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u.s. patent and trademark office


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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has withdrawn its objections to an application from Apple seeking to trademark the iPad Mini name.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


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


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


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


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


Google asks U.S. Patent Office to re-examine Lodsys patents

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.

By August 13, 2011


Apple denied trademark for 'Multi-Touch' in the U.S.

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.

By September 26, 2011


U.S. takes bite out of Oracle's Google lawsuit

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says several of the claims in one patent Oracle has brought against Google shouldn't have been accepted.

By December 27, 2011


Microsoft outlines patent reform goals for U.S.

Redmond is well known as a vast holder of technology patents. But the company says the U.S. needs to make some drastic changes to its current system to stay competitive.

By February 3, 2011


U.S. patent awards surge in 2010; IBM still tops

Big Blue got 5,896 U.S. patents in 2010, while the number of patents granted overall increased 31 percent. Also: IBM's patent for managing patents?

By January 9, 2011