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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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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 ...
Retail giants rail against US-China tariffs
Mar 27, 2018
Walmart and 24 other retail giants have spoken out against President Trump's tariffs on Chinese imports in to the USA. The Retail Industry Leaders Association ("RILA") has claimed ...
Match shows no love to Bumble in recent lawsuit
Mar 20, 2018
Tinder's parent company, Match Group, have brought an infringement case against their dating app competitor, Bumble. The Claimant is an American internet company that owns a large ...
BlackBerry sues Facebook and subsidiaries over patent infringement
Mar 8, 2018
BlackBerry has lodged a claim against Facebook (and its Instagram and WhatsApp subsidiaries) for infringing patents used in its messaging technologies. The patents in question allo...
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 ...
Patents: does additional matter matter?
Jun 8, 2017
HHJ Hacon has provided guidance on the impact of adding subject matter to a patent via his judgment in Curt G. Joa, Inc. v Fameccanica Data SpA  EWHC 1251 (IPEC) (Curt). In ...
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