Copyright for original Mickey Mouse persona to run out & more…Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest IP news round-up…

Nokia And Honor Sign 5G Patent Licensing Agreement To Avoid Litigation

According to a statement on Nokia’s official website, Nokia announced that it had signed a new patent cross-licensing agreement with Honor. This agreement covers the two parties’ basic inventions in the field of 5G and other cellular technologies. The terms of the agreement remain confidential between the parties.

Copyright for original Mickey Mouse persona to run out 1 January 2024

It’s been a challenging centenary year for Disney, and the world’s largest and most prominent entertainment company is having to end it with an emotional “so long!” to its oldest friend, Mickey Mouse.

China attaches high importance to international patent cooperation, intellectual property protection: FM

The year 2024 marks the 30th anniversary of China’s entry into the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Wednesday that China attaches high importance to international patent cooperation and intellectual property (IP) protection.

New Invoke Gives Businesses Power to Create Using AI Image Generation while Controlling their Intellectual Property

Invoke, maker of open-source generative artificial intelligence (AI) software built for creative work, today announced an Enterprise version that enables companies to deploy AI image generation models trained on their confidential intellectual property. Those models can then be accessed by authorised users through Invoke’s cloud-based image generation application and integrated into business-critical asset production workflows.

NYT sues OpenAI and Microsoft in latest AI copyright spat

Legal action lodged by the New York Times (NYT) against OpenAI and Microsoft is the latest example of how the balance of power between content creators and AI developers is shifting, experts in intellectual property law have said.

Back to Top

Get the latest jobs