This Week In Review: Week 27

German Court Hands Nokia Victory over Oppo After 20-Minute Wait

Originally posted by Managing IP Nokia emerges victorious in a patent infringement case against Oppo, as the Mannheim court delivers a rare 20-minute bench judgment shortly after the hearing. The court dismisses Oppo's claim and orders them to cover Nokia's costs. The ongoing dispute revolves around determining a fair FRAND royalty for Nokia's patents, with Oppo accused of using Nokia's technology without appropriate royalty payments. In a separate case, Oppo had previously accused Nokia of infringing three patents in Munich, resulting in Oppo withdrawing from the German market after a successful injunction by Nokia. Nokia is actively enforcing the sales ban against third-party resellers of Oppo devices.
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OpenAI Faces Lawsuit from Authors Over Unauthorized Use of Their Books

Originally posted by The Guardian Two authors has filed a lawsuit against OpenAI, accusing the organization of unlawfully using their books without permission. The authors claim that OpenAI's AI model, ChatGPT, was trained on their novels, which they argue is a breach of copyright law. The lawsuit raises concerns about the unauthorized use of literary works and the potential impact on authors' rights. OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, is facing legal action as it grapples with the allegations of copyright infringement and the implications for AI training methods.
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Intellectual Property Management Market to Reach $37.7 Billion, Globally, by 2032

Originally posted by Allied Market Research Allied Market Research has published a report on the global intellectual property management market, indicating that it generated $8.6 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach $37.7 billion by 2032, with a CAGR of 16.3% from 2023 to 2032. The market is driven by factors such as rapid modernization and an increase in disputes, although rising protection and enforcement costs hinder growth.
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Apple Fails to Invalidate Optis SEPs in UK Appeal

Originally posted by Law 360 Apple failed to convince judges to invalidate two wireless communications patents that Optis accused the company of infringing, leading Apple to take the dispute to the UK's top court. The Court of Appeal rejected Apple's arguments, upholding the High Court's judgment on patent claims and dismissing Apple's claims of lacking novelty or being obvious. Optis, the patent holder, alleged that Apple's iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch products infringed the standard-essential patents.
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Burberry's Trademark Application Challenged by Mattel

Originally posted by Global Cosmetics News Mattel has challenged Burberry's attempt to register BRBY as a trademark, claiming it would cause confusion with their Barbie brand. Mattel argues that BRBY is phonetically and visually similar to Barbie and holds federal trademarks for Barbie in various categories such as toys, clothing, cosmetics and jewellery. They believe BRBY would dilute their brand.
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