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This week on MIP: EUIPO finale, Huawei rates reveal

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We provide a rundown of Managing IP’s news and analysis coverage from the week, and review what’s been happening elsewhere in IP

Exclusive: Negrão to be next EUIPO executive director

Council of the EU representatives have nominated João Negrão as the next executive director of the EUIPO.

The vote was taken at a meeting of the council’s committee of permanent representatives in Brussels on Wednesday, July 12.

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Huawei unveils patent licensing rates for IoT, 4G and Wi-Fi

Huawei revealed rates for its latest patent licensing programme for cellular internet of things technology at its annual intellectual property event in Shenzhen yesterday, July 13.

The Chinese technology company also launched a new website, which will contain the details of its three bilateral licensing programmes, covering cellular IoT, Wi-Fi 6, and mobile handsets.

Click here to read the full story.

CPA must cough up docs ahead of class-action trial

CPA Global, now part of Clarivate, could face a trial as early as this year in a class-action suit alleging it overcharged patent customers using deceptively labelled fees.

The data analytics firm must also hand over more documents in line with a court order granted last Monday, July 3.

Clarivate said it strongly denies any wrongdoing.

Click here to read the full story.

Other articles published by Managing IP this week include:

China patent data hints at quality focus, but issues remain

Thread carefully: counsel identify trade secrets hurdles in Twitter-Meta row

Inspiration and horror: Senate hears stakeholders’ AI and copyright views

India: counsel demand transparency over TM bill

Counsel unpick Nokia and Apple’s SEP litigation swerve

Five minutes with ... Jeanna Wacker, partner at Kirkland & Ellis

Weekly take: The jostling is over…for now, time to run the EUIPO

Elsewhere in IP

Vaccine row

Moderna has sued Pfizer and BioNTech in Ireland for alleged patent infringement in the parties’ globe-spanning dispute over COVID vaccines. The High Court is expected to hear the case next year.

Silverman suit

Comedian Sarah Silverman has sued OpenAI and Meta in two lawsuits filed at the US District for the Northern District of California on Friday, July 7.

Silverman, and two other authors, claimed their copyright was infringed during both companies’ training of their respective artificial intelligence (AI) systems.

Protective Shell

The England and Wales High Court has invalidated a patent belonging to technology company Ensygnia, in a victory for fossil fuel company Shell. The case concerned a system that allows customers to pay for petrol at the pump via an app. Ensygnia argued Shell’s ‘Fill Up & Go’ system infringed its own ‘Onescan’ product.

Fed Circuit mediation

A US federal judge directed Circuit Judge Pauline Newman and her colleagues at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to engage in mediation on Tuesday, July 11.

Judge Christopher Cooper at the District Court for the District of Columbia stated in an order that the parties should contact Thomas Griffith, a retired judge who now works at Hunton Andrews Kurth, to schedule mediation procedures.

Newman and at least one representative from the special committee of the Federal Circuit’s judicial counsel should participate in the mediation, according to the order.

AI and copyright

UK music industry lobbyists doubled down on their opposition to copyright for AI entities in a policy paper published on Wednesday, July 12. The document, produced by UK Music, said “without human creativity there should be no copyright”.

That's it for today, see you again next week.

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