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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

Apple awarded patent for touch-sensitive mouse

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a mouse with embedded touch sensors, otherwise known as the Mighty Mouse or Apple Mouse....
Apple awarded patent for touch-sensitive mouse

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?
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Apple patent automatically adjusts iPhone speaker volume based on proximity

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday issued Apple a patent for a system that leverages the iPhone's various sensors to seamlessly increase and decrease volume, as well as switch between the device's multiple speakers, depending on how far away the handset is from a user.    ...
Apple patent automatically adjusts iPhone speaker volume based on proximity

USPTO Invalidates Key Apple Multitouch Patent -- For Now

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which tentatively invalidated Apple’s rubber-banding patent back in October, has taken a similarly dim view of another of the company’s marquee multitouch patents — one that Samsung was found to infringe. Earlier this week, the USPTO tentatively declared invalid U.S. Patent No. 7,479,949 —...
USPTO Invalidates Key Apple Multitouch Patent -- For Now

Apple's overscroll bounce' patent tentatively declared invalid in the US

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One of the seven patents at the heart of Apple's $1.05 billion lawsuit against Samsung Electronics has been tentatively rejected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office....
Apple's overscroll bounce' patent tentatively declared invalid in the US
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Apple secures system-on-chip patent protecting future A-series processors

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a short but important patent relating to system-on-chip (SoC) design and manufacture, with the property likely aimed at protecting the company's A-series mobile processors....
Apple secures system-on-chip patent protecting future A-series processors

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

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)

Apple application to trademark iPad Mini denied

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office say the term "mini" is "merely descriptive" of goods or services sold in miniature form. [Read more]...
Apple application to trademark iPad Mini denied

Apple awarded patent for more accurate haptic feedback system

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a haptic feedback system suitable for use in multitouch devices, where the unit's various points of input can be more accurately represented by a number of synchronized actuators....
Apple awarded patent for more accurate haptic feedback system

Apple loses bid for Music app icon trademark

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says Apple cannot have a trademark for one of its app icons, saying long-defunct iLike got there first. [Read more]...
Apple loses bid for Music app icon trademark
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ITC decides to investigate Google's (Motorola Mobility's) patent complaint against Apple

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A month ago, Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility filed its second ITC complaint against Apple, seeking an import ban over the alleged infringement of seven patents. The Commission, the six-member decision-making body at the top of the U.S. trade agency, has just decided to institute a formal investigation of this complaint.This...
ITC decides to investigate Google's (Motorola Mobility's) patent complaint against Apple

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 awarded patent rights for original iOS Maps app GUI

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for the graphical user interface used in all versions of the iOS Maps app since the software was first introduced in iPhone OS 2.0 and the iPhone 3G in 2008....
Apple awarded patent rights for original iOS Maps app GUI

Is Amazon working on its own version of AppleCare for Kindle products?

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Amazon may be considering extended warranty and repair services similar to Apple’s AppleCare, according to two trademark application the company filed earlier this month. The applications also suggest that the company may expand its Kindle brand far beyond the current segment of tablets and ebook readers. On December 13, the...
Is Amazon working on its own version of AppleCare for Kindle products?

Ban on Galaxy Nexus U.S. Sales Upheld, Software Patch to Circumvent Forthcoming

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Last week, Apple won a preliminary injunction banning U.S. sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, a high-profile Android phone that was the lead device for Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" and given away to attendees at last week's Google I/O conference to show off the forthcoming Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean"....
Ban on Galaxy Nexus U.S. Sales Upheld, Software Patch to Circumvent Forthcoming

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

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

Senator introduces legislation targeting patent trolls

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A U.S. senator has introduced legislation allowing the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to review and invalidate controversial patents challenged by technology startups in an effort to discourage so-called patent trolls. Senator Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, introduced a bill Wednesday that would extend a patent-challenging provision in...
Senator introduces legislation targeting patent trolls
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