In 2019, widely known tech giants, Samsung and Huawei, launched and came up with their first-ever folding devices, namely, the Galaxy Fold and the X Mate. With the Galaxy Fold’s launch blowing up in Samsung’s face, it entirely rattled the confidence of the global market in such products, and further instantly rendered them way too experimental and ahead of time.
Biocept Inc., (a San Diego-based commercial-stage cancer diagnostics company providing liquid biopsy tests for doctors and their patients with cancer) has quite recently won a new patent in Australia. The granted patent provides Intellectual Property (IP) Protection to Biocept's Primer-Switch technology that is efficient and useful in performing ctDNA (circulating tumor DNA) analysis with the help of real-time PCR and associated analysis methods, such as next-generation sequencing (NGS).
France’s competition regulator has quite recently stated that Google must begin paying the media groups for displaying their content. It has ordered the tech giant to start involving in negotiations after refusing for several months now to comply with the new digital Copyright Law of Europe. It said that Google, within three months, needs to conduct negotiations with news agencies and publishers in good faith corresponding to the remuneration for the re-use of their protected contents. The agency further stated that this injunction looks forward to the negotiations resulting effectively in a proposal for remuneration from the tech giant that must be applied with effect from October 2019 – when France became the first nation to ratify the EU law.
Tile Inc., an American consumer electronics company specializing in providing wireless tracking devices and services, has quite recently filed four Trademark Infringement lawsuits against CellnTell Distribution Inc., 888 Digital Inc., S&W Dealz, and Digital Pavilion Electronics. The four lawsuits are filed in the New York Northern District Court, New Jersey District Court, Massachusetts District Court, and New York Eastern District Court, respectively.
We all have heard about Agra’s Petha, Mathura’s Peda, Darjeeling Tea, Banarasi and Kanjeevaram Sarees, and Manipur’s Black Rice, as they are well-known in India by their names. All these products have received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. As of now, somewhere around 624 products in India have got the GI tag, and Kashmiri Saffron is the latest one on the list. The Darjeeling Tea had received the first GI tag in India back in 2004.
The Netflix original comedy, ‘Space Force,’ starring Steve Carell and based on the new branch of the military launched by President Donald Trump, has quite recently obtained the Trademark Rights for the name before the US government.
The American multinational technology company, Google, has quite recently escalated a dispute with Sonos Inc., (an American audio company based in California) over the wireless home speaker market by filing a Patent Infringement lawsuit.
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has quite recently issued a patent to the University of Washington (a public research university in Seattle, Washington, founded in 1861) for a new form of energy-efficient and high-capacity air filtration technology developed at the UW Sensors, Energy, and Automation Laboratory.
Five research scholars and scientists from Aurangabad have quite recently won a Patent from Australia for an exceedingly innovative non-contact type thermal imaging system, which is a cost-effective thermal imaging system with multiple biomedical applications.
The widely known photo and video-sharing social networking platform, Instagram, has quite recently filed an opposition before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) against the Trademark Registration of the word INSTAGEM by Market Organization Inc. In its opposition filed, Instagram has claimed that the INSTAGEM trademark will cause a lot of consumer confusion and also damage the reputation of Instagram. The applicant, Market Organization, is willing to get the mark INSTAGEM registered in International Class 41 for ‘Video Editing.’
The American multinational technology company, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation), has quite recently escalated its legal battle by filing a second lawsuit against Zillow (an American online real estate database company) alleging Patent Infringement. According to IBM, Zillow has infringed upon its patents to build a real estate search engine.
InterDigital (a US-based mobile technology research and development company specializing in providing video and wireless technologies for mobile devices, services, and networks across the globe) has quite recently filed two Patent Infringement cases against Xiaomi (a Chinese electronics company headquartered in Beijing) in the Delhi High Court.