U.S. Patent And Trademark Office

Latest U.S. Patent And Trademark Office Items
  • Inventor battling US over patents sought in 1970s

    One by one, Gilbert Hyatt pointed to the adding machine, the first-generation Sony PlayStation console, the television, the handheld video recorder and the telephone switching device arrayed on the conference-room table.


  • In novel move, NYC campus gets US patent officer

    A new technology graduate school aimed at smoothing the path between research and entrepreneurship can boast a new distinction: the country's first on-campus patent officer, officials announced Tuesday.


  • NYTimes leads group defense in mobile patent suit

    The New York Times Co. is girding for a legal battle that many larger organizations have avoided.


  • Obama gets overhaul of patent system for signature

    Congress gave President Obama's drive to promote jobs growth a boost Thursday by presenting him with a major overhaul of the patent system that the president has sought as a means to spur innovation and put more people back to work.


  • "This legislation modernizes our patent system to help create private-sector jobs and keep America on the leading edge of innovation," said House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, as lawmakers voted to align the U.S. patent system closer with those of other countries. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    House passes revisions to patent law

    The House on Thursday voted to rewrite 60-year-old patent law to give inventors a better shot of obtaining patents in a timely manner and bringing the U.S. patent system in line with those of other industrialized nations.


  • Call of Duty: Black Ops, Prestige Edition from Activision

    EDITORIAL: Disney cashes in on SEAL Team 6

    One day after Osama bin Laden's body was dumped into the North Arabian Sea, Walt Disney Co. executives smelled opportunity. The Hollywood giant filed three applications to trademark the term "SEAL Team 6," the name of the elite special forces team that took down the world's most wanted criminal. Disney wants the exclusive rights to slap the phrase on every product that could possibly make a buck.


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