France’s Anti-Trust Authority Fines Google €500m over News Copyright Issue

France’s antitrust watchdog, the Competition Authority, has penalized Google with a 500-million-euro ($593-million) fine on Tuesday over news copyright issue with the country’s news publishers. The Competition Authority ruled against Google for failing to negotiate “in good faith” with media …

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Chinese Virologist Filed for COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Before Start of Pandemic

A Chinese military scientist affiliated with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) had reportedly filed a patent for a COVID-19 vaccine before the global pandemic started.  Virologist Dr. Yusen Zhou filed the vaccine on behalf of China’s People’s Liberation Army on …

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Germany Opposes US-Backed Proposal to Waive COVID-19 Vaccine Patents

Germany on May 6 has rejected a United States-backed proposal to waive patents on COVID-19 vaccines, causing the first major rift between the two countries since U.S. President Joe Biden took office. “The U.S. suggestion for the lifting of patent …

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U.S. Supports Waiving Patent Protections on COVID-19 Vaccines

The administration of United States President Joe Biden announced on May 5 that it supports waiving the intellectual property protections on COVID-19 vaccines. “This is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic call for extraordinary …

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Apple Must Pay $308.5M in Eastern District of Texas Patent Trial Verdict Says Jury

Apple is required to pay $308.5 million to Personalized Media Communications after a federal jury in Marshall, Texas decided that Apple had infringed on patent related digital rights and management. The decision was made on Friday March 19 in a …

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