Facebook Gets Patent To Track Users’ Television Viewing

Facebook (FB) has recently secured a patent for tracking users’ television (TV) viewing by using the device’s microphone, GPS, or camera to capture images, audio, video, or location that reveals what the users are watching. With this patent grant, FB now is allowed to track what the users watch on TV and streamline services and
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Baidu Files Patent Application for ML-based Audio Synthesis Ownership

By catching the attention and likes of Tencent and Huawei, Baidu has topped as the leading artificial intelligence (AI) Patent Application leader. Apart from this, Baidu (with 1,237 patent applications) is also leading in the highly competitive area of intelligent driving, as many reports stated. Victor Liang, Vice President & General Counsel Executive Assistant to
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Nokia Suspends Legal Action Against Daimler With Mediation Offer in Patent Row

Nokia, the Finnish Multinational Telecommunications and Consumer Electronics Company, has recently suspended legal action against the German carmaker Daimler with the hope that mediation will bring their dispute over the technology licensing fee to an end. Nevertheless, Daimler responded to this decision by Nokia in a cool way and iterated that the two companies had
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CII Reports Intellectual Property Can Be Valuable Collateral for Financing

The 5th edition of CII’s (Confederation of Indian Industry) flagship annual Intellectual Property (IP) conference focused on creating IP-led technology for a $5 trillion economy has recently released a report showing global examples to represent the virtues of using IP as collateral for financing. Visualized by CII and co-created by Duff & Phelps, the report
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TCS Reports Current Patent Laws Are Inadequate for AI-related IP

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s largest software exporter in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), has recently reported that despite the evolution of Patent Laws in India and abroad, the increasing proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) across the world requires new policies for Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) enforcement. The report found that the
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Europe’s Top Court Adviser Says Amazon Must Check for Trademark Infringements

An adviser to Europe’s top court has recently said that Amazon, the US online retail giant is not liable for unconsciously stocking products causing Trademark Infringement for third-party sellers, but should be careful in checking whether the products are legal or not. The adviser gave his opinion on a case pitting Amazon against the US
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China to Reinforce Protection for Intellectual Property Rights

The Chinese government, through the medium of a document it issued earlier this week, has revealed its desire to improve the protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), an issue reflecting at the center of trade matters with the United States (US). The document launched recently is a joint directive by the General Offices of the
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Imagion Biosystems Obtains Patent from India

Imagion Biosystems Limited, an Australian firm dedicated to improving healthcare through early detection and research for diseases like cancer by using the latest diagnostic imaging technology, has recently obtained a patent from India. By bringing biotechnology and nanotechnology together, Imagion aims to recognize cancer and other diseases earlier, thus making it possible for the patient
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Justin Bieber Attempts to Trademark the Term – R&Bieber

Justin Bieber, a Canadian pop singer-songwriter, is currently attempting to trademark the term “R&Bieber.” TMZ, a tabloid news website, reports that Justin has been going back-and-forth in regards to dropping a new album – R&B soon – and it looks like he is stepping ahead to do so.  As per the reports, Justin and his
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EU and China Agree on Geographical Indication Protection for 200 Products

The European Union (EU) and China have recently concluded talks on a bilateral agreement for the protection of 100 European Geographical Indications (GIs) in China and 100 Chinese GIs in the EU. The agreement aims to increase the demand for high-quality products and generate trade benefits in both the EU and China. The list of EU
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