Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest IP news round-up…
Microsoft has files a patent for a system which monitors employees on their body language and facial expressions in meetings and gives a score on the quality of the event.
Apple’s patent application to the US Patent Office has revealed that they are working on technology that enables airpods (in-ear headphones) to be controlled by facial expressions.
Car Freshner have lost a trademark lawsuit against American covers for naming their air freshener products ‘Midnight Black Ice Storm’ which they claim is similar to their own air freshener products called ‘Black Ice’. The district court rejected their claim stating that the names were not similar enough.
Earlier this year, Mexican Congress passed the Federal Law for the Protection of Industrial Property which took over the Law of Industrial Property. Since then, significant changes have been made to this new law after the signing of the US, Mexico and Canada agreement.
Apple has filed a patent called Optical System and Method to Mimic Zero-border Display which will enable the borders of iPhone, iPads and iMac screens to be thinner and appear non-existent.