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Spin to win
Dec 15, 2020
Mad Dogg Athletics (“MDA”) is the creator of spinning – a form of indoor cycling - as an organised sport and a form of intense exercise. For over two decades spinning has been pop...
Bridgestone enjoy success in the Beijing Intellectual Property Court
Dec 9, 2020
Hot on the heels of last week’s news regarding China’s crackdown on counterfeiters and its resolve to create a stronger intellectual property regime, news has emerged this week tha...
Tik Tok accused of patent infringement
Nov 16, 2020
In summer, Triller, the social media video making app, filed an infringement claim against its rival TikTok, and its parent company, ByteDance. In its claim, Triller alleges the co...
Apple loses out in patent dispute
Nov 4, 2020
Apple is no stranger to a multimillion dollar lawsuit, having been embroiled in its fair share over the years. This week Apple has been ordered to pay over $500 million to VirnetX....
New York counterfeiter sentenced to two years in prison
May 15, 2019
Many people consider counterfeiting to be a victimless crime. The argument often goes that a less-wealthy consumer would never have paid huge sums for a pair of sunglasses/jeans/sh...
Amazon pilots new IP dispute programme
Apr 26, 2019
The world's largest e-commerce marketplace and computing platform, Amazon, is attempting to strengthen intellectual property protection for those selling on its platform. Currently...
Samsung patents its holographic technology
Dec 18, 2018
For some time now Samsung has been attempting to create a device that projects a hologram. The science behind holography is not necessarily new. A hologram, like a photograph, is ...
Uber plays 'Spot the Drunk'
Jun 12, 2018
Uber has applied for a patent for technology that identifies inebriated customers. They say that it would be used to allow drivers to avoid picking up drunk customers that are more...
Samsung signs licensing agreement with Hera Wireless
Jun 8, 2018
Samsung has ended a long legal battle with Sisvel Group, by entering in to a licensing agreement with its subsidiary Hera Wireless ("Hera"). Samsung will now have unfettered use o...
Whirlpool in a spin
Jun 5, 2018
Whirlpool is suing an alleged counterfeiter over goods that is says infringe one of its patents and are sold under its trademarks. Whirlpool alleges that Pricebreak is using tradem...
Apple and Samsung to go at it again
May 15, 2018
In 2012 Apple were awarded $1.05 billion when a jury found that Samsung had infringed on five patents covering technology in the iPhone. There was later a retrial, and after anothe...
Patent Prosecution Highway announced between the UK and Brazil
Apr 4, 2018
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI) have announced a patent prosecution highway. The highway will allow applicants who ...
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