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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has withdrawn its objections to an application from Apple seeking to trademark the iPad Mini name.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.
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 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says several of the claims in one patent Oracle has brought against Google shouldn't have been accepted.
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.
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?