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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. LexisNexis Integrates Semantic Search Technology into Patent Research

    Patent and Trademark Office's patent index. With semantic search technology we have changed the very nature of online patent research by providing users with an additional means of researching patent and non-patent prior art," said Peter...

  3. HelloMetro Wins Trademark for 'Hyperlocal'

    Patent office in order to derail the effort. HelloMetro has also won trademark approval for the term Hyperlocal. Earlier this year, we learned that Jason Gambert applied to trademark 'SEO. Do you think HelloMetro should have been awarded this...

  4. 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).

  5. More than Organizing Photos? Google Acquires Neven Vision

    It sounded like more might be happening than just putting pictures in order, so I tried to see if I could find any clues involving the intellectual property behind the company, with a trademark search and a patent search on their name.

  6. Daily SearchCast, May 24, 2006: Windows Live Local Gets UK Images & Easier Map Sharing; Is That Site In Your Search Results Safe?; A Spam Detection Tool; A Search Marketing Magazine Arrives & More!

    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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...