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US bans AB InBev beer system in patent win for Heineken

12-03-2020Rory O'Neill

Heineken has prevailed in its patent dispute with global brewer AB InBev, after US trade officials yesterday, March 12, barred the Belgian company from importing beer dispensers found to infringe Heineken’s patents.

Surge in 5G and AI patents marks digital tech tipping point: EPO

China, EU12-03-2020Sarah Morgan

The European Patent Office received a record 181,000 patent applications last year, with digital technologies taking the lead in filings for the first time in more than a decade.

COVID-19: IP updates

China, International, Singapore12-03-2020WIPR team

Latest news on the impact of the novel coronavirus crisis on the IP industry, including lawyer reactions, events disruption, and patent disputes in the race to launch treatments.

Clarify UK’s future in UPC, Lords ask No. 10

EU11-03-2020Rory O'Neill

A UK parliamentary committee has asked the government to clarify its position on the Unified Patent Court, after reports that the UK will no longer seek to participate in the project.

EU’s IP action plan welcomed as a path to ‘technological sovereignty’

EU11-03-2020Edward Pearcey

Plans unveiled by the European Commission to protect the EU’s technological “sovereignty” have been welcomed by research and development organisations.

‘Final Fantasy’ maker wins TM dispute with fashion channel


Japanese video game developer Square Enix has invalidated two trademark registrations filed by Michael Gleissner-owned fashion channel Fashion One, after it was found that the channel had acted in bad faith with the registration of two ‘parasite’-related marks. 

Sharp sues Chinese smartphone maker over 4G patents

China, Taiwan11-03-2020Rory O'Neill

A subsidiary of Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn has sued Chinese smartphone maker Oppo for allegedly infringing 4G telecommunications patents.

GE and Ericsson join fees hunt for Google’s ‘royalty-free’ tech

International11-03-2020Rory O'Neill

Companies including Ericsson and General Electric have joined a major video-coding licensing platform, which seeks to collect royalties from smartphone and tablet manufacturers using the technology.

Led Zeppelin didn’t steal ‘Stairway To Heaven’ riff says appeals court

10-03-2020Edward Pearcey

British rock legends Led Zeppelin did not steal the opening riff in ‘Stairway To Heaven’, the band’s most famous song, following the rejection of a long-standing copyright lawsuit by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

The Misfits sue art publisher over signature skull design

10-03-2020Rory O'Neill

Punk band The Misfits have sued the publisher Abrams, alleging misappropriation of the group’s signature artwork for a coffee-table book.

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