Keep up with what’s been happening this week in our intellectual property news round-up…

 

European Patent Office reports increase in life science patent filings in 2019

A new report has shown that the number of patents filed by companies and researchers int eh European life sciences sector has grown over the past year.

Digital technologies take top spot in European patent applications

Patent statistics published today by the European Patent Office show that for the first time in more than a decade digital technologies have taken the lead in patent applications filed.

IBM takes Airbnb to court over historic patents

IBM is taking Airbnb to court over what it claims is the illegal use of four patents in a move that threatens to cast a shadow over the short-term rental company’s road to a proposed IPO.

Led Zeppelin wins major copyright battle for ‘Stairway to Heaven’

The legendary rock band Led Zeppelin won a major copyright battle on Monday over claims that parts of their signature song “Stairway to Heaven” were stolen

Spotify patents a voice assistant that can read your emotions

Spotify appears to be interested in challenging Alexa and Siri with its own state-of-the-art voice assistant.

 

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