USPTO

  • Apple trademarks design of its retail stores January 30, 2013

    San Francisco: Apple, known for aggressively protecting its iPads and iPhones from copycats, is doing the same for the interior design of its stores. The US Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple's request last week for trademarks on the minimalist design and layout of its retail outlets, the office's records...
  • USPTO dismisses 20 patent claims by Apple as invalid December 9, 2012

    Mumbai: A post on Foss Patents blog has revealed that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a first Office action, asserting that a crucial Apple multitouch patent is invalid. In fact, the decision comes for the second time within two months. It was in late October...
  • Apple working on universal touchscreen remote January 27, 2012

    San Francisco: A patent application published by the US Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday showed that Apple is working on a universal touchscreen remote capable of controlling multiple devices, shedding lights on the company's muchanticipated plan on a smart TV product. The patent, titled "Apparatus and Method to Facilitate Universal...