Patents

Samsung

Apple Loses to Samsung in Supreme Court Smartphone Fight

Design patent cases very rarely reach the Supreme Court. It had not heard such a case in more than 120 years.
Patents

Inventors: Do a Patent Search Sooner Rather Than Later

What you find may dash your feelings of originality, but it can also be a roadmap for how to see your idea come onto the market.
Patents

Samsung v. Apple Holds Major Consequences for Design Patent Owners

The $399 million judgment Samsung owes Apple is the least consequential matter the Supreme Court will decide when it rules on the case.
Proprietary Information

3 Ways to Create Successful Proprietary Tech

Proprietary, non-replicated technology can help companies establish and sharpen their competitive edges.
Apple

Apple Files a Patent for a Paper Bag

This magical bag has a 'white solid bleached sulfate paper with at least 60 percent post-consumer content.'
Product Development

3 Ways to Slay the Risk of Bringing a New Product to Market

Making money from your ingenuity requires getting people as excited about the opportunity as you are.
Trademarks

6 Tips for Registering a Trademark Overseas

Not registering your trademark overseas immediately can cost you in the long run.
Disney

Disney Patents Unique Way to Keep Tabs on Theme Park Guests

Sensors would recognize guests based on the shape and size of their feet to offer customized experiences.
Apple

Apple to Supreme Court: Let's End This Samsung Patent Fight

Apple's lawyers argue that Samsung stole Apple's patents and should end its court appeal.
Shark Tank

Lori Greiner's 4 Questions to Know Whether Your Idea Is a Hero or a Zero

The serial inventor, Shark Tank star and 'Queen of QVC' shares how to figure out if you're creating a must-have product.
Yahoo

AT&T Seeks to Top Verizon's Bid for Yahoo

No committed financing was required for second-round bids, and Yahoo will assemble in the coming days a new shortlist of bidders from which it will solicit binding offers.
Yahoo

Yahoo Looking to Sell About 3,000 Patents That Could Be Worth More Than $1 Billion

The company has sent letters to a number of potential buyers for the patents, which date back to when the company was founded in 1996 and also include its original search technology.
Patents

3 Basics for Filing a Patent That Actually Has Value

A provisional patent application will provide as much protection as you need while determining if your idea can really go the distance.
Microsoft

Microsoft Sells Patents to Xiaomi, Builds 'Long-Term Partnership'

Jonathan Tinter, corporate vice president at Microsoft, said the company was keen to tap into Xiaomi's young, affluent and educated users by having its products pre-installed on their devices.
Facebook

Facebook Wants Emojis to Be Your Face, Patent Filing Shows

'The image corresponding to the emoticon may be an image of the user with an expression similar to the expression conveyed by the detected emoticon,' the patent said.
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