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Google Is Trying to Trademark the Word ‘Glass’, Currently Having Some Issues Google Is Trying to Trademark the Word ‘Glass’, Currently Having Some Issues

Google is attempting (and currently failing) to trademark the word ‘Glass’, in reference to their Google Glass wearable tech. Most of you will probably find joy in half of that statement. The United States Patent and Trademark Office is currently …

Twitter Finally Patents the Concept of Twitter Twitter Finally Patents the Concept of Twitter

Twitter – the actual concept of Twitter – is now patented. U.S. Patent 8,401,009 just went through, with Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone listed as inventors. It’s a vague and overarching concept of a “device independent message distribution platform,” first …

USPTO Lets Google Host 10 TB of Patent Info
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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has entered an agreement with Google, which will see Google hosting unmodified patent and trademark public data.

The USPTO says it doesn’t have the technical capability to provide the information in a bulk machine readable format, and that the arrangement is to serve as a bridge as the USPTO develops an acquisition strategy for this.

Google PageRank Patent May Go Poof
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New criteria for restricting the scope of what the US Patent Office considers patent-worthy poses a threat to numerous software patents, including Google’s famed PageRank.

USPTO Wiki-fies Patents, Pooh-poohs P2P
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The US Patent and Trademark Office is swamped, so they’re going the Digg.com route. Embarking on a patent review pilot project that will allow the online public to comment on patent applications, the USPTO is hoping the experts of the world will share the load.

The USPTO is not, however, that keen on P2P.

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Apple Adds Video To iPod…Trademark

An updated filing with the USPTO shows Apple has added video files to the Goods and Services description in the iPod trademark record.