Traditional rivals within the life sciences industry have pledged to cooperate by sharing data, patent libraries, and, if necessary, manufacturing capacity. This unprecedented pooling of resources can only happen where IP rights are protected.
Peloton and The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) announced that they have reached an agreement to "fully settled the litigation brought last year by 14 NMPA members."
The $370 million lawsuit alleged that Peloton -- which manufactures exercise bikes that stream instructor-led fitness classes via built-in touch screens -- had used more than 1,000 copyright musical compositions without obtaining needed licenses.
IBM claimed that short-term rental giant Airbnb took innovations made by IBM to run its e-commerce business, particularly innovations used by IBM in Prodigy, one of the first e-commerce services available before the advent of the World Wide Web.
Broadcom alleges that Netflix has infringed on eight patents dealing with video playback and data transmission. The suit claims that Netflix's infringement has contributed to the rise of cord-cutting, which has driven down demand for Broadcom's chips.
A patent application for a new battery that uses glass as a key component has been submitted by a team headed by John Goodenough, the part winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work as co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery that is the go-to power source for electric cars and energy storage.
The new glass battery will deliver a significant increase in storage capacity.