Uspatentandtrademarkoffice

07.29.13
US patent office throws out Apple's pinch-to-zoom claim against Samsung
07.29.13

US patent office throws out Apple's pinch-to-zoom claim against Samsung

For those of you eagerly following the seemingly never-ending legal battle between Apple and Samsu...

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10.30.12
Apple receives patent rights for original iOS Maps app GUI
10.30.12

Apple receives patent rights for original iOS Maps app GUI

The US Patent and Trademark Office awarded Apple a patent that covers a "touch screen device, m...

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10.04.12
Samsung files patent for auto-generating life diary, Mayans didn't see it coming
10.04.12

Samsung files patent for auto-generating life diary, Mayans didn't see it coming

If the minutiae of people's lives crowd your feeds and drive you to frustration, you really won't...

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05.10.12
RIM continues its fuel cell streak, applies for two more patents
05.10.12

RIM continues its fuel cell streak, applies for two more patents

Looks like RIM is more interested in fuel cell technology than we thought: the BlackBerry maker ha...

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05.04.12
Nintendo patent application tech tracks your DS from above, serves as tour guide
05.04.12

Nintendo patent application tech tracks your DS from above, serves as tour guide

Nintendo is already guiding you through the Louvre with a 3DS, but a newly published US patent app...

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03.29.12
Apple patents Siri-like system for controlling cameras, PMPs through a computer or smartphone
03.29.12

Apple patents Siri-like system for controlling cameras, PMPs through a computer or smartphone

"Siri, turn on the flash and take three pictures with my camera after waiting two seconds." Apple's...

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02.13.12
Apple files patent for interactive 3D interface, keeps rumor mills turning
02.13.12

Apple files patent for interactive 3D interface, keeps rumor mills turning

Murmurs of an iPad 3 on the horizon not doing it for you? How about a new pseudo-3D interface? A p...

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02.07.12
Sony Xperia Sola appears at US Patent Office, forgets to mention its codename
02.07.12

Sony Xperia Sola appears at US Patent Office, forgets to mention its codename

So far, the extent of Sony's 2012 smartphone portfolio for the US extends only to the AT&T-bou...

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09.09.11
US Senate passes patent system reform bill, Obama expected to sign into law
09.09.11

US Senate passes patent system reform bill, Obama expected to sign into law

Think it's time to change our patent system? So does Congress. Yesterday, the Senate approved the Am...

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