US Patent Office’s Michelle Lee shows us that patenting an invention doesn’t have to be expensive, hard

I was lucky to speak with Michelle K. Lee, current director of the US Patent Office and a great proponent of small startups and innovation. Lee said that the patent office has a number of free resourc

TrademarkVision uses machine learning to make finding logos as easy as a reverse image search

A company's logo is an important part of its identity, but the process behind defining, registering and protecting these trademarks is a convoluted and rather archaic one. A startup called TrademarkVi

Report: US Patent And Trademark Office Denies Apple’s iPad Mini Trademark Application, Deemed “Merely Descriptive”

Right after it launched the iPad mini, Apple filed a trademark application for the name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As Patently Apple noticed earlier today, however, th

Google Improves Patent Search With Prior Art Finder, Adds Millions Of European Patents

Google today <a target="_blank" href="">expanded</a> its search coverage for patents by adding millions of documents

U.S. Patent Office Lets Green Technologies Jump The Queue For Another Year

<img src="" class="shot2"></img> The United States Patent And Trademark Office (USPTO) has extended its <a href="http:/

Why We Need To Abolish Software Patents

<img src="" /> During my tech days, I co-authored four software patents. Each cost my startup about $15,000—which seemed like a fortune in th