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3 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Sunday spotlight: Rocket scientist keeps dreams of space alive while selling newspapers

He holds seven patents and expects the U.S. Patent Office to award his eighth this fall.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Law, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Astronomy, Science

13 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

Patent & Trademark Office Seeks Comments on Changes to Facilitate...

Targeted News Service WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published the following proposed rule in the Federal Register: Changes To Facilitate Applicant's Authorization of Access to Unpublished U.S. Patent Applications by Foreign Intellectual Property Offices A Proposed Rule by the Patent and Trademark Office on 07/11/2014 ... (more)

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18 hrs ago | Salon

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Performing in people's living rooms keeps me going

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

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19 hrs ago | JD Supra

Patent Hold-Up or Patent Hold-Out? Judge Essex Adds His Voice to the SEP-FRAND Debate

Administrative Law Judge Essex recently issued the public version of his Initial Determination in ITC investigation No.

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23 hrs ago | International Business Times

Apple on iPhone 6 September 19 Release with Possible Bendable Case,...

If it will take time for the company to release the technology instead this fall, this still proves that Apple wants to create more groundbreaking devices including smartphones and music players that will redefine mobile computing and entertainment.

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Yesterday | jdsupra.com

General Ideas Protectable as Trade Secrets in California

Clarifying case law that distinguished the protection available under patent law from that available under trade secret law, the California Court of Appeal held that general ideas, including combinations of ideas, are protectable as trade secrets.

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Related Topix: Law, Science / Technology, Inventions

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Law.com

Replacing Rader: Sizing up the Short List for the Federal Circuit

Judge Randall Rader's sudden departure from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in June gave patent litigators a lot to talk about.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, African-American, Law, California

JD Supra

'Stop the Islamisation of America' Is Disparaging

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's refusal to register the mark "STOP THE ISLAMISATION OF AMERICA" in connection with the services "providing information regarding understanding and preventing terrorism," holding that the mark was disparaging to a group of persons.

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Related Topix: Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Law

Patently Obvious

Federal Circuit Sends Patent Case to Eighth Circuit

The Federal Circuit has determined that it lacks subject-matter appellate jurisdiction over the patent infringement appeal and has thus transferred the case to its sister-court, the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Law

KTOO-TV Juneau

An Actor, A University And A Famous Name Lead To A Lawsuit

John Wayne went by "Duke" nearly all his life, but that's not the name that appeared on his driver's license.

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JD Supra

Description of a Trademark with the USPTO

Continuing our discussion - from yesterday and the day before about the description of a mark provided to the USPTO during the registration process, the below images from two unrelated federally-registered, non-verbal logos for banking services, help tell another related story: As the links on the USPTO images reveal, the one on the left is ... (more)

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JD Supra

Commercial Success But No Nexus

In the final written decisions of two related inter partes reviews , the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board sided with the petitioner and canceled all claims under review.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

OregonLive.com

Harvester Brewing background

Where the marks of the respective parties are identical or virtually identical, the relationship between the relevant goods need not be as close I just saw your article about the Harvester Brewing matter.

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RedState

The Further Weaponization of the United States Government

Since at least before the 2012 re-election, and unbeknownst to Americans until fairly recently, the administration that currently runs the White House has been weaponizing various government agencies at a rate never before seen in U.S. history.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Tax, Law, Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory

KVOR-AM Colorado Springs

Apple Wins Patent for All-Glass Phone, TV or Home Devices

Apple fans may one day have the option to buy an all-glass exterior television, mobile device or gaming device.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Apple, Law, iPhone

Government Executive

Patent Office Exec Tried to Force Subordinates to Hire a Relative's Fiance

A senior official at the Patent and Trademark Office pressured subordinates to hire as an examining attorney a lesser-qualified candidate who was engaged to marry a close relative, the Commerce Department inspector general reported.

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Business Journal

Obama's reported patent pick stumbles as tech biggies aim to thwart trolls

The UpTake: While the federal government shows it once again has difficulty leading the intellectual property community, private businesses show they are ready to step up and do what's necessary to defend against anti-innovation trolling.

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Related Topix: Internet Troll, Law

CNET News.com

Apple gains store-design trademark in EU

The electronics giant adds to its intellectual property for its store layout, after earning a similar trademark in the US.

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The Washington Post

Cana t register trademark with Statue of Liberty holding silenced gun...

So argued a U.S. Patent & Trademark Officer examiner, in refusing to register the mark.

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Scientific American

New Hotbeds of Innovation Rise in the U.S.

The number of patents granted each year by the U.S. is skyrocketing. Companies inside and outside the country lead the race as they scramble to tap huge American markets.

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