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Amazon, Inc. – Tablet Potential Based on Patent Data

With 21 patents related to portable computing devices and associated software, Amazon is dwarfed by the more established tablet players (as covered in our report, The US Tablet Computing Market, July 2011).  With its current patent portfolio, Amazon owns approximately 0.2% of total tablet-related patent filings in the United States.  Moreover, Amazon has not filed […]

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Unconventional Non-Patent Literature Sources

Non-patent literature (NPL) searching is an essential part of the prior art search process.  In addition to traditional NPL sources, such as, for example, INSPEC, IEEE Conference Proceedings, ACM Publications, and SPIE databases, Envision IP’s search team utilizes a variety of unconventional NPL sources for search requests that are highly technical in nature.  For example, […]

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The US Tablet Computing Market: Patent Trends and Insights

As the struggle for smartphone supremacy continues, mobile device manufacturers now have a new arena in which to wage battle – the tablet market.  Though Apple still claims the lion’s share of the United States market with its iPad line, Apple’s competitors have been hard at work developing innovative tablet technologies to eclipse Apple’s stronghold.  […]