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Uber Slapped with USD 650 Million Employment Tax Bill, US Supreme Court to Decide Oracle’s Copyright Suit Against Google, UK’s CMA Investigates Hasbro’s Acquisition of EOne and more

Uber Slapped with USD 650 Million Employment Tax Bill; US Supreme Court to Decide Oracle’s Copyright Suit Against Google; US Investigators Uncover USD 6 Million Counterfeit iPhone and iPad Scam; Rolex Sues Custom Watch Company for Selling Counterfeit Products; US DOJ Seeks to Scrap Antitrust Paramount Consent Decrees; Apple and Intel Sue Investment Firm for Stockpiling Patents; Antitrust Suit Filed Against Comcast; UK’s CMA Investigates Hasbro’s Acquisition of EOne; Canadian Court Directs ISPs to Block Piracy Website and more. Uber Slapped with a USD 650 Million Employment Tax Bill American ridesharing company Uber has been asked to pay USD 650 million by...

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Google Acquires Fitbit Amidst Anti-trust Investigation,T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Approved Despite Antitrust Concerns,Facebook Introduces New Corporate Logo and more

Internet Service Provider Protects Customer Data; Google Acquires Fitbit Amidst Anti-trust Investigation; T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Approved Despite Antitrust Concerns; EC Opens Anti-trust Investigations Against French Retailers; Facebook Introduces New Corporate Logo and more. Internet Service Provider Protects Customer Data Ziggo, an internet service provider, has refused to hand over sensitive information about its customers, to the film company Dutch Filmworks (DFW). DFW is the distributor of the film ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ and in an attempt to prevent any further piracy of its film, had asked Ziggo to handover the named and addresses of 377 people who had illegally downloaded the film. A...

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Google Objects to Sharing Sensitive Data in Antitrust Probe, First Medicine Delivery by Drones in the US, Walmart and Tesla Settle Lawsuit and more

This is Part II of the IP Privacy and Anti-trust news for the week of 4th November, 2019. Part I is available here. Google Objects to Sharing Sensitive Data in Antitrust Probe; Non-Personal Data Regulation: Recommendations from eCommerce Platforms; First Medicine Delivery by Drones in the US; Walmart and Tesla Settle Lawsuit; WeRide: Corporate Espionage Case and more. Google Objects to Sharing Sensitive Data in Antitrust Probe As part of an ongoing anti-trust investigation into Google's massive digital advertising business in the US, the search giant has been asked to provide sensitive information about its ad operation and data collection policies. Google though, is...

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Testing Parameters for Software Patentability

The image depicts an enlarged image of a cassette tape with the words software patents as the post is about Testing Parameters for Software Patentability

First Published Date: 24th December, 2007 Abstract Patentability of computer programs is fraught with ambiguity because of multiple reasons. One of such reasons is the uncertainty and inadequacy of tests to determine patentability. Courts in the US have been struggling to evolve a test that would cover the complete continuum of innovation in computer programs, which manifests in terms of form or function or both. All tests adopted by the court either focus on only form or function, thus missing out the other. It is important for the legislatures and courts to understand the existing lacuna and to adopt a test that would...

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“Intellectual Property Rights for Software”- By Nitin Nair at Centre for Ai & Robotics (CAIR), DRDO, Bangalore.

His talk focused on the changing face of protecting software related inventions in India. This session includes a look at relevant sections of act, legal decisions, and alternate forms of protection. The presentation is attached herewith.   Computer Related Inventions (CRIs) in India from BananaIP Counsels...

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