The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has withdrawn its objections to an application from Apple seeking to trademark the iPad Mini name.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.
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.
The carrier expects to offer 4G LTE connectivity in 98 percent of its footprint by year end.
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.
Although the first generation of Google Glass was a failure, the company may not be giving up on the techie specs.
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.
New satellite location will focus federal attention on the tech region's inventors. Most business with the government will still take place online, but the office is meant to foster closer relationships.
After years of lobbying, the tech hub is about to get a satellite patent office in its back yard.