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  1. Google Gets Authority Evaluation Patent Criticizing Amazon, Slashdot

    The patent can be found here on the US Patent and Trademark Office website. In a patent application approved Tuesday, Google used the review/comments systems used by Amazon and Slashdot to support their method and gain approval for their "invention".

  2. Could the Term "SEO" Become Trademarked?

    It would be my pleasure to write this next sentence saying that Trademark Office isn't complying with Gambert's wish, but that isn't the case. On March 25, the Trademark Office notified Gambert of the following news:

  3. Trademark Law - What Search Marketers Should Know, Part 1

    Essentially a brand name, it identifies and distinguishes a product or service from others for use in commerce, and enjoys protection by the Trademark Office of the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office).

  4. Copyright Law: What Search Marketers Should Know (Part 1)

    People need to understand that for most Web site content on the Internet– original articles, text, videos, music, images, etc.somebody probably owns the copyright to that content.explains Clarke Walton, trademark attorney for the Walton Law Firm...

  5. New Search Patent Applications: May 23, 2006 - Yahoo Wallets, Microsoft Answers, and Google Phrases

    The US Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) filings offered us additions to Google phrase searching and predictive queries, some enhancements to interacting with ecommerce sites that appear to be from Yahoo, a Microsoft Answers system and a page...

  6. New Search Patents: May 3, 2006 - Microsoft and IBM Dominate with Recent Search Filings

    With Google quiet, a recent flurry of activity burst out at the US Patent and Trademark Office from Microsoft and IBM, including the granting of a patent on a music search engine, another on searching recorded voice, and patents (and patent...

  7. New Microsoft Patent Apps Discusses the Building of Personalized Portals

    It was originally filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office in July 2005. About two weeks ago, Microsoft, had an interesting patent application published descibing a system that assists users in building personalized "portals" was published.