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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has withdrawn its objections to an application from Apple seeking to trademark the iPad Mini name.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

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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 Apr. 9, 2013

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Apple application to trademark iPad Mini denied

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says the term "mini" is "merely descriptive" of goods or services sold in miniature form.

By Mar. 31, 2013

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DOJ drops investigation into Samsung essential-patent use

The government says its inquiry is no longer necessary after the Obama administration overturned a ban on sales of Apple devices.

By Feb. 7, 2014