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Patents & Inventions Blog

Apr 22, 2016

This algorithm could help stop patent trolls

Patent trolls are a big enough problem that they've attracted the attention of the White House, but there's little consensus on how to stop them. A new tool from artist and engineer Alexander Reben looks to algorithms for help.

Apr 14, 2016

USPTO Patent Pro Bono Program In PA

Apr 7, 2016

Gimme Vending Awarded First Invention Patent

Gimme Vending™, the leading provider of vending data integrity tools, announced today the issuance of its first patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The utility patent addresses a primary data challenge faced by the vending industry | Read More...

Jan 13, 2016

US Patent Search About to Get a Whole Lot Better

Looking to improve the navigation of its online database of patents, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the U.S. Department of Commerce sponsored an international competition. The winner has been revealed and the prize goes to the | Read More...

Jan 8, 2016

Ford's Car Tire Transforms into Unicycle

Cars that transform into something else may no longer be a visual effect reserved for the movies. A patent search of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database turned up a patent application from Ford Global Technologies, LLC in | Read More...

Jan 7, 2016

Star Wars Patents as Strong as The Force

Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens broke box office records on its opening weekend at movie theaters and continues to set new records. But that’s not the only thing about Star Wars breaking records. The number of patents granted to George Lucas, | Read More...

Jan 4, 2016

Twitter Files Patent for Drones Controlled by Tweets

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s a Tweet Drone! That’s what Twitter is hoping for in its filing of a patent for a “Messaging-Enabled Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.” The patent application was published by the United States Patent and | Read More...

Dec 30, 2015

USPTO Power Outage Affecting Patent Searches, Filings

If you had trouble accessing the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website the week of December 21, you might want to try again, but expect some IT and online systems to be offline, including the online patent filing system.

Dec 23, 2015

Major Patent Troll Gets Socked With Paying Patent Lawyers

An East Texas judge has had enough of one company’s habit of filing patent lawsuits by ruling that the company must pay the fees of patent lawyers and other legal expenses of the numerous companies it sued.