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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.

UKIPO allows Asahi ‘snow’ beer TM despite Chinese brewery opposition

12-08-2019Sarah Morgan

Japanese beer company Asahi has secured the registration of a ‘Snow Globe’ trademark in the UK, after fending off opposition from the China-based brewer of Snow beer.

Cyndi Lauper settles ‘Kinky Boots’ copyright suit

12-08-2019Sarah Morgan

American singer Cyndi Lauper has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by singer-songwriter Benny Mardones, which claimed that Lauper used music from his song “Into the Night” for the finale of her Broadway musical “Kinky Boots”.

Athletia and Deutsche Fußball Liga launch joint venture to curb piracy

Germany09-08-2019Saman Javed

The Deutsche Fußball Liga, a subsidiary of German football association Die Liga – Fußballverband, has entered into a partnership with content management service Athletia to monitor pirated broadcasts of Bundesliga football league matches.

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.

Greenberg Traurig adds partner in San Francisco office

09-08-2019Movers & ShakersElis Doyle

Greenberg Traurig has added David Bloch as a partner to its IP department in San Francisco.

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.

USPTO warns ‘bad actors’ are changing attorney records

09-08-2019Saman Javed

The US Patent and Trademark Office has warned that bad actors are using its e-filing system to make unauthorised changes to attorney information.

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.

Star Trek writer ‘aped’ author’s work, says Dr Seuss estate

08-08-2019Sarah Morgan

Comic book “Oh, The Places You’ll Boldly Go!” has “aped the purpose” of late children’s author and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geise’s work and is not protected by the fair use doctrine, according to his estate.

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