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15 hrs ago | ScienceBlogs

STEM Education: Key to America's Global Competitiveness

Our nation has a long and proud history as a global leader in the development of technological breakthroughs and the development of revolutionary products that change and save lives around the world.


Related Topix: Law, Georgetown University, Science / Technology, Inventions

20 hrs ago | Salon

Arcade Fire: We're not intimidated by David Bowie

Copyright © 2014 Salon Media Group, Inc. Reproduction of material from any Salon pages without written permission is strictly prohibited.


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Yesterday |

King settles trademark legal spat with CandySwipe and Banner Saga

Candy Crush Saga is one of the most popular mobile games ever; On the last count, the game had been played more than 150 billion times and had 500 million users downloading it.


Related Topix: CandySwipe, iPhone and iPad App, Law, Stoic, The Banner Saga, Video Games

Yesterday | EETimes

Re: prior art

The slide switch predates my life in electronics. Having a virtual slide switch on a screen is still a slide switch, just like changing the colour of the plastic on a mechanical one doesn't change the patent that applies.


Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Law, Comedy, Welcome Back, Kotter, Entertainment, Television

Yesterday | The TTABlog

PTO Publishes Precedential Director's Ruling Reversing Abandonment Refusals

For the first time in years, the USPTO has published a precedential ruling of the Director: In re P.T. Polymindo Permata , 109 USPQ2d 1256, 1257-58 , in which the Director, exercising supervisory authority under Trademark Rule 2.146 , reversed the holding of abandonment in two applications.


Related Topix: Law

Fri Apr 18, 2014


2014 World Intellectual Property Day Celebration to Focus on Movies

The U.S. Copyright Office will host a Copyright Matters program in connection with World Intellectual Property Day at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress, located on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, SE, Washington, D.C. The event is free and open to the public; ... (more)


Related Topix: Law, Entertainment, Movies


Big win for Coke at Supreme Court could really upset apple cart, says attorney

Peter Arhangelsky: 'A broad decision against POM could upset the apple cart and ripple into the consumer class action realm' As POM Wonderful squares up with Coca-Cola at the Supreme Court in a high-profile false advertising case, one leading food law attorney says a broad win for Coca-Cola could have significant repercussions for the trade.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Beverages, CocaCola, Marketing

USPTO Approves the 'Le Vian Exotics' Trademark

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office issued the trademark "Le Vian Exotics" to Le Vian Corporation of Great Neck, New York on April 15 with the registration number 4514707.


Related Topix: Watches, Law, Great Neck, NY

ABA Journal

Former name partner sues, seeks comp and says firm hasn't removed his name from firm materials

Months after he left the Texas law firm at which he was a name partner to form his own boutique, an intellectual property practitioner says it still hasn't given him all of the money to which he is entitled.


Related Topix: Law


Patent Lessons From Apple v. Samsung

I am humbled by vast stretches of gray area in the field of patents I see as I sit in on the second big Apple v.


Related Topix: Law, iPhone

Baltimore Jewish Times

My Dear Friend, Len

After reading the beautiful words of Barbara Bloom in the JT about her late husband, Leonard Bloom, I had to add a tribute to my friend.


Related Topix: Baltimore, MD, Law, University of Baltimore

MacReport Media RSS Feed

Alfred Culbreth Announces -- American Premium Water Corporation...

Alfred Culbreth Announces -- American Premium Water Corporation "APWC" Has Filed Trademark Application for L'Alpina 9.5pH Water The application was filed on April.


Thu Apr 17, 2014

Higher Ed's Trademark Track

Colleges and universities have been amassing a trove of registered trademarks in recent years-and not just for the traditional marks that represent their names and athletic team insignias.


Related Topix: Law, University, FL, Duquesne University, University of South Carolina, University of South Florida, Cornell College

International Business Times

Forget Google Glass: Google Patents New 'Contact Lenses' With In-Built Camera

Google has filed a new patent application with the U.S. Patent Office for a contact lens, which comes embedded with a tiny camera.


Related Topix: Cameras, Law

The Campbell Reporter

Mercury News editorial: San Jose patent office is good for city and valley

The regional U.S. Patent Office planned at San Jose City Hall won't be a direct financial windfall for the city, but it will be huge for the local economy -- all of the Bay Area, actually.


Related Topix: San Jose, CA, Law, Drink, Coffee, Opinion


Spring Consulting Granted Patent for Employee and Retiree Pension Funding Program

Spring Consulting Group announced today that they have been issued U.S. Patent No.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance

Emmy Advanced Media

Apple Patents Geture-Based Screen Unlocking Tech, Just Like on Android

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday published two Apple patent applications , both titled "Gesture entry techniques," that together form the basis of a device unlocking feature in which a user draws a pattern on screen with the help of illuminated discs.


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Government Computer News

Patent Office preps for surge in applications

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is lining up sources of IT services to meet the storage, engineering and virtualization demands from a huge upsurge in the number of patent applications it anticipates will be filed in the next three years.


Related Topix: Law

Patently Obvious

Guest Post by Prof. Sichelman: Stop Bashing Academics: Why Mark...

Recently, Hal Wegner has been circulating and commenting upon the qualifications of patent law professors.


Related Topix: Law, Best of 2007

Zatz Not Funny. . .

TiVo "Program Shortcuts" Patent Details Social DVR

A few weeks back, the USPTO published TiVo's latest patent: Program Shortcuts , which is effectively an update to their 2009 patent .


Related Topix: Digital Video Recorders, Electronics, Law