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Self-driving LiDAR firm accuses Chinese rivals of stealing tech


Velodyne Lidar, a LiDAR tech company that works on self-driving car programmes, has taken two Chinese companies to court over IP theft.

Walmart files patent for blockchain-powered drone comms


Retailer Walmart has reaffirmed its interest in blockchain technology, with the filing of a patent covering drone communications that use blockchain. 

Fed Circ asks Iancu to weigh in on panel precedence

14-08-2019Sarah Morgan

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has invited the US Patent and Trademark Office’s chief to tell the court what deference should be afforded to the newly-formed Precedential Opinion Panel.

USITC to investigate Samsung products over electronic payment tech

14-08-2019Saman Javed

The US International Trade Commission has instituted an investigation into mobile phones and smartwatches sold by Samsung.

AT&T secures 4G LTE patent suit win before Fed Circuit

13-08-2019Sarah Morgan

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a Texas court’s claim construction in a case involving telecoms companies AT&T and Ericsson.

Jury tells L’Oréal to pay $91m in trade secrets theft case

13-08-2019Sarah Morgan

A Delaware jury has told beauty company L’Oréal to pay start-up Olaplex more than $91 million for stealing its trade secrets, infringing two patents and breaching a contract.

IBM applies for blockchain-based web browser patent

12-08-2019Sarah Morgan

Technology company IBM filed yet another blockchain-based patent application at the US Patent and Trademark Office last week.

Apple requests en banc rehearing in $440m suit after VirnetX claims invalidated

09-08-2019Saman Javed

Apple has asked for another en banc hearing in a $439 million case which found that its Facetime feature infringed two of VirnetX’s patents, after an appeals court found most of the patents’ claims to be unpatentable.

Larger and more complex claims driving IP litigation spend: MoFo

09-08-2019Sarah Morgan

IP litigation matters are becoming more complex and riskier, with nearly one in five being classified as bet-the-company or high risk, according to the latest report from law firm Morrison & Foerster.

UPC on hold pending Brexit: Germany

EU, Germany08-08-2019Sarah Morgan

The UK’s departure from the EU plays an “important role” in the further implementation process of the Unified Patent Court, according to the German government.

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