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4 hrs ago | EETimes

re: Patent office to open in Silicon Valley

A new branch will need all kinds of office supplies to operate properly. At Mail Supply Mart you will find many office supplies, but most important, you can buy Pitney Bowes ink, which is necessary to keep your postage meters and mail machine in perfect working order.

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How to do Hyperlapse Photography

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Tue Aug 19, 2014

ConWebBlog

WND Can't Stop Trying To Perpetuate Its Birther Delusion

WorldNetDaily's increasingly sad and desperate -- and discredited -- birther crusade continues in a Aug. 15 article by Bob Unruh, in which he touts "a friend-of-the-court brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court by the constitutional experts at William J. Olson, P.C. and the United States Justice Foundation" designed to establish legal standing to ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Law

Sys-Con Media

Cost-Effective Energy Storage Patent awarded to Steffes Corporation

This patent was awarded for the Steffes "GETS" Dynamic Dispatcha energy storage system which provides utilities with second-to-second precision control of fleets of specially instrumented water heaters and appliances.

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Related Topix: Law, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

The Washington Post

House oversight panel investigating telework abuses at patent agency

The chief government oversight committee in the House of Representatives announced Tuesday that it has launched an investigation into allegations of telework abuses at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office following revelations that an internal review of the problem was watered down for the agency's watchdog.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Sports

Patently Obvious

Uspto Rce Backlog Coming Down

In its most recent annual report, the USPTO indicated that 560,000 non-provisional utility patent applications were filed during the fiscal year.

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UnionLeader.com

Betsy McCaughey: More ways Washington squanders your money

PRESIDENT OBAMA is golfing on Martha's Vineyard, and Congress is adjourned for a five-week vacation.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Tax, Opinion

IPKat

Passing off wins the day: fake Patent Office scammers pay up, promise not to do it again

"Intellectual Property Office succeeds in passing off claim" is surely the news story that sets all hearts a-flutter in government patent offices, trade mark registries and intellectual property offices in common law jurisdictions, as the curious remedy of passing off -- which is to the law of unfair competition what the horse-drawn buggy is to the ... (more)

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Townhall

When Government Teleworkers Don't Work from Home

I refer to the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, which provided government employees the opportunity to do their jobs from home.

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Law.com

Get With the Program on Trademark Enforcement

No company knows how to monitor trademarks like Starbucks Corp. The coffee conglomerate is notorious for defending its marks, even in the most unlikely circumstances that consumers could be confused.

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Business Wire

40+ Companies Engaged in Content Delivery Join a Unique Business to Fight a oePatent Trollsa

Unified Patents has filed petitions for Inter Partes Reviews on patents held by Dragon Intellectual Property, LLC and Broadband iTV )--Unified Patents Inc., which deters non-practicing entity or patent "troll" litigation, announced today that it has secured memberships from more than 40 companies in the Content Delivery field to deter abusive ... (more)

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jdsupra.com

Unincorporated Associations Can Protect Unregistered Trademarks Under The Lanham Act

Can an unincorporated association own a trade mark and enforce trademark rights under the Lanham Act? The Ninth Circuit says that it can.

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MacRumors

Apple's Rumored Reversible USB Connector Supported by Patent Filing, but Likely to Face Challenge

Several leaked photos in recent days have suggested Apple may be looking to move to a reversible USB connector for its next-generation Lightning cables, making it easier for users to plug the cables into their computers, chargers, and other equipment with standard USB ports.

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Sentinel & Enterprise

U.S. Patent Office needs to be fixed

Usually, the U.S. Patent Office is a low-profile arm of American government created to bring order to chaotic product markets while facilitating economic development.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Opinion

Forbes.com

VC/DC: The Patent Crisis Deteriorates

This week, Forbes Senior Online Editor Kashmir Hill and I are thrilled to launch a new video series, "VC/DC," where we review the latest developments at the accident-prone intersection of technology and policy.

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Related Topix: Georgetown (Washington, DC), Law, Inventions, Science / Technology

Sun Aug 17, 2014

News Observer

Franklin Academy sophomore lands published patent application

Nicholas Oddo, 14, has spent months poring over the existing scientific literature to make sure his idea for a cleaner engine unique.

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Related Topix: Law, Raleigh, NC

Customer Interaction Solutions

Sensorstream Snags Smart Watch Patent; Aims "To Put a Computer on Every Wrist"

Santa Barbara, CA August 17, 2014 Sensorstream is pleased to announce the successful allowance of its smart watch design featuring a circular display from the USPTO and its subsequent release for licensing.

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Related Topix: Computers, Santa Barbara, CA, Law

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Patently Obvious

Judge Mayer Raises 101 When Not In Issue: Other Panelists Don't

I am sure Dennis will do his usual full and grand treatment, but this one is sort of the counter-punch to Ultramercial.

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Red Bluff Daily News

GodTalk: Wilson: Redskins? Really?

Amid all the problems that currently split our republic and our people down the middle, the US Patent Office has unerringly struck at the biggest of them all the persistence of the Washington Redskins Football Team in retaining the name by which they have been known for more than eighty years - not.

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The Miami Herald

Redskins say team name isn't offensive because it's a proper noun

The Washington Redskins have been clinging desperately to a team name that has come under increased fire of late as being offensive to Native Americans.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Commentary: Mercury News: Patent office scandal ag...

The U.S. Patent Office is the lifeblood of Silicon Valley's technology industry.

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