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  1. Could the Term "SEO" Become Trademarked?

    If no opposition is filed within the time specified by Section 13(a) of the Statute or by rules 2.101 or 2.102 of the Trademark Rules, the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks may issue a certificate of registration.

  2. More than Organizing Photos? Google Acquires Neven Vision

    No patents assigned to Neven Vision, and no trademark in that name. A page on their site also listed a number of patents that they had been granted, and the numbers from those matched others that I found from the patent office.

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. Microsoft's "Google Base" is Code Named Fremont & MS Receives Patent For Semi-Auto Annotation of Multimedia Objects

    The US Patent and Trademark Office awarded a patent (not a patent app) to Microsoft today titled: Semi-automatic annotation of multimedia objects. It was first filed for in 2000 and is an interesting read, as patents go.

  6. Understanding Search Engine Patents

    According to the US Patent and Trademark Office (http://www.uspto.gov/) the right given in the patent excludes others from making, using or selling the invention without permission for a period of time, but it doesn't require the applicant to...

  7. Understanding Search Engine Patents

    According to the US Patent and Trademark Office (http://www.uspto.gov/) the right given in the patent excludes others from making, using or selling the invention without permission for a period of time, but it doesn't require the applicant to...

  8. Google Patents Method to Determine Equivalent Descriptions Based on Information Needs of Searcher

    Patent and Trademark Office today that Google was awarded a patent today that involves technology allowing the searcher to conduct a more comprehensive search by automatically determining equivalent ways (synonyms) to describe their information need.

  9. Scirus Adds 13 Million Patents to Database

    Scirus now provides searchable access and direct links to more than 13,000 million "scientific" patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the European Patent Office (EPO), the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) and the Patent...