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Qualcomm and LG make patent license deal, but 5G market impact is unclear

After extended negotiations and a lawsuit that threatened to “impact the entire 5G market” Qualcomm and LG today reached an agreement that will continue access to US chipmakers 3G, 4G and 5G cellular modem technologies.

Singapore launches world’s first trademark registration app

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has launched the world’s first mobile app for trademark applications.

Taylor Swift plans to re-record her old songs to own copyright after Scooter Braun row

Taylor Swift has said she plans to re-record her own songs after her back catalogue was bought by Justin Biber’s manager, Scooter Braun.

Samsung patent suggests vertically folding phone is on the way

Motorola is expected to reboot the iconic RAZR brand, but a new patent suggest Samsung is also working on a direct rival to the upcoming RAZR.

Fans fear for Spider-Man’s future after Sony and Marvel fail to reach rights agreement

Sony and Marvel have failed to reach an agreement on the character of Spider-Man – meaning he will be absent from the marvel Cinematic Universe for the time being. Sony has said it is “disappointed” that talks, aimed at extending a deal that allowed the superhero to appear in Marvel movies, fell through. The result is that Spider-Man, most recently played by Tom Holland, won’t be starring alongside Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk and other Marvel favorites any time soon.

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