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


WIPO launches tool to track IP policy information in member states during COVID-19 pandemic

WIPO launched a new tool that tracks COVID-19 related intellectual property policy changes or other measures being implemented by WIPO member states in their response to the global pandemic.

EPO member states discuss co-operation and Covid-19 response at first virtual annual meeting

Last week representatives of the EPO’s member states, and two future member states discussed their co-operation and how to best serve Europe’s innovators during the current crisis at their 14th annual meeting on co-operation.

Judge calls for settlement hearing in patent case involving ex-Apple engineer

Darren Eastman, a former Apple engineer who is suing the company over allegations that he was not properly credited on key patents related to Find My and Passbook functionality, last week bolstered his case with additional evidence, leading the judge presiding over the case to call for a settlement conference.

Supreme Court weights trademark battle

Hotel reservation company urged the Supreme Court to grant the company trademark protection for its name, even though generic terms are not typically eligible for trademarks.

Uber gets win on appeal in location-sharing patent case

Uber Technologies Inc. on Tuesday notched a victory in litigation over whether it infringed patents on mobile-device location-sharing technology held by X One Inc.

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