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#Verisign : Com Registry pulling ahead with Q2 results and a new #patent

Verisign, operators of the .com and .net Registry, are about to share facts and figures for Q2/2020. The report will be shared tomorrow, July 23rd. Verisign shared its Domain Name Industry Brief report, stating that domain name registrations increased 4.5 million or 1.2% sequentially to 366.8 million across top-level domains (TLDs) at the end of […]

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WIPO releases global trademark and patent stats for 2014

The World Intellectual Property Organization has released statistics related to the global trademark and patent applications. Sharing data for years 2012-2013, the latest infographic shows some surprising information that brand creators, entrepreneurs and IP attorneys will find interesting: In 2013, 2.6 million patents were applied for globally Annual growth was 9% for patent applications in […]

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Network Solutions applies for domain “robo-registration” patent after .XYZ success

Network Solutions, the registrar of more than 180,000 automatic registrations of .XYZ domain names, has applied for a patent of the process at the USPTO. Application number 54922212173-XYZ covers the process as follows: “A method of domain allocation, utilizing a software script, that registers and places a domain name into the account of an existing […]

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Patent granted: GoDaddy to extend domain length to 2,048 characters

After an embarrassing auction at TDNAM for a particularly long domain name, GoDaddy – the world’s #1 domain registrar – has been granted a patent at the USPTO. Patent #12,342,256 produces “…a domain filesystem and microcode capable of extending the current octet limitations of labels, thus increasing the usable domain length to 2,048 characters.” This […]

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Changes coming to USPTO leadership

The United States Patent and Trademark Office, affectionately known as the USPTO, will sustain a change in leadership in January. David Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, will be resigning his position and moving on to greener pastures. The Greek-American ran the USPTO […]

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GoDaddy Enforces Patent 2009017182431 – Bad news?

Do you habitually type your own URL in the browser, instead of a bookmark or a desktop shortcut? If that’s how you navigate the Internet, be prepared to open a Minicharge account with GoDaddy first. These Minicharge accounts are used to submit micropayments – as low as one US cent – to destinations worldwide. Earlier […]

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John Berryhill files patent 3887711B/2009 for the creation of MiniSites

Washington, DC – The Firm, Inc. Prominent intellectual property attorney and domainer advocate, John Berryhill, has filed a patent with the USPTO. This is not news, as John already owns several patents for mathematical formulas that determine the outcome of a UDRP, before it even goes to litigation. What sets this one apart, is that […]

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