Google’s Patent Portfolio

Patents are becoming highly prized pieces of intellectual property in the high tech arena. While, Google has admitted that it has far fewer patents than many of its rival technology companies, Google made a $900m bid to acquire the patent portfolio of Nortel Networks, a bankrupt Canadian telecommunications manufacturer. Google believes the additional patents could Read more about Google’s Patent Portfolio[…]

Charlie Sheen Trademarks

Charlie Sheen has recently filed 22 Trademark Applications related to many of his catchphrases, including “Duh, Winning” and “Tiger Blood,” according to reports.

New Patent Application Examination Rules

On May 5, 2011 the United States Patent Office (USPTO) will begin the implementation of new rules for prioritizing patent examination.  Under Track One, the patent office will expedite the examination of Patents, within twelve (12) months for an additional $4,000 payment. Small entities will receive a 50% discount on the expedited examination fee. It currently takes Read more about New Patent Application Examination Rules[…]