Brush up on the week’s latest intellectual property news, from interesting patent and trademark attempts to Katy Perry’s current copyright infringement battle with a group of Christian rappers…

IBM files patent for coffee delivery drones that can predict when you need a drink

The tech firm has said their planned delivery drone will drop coffee in “leak proof bags” to anyone who looks in need of a caffeinated beverage.

LOL! Procter & Gamble wants to trademark LOL

In a bid to try and increase their reach and market appeal amongst millennials, the household products company has launched a bid to trademark a variety common text speak acronyms.

Is there a high chance of US and UK courts grappling with medicinal cannabis patents?

In the light of cannabis use for medical purposes being more widely legalised in the US and UK, more pharma firms have been granted patents relating to cannabis for medicinal use but what is their value?

Katy Perry sued for copyright infringement, is Marcus Grey the Dark Horse?

The pop start is currently embroiled in a dispute with three Christian rappers, who claim her 2014 hit “Dark Horse” infringes on their 2008 song “Joyful Noise”.

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