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Despite still being top in terms of overall score, the US has fallen from 10th place for patent protection. They now tie with Italy in 12th place.
Facebook has extended its content-scanning feature to Instagram. This allows media companies to identify and block copyright infringements on videos.
GSK are suing Gilead over a patent infringement on its HIV drug. Gilead have won approval for their own once-daily HIV drug but GSK claim that it infringes their patent covering a key chemical, dolutegravir.
A film director is claiming that two independent producers working on McMafia used his 2007 short film, Londongrad, as the basis for the hit BBC drama.
The European Court of Justice are discussing whether ‘colour’ comes under the umbrella ‘shape’ when applying for patents. If it does, then Christian Louboutin’s trademark for his red soles could become invalid.