The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has withdrawn its objections to an application from Apple seeking to trademark the iPad Mini name.
The self-healing, curved smartphone will be offered at $150 with a two-year service agreement.
The carrier expects to offer 4G LTE connectivity in 98 percent of its footprint by year end.
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.
Apple's won a U.S. trademark for the iconic Mac boot chime some six months after applying for it with the USPTO.
The device maker filed for the trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week.
Apple's efforts to trademark the term "Multi-Touch" in the U.S. have been thwarted, with the USPTO saying the term is merely descriptive.
After years of lobbying, the tech hub is about to get a satellite patent office in its back yard.
LG and Sony, plus more than a dozen regional device makers sign deals with Microsoft to bundle Office apps and services -- such as Word, OneNote and Skype -- on their Android devices.
Michelle Lee has criticized holes in a system that allows patent trolls to file lawsuits against companies.