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Tech giants join the Open Covid Pledge

Amazon, Facebook, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, IBM, Microsoft and more announced that they are pledging their patents to the public to freely use in support of solving the COVID-19 pandemic.

Samsung claims top spot in granted 5G patents

Samsung Electronics has the most number of granted patents for 5G, the company said, citing a study commissioned in Germany.

Chinese giants lead blockchain patent applications

Alibaba and Ant Financial lead the ranking for blockchain patent applications, filing 2344 claims in total over the past two years.

Jeff Dunham sues Coronavirus merch maker for millions; will donate proceeds to COVID-19 charities

The superstar ventriloquist is in the role of plaintiff to pull the plug on unauthorised use of his name and characters to sell coronavirus protective gear and other merchandise.

Jennifer Lopez sued for $150K by photographer over Instagram photo

Jennifer Lopez is being sued for $150,000 over an Instagram photo she uploaded in 2017. On Monday, it was reported that the 50-year-old is facing the copyright infringement lawsuit after sharing a close-up portrait without the permission of New York photographer Steve Sands, according to E! News. In the photo, which was shared with Lopez’s more than 119m Instagram followers, she appears to be dressed as her Shades of Blue character, Harlee. She captioned the post “#Harlee.”

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