Patent Monkey Joins Deadpool, Only To Rise Again as

Someone just shot the monkey. Patent Monkey, a Web-based patent database, is closing up shop and selling its assets to domain-name holding company Internet Real Estate Group (IREG) and Monster Venture

PatentMonkey: BIG Patent Changes are Here

While Congress takes a break for August on The Patent Reform Act, two competitors are stealing some of the thunder: the USPTO and the US Circuit of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). Heads are sp

PatentMonkey: Apple Multi-Touch is the New FireWire

OOOOH, multi-touch: Apple’s going to a multi-touch laptop and mouse.. Think of the possibilities!!!!! Remember FireWire? Apple poured tons of resources into a superior technology with hopes of d

PatentMonkey: AT&T Wireless Lockdown for iPhone?

Recent news that Apple had applied for a means to disable recharging on a stolen device, we now have learned that Cingular conceived an even broader concept: shutting down a wireless device when out o

Manly Arts Festival for the Man in Us

Pulling my head out of monkey work, it is August in Towson, MD, my home town, and the Manly Arts Festival has arrived. The event: How did the gentlemen of Hampton settle their differences, show off th

PatentMonkey: Nokia > Apple in the LT

As a consumer, I love the idea of the iPhone (=interoperability with Macs, iTunes, etc.), but in reality there are a number of features that need considering when looking at dropping several Franklins

PatentMonkey: Sony PS3 Down, Kicked with More Litigation

Sony PS3 has to work through a couple litigation suits and can now add the PS3 cell processor to the list. Sony is on the receiving side of a litigation suit that claims that the PS3 infringes an almo

PatentMonkey: Nokia's Karaoke Ring Tones

This week Nokia received a patent for more than just mere ringtones, but ringtones that can be modified with a secondary tone, or what they call “compound ring tones“. Oh yes, get all your

PatentMonkey: Patent Reform More than Just in the Air

“May you live in interesting times”, or so they say. The USPTO and IP attorneys have been handed very interesting times indeed with recent Supreme Court decisions and Congressional alignme

PatentMonkey: Microsoft's Cell Phone with Touch Screen

What if the Zune was a cell phone? What if it had a touch screen on the back of it? What could you do with it? Microsoft slipped in a patent application covering a cell phone that can be used as a tou

PatentMonkey: Patent Searching 411

We get asked about how to search patents, more from people that know a little bit, but want more insight into how to search a better. In this post, we’ll give you the five steps we use to perfor

PatentMonkey: Sony Interoperability is in the Game

Sony’s seamless game system to mobile device published application has me thinking about the allure of the iPhone and the state of hype in the cell phone industry. Throughout 2007, Sony has had

PatentMonkey: Samsung's One-Push Cellular GPS Directions

Getting home, to a hotel or to a friend’s house in the wee hours may get easier thanks to Samsung’s new patented technology covering a means for transmitting directions from where you are

PatentMonkey: Proudly Announces Patent for "Enhanced Directory Assistance" (NASDAQ: LOCM) announced today the issuance of a patented technology for paid search results provided in response to a request for directory assistance. The company hopes to tap into mobile

PatentMonkey: Peer Patent Review Starts, Goes to SecondLife

In the past two weeks, Peer-to-Patent has opened up a USPTO approved project allowing an open review of pending patent applications. Registered members are encouraged to read through the patents avail

PatentMonkey: NEC Gets Cell Phone Smart File Downloading Patent

Apple notes it is the only player one of two players in WiFi enabled smart phones offering expanded reach when cell coverage is, well, not so good. This week, NEC was issued a related patent on wirele

PatentMonkey: Will the iPhone be used as Apple TV Remote?

So genesis of the iPhone was sometime back in 2005, right? Interestingly, Apple happened to file a continuation on a patent application around that time covering a Universal Remote for controlling a n

PatentMonkey: Cell Phone Features Seen 'em Once, and Again

Sorting through this week’s cell phone makers’ issued patents, I found a couple examples of patented concepts (dating back to 2000-2001) that have found their way into the market more than

PatentMonkey: USB Integrated Antenna on Cell Phone

Smart, simple and marketable. Samsung’s male adapter USB antenna for a cell phone is all of these things, yet, it is a feature not easily found. No losing a cord to charge my cell phone on the r

PatentMonkey: Microsoft to Take on Joost?

Two things show a company is getting ramped up to enter a business – filing for patents and lining up a trademark. Microsoft has done both in the online video arena and could be in a position to
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