Articles about USPTO

Smartphone Patent Wars: Timeline of the Apple v. Samsung Legal Battle

Over the years, we’ve seen plenty of intellectual property lawsuits involving Apple Inc. (who, ahem, does not like to be called Apple, Inc.). Apple went after Digital Research and Microsoft during the ’80s and ’90s for copying the “look and feel” of the Macintosh OS. But in the last five years, Apple…

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Rationales for Software Patent Protection

Legal scholars point to a handful of philosophical theories as the basis for the moral judgment that patents on technology are just and beneficial to society. Are these theories valid in the context of the modern software industry? In particular, do the unique characteristics of software, in contrast to other forms of…

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Quandary Peak Assists with Software Patent Reexamination

A patent for certain unified messaging systems is undergoing reexamination by the US Patent and Trademark Office, and a Quandary Peak expert has been called on to assist the patent assignee. US Patent 7,702,669, assigned to RingCentral, Inc., discloses a system for synchronizing different types of messages between multiple clients and servers.…

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