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Shares of Moderna Inc fell nearly 10% after it lost a bid to invalidate a US patent owned by Arbutus Biopharma that poses a potential obstacle to Moderna’s efforts to develop next-generation vaccine, including a coronavirus vaccine.
The US has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston, Texas, by Friday. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the decision was taken because China was “stealing” intellectual property.
Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood is suing a host of cannabis companies that he says have falsely used his name to endorse their goods. Nearly 20 firms are named in the suits, accused of trademark infringement and defamation among other violations.
Twitter has chosen to remove a campaign-syle video shared by Donald Trump after Linkin Park lodged a copyright complaint over its use of their song.
Facebook filed an opposition before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board against applicant Daniel Stallard’s DOGBOOK trademark application over the likelihood of confusion and dilution of its trademarks.