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WHO is asked to create a voluntary intellectual property pool to develop Covid-19 products

Seeking to widen access to medical products for combating Covid-19, the Costa Rican government has asked the World Health Organisation to create a voluntary pool to collect patent rights, regulatory test data and other information that could be shared for developing drugs, vaccines and diagnostics.

Huawei claims No. 1 spot in the European Patent Office ranking 2019

Huawei Technologies claims the top spot in the European Patent Office ranking in 2019. In a recent report published by the EPO, Huawei has been ranked the top telecom company in Europe, with a maximum number of patents in 2019.

South Korea is tracking Covid-19 patent data to tackle fake treatments

South Korea has launched a “patent information navigation” system to provide accurate information on the latest inventions and treatments aimed at tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.

Frontier IP backs its portfolio companies’ coronavirus work

Edinburgh-based investor Frontier IP has reported a 49% jump in the value of its portfolio as it praised its companies for tackling coronaviruses and other threats.

Videogame maker wins copyright case over NBA players’ tattoos

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc on Thursday defeated copyright infringement claims over its inclusion of tattoos inked onto professional basketball players in the NBA 2K videogame series.

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