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Facebook patented an online system against trademark violations

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Facebook was recently granted the patent for an online system (e.g., social networking system) that allows searching and regulating trademark violations. The online system can receive proofs of trademark registration from trademark owners before proceeding to search and rank contents within the system that are possibly violating those registered trademarks through the support of machine learning. The system can then proceed to control the distribution of those contents (e.g., by blocking or blacklisting content providers) if there are any indications of trademark violations in them.

Risk prediction and stratification of sarcopenia and NAD deficiency is pending US patent application

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Researchers from the University of Southampton and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) had recently applied for a U.S. patent for their method that’s able to predict the risk of and stratify sarcopenia and NAD deficiency, particularly on older adults at least 45 years of age and preferably older. Apart from predicting its risks, the patent application also provides ways to predict the responsiveness of said adults to nutritional intervention against the development of the said disease, detailing some ways related to treating and preventing it on them.

China seeks to improve patent quality by ending subsidies

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China has been the world leader in patent filings for nine years running. With over 1.4 million applications received in 2019, its performance dwarfs that of innovation hubs like the U.S. and Japan, which in the same year received over 600,000 and 300,000 filings, respectively.

Apple to lose over $1.1 billion in ‘Dickensian’ patent case

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Tech giant Apple’s infringement of patented internet security technology could cost it over a billion dollars at the end of a decade-long legal battle, likened by its judge to the interminable Jarndyce v. Jarndyce case in the Charles Dickens novel Bleak House.

Apollo unit files patent lawsuit against Indian generic drugmaker

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Apollo Global Management’s wholly-owned unit, Covis Pharma, alleged that Indian pharmaceutical company Eugia and its parent Aurobindo infringed upon two of its patents (US10471075B1 and US9844558B1). Both patents concern its Makena product, an injectable treatment that is used to reduce the risk of premature birth.

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