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US and UK ‘lead push against global patent pool for Covid-19 drugs’

Ministers and officials from every nation met via video link on Monday for the annual world health assembly which was dominated by efforts to stop rich countries monopolising drugs and future vaccines against Covid-19.

Global calls for compulsory Covid-19 patent licensing build

Despite several key innovators in the field voluntarily waiving their rights and entering into non-exclusive licensing agreements to ramp up production, concerns about widespread access to breakthrough medicines are growing.

China’s upsurge in patent filings continue post-coronavirus lockdown

The China National Intellectual Property Administration released their statistics for January through April 2020, showing a continued post-virus boom in patent filings versus 2019 after a drop at the February coronavirus peak in China.

Rainbow Six ‘copy’ lands Apple and Google in copyright court

Ubisoft is suing Apple and Google over a Chinese mobile game it says is a “near carbon copy” of one of its most popular games, Rainbow Six: Seige.

Club Penguin Online shuts down after receiving copyright claim from Disney

Club Penguin Online, one of the largest Club Penguin fan servers, shut down Friday after The Walt Disney Company issued a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notice earlier this week.

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