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Huawei sued over image processing patents

Cedar Lane Technologies sued Huawei Technologies USA Inc. Monday in the Eastern District of Texas for patent infringement, claiming that Huawei infringed the related patents-in-suit by its use of these patented methods and systems in its devices.

Microsoft sues over trademark to stop COVID-19 hacking campaign

Microsoft said Tuesday that its taken legal action to stop a widespread COVID-19-related hacking campaign. The lawsuit, unsealed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, allowed the tech giant to take control of domains that hackers were using to trick their victims. Cyberattacks have spiked during the coronavirus pandemic, with more people working from home and most business discussions happening online. Scams surrounding the infectious disease have flooded the internet, with the FBI’s Internet Crimes Complaint Center receiving 20,000 coronavirus-related reports this year.

The Great Gatsby prequel set for release days after copyright expires

US copyright in The Great Gatsby expires on 1 January 2021, meaning the work enters the public domain and can be freely adapted for the first time.

One man holds multiple trademarks on potential Washington Redskins replacement names

The Washington NFL franchise announced on Monday that it would be changing its team name, but one man has already beaten them to the punch by trademarking a number of potential options.

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