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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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has withdrawn its objections to an application from Apple seeking to trademark the iPad Mini name.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 April 8, 2013

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Google's former head of patents moves to U.S. Patent Office

Michelle Lee has criticized holes in a system that allows patent trolls to file lawsuits against companies.

By November 16, 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 July 2, 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 November 20, 2012

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Silicon Valley innovation gets its due with new patent office

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.

By October 15, 2015

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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

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Microsoft, Asus deal combines Android patents, Office bundling

Commentary: Is Microsoft making Office software and services part of its patent-licensing negotiation terms? A new deal between Microsoft and Asus points in that direction.

By October 2, 2015

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Inside Bose's secret research lab

Bose has always taken great pride in its technical innovations and the quality of its products. But new CEO Bob Maresca is betting on a new approach to get Bose to the next level: telling people what this secretive company is all about.

By February 3, 2016

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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 April 9, 2013

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Apple envisions a hovering finger controlling the iPhone

A new patent proposes a screen that can react to your finger simply gesturing above it.

By February 2, 2016