, have a tendency to derail the conversation. But once in a while, the result is that they send it hurtling down a path of insight and hilarity--and that's what happened this week. Three out of four top-voted comments came in response to one of our...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Seeking to head off Samsung argument, Apple shortens a patent term

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Apple has agreed to limit the term of one of the patents it used to win a $1.05 billion jury verdict against Samsung. The company filed a so-called "terminal disclaimer" with the patent office today, which limits the term of patent D618,677, a patent that 12 different Samsung phones were...
Seeking to head off Samsung argument, Apple shortens a patent term

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

Boot up: EE's 4G prices, Apple's rubber band rebounds, Chromebook hands-on and more

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Plus Smart Magazine puts everything to scale, Google and Bing's divergent search strategies, playing LA Noire with your dad and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamEE announces 4G tariff details >> guardian.co.ukAnd everyone detests them.Samsung says it's still supplying...
Boot up: EE's 4G prices, Apple's rubber band rebounds, Chromebook hands-on and more

Oracle-Google trial to start on April 16, 2012

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Judge William Alsup just entered an order setting April 16, 2012 as the definitive trial date for Oracle v. Google at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.Originally, trial was envisioned (but not set in the same formal way) for October 31, 2011. It was postponed,...
Oracle-Google trial to start on April 16, 2012

Oh snap: US Patent Office issues initial invalidation of Apple's rubber-banding patent

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Samsung’s got to be pretty happy right about now, after learning that the US Patent and Trademark Office has filed an initial ruling declaring Apple’s rubber-banding patent invalid, as reported by FOSS Patents. The news was good enough that Samsung decided to share it with friends, that is, if US...
Oh snap: US Patent Office issues initial invalidation of Apple's rubber-banding patent
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