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Appeals court overturns class cert in rock music dispute

05-01-2022Muireann Bolger

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has overturned a district court’s decision to certify class status for musicians and composers suing the recording archive Wolfgang’s Vault for copyright infringement.

Canada’s patent dispute over cherry tree plant moves to trial

Canada05-01-2022Muireann Bolger

The Canadian government will be able to pursue its allegations of plant patent infringement against two US fruit companies at trial, a federal court in Washington has determined.

AutoStore fails in conduct defence against Ocado

04-01-2022Alex Baldwin

AutoStore’s claim that an Ocado robotics patent was obtained through inequitable conduct is “too vague” to stand, a US judge has ruled.

Netflix, Disney join global manga anti-piracy group

International, Japan04-01-2022Alex Baldwin

Netflix, Disney and hundreds of other media companies will join a new international anti-piracy coalition to curb the illegal distribution of anime, manga and related media.

O’Malley criticises Fed Circ ‘warped’ authority over appeals

United States24-12-2021Patent NewsAlex Baldwin

In a patent dispute involving LG, soon-to-retire Federal Circuit judge Kathleen O’Malley has criticised her fellow judges in a dissent, after they decided to not rehear the case.

DOJ draft SEP bill: a ‘shot across the bow’ for rightsholders

24-12-2021Patent NewsAlex Baldwin

The US Department of Justice’s draft policy on standard-essential patent negotiations seems uncontroversial, but foreshadows choppier waters ahead for owners, finds Alex Baldwin.

Federal Circuit requires PCR testing for hearings

23-12-2021Movers & ShakersAlex Baldwin

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will now require those attending in-person oral arguments to present a negative PCR test amid the current spike in COVID-19 cases.

Australian court orders ISPs to block 101 pirate sites

Australia23-12-2021Patent NewsAlex Baldwin

The Australian Federal Court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to more than 100 pirate streaming and torrent websites.

TTAB upholds ‘Naked’ TM on remand

Australia22-12-2021Alex Baldwin

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board won’t cancel a contraceptive company’s “Naked” trademark for condoms despite hearing complaints from rival Australian Therapeutics Supplies.

EPO affirms that AI cannot invent

EU22-12-2021Alex Baldwin

The European Patent Office has ruled that only humans can invent, dismissing appeals looking to list an artificial intelligence as a named inventor on a patent.

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