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Iancu resigns, calls for end to ‘state-sponsored theft’

China20-01-2021Muireann Bolger

US Patent and Trademark Office director Andrei Iancu confirmed his resignation with a rallying call for an end to state-sponsored theft and reform of patent eligibility.

Trump pardons ex-Uber, Google engineer Levandowski

20-01-2021Muireann Bolger

The outgoing Trump administration has granted a full pardon to Anthony Levandowski, the former head of Google’s self-driving vehicle division, who was sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets last year.

Motorola to pay Hytera’s $1m legal fees in trade secrets dispute


Motorola has been told to pay Hytera’s legal fees of £838,367, in the latest development of a longstanding trade secrets dispute.

World’s most expensive mushroom to receive GI in India


One of the world’s most expensive mushrooms may soon receive protection in the form of a geographical indication in India.

US organisations launch D&I alliance

19-01-2021Muireann Bolger

Leading US IP organisations including the US Patent & Trademark Office, the Intellectual Property Owners Association, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association have launched an alliance to boost diversity and collaboration in the sector.

Ericsson launches fresh patent suit at Samsung

19-01-2021Muireann Bolger

Ericsson has escalated its dispute with Samsung, after it lodged a new complaint against the tech company alleging patent infringement.

Facebook, BlackBerry resolve messaging patents litigation

19-01-2021Muireann Bolger

BlackBerry and Facebook have settled a dispute over tech messaging patents at the US District Court for the District of California on Friday, January 15.

Amazon under the spotlight in latest ‘Notorious Markets’ report

18-01-2021Rory O'Neill

The US Trade Representative has turned its attention to e-commerce and internet platforms in its latest Notorious Markets report on counterfeit goods.

Unicolors: ‘impossible’ Boohoo didn’t copy design

18-01-2021Rory O'Neill

California fashion brand Unicolors is suing UK retailer Boohoo for allegedly copying the design of a floral-patterned dress.

Court upholds $1bn copyright ruling against ISP Cox


Internet service provider Cox Communications’ attempt to reduce a $1 billion award of damages for copyright infringement has failed, in a win for music companies including Sony, Universal, and Warner.

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