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FBI director: Chinese IP theft is US’ ‘greatest threat’

09-07-2020Rory O'Neill

The director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation has said that Chinese IP theft represents the “greatest long-term threat” to the country’s economy.

FitBit has right to appeal PTAB post-SAS, rules Fed Circuit

09-07-2020Rory O'Neill

FitBit has taken advantage of the US Supreme Court’s SAS Institute ruling to score a major patent victory at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Baker McKenzie rolls out task force to fight racism and promote diversity

UK09-07-2020Women in IPMuireann Bolger

International law firm Baker McKenzie has unveiled a global task force to combat racism and build greater inclusion and equality both within the firm and throughout the legal sector.

SIPS promotes Shanghai trademark lawyer to partner

China08-07-2020Movers & Shakers

China-based IP firm SIPS has promoted Shanghai-based Joshua Miller to partner. 

EU General Court backs Scor in insurance TM dispute

EU08-07-2020Rory O'Neill

A Lithuanian company has been blocked by the EU General Court from registering its logo as an EU trademark, in a victory for French reinsurance company Scor.

Disney battles ghost of ‘Pirates’ suit

08-07-2020Rory O'Neill

Disney is facing the potential revival of a copyright infringement suit accusing it of copying elements of the screenplay for the first “Pirates of the Caribbean” film.

China fertile ground for software copyright litigation: report

China08-07-2020Rory O'Neill

Foreign software companies often enjoy high win rates and significant damages awards when enforcing their copyright in China, according to new data from IP firm Rouse.

PTAB can raise own arguments to block patent amendments

United States07-07-2020Muireann Bolger

The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) can put forward its own grounds for halting a petitioner’s bid to amend its patent during a validity trial, according to an agency leadership panel.

Engine valve suit should be heard in Canada, rules Indiana judge


An Indiana federal court has granted an Alberta engine maker’s motion to dismiss a patent infringement suit, on the grounds that the case should be heard in Canada.

Tech industry wants US-style copyright rules in UK trade deal

UK07-07-2020Rory O'Neill

Big tech firms including Facebook, Google, and Amazon want US-style safe harbour protections from copyright liability enshrined in any US-UK free trade agreement.

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