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Google accused of patent infringement in "Siri" row
Mar 5, 2018
WiLAN, an intellectual property licensing company based in Canada and subsidiary of IPA Technologies Inc ("IPA"), has accused Google of infringement of six patents. The action was ...
US driven change to Swiss copyright legislation
Mar 1, 2018
In late 2017 Switzerland proposed a new draft bill on copyright, which offers a more robust approach to copyright infringement. A part of that law is that an internet service provi...
BBC successfully defends Californian copyright claim
Feb 27, 2018
In November 2017 Carsey-Werner sued the BBC for infringing its copyright in The Cosby Show by broadcasting a documentary entitled "Bill Cosby – Fall of an American Icon" in the pre...
Germany lends uncertainty to the Unified Patent Court
Feb 26, 2018
On 13 February we published the news that the Unified Patent Court ("UPC") would be given an exemption in the severance of ties with the European Union post-Brexit. It is now possi...
Oscar favourite in deep water
Feb 23, 2018
Oscar season is fast approaching and the buzz around which films are going to steal the most awards has everyone talking. Merely being nominated for an Oscar is an expression of re...
'Deisel' by Diesel
Feb 19, 2018
Canal Street, New York is ground-zero for counterfeiting retailers. A barely tolerated haven to hawk knock-offs and fakes of some of the world's best-known brands. Diesel's parent...
Court dismisses Playboy's copyright claim
Feb 16, 2018
Playboy, the well-known men's magazine, have had their copyright infringement claim against Boing Boing dismissed by Judge Fernado Olguin in a California District Court. Boing Boin...
Taylor Swift shakes off another lawsuit
Feb 15, 2018
Taylor Swift is not shy when it comes to a lawsuit, having been embroiled in many herself over the years she is accustom to battling it out in the Courts. This week, it emerged th...
Unitary Patent Court to gain a Brexit exemption
Feb 13, 2018
The UK Government has announced, via the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), that the UK will ratify the Unitary Patent Court (UPC). Once active, the Court will determine disputes ...
Megaupload's mega extradition battle
Feb 12, 2018
Kim Dotcom, the founder of file-hosting giant Megaupload, is (along with his associates Mathias Ortmann, Finn Batato and Bram van der Kolk) facing a battle in the Court of Appeal o...
Reddit bans "Deepfake" content
Feb 9, 2018
Reddit, also known as "the front page of the internet", has banned all "Deepfake" pornographic content from its website. Deepfake is a type of video that has been rife online sinc...
Waymo v Uber in trade secrets row
Feb 8, 2018
The trial of Uber in the trade-secrets scandal has begun in San Francisco before Judge William Alsup. The dispute between Waymo (a subsidiary of Google Inc,) and Uber is centred on...
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