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WebFeat has been granted a patent for its federated search technology by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Airbee Wireless announced that it has filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office entitled “System and Method for Data Transmission.”
A patent disagreement between Google’s AdWords and Yahoo’s Overture was settled today by the search engine giants. To help settle the dispute, Google issued an additional 2.7 million shares of Google’s stock. Through earlier agreements, Yahoo already possessed 5.5 million shares of Google stock.
After an economic boom rivaling the Gold Rush in the mid-to-late 1990s, a severe downturn has left many technology companies who overspent and expanded too fast during the boom clambering for survival. As a result, such companies have fallen back on the very thing that embodies their ingenuity – and made them successful to begin with – the patents that protect their innovative technologies. While some companies profit from lice nsing patents, others make money by pursuing judgments against those who infringe on these patents.
Even as the amazing pace of innovation at Bell Labs enables the U.S. to maintain its global leadership in science and technology, Indian researchers have played a crucial role in enabling the Lucent Technologies’ world-renowned research and development unit, earn its reputation as the leading industrial R&D lab in the world.
To date, the only real impediment to doing business online has been the safety of the consumer’s financial data. In March of 2002, this all changed.
Enter the U.S. Trademark and Patents Office. Over the last few years, the USTPO has shown extreme ignorance of new Internet technologies. The USPTO has approved some of the most ludicrous patents to be presented to them.
In 1997, AltaVista was granted a number of patents on search engine technologies, even though search engine technology had been in use as early as 1989.