United States Patent And Trademark Office


Apple patents smart pen for capturing digital copies of handwritten notes

Apple patents smart pen for capturing digital copies of handwritten notes

The patent comes in the form of a smart pen capable of detecting hand movements for translation into digital line drawings and...

Jan 1 2015, 9:40am CST

Redskins Trademark Revoked

Redskins Trademark Revoked

Several judges with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office revoked the Washington Redskins trademark on June 18, labeling it &quo...

Jun 19 2014, 12:05am CDT

Apple patent shows bayonet lens mounts

Apple patent shows bayonet lens mounts

Patent was filed in 2012 and granted this week...

Apr 1 2014, 1:49pm CDT

Apple patent shows method of letting mobile users listen in on voice mails being left

Apple patent shows method of letting mobile users listen in on voice mails being left

No word on when or if the patent will be integrated into an iPhone feature...

Mar 4 2014, 12:30pm CST

US Issues Patent For A Fraudulent Human Embryonic Stem Cell Method

At first I thought the Patent Office was having a little fun. Was it an April Fools Day joke?  No, it’s only February – an...

Feb 24 2014, 7:26am CST

The New Patent would Allow Siri to Search through Photos

The New Patent would Allow Siri to Search through Photos

Apple’s new patent application describes a new app that would use voice commands to tag and catalogue digital photos...

Dec 28 2013, 3:53am CST

Will Sapphire be Used in Apple’s Future Devices?

Will Sapphire be Used in Apple’s Future Devices?

Apple might have possible plans to use Sapphire in building future products...

Sep 12 2013, 1:20pm CDT

Samsung Opens up its Patent Business in the US

Samsung Opens up its Patent Business in the US

The South Korean giant, Samsung has decided to open up a patent office in the United States. Known as Intellectual Keystone Tec...

May 27 2013, 5:53am CDT

Apple Granted a Patent on the Design of Its Retail Stores

Apple Granted a Patent on the Design of Its Retail Stores

No copying Apple stores...

Jan 30 2013, 1:00pm CST

LG Patent App Seeks to Patent a Variety of Flexible Screen Uses

LG Patent App Seeks to Patent a Variety of Flexible Screen Uses

Sony showed off that sweet new rollable, flexible OLED screen today that is very cool. Sony isn’t the only company working hard...

May 26 2010, 2:00am CDT

Dell Takes a Stand Against Psion to Protect Netbook

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that a company called Psion had been notifying people that it owned the trademark for the word "ne...

Feb 20 2009, 6:56am CST

Microsoft got its 10,000th Patent

Microsoft got its 10,000th Patent

Microsoft announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently awarded Microsoft Corp. its 10,000th U.S. patent....

Feb 10 2009, 12:49pm CST

Apple Gets Patent for Multi-Touch

Apple has been granted US patent number 7,479,949 for multi-touch interfaces. The patent describes a computer-implemented metho...

Jan 27 2009, 6:37am CST

Sony files Patent for Brain Interface

Sony files Patent for Brain Interface

A Sony scientist filed a patent for brain interface that uses ultrasound to create sensory experiences - This stuff is straight...

Apr 7 2005, 7:31am EST