Australia Supports Waiving Intellectual Property Protection for Covid-19 Vaccines

Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism, and Investment, Dan Tehan, said in a statement delivered that the nation will support an international push to waive the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) for Covid-19 vaccines. The decision came as the rising infection rate across the globe is prolonging the pandemic and creating new deadly variants of the virus.
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Square Inc. Joins Cross-Licensing Platform to Reduce Patent Suits

Square Inc., an American company specializing in providing financial services and facilitating digital payments, has recently joined a cross-licensing platform with other technology companies to lessen Patent Lawsuits over cryptocurrency and encourage the growth of digital currencies. According to the company, it is becoming a part of the Open Innovation Network, wherein all the members
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South Africa Grants World’s First-Ever Patent with AI as Inventor

Inventions created by Artificial Intelligence (AI) are the next big thing in the field of innovation. The question, “To whom can a patent be granted for AI inventions?” has been a part of many debates for a pretty long period now. Surprisingly and interestingly, South Africa has recently become the world’s first-ever nation to grant
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Maldives – What Happens if a TM Cautionary Notice is Published only in English?

TRADEMARK REGISTRATION IN MALDIVES In Maldives, there is no statutory trademark law dealing with the mechanism of trademark registration; however, the resident companies, nationals of Maldives, and foreign applicants can still get their proposed marks registered as trademarks. A trademark, in Maldives, protects a word, slogan, phrase, logo, or some combination that connects a product or
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Chinese Company Hits Apple with $1.4 Billion Lawsuit in Patent Fight

A Chinese AI company has quite recently hit Apple (an American multinational technology company headquartered in California that specializes in designing, developing, and selling computer software, consumer electronics, and online services) with a massive lawsuit alleging Patent Infringement. The company, known both as Xiao-i and Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology is suing Apple for $1.4
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Understanding the Growing Role of Artificial Intelligence on Patents

Without any second thoughts, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the latest buzzword across the globe. While it is not a recent phenomenon, it has indeed entered our lives in the past few years more than ever before. Be it Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, or Google Assistant – all of them are powered by a backend AI
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Flirtey Wins a New Patent Critical to the Safety of Drone Delivery

The pioneer of the commercial drone delivery industry, Flirtey, has quite recently won a new patent critical to the safety of drone delivery. The newly granted patent presents the safety-enhancing technologies like landing a drone safely in case of failure with the help of a parachute, which steers the drone towards a safe location. The
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EU Court Adviser Says YouTube is not Liable for User Copyright Breaches

A European Court of Justice (ECJ) adviser has quite recently stated that YouTube (an American online video-sharing platform) and other online platforms are not at all liable for the users who upload Copyrighted works illegally on their platforms; however, in this scenario, the copyright holders can indeed ask for injunctions against such users. The EU
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How can you Save Time and Money in managing your IP Renewals?

In the scenario where your Intellectual Property (IP) renewals are fast approaching, you may end up looking out for a few management ways, using which you can efficiently save both time and money for your business. There are a lot of tips ranging from filing the IP renewals as quickly as possible to outsourcing the
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From Idea to Trademark Registration – How can you come up with a Brand Name

If you have a new product, you undoubtedly need a new name. However, this statement is not as straightforward as it appears if you want an effective way of coming up with a brilliant brand name for your business. It may be a result of a reactive approach, wherein you wait until the product is
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