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Global insurance and reinsurance broker Aon has announced the launch of a new underwriting platform featuring the world’s largest capacity for intellectual property (IP) liability risks. Aon says that its latest offering is designed to meet the changing needs of clients’ IP exposures, especially in the current distressed economic environment that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Panellists from an AIPLA webinar on emerging technologies said that refusing to grant a patent to an AI inventor has the potential to devalue inventorship and could have serious implications for companies that invest heavily in new technologies.
The World Intellectual Property Organisation has released two new initiatives and a policy statement on intellectual property and responses to the COVID pandemic.
The US Patent and Trademark Office published that Visa has filed a patent application to create a digital currency on a centralised computer using blockchain technology.
Gilead offers royalty-free licenses on remdesivir, consortium pledges not to prosecute IP violations done to fight the pandemic.