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USPTO Teams up With Google to Provide Free Patent Information

The United States and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) announced last week that it has entered into a no-cost, two-year agreement with Google to make bulk electronic patent and trademark public data available to the public in bulk form.   Under this agreement, the USPTO is providing Google with existing bulk, electronic files, which Google will host without […]

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Social Networking Patents Emerge from US Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”)

Amazon, Google and Facebook have each recently been granted US Patents for social networking related patents.  Each of the patents have issued in the wake of the important case of In re Bilske, 545 F.3d 943 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 30, 2008), cert. Granted sub nom. Bilski v. Doll, 129 S. Ct. 2735 (June 1, 2009) […]

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