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Apple Ordered to Pay $533 Million for Patent Infringement
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Apple Ordered to Pay $533 Million for Patent Infringement

A federal jury in Texas found that its iTunes software infringed three patents owned by patent licensing firm Smartflash LLC.
The Companies That Apply for the Most Patents and Trademarks (Infographic)
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The Companies That Apply for the Most Patents and Trademarks (Infographic)

Legal startup SmartUp generated this infographic summarizing who is getting patents, where and how long it is taking the application process to complete.
Catherine Clifford
BlackBerry to Seacrest: This Ain't Over
Legal Issues

BlackBerry to Seacrest: This Ain't Over

The Canadian tech company ratchets up its fight versus Seacrest's Typo with new complaint.
Before Spending Money on Your Great Idea Be Sure It Isn't Invented Already
Inventing

Before Spending Money on Your Great Idea Be Sure It Isn't Invented Already

Inventors caught up in the thrill of new idea often skip the research needed to be certain nobody has a patent on it.
Christopher Hawker
Before You Crowdfund an Invention, Consider Patent Protection
Crowdfunding

Before You Crowdfund an Invention, Consider Patent Protection

It's great to get your idea out to millions of potential investors, but there are bad apples out there who may just want to rip you off.
Kendall Almerico
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Protect Your Business Name: Tips on How to Secure a Trademark (Infographic)

By registering your business name and logo with the United States Patent and Trademark office, you can legally protect your brand.
Catherine Clifford
BlackBerry Shares Drop After Denying Talks of $7.5 Billion Samsung Acquisition
Mergers and Acquisitions

BlackBerry Shares Drop After Denying Talks of $7.5 Billion Samsung Acquisition

The rumored buyout is said to be a bid for BlackBerry's valuable trove of patents.
Geoff Weiss
Hungry for Patents, Samsung Approaches BlackBerry About a Buyout
Acquisitions

Hungry for Patents, Samsung Approaches BlackBerry About a Buyout

The South Korean tech company could be offering $7.5 billion.
Lower Trademark Filing Fees Coming Soon
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Lower Trademark Filing Fees Coming Soon

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be charging lower filing fees starting in the middle of January.
Jaia Thomas
Google, YouTube Sued Over a Video-Streaming Patent
Legal Issues

Google, YouTube Sued Over a Video-Streaming Patent

A German technology company is arguing that Google is infringing on one of its patents.
Apple to Pay $24 Million for Infringing on Ancient Pager Patents
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Apple to Pay $24 Million for Infringing on Ancient Pager Patents

The patents were granted in the 1990s.
Laura Entis
5 Pieces of Bad Advice You Should Ignore If You Want Your App to Succeed
Apps

5 Pieces of Bad Advice You Should Ignore If You Want Your App to Succeed

Should you build a business plan or seek patent protection for your app?
Rahul Varshneya
Encouragement Is Growing for Women Inventors
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Encouragement Is Growing for Women Inventors

Women filed about a third of all trademarks in recent years but fewer than a fifth of patents. There is help to get everybody's good ideas turned into products.
Kedma Ough
3 Big Patent Moves That Won't Generate Real Value
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3 Big Patent Moves That Won't Generate Real Value

These missteps will waste your company's time, money and resources.
Elliot Cook and Darren Jiron