Date Posted: Jul 02, 2020

Suddenly, there is an influx of IP applications related to COVID—the word, not the vaccine. The federal government has received a trademark application for a COVID Key—a sort of army knife for opening …

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Date Posted: May 26, 2020

Should any one firm hold full intellectual property rights over COVID-19 antibodies and tests to detect them? Such a scenario might seem unlikely, but exclusive control over licensing diagnostic tests does happen. This …

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Date Posted: Dec 05, 2019

Uber is testing a recording system in some Brazilian and Mexican cities, where recordings could be given to the police, Reuters observes. Both countries have high levels of serious violence on the roads, including …

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Date Posted: Oct 09, 2019

Two different companies may not own the same trademark for the same thing. Don’t worry. Someone’s breaking the news to Apple. Multiple companies may register a trademark on a word—but …

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Date Posted: Sep 03, 2019

Hit singer Ed Sheeran has enjoyed the highest-grossing music tour in history, with 9 million people buying concert tickets to the tune of $736.7 million. Which may come in handy as Sheeran faces a $100 …

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Date Posted: Mar 19, 2019

Late last summer, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office raised the possibility of instituting annual Patent Enrollment Fees for members of the patent bar. The idea is evidently to fund the …

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Date Posted: Oct 30, 2018

Groupon put up a good fight, but it will have to pay IBM a $57 million under a settlement. For years, IBM has accused Groupon Inc. of infringing on innovations — including a sign-in method dating back to …

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EUS Tectonic Shift Internet Culture
Date Posted: Sep 25, 2018

In an attempt to crack down on copyright violations and better protect intellectual property, the European Union is now on the verge of adopting two new provisions that could dramatically change …

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Apple denied face time court patent suit
Date Posted: Sep 19, 2018

The first big loss Apple had in recent years was in its mega-battle with Samsung over smartphones. Now comes the next strike over Facetime. The popular video/phone communication app was deftly …

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Date Posted: Jul 24, 2018

Small vendors, authors, and inventors have found a convenient space to market books and other items on Amazon. That’s great. But it’s also easy for counterfeiters to sell their fake wares there—denting the …

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