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The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently rejected an appeal by the well-known liquor producer Mast-Jägermeister related to a European registered design application directed to shot glasses. In 2015, Mast-Jägermeister filed a registered design application including figures (not made publicly available) that showed shot glasses along with bottles of Jägermeister.  The bottles […]

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Tech giant IBM is suing Groupon this week over the unauthorized use of its patented technology. IBM are seeking $167 million in compensation from the e-commerce marketplace. The case will be held in District Court in Delaware, where a jury will decide whether they agree with IBM’s contention that Groupon had employed IBM’s e-commerce technology without paying a […]

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A patent application has been filed this week by CaseLines for the use of blockchain within the company’s evidence management platform. By recording each step of the evidence bundle upload process through to being made available to a user as a chain of transactions on the blockchain, the validity of a document can be recorded and […]

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A Chinese court decision has placed a temporary injunction on some of Micron Technology Inc.’s products in the country. Micron released a statement that claimed that a Chinese court in the Fujian Province temporarily stopped the sale of certain Crucial and Ballistix-branded memory modules and solid-state drives. The products make up slightly more than 1% […]

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Uber filed a patent on January 26th with the USPTO that would allow users to select a route that would ‘take safety considerations into account.’ This was updated on June 28th 2018, hence the limelight in the news this week. The ‘safe routing’ option has been classed as controversial for some users. Uber would be using third-party […]

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In the District Court of Northern California in San Jose this week, Apple and Samsung ended their seven-year litigation battle over smartphone design and utlity patents. Both Samsung and Apple will be keeping the terms of the agreement quiet and, despite Samsung declining to comment, an Apple spokesperson has this to say: “We believe deeply […]

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The Synthetic Biology Innovation Report 2018 launched by PatSnap has uncovered some of the major trends relating to the present and future state of synthetic biology. Amongst other things, the report found that microfluidics is a booming area for investment. Synthetic biology is one of the world’s fastest-growing fields of science, with applications across chemicals, pharmaceuticals, energy, […]

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According to Reuters, Schlumberger won a ruling this week stating they can recover profits for “unauthorized use of its patented technology” in foreign countries. Schlumberger is the world’s largest oilfield services provider and the case in question was over patents in their UK subsidiary WesternGeco. The final decision was won with a majority 7-2 vote that overturned […]

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Eli Lilly and Company have announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana ruled in favor of Lilly that the Alimta® (pemetrexed for injection) vitamin regimen patent would be infringed by a competitor that had stated its intent to market alternative salt forms of pemetrexed prior to the patent’s expiration in May 2022. The ruling […]

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According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple has filed petitions with the USPTO to challenge four of Qualcomm’s patents in their ongoing bitter patent battle. Apple are hoping to have the patents in question canceled to help with their ongoing infringement lawsuit that Qualcomm filed in 2017. The next step in the process is for […]

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