This Week In Review: Week 17

Streaming services could potentially lose $113 billion due to piracy by 2027.

Originally posted by Variety
A new report from Parks Associates warns that piracy in the US is set to increase with a projected loss of $113bn for streaming video providers by 2027. The company said piracy rates for film and television programming will increase from 22% in 2022 to 24.5% in 2027, bringing with it an estimated $700m value of fraudulent advertising delivered online to consumers that same year.
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Mercedes Sues Lenovo for Trademark Infringement Over Gaming Computer Logo

Originally posted by WRAL TechWire
Mercedes-Benz has taken legal action against Lenovo, claiming that the logo used for the electronics company's gaming computer is too similar to their own trademarked logo. The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, April 18th, asserts that Lenovo has been using the disputed logo since 2018, and is currently selling the gaming computers in the US market.
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European Commission Proposes Patent Rule Changes to Ease Royalty Disputes

Originally posted by Reuters
The European Commission has revised draft patent rules to enable patent holders to sue companies over royalty disputes, allowing patent owners to request injunctions against infringing companies while negotiating on fair royalties, with an aim to reduce costly legal disputes over essential patents in the technology industry, including for telecoms equipment, mobile phones, computers, connected cars and smart devices. The proposed rules require the approval of the European Parliament and EU countries before they can become law.
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Netlist wins case against Samsung over patent infringement

Originally posted by Verdict
Samsung has been fined more than $303m after a US jury found it had violated five Netlist patents on data processing enhancements, with Samsung's memory modules for high-performance computing said to be involved, although the Korean tech giant denies the claims.
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Ed Sheeran Faces Trial Over Copyright Infringement Claims for "Thinking Out Loud"

Originally posted by Independent
Ed Sheeran is set to defend himself in a New York court against allegations that his hit song “Thinking Out Loud” copied elements of Marvin Gaye’s 1973 classic “Let’s Get It On”. The lawsuit, filed by the heirs of songwriter Ed Townsend, who co-wrote the Gaye track, was initially brought in 2017 and alleges that Sheeran’s song took harmonic progressions, melodic and rhythmic elements from “Let’s Get It On” without permission.
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