We’ve already seen how Apple uses beard companies to cover its tracks for trademark filings — iSlate and iGuide. Some of these filings go back several years, too.
I’ve stumbled across a bunch of odd trademarks tonight that I thought were under another Apple beard company, but now I’m not so sure.
Nonetheless, I’m posting this to open it up to others to comment on or to follow up.
The filings are under the name Delson Group, which is located in Cupertino, California.
One of those pages has this curious thing:
In the monthly SV Executive Club meeting in Palo Alto, Calif., Jan. 13th, 2007, Prof. Willie W. Lu reiterated that “Apple’s iPhone will become the successful 4G mobile phone by the OWA technology platform”, “iPhone is targeted for the service-oriented and application-oriented mobility platform which should be based on various air interfaces (wireless standards). The multi-layered various air interfaces must rely on Open Wireless Architecture (OWA) technology to be implemented in a future-proven mobile phone. Therefore, without OWA, iPhone is not a future service-oriented mobile phone!”, said Prof. Lu.
Now it could very well be a legitimate company. However, what are they doing trademarking iHand and iArm? And there’s one trademark I particularly like that sounds very Apple-like: Mobile Cloud.
What’s also strange: there’s no Attorney of Record associated with these filings.
Delson Group has several other filings, but I’m limiting this post to these. Others who are interested in doing further digging can start here and then go to TESS at the USPTO for the rest.