IP NEWS

  • The question of whether a cake can be protected as intellectual property has come to the fore: One of Donald Trump's inaugural ball cakes is almost an exact copy of one baked for Barack Obama's celebration. [Quartz]
  • ZeniMax, a game developer, is suing Oculus and Facebook for stealing some essential elements in their virtual reality headsets; Mark Zuckerberg himself testified at a jury trial for the case, which could be worth as much as $2 billion. [New York Times].
  • Patent protection for the drug industry has been manipulated by drug companies to subvert the original intentions of patent protection - to reward progress - and instead keeps prices high for medically necessary pharmaceuticals. [Forbes]
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