Apple Forced to Acquire 'AirPower' Trademark
A great number of companies have the AirPower trademark registered in the U.S. and Apple wasn't one of them until recently – as in yesterday 03/20/2019 at 16:28:04 EDT. If I'm reading it right, Apple acquired the trademark from an attorney in Amesbury, UG, according to the filing presented in-part below. Either that's UG for Uganda or a typo for UK, as there's an Amesbury in England.
Working backwards, we discovered that Advanced Access Technologies had owned the trademark. Digging further we discovered that Michael R. Rizzo listed on the USPTO document above is the Attorney for Advanced Access Technologies.
While the delay in Apple bringing AirPower to market has been attributed to overheating issues, it may have been a trademark issue all along. With this issue out of the way, Apple's charging pad may be given the green light to launch in the not-too-distant future.
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