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Apple Strikes New Chip Licensing Deal, Disney Prepares for UK Streaming Service Debut, Warner Bros Launches New Film Trailer using TikTok and more

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Apple Strikes New Chip Licensing Deal; NBC’s Streaming Service to Include Lionsgate Movies; Disney Prepares for UK Streaming Service Debut; Warner Bros Launches New Film Trailer using TikTok; Disney Launches Official ‘Baby Yoda’ Merchandise, Strikes Back Against Unauthorised Sellers and more. Licensing News Apple Strikes New Chip Licensing Deal Apple has struck a new licensing deal with British chipmaker, Imagination Technologies, more than two years after a high-profile breakdown in the companies’ relationship. The longstanding bond between the two companies was hit by Apple’s decision to focus on developing its own graphics processor units (GPUs) for its tablets and smartphones. This sparked a dispute,...

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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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Google’s use of Java APIs in Android – fair use?

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  The District Court of the Northern District of California held last week that Google's use of 37 Java APIs of Oracle does not give rise to copyright infringement liability because it is fair use. On remand from the Federal Circuit, in a Jury trial, Google's use of Java APIs and around eleven thousand lines of code was held to be fair use as it is meant to promote inter-operability and compatibility between programs. You may read our earlier post for a short history of this case here. On receiving news of the victory, Google stated that the judgment supports the...

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TCS Liable for Trade Secret Misappropriation – Wisconsin Federal Court Grants 940 Million Dollars as Damages

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  In a recent judgment, a US Federal Court at Wisconsin held TCS liable for trade secret misappropriation along with other counts, and granted damages to the tune of 940 million dollars, the highest in a trade secret case. TCS has stated that it would appeal the decision, and the value of damages is expected to be reduced substantially. In 2014, Epic Systems sued TCS in the Wisconsin Court for trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, unfair trade practice, and unjust enrichment among others. Epic Systems hired services of TCS to deploy its medical software at Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. While working at...

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Patent trolls – Lesson No. 1

  Patent trolls are organizations that aggressively defend patent libraries without manufacturing products of their own, which is why they are often referred to as Non Practicing Entities (NPEs) or Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs). These NPEs hardly contribute to research and development through innovation since they are rarely the original innovators. Moreover, the NPEs own patent libraries by buying inventions and patents cheaply from individual inventors and small entities who are not seeking to enforce them and licence the acquired patent technology for commercial gains. Patent trolls often make broad claims of infringement based on their patents of questionable validity, taking advantage...

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Letter to the PM against Software patenting

On September 15, 2015 several civil society organizations, institutions and citizens submitted a joint letter to the PMO expressing their concerns over the “Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs)” issued by the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks on 21st August, 2015. Some of the noted Institutions and Organizations included in this letter are IIT Bombay, C-DAC, IIM Bangalore, Alternative Law Forum, Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore , National Working Group on Patent Laws, to name a few. According to the applicants the new guidelines are a matter of concern in the context of the...

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Case Review: Exegesis Infotech vs. Medimanage

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Case title-Exegesis Infotech (India) Pvt. Ltd. & Anr v. Medimanage Insurance Broking Pvt. Ltd. Citation- Notice of Motion No. 1290 of 2014 in Suit No.784 of 2014,Order Pronounced on 15th July, 2015 Facts The Plaintiff in this case, Exegesis, had been commissioned by the Defendant, Medimanage, to develop a customized software, for the purpose of their insurance broking business. It was Exegesis’s claim that it had complete authorship over the software code of the aforementioned software, which Medimange had also obtained on the pretext of testing. Medimanage was now trying to use and deal in such source code without the express permission from Exegesis....

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