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Ericsson announced in December that it filed a lawsuit against Samsung in the US for allegedly violating its contractual commitments related to patent licences and royalty payments. The patent dispute may negatively affect the Swedish company’s operating income by SEK 1- 1.5 billion ($118-$177 million) per quarter starting from 2021...

The European Commission published in late November a new Action Plan concerning patent licensing guidelines which proposes to upgrade the bloc’s patent framework to balance intellectual property (IP) policies to help companies, particularly small and medium sized enterprises, to capitalise on their inventions amid health and economic crises, as well...

On Oct. 2, India and South Africa proposed that member states of the World Trade Organization be able to waive patents and intellectual property rights to items for the “prevention, containment, or treatment of COVID-19.” Such items may include vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, which are currently on the way...

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads worldwide and the number of affected individuals continues to grow, the race is on to find a cure for the novel coronavirus. COVID-19 is a strain from the coronavirus family that causes illness from as mild as the common cold to more severe cases such...