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News and Articles About Patents
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)
Legal startup SmartUp generated this infographic summarizing who is getting patents, where and how long it is taking the application process to complete.
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
Inventors caught up in the thrill of new idea often skip the research needed to be certain nobody has a patent on it.
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.
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.
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.
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
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be charging lower filing fees starting in the middle of January.
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
The patents were granted in the 1990s.
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?
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.
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
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