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Samsung sued for infringing contactless payment patents

RFCyber Corp. filed a complaint for patent infringement against defendants Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. And Samsung Electronics America, Inc. on Friday in the Eastern District of Texas, alleging that Samsung infringed its contactless payment method via its Samsung Pay service on its mobile devices.

Eko wants Quibi to pay at least $96.5m in damages, asks court to freeze assets related to turnstyle tech

Eko is seeking a payout of at least $96.5million from Quibi – which is shutting down after founder Jeffrey Katzenberg acknowledge the mobile-video startup isn’t viable – for allegedly infringing on Eko’s intellectual property.

Woolworths trademark owner slaps down viral tweet claiming stores will reopen in UK

The owner of Woolworths trademark has dismissed a widely shared tweet that said Woolies stores would reopen in the UK.

TikTok countersues rival video app Triller in patent defense

TikTok and its parent firm ByteDance have fired back in court against a patent lawsuit by rival video-sharing app Triller, in a move aimed at heading off patent infringement claims.

Copyright row over Ed Sheeran’s hit Shape of You set to cost ‘around £3 million in legal fees’

The copyright row over Ed Sheeran’s hit Shape of You is set to cost around £3 million in legal fees.

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