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Coronavirus: AstraZeneca to begin making potential vaccine

Drug company AstraZeneca is to start producing a potential vaccine for coronavirus, its boss has told the BBC.

UPSTO launches COVID-19 response resource centre

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) launched the Covid-19 Response Resource Centre to provide stakeholders and other interested parties with improved access to UPSTO initiatives, programs and other IP-related information regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

Amazon looks to establish supply chain trust with new blockchain patent

Amazon has received a patent from the USPTO for a blockchain system that would allow “verifiable tracking of an item through a supply chain using a distributed electronic ledger” according to the filing.

Twitter disables Trump campaign tribute to George Floyd due to copyright complaint

Twitter has disabled a video by Donald Trump’s campaign team that pays tribute to George Floyd, saying it is the subject of a copyright complaint.

From ‘Incredible’ to ‘Sensational’: Nestle loses row with Impossible Foods over burger name

Food giant Nestle plans to file an appeal having been forced to rebrand its plant-based Incredible Burger in Europe.

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