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Nike Sues Mayor Rodrigo Duterte For Patent And Copyright Violation

The Duterte campaign logo
The Duterte campaign logo

BEAVERTON, Oregon (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Philippine presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte may be gaining popularity and momentum in his quest to be his country’s next president, but he is now in big trouble.

Duterte and his campaign team are being sued by the multinational sports apparel company Nike for copyright infringement and violation of the U.S. Patent and Trademark laws.

It has to do with a newly-released Duterte campaign logo which mimics Nike’s popular ‘Just Do It’ advertising campaign.

U.S. patent laws prohibit any individual or company to copy or use registered trademarks like the Nike logo and advertising meme.  If convicted, Duterte and his campaign team face a fine of up to $1 Million or imprisonment of three years, or both.

So our advice to the campaign teams of Philippine presidential candidates, think twice and do your research before just doing it.

 

APPLE TO RECALL MILLIONS OF IPHONES AND IPADS AFTER LOSING PATENT LAWSUIT

imageMADISON, Wisconsin (The Adobo Chronicles) – If you have an iPhone 5S, 6 or 6 Plus, or the later generation iPad, you could be receiving a recall email message from Apple.

A U.S. jury on Tuesday found the company accountable for using processor chip  technology owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison without permission  in many of its iPhones and iPads.

The jury in Madison, Wisconsin, also said the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) patent, which improves processor efficiency, was valid. The trial will now move on to determine how much Apple owes in damages.

Apple could face up to $862 million in damages for patent infringement.

Rather than paying the damages,  and in an effort to maintain its integrity among loyal Apple fanatics, the company has chosen to recall the phones and tablets in question, and will replace them with all-new devices using Apple-owned processor chips.

Replacement could take as long as  six months.  Apple has to open new factories in China and the Philippines in order to manufacture the replacement phones.