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Fed Circ reverses armoured vehicle patent ruling

06-12-2021Alex Baldwin

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled that the US Army and several contractors must face claims that they had infringed an inventor’s armoured vehicle patents.

ITC litigator joins Paul Hastings in Washington, DC

06-12-2021Movers & ShakersAlex Baldwin

Paul Hastings has added former International Trade Commission litigator, Kecia Reynolds, as partner to its IP practice in Washington, DC.

Caltech claims Samsung infringed wifi patents

06-12-2021Alex Baldwin

The California Institute of Technology has sued Samsung in federal court, alleging that the mobile giant’s devices infringed wifi patents that were at the centre of a billion-dollar damages case against Apple and Broadcom last year.

Vidal calls to “strengthen” the IP system in Senate hearing

03-12-2021Patent NewsAlex Baldwin

President Biden’s US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) nominee Kathi Vidal appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to field questions about how she would lead the office and tackle some of IP’s most pressing issues ahead of her prospective confirmation to the role.

Forensics software developer can’t claim copyright

UK03-12-2021Copyright NewsAlex Baldwin

The England and Wales Court of Appeal has ruled that a software developer does not own the copyright for examination software he created while working at a digital forensics firm.

COVID-19 dents EU-border anti-counterfeit efforts

EU, EU - TRADEMARKS, Europe02-12-2021

The number of fake goods detained at the EU border fell from 41 million in 2019 to 27 million in 2020, according to a report from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the European Commission, which partly attributes the significant decrease to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Meghan Markle wins copyright appeal over ‘leaked’ letter

UK02-12-2021Copyright NewsAlex Baldwin

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has won another battle in her ongoing copyright and privacy dispute with the publisher of the Mail on Sunday and the MailOnline over the leaking of a personal letter to her father.

Zara owner fails to extend mark to food

EU, Italy02-12-2021Trademarks NewsAlex baldwin

Spanish retail giant Inditex, which owns the Zara brand, has failed to convince the EU General Court to extend its “Zara” trademark for food products and restaurant services.

Netflix, Sky, BT Sport hacker given 30-month jail sentence

UK01-12-2021Muireann Bolger

A software developer who offered illegal access to BT Sport, SKY, Netflix and other subscription television content has been sentenced to 30 months imprisonment, reportedly the first conviction of its type in the UK.

US defence dept urged to shore-up IP protection

01-12-2021Muireann Bolger

The US Department of Defense is failing to take key steps to improve and safeguard the IP of its weaponry to avoid a surge in future costs, a new report has warned.

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