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Spiky Questions Around Patenting of Spike Proteins
In an interview David E. Martin, the Chairman of the world’s largest underwriter of intangible assets gave his sceptical take on patents concerning SARS-CoV. These were further elaborated in a subsequent interview.
In 1-800 Contacts Inc v FTC 18-3848 the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (CA2C) has reversed the controversial majority decision of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which held that agreements that prevent competitors from bidding for their competition’s trademarked terms as search engine ad generating keywords are anti-competitive.