With 990 issued patents, and approximately 2100 pending patent applications, Yahoo has a sizable patent portfolio. Yahoo owns a suite of patented technologies developed in-house and through patents obtained by acquiring Inktomi and Overture Services (which had previously acquired the pioneering search engines AllTheWeb and AltaVista).
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 […]
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, […]
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. […]
Prior art includes information that has been made available to the public in any form before the date which an invention was conceived. If an invention has been described in prior art, the invention will not be eligible for patent protection. Typically, the costs associated with hiring a patent attorney to prepare and file your […]