An industrial spy alleged to have sold top-secret Dyson vacuum cleaner technology to a rival has been named as Chinese engineer Yong Pang, according to The Telegraph.
Dyson claim Mr Pang was paid £11,500 by Bosch, a German competitor, in exchange for key intellectual property.
Judges have given Apple 48 hours to change a statement on its website relating to a recent IP dispute with Samsung, according to the BBC.
On the 18th of October Apple was ordered to upload a statement saying Samsung didn’t infringe the iPad’s copyright.
Newmarket sausages, made in Suffolk, have become the 50th British food product to be granted Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) from the European Commission, according to the BBC.
The protection means that only local companies which meet a certain criteria can call their product Newmarket sausages.
A US Senator representing New York City is attempting to alter the nation’s copyright rules to protect fashion designs, according to Ars Technica.
Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer introduced the Innovative Design Protection Act to the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 20.
A US judge has ordered an adult film studio to go to court against five anonymous defendants in a case which will decide whether or not IP addresses are enough evidence of copyright infringement, according to the BBC.
The five defendants have filed a motion against the film studio’s subpoenas, accusing it of pursuing them in order to extort settlements.
Late last week the US jury tasked with deciding on the Apple vs. Samsung patent battle in San Jose, California, awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages.
The jury found that Samsung wilfully infringed a number of Apple utility and design patents.
Yesterday, the judge overseeing yet another patent dispute between Apple and a competing technology firm, this time Samsung, lost her patience with Apple’s lawyers, according to Ars Technica.
Excluding opening and closing arguments, San Jose US District Judge Lucy Koh allocated each company 25 hours for the trial.
The owner of Surfthechannel.com, Anton Vickerman, was yesterday sentenced to four years in prison, according to the BBC.
Mr Vickerman was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud in June for “facilitating” piracy.
The site, which became one of the most popular sites in the UK for accessing pirated content, was an index for professional video content and made both legal and illegal videos available to users by linking to the sites they were hosted on.
An article in the New Statesman last week comments on a ruling by the Appeal Court, made in July 2011, on a legal battle between the Newspaper Licensing Authority (NLA) and a newspaper monitoring business, Meltwater News.
The article points out the ruling may have unforeseen consequences for ordinary internet users.
Rachael Taylor, a 28-year-old surface pattern designer from Leeds, is seeking compensation from well-known retailer, Marks and Spencer.
The claim arose, according to the Guardian Online, after Taylor was told by friends that her original hand-drawn motif ‘Etched Floral’, which decorates her own range of textiles and stationery, had been used on a T-shirt for the store without her permission.