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2014-09-22 12:23:01

The Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV) recently became the first patent authority worldwide to sign an STN Global Value Pricing agreement, providing their examiners with extended patent information and unlimited access to the unique content, powerful tools, and reliable support that have been the hallmark of STN International(SM) for more than 30 years COLUMBUS, Ohio, KARLSRUHE, Germany and STOCKHOLM, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV)...

2014-06-30 16:24:22

Patent Office Puts Colorado in the National Spotlight as an Innovation Hub DENVER, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) opened its permanent satellite location in Denver. The new office is the second to open out of four satellite offices announced by the USPTO including those in Detroit, Dallas-Fort Worth, and San Jose, Calif. The offices are designed to foster American innovation in the global marketplace, while at the same time help...

2014-04-21 12:29:58

FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acentia, a premier provider of technology and management solutions, today announced it was awarded a 1-year, $2.5-million contract by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The company will provide software design and development services to develop and implement Phase 2 of the Agency's Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) Database project. The CPC effort is a joint partnership between the USPTO and the European...

2014-03-11 23:02:58

The US Patent Office (USPTO) has issued an office action in its re-examination of Bruce Murison’s We-Vibe patent. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 The US Patent Office (USPTO) has issued an office action in its re-examination of Bruce Murison’s We-Vibe patent 7,931,605. The office action rejected all of the patent claims-at-issue in the reexamination. The USPTO’s rejection of the We-Vibe patent follows LELO’s request for ex parte reexamination, which LELO filed on October 21...

2013-12-03 23:24:45

Metadata for USPTO’s Patent Application Full Text and Patent Full Text Accessible to EBSCO Discovery Service™ Users Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), an agency of the Department of Commerce, is the latest content source to be added to EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Patent attorneys, patent agents and others involved in intellectual property management will benefit from the addition of USPTO’s...

2013-06-13 23:22:04

FoxFury Lighting Solutions will display its forensic light sources and portable, rechargeable scene lights at the International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners (IAC&ME) Training Conference for the first time. The conference runs June 23 to June 25 in Las Vegas, NV. Vista, CA (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 FoxFury Lighting Solutions will display its LED forensic light sources and portable, rechargeable LED scene lights at the International Association of Coroners & Medical...

2013-05-21 23:23:26

Wysebridge Patent Bar Review recaps the Supreme Court's decision regarding re-planting patented seeds and the impact on the patent landscape. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Wysebridge Patent Bar Review, a company built on assisting individuals study and pass the Patent Bar Examination, responds to last weeks Supreme court findings in Bowman v. Monsanto Company (Supreme Court 2013), and the continued news coverage of this case. As a company focused on helping individuals become...

US Patent Office Rejects Its Own Rejection On iPad Mini Trademark
2013-04-08 13:59:15

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Earlier this year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) rejected Apple´s application to trademark the name “iPad mini,” saying the name was less of a trademark and more of a description of an existing product. Though the USPTO sent the rejection letter in January, it only surfaced online last week. And after the story began to make its rounds across the blogosphere, the patent office reported...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'