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Australian Myriad ruling to face appeal

Australia05-03-2013

Law firm Maurice Blackburn revealed on Monday that it will appeal against an Australian court decision that backed Myriad Genetics’ ownership of a human gene mutation linked to breast cancer.

Japan cracks down on piracy

Japan05-03-2013

Japanese police have arrested 27 people in a coordinated crackdown on illegal downloading.

Jury to re-assess $450 million Apple damages

04-03-2013

A new jury trial will re-examine $450 million of the $1.05 billion damages Samsung was fined last year for infringing six of Apple’s design and utility patents.

India rejects Bayer plea over compulsory licence

India04-03-2013

India’s patent authorities have dealt a blow to German pharma company Bayer by refusing to overturn an order forcing the company to license one of its patented drugs.

Canada introduces anti-counterfeiting bill

Canada04-03-2013

Canada’s government has introduced a bill that will bring Canadian trademark and copyright law in line with aspects of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.

HGF acquires Grant Spencer

01-03-2013Movers & Shakers

IP law firm Harrison Goddard Foote has acquired London trademark practice Grant Spencer LLP.

Samsung hires Sir Robin Jacob as expert

01-03-2013

Samsung has hired Sir Robin Jacob as an expert in its case against Ericsson, it emerged on Thursday.

Congressmen target NPEs with loser-pays bill

01-03-2013

Two US congressmen have proposed a bill aimed at reducing “frivolous” patent lawsuits filed by non-practising entities.

Tencent holds on to QQ trademark in Indonesia

Indonesia01-03-2013

China’s largest web company Tencent Holdings won a trademark cancellation case relating to its ‘QQ’ trademark in Indonesia on Thursday.

Bundestag lands publishers blow in Google row

Germany01-03-2013

Germany’s parliament backed legislation on Friday that allows Google to continue showing snippets of news stories without paying publishers royalties.

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