Bloke tells all to El Reg after US, Euro officials say only 'natural' people can be patent inventors
29 Apr 2020
US Patent Office sued after it declared a power outage a 'national holiday'
Filing challenges authority of trademark bod to extend deadlines
18 Aug 2016
Christmas comes early at US Patent office after massive IT outage
UpdatedExtra holidays added after 'major power outage' takes out critical apps
24 Dec 2015
Apple: Samsung ripped off our phone patent! USPTO: What patent?
Cupertino could lose chunk of payout in smartphone suit
18 Aug 2015
Intellectual Ventures: Toshiba is violating our patent! Toshiba: What patent?
USPTO tosses out claim over memory management
05 Jun 2015
Even Uncle Sam admits: US patent law is whack
FTC politely tells PTO: fix your crappy rules
07 May 2015
Does the Googler tapped to run the US Patent Office still believe in patent reform?
Analysis'Crony' jeers follow Lee into the chair
27 Oct 2014
Amazon granted patent for taking photos against a white background – seriously
US Patent Office credibility approaching zero
09 May 2014
Take off, nuke 'em from orbit: Kill patent trolls NOW, says FTC bigwig
CES 2014No more waiting, no more excuses – what a Brill-iant idea
09 Jan 2014
Google's patent chief slammed the US patent office – now she's the agency's acting director
Ex-Googler Michelle Lee latest to step through revolving door
12 Dec 2013
USPTO backs down on iPad mini trademark objections
'The examining attorney apologizes for any inconvenience caused'
08 Apr 2013
IBM tops chart for churning out patents for the 20TH TIME
Today it's mostly software IP - 2 decades ago it was hardware
10 Jan 2013
US Patent Office seeks public input on software patents' future
Roundtable discussions scheduled for February
04 Jan 2013
Apple granted patent for ebook page-turning
Intellectual property protection run amuck?
13 Nov 2012
EU, US edge closer to mega-transatlantic patent system
Turns out Apple holds a patent on the idea
02 Oct 2012
Facebook: 'We didn't patent stalking logged-off users'
We're just hunting unicorns ... bitch
04 Oct 2011
Google lands patent for, um, estimating shipment time
'Telling a customer when their goodies will arrive? We own that'
12 Aug 2011
Obama to overhaul heinous US patent system
No more crustless peanut butter sandwiches
07 Mar 2011