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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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U.S. Patent Office withdraws refusal of iPad Mini trademark

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has withdrawn its objections to an application from Apple seeking to trademark the iPad Mini name.

By April 8, 2013

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Patent trolls launched majority of U.S. patent cases in 2012

A new study has found that more than half of last year's patent litigation cases in the U.S. were filed by companies that license patents but don't have another business.

By April 9, 2013

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Apple wins U.S. trademark for Mac boot chime

Apple's won a U.S. trademark for the iconic Mac boot chime some six months after applying for it with the USPTO.

By December 12, 2012

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Apple moves to trademark 'iPad Mini' in the U.S.

The device maker filed for the trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week.

By November 20, 2012

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U.S. patent office to hang a shingle in Silicon Valley

After years of lobbying, the tech hub is about to get a satellite patent office in its back yard.

By July 2, 2012

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DOJ drops investigation into Samsung essential-patent use

The government says its inquiry is no longer necessary after the Obama administration overturned a ban on sales of Apple devices.

By February 7, 2014

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Apple wins trademark lawsuit over use of 'iBooks' term

Small publisher claimed it had acquired the trademark before Apple began using it to describe its e-reader platform.

By May 9, 2013

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Apple application to trademark iPad Mini denied

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says the term "mini" is "merely descriptive" of goods or services sold in miniature form.

By March 31, 2013

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Apple wins 41 new patents, including hand-gesture controls

The feature appears to be similar to the Kinect, and allows for full hand-gesture control over a respective device.

By September 3, 2013

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Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker friends Silicon Valley

"For us to keep up with your pace of change, this leadership team is breaking down silos throughout our agency," she tells a group of tech execs. The 47,000-person agency is conducting its own "mashup."

By February 26, 2014