US government urges SCOTUS to deny retroactive IPR suit
The US Supreme Court should not take up a petition asking whether it’s a violation of the Fifth Amendment for patents issued before the enactment of the American Invents Act to be subjected to inter partes reviews, according to the US government.
3M price-gouging case ‘crumbles like cookie’, says accused company
A trademark infringement complaint filed by 3M is “short on ultimate facts and long on inflammatory, derogatory, and conclusory assertions”, according to the company accused of price-gouging in the suit.
NASA lab offers respirator designs for free
A California spacecraft laboratory has made its respirator designs available for free and signed up to the IP sharing scheme, Open COVID Pledge.
HGF promotes two to partner
IP firm HGF has appointed two patent attorneys to partner, increasing the partner group to 63 partners.
Pfizer, Alibaba, Amazon, Merck unite to fight COVID-19 fraud
Criminal investigators in the US Homeland Security Investigations’ National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center have partnered with Pfizer, 3M, Citi, Alibaba, Amazon and Merck & Co to combat fraud and other illegal activity related to COVID-19.
3M ramps up US mask litigation, secures injunction
3M has filed four more trademark lawsuits against companies accused of reselling N95 masks at inflated prices amid the COVID-19 pandemic, while also securing a preliminary injunction in another suit.
Fraudsters will invest heavily in fake COVID-19 vaccine: Europol
Once a genuine vaccine against COVID-19 has been announced, counterfeiters and fraudsters are likely to invest heavily in offering ineffective counterfeit versions of the vaccine online, according to Europol.
3M widens litigation campaign over mask price-gouging
3M has filed another trademark infringement suit against what it’s called a “deplorable pandemic profiteer”, as the multinational seeks to stop the alleged price-gouging of N95 masks amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
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3M secures restraining order in face mask price-gouging suit
3M has convinced a US judge to grant a restraining order against a New Jersey company it has accused of infringing the 3M trademarks by reselling N95 masks at “grossly inflated” prices amid the COVID-19 pandemic.