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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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has withdrawn its objections to an application from Apple seeking to trademark the iPad Mini name.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 Apr. 8, 2013

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Google: Can we please trademark the word 'Glass?'

Looking to avoid copycatting, the tech giant tries to get the word "Glass" trademarked. But the US Trademark Office isn't convinced.

By Apr. 3, 2014

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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 Dec. 12, 2012

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Harman Kardon SB 26

Harman Kardon announced two new sound bars, one of which is the 1.25-inch thick Sabre SB35, which includes built-in Bluetooth and three HDMI inputs.

By Sep. 5, 2013

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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 Nov. 20, 2012

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ZTE Imperial (U.S. Cellular)

If you’re an existing 4G LTE U.S. Cellular customer, the ZTE Imperial is an excellent and cheap phone -- but new subscribers should explore all options and promotions.

By Jul. 29, 2013

3 stars Editor's rating Jul. 29, 2013

MSRP: $299.99

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LG Splendor (U.S. Cellular)

The LG Splendor doesn't have the fastest network connection, but it's an affordable and snappy handset that's loaded with Android 4.0 and a swift CPU.

By Sep. 26, 2012

3.5 stars Editor's rating Sep. 26, 2012

MSRP: $179.99

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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 Jul. 2, 2012

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Apple's touch-screen patent upheld by US Patent Office

So-called Steve Jobs patent reaffirmed after the Patent Office invalidated all 20 claims in the patent last December.

By Oct. 17, 2013

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FTC reportedly planning sweeping probe of patent trolls

Agency's investigation will include questions about whether patent assertion entities coordinate their lawsuits, The New York Times reports.

By Jun. 19, 2013