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Australian court rejects attempt to dismiss judge in patent suit

Australia16-06-2020Sarah Morgan

Justice Anthony Besanko of the Federal Court of Australia has rejected two applications seeking to disqualify him from a case involving a mining tool patent.

Landmark SCOTUS ruling backs rights for LGBT workers

16-06-2020Sarah Morgan

In a major win for LGBT workers, the US Supreme Court has ruled that gay, lesbian and transgender employees are protected by federal civil rights laws.

Apple must pay $85m in WiLAN damages, rules judge

16-06-2020Rory O'Neill

Apple will have to pay $85 million for infringing patents owned by Canadian IP licensing company WiLAN after a California federal court upheld the penalty.

Baker McKenzie appoints Asia Pacific IP chair

Australia, Hong Kong16-06-2020Movers & ShakersSarah Morgan

Baker McKenzie has appointed a Hong Kong-based partner as its new Asia Pacific chair of the IP and technology practice, amid a reshuffling of its leadership. 

China Construction Bank prevails in CJEU TM appeal


One of China’s largest financial institutions has won a trademark victory over a French banking network at the EU’s top court.

Draft UPC ratification bill presented in Germany

Germany15-06-2020Sarah Morgan

The German government has submitted new draft legislation to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement, three months after the country’s Federal Constitutional Court annulled the ratification. 

Litigation prompts Internet Archive to end emergency library

15-06-2020Sarah Morgan

The Internet Archive has ended its national emergency library earlier than planned, following a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by four publishers.

IP crime linked to manslaughter and forced labour: report


EU investigations have linked IP theft to other crimes including forced labour, manslaughter, and illegal weapons possession, says a new report from the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

AJ Park to buy rival Baldwins

New Zealand12-06-2020Movers & ShakersSarah Morgan

New Zealand-based IP firm AJ Park has revealed plans to acquire its competitor Baldwins for NZ$7.9 million.

Google escalates Sonos dispute with countersuit

12-06-2020Sarah Morgan

Five months after home speaker maker Sonos accused Google of copying its technology and “flooding the market” with cheap, infringing products, Google has hit back with a countersuit. 

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