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China issued its first COVID vaccine patent

On Sunday, the Chinese vaccine maker Cansino said that the government regulators approved its patent application for a COVID-19 vaccine, marking the first and only patent that Chinese authorities have granted for a COVID-19 vaccine so far.

Nokia wins second round of legal fight against Daimler on patent fees

Nokia’s fight with Daimler over patent licensing fees won backing from a German court on Tuesday after the judge said the carmaker had not made a serious attempt to resolve the issue with the Finnish company.

AFL clubs back #freetheflag campaign as copyright row over Aboriginal flag labelled a ‘disgrace’

A non-Indigenous owned company, Wam Clothing, holds the world exclusive license for the use of the Aboriginal flag. Wam Clothing has previously issued “cease and desist” notices to several companies, including the AFL and Indigenous companies, and demanded payment for the use of the flag, even from charities.

US trade panel launches patent infringement probe into Apple devices

The US International Trade Commission said it has launched a Section 337 investigation into whether certain Apple mobile devices and laptop computers infringed patents held by Japan’s Maxwell Holdings.

Knitting YouTubers in Japan go to court over copyright infringement row

A YouTuber in central Japan has filed a lawsuit against two other content creators demanding they pay 1.1 million yen in consolation money for having her knitting tutorial videos unfairly removed from YouTube due to abuse of the site’s copyright infringement notification system.

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