On Wednesday 27th June 2018, the never-ending patent battle between Apple and Samsung finally came to an end. The story begins in 2011 when Apple sued Samsung, alleging the company was infringing iPhone and iPad patents. One year later, the court gave a first ruling in favour of Apple. Although it recognized that several software and hardware features had been taken from Apple products, the amount of damages Samsung would have to pay was not…continue reading
Musical phenomenon Ed Sheeran is being sued for allegedly copying parts of Marvin Gaye’s classic “Let’s Get It On” track on his hit single “Thinking Out Loud”. According to documents lodged in New York, Sheeran copies various aspects of the “melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bass line, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping” of Gaye’s 1973 song. Sheeran has previously faced legal action over the same song back in 2016 by the family of Ed Townsend…continue reading
Speed matters – and not just on the track! Liberty Media has recently invested in rebranding Formula One after it bought the sport in 2017 for $8bn (£6bn). It decided to ditch the previous logo for a new one to the dismay of many; Sebastian Vettel stated that he “…liked the old one better” and Lewis Hamilton remarked that “the old one was iconic, and the new one isn’t”. However, this is the least of…continue reading
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