The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has withdrawn its objections to an application from Apple seeking to trademark the iPad Mini name.
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.
Michelle Lee has criticized holes in a system that allows patent trolls to file lawsuits against companies.
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.
As the search for the country's new CTO gets under way, one report says the choice could be the vice president of Google X.
The technology lets users plug an iPhone into a dock with the Lightning connector and not worry about how much force or torque they place on it to remove the device.
In total, Apple is awarded 55 new patents on Tuesday, but the most notable is a camera patent that may have been integrated into the original iPhone in 2007.
Chinese media reports suggest the investigation could focus on Microsoft's "de facto monopoly" in China's OS market.
Apple's Siri has been working on iOS to provide digital assistance, but now, the platform might have some tricks up its sleeve for the Mac.
The concept could help enable more complex gaming on mobile devices and perhaps offer a boost for lagging tablet sales.