This Week In Review: Week 10

Europe's Innovation and Patenting Gap

Originally posted by IAM
According to the EPO's annual report, patent applications from European inventors increased by 2.3% in 2020, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The report also highlights that Europe continues to be a major player in certain technological fields, such as medical technology and transport. However, it also notes that Europe lags behind other regions, particularly the United States and Asia, in areas such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and biotechnology.
You can read the whole article here.

Amazon removed several books from its service after they were discovered on pirate websites

Originally posted by TorrentFreak
Amazon has removed several books from its Kindle Unlimited service after they were discovered on pirate websites.
According to the article, the books were uploaded to pirate sites shortly after they were added to the Kindle Unlimited library. The authors of the books reportedly contacted Amazon to complain about the piracy, which led to the removal of the books from the service.
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Why Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Protection Matter for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Startups

Originally posted by MBHB
Patents, trademarks, and copyrights can all play a role in protecting the innovations and creative works of bitcoin and cryptocurrency startups. By securing these forms of IP protection, startups can create a competitive advantage, attract investment, and generate revenue through licensing and enforcement efforts.
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IP theft is a growing concern for businesses, and Artificial Intelligence can provide a powerful tool for detecting and preventing such theft

Originally posted by Forbes
The article outlines some of the ways that AI can be used to protect IP. For example, it can be used to monitor online marketplaces for counterfeit goods, detect copyright infringement in online content, and identify potential patent violations. AI can also provide a more efficient and cost-effective way to monitor IP than traditional methods such as manual review.
You can read the whole article here.

Google blocks Singapore company's 'Google You' application

Originally posted by IPKat
Google has successfully opposed a trademark application for the phrase "Google You" in Singapore. The application was filed by a Singapore-based company called XCOM NCS, which provides cybersecurity services.
Google argued that the phrase "Google You" was too similar to its own trademarks, which include the word "Google" and variations of it.
You can read the whole article here.