Posts tagged as: USPTO

Apple’s ‘Slide-to-Unlock’ Patent Ruled Invalid By German Court

One of the more important patents that Apple has been using in its legal war against Android manufacturers, the “slide-to-unlock” patent, was declared invalid by Germany’s highest appeals court. The Federal Court of Appeals in Karlsruhe confirmed the initial ruling of a lower Federal Patent Court, which canceled Apple’s “slide-to-unlock” patent back in 2013. The […]

USPTO Strikes Down Litigious Patent Troll Podcast Patent

A final ruling by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has invalidated a podcasting patent held by non-practicing entity Personal Audio, ending the company’s bid to cash in on the backs of successful content creators. The EFF originally filed a petition in 2013 to review the serialized media content patent held under patent number […]

USPTO Awards Trademarks to Apple for Store Design

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple trademarks on the design of its retail stores, Reuters reports. Filings describe a “clear glass storefront surrounded by a paneled facade,” and an interior with an “oblong table with stools…set below video screens flush mounted on the back wall.” Apple first applied for the trademarks in […]

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