The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has withdrawn its objections to an application from Apple seeking to trademark the iPad Mini name.
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.
After years of lobbying, the tech hub is about to get a satellite patent office in its back yard.
Michelle Lee has criticized holes in a system that allows patent trolls to file lawsuits against companies.
At the company's annual shareholder meeting, one investor calls the U.S. launch a "disaster." BlackBerry says it has learned its lessons from the Z10 debut.
The search and software giant has asked the United States Patent and Trademark office to re-examine the patents of Lodsys, a firm that's gone after developers of applications for both Android and Apple's iOS.
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.
The decision by the USPTO, while relevant to the most recent Apple v. Samsung patent-infringement trial, isn't final and could take months or years to come to conclusion.