US Supreme Court finds for Monsanto in seed patent battle (Update 2)
The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of Monsanto Monday over an Indiana farmer accused of having pirated the genetically-modified crops developed by the agribusiness giant.
Cyberattacks a growing irritant in US-China ties
(AP)—Signs are growing that the sustained surge in cyberattacks emanating from China is imperiling its relations with the U.S., lending urgency to fledgling efforts by both governments to engage on the ...
EU backs Apple in Google's Motorola patent move (Update 2)
EU anti-trust officials said on Monday that Google-owned Motorola was abusing its leading position in Germany's mobile phone market by filing a patent injunction against Apple over some core smartphone functions.
US singles out Ukraine as key piracy center
The United States singled out Ukraine on Wednesday as a major center of intellectual property theft, saying that the government itself has been behind the growth in piracy in the country.
Do intellectual property rights on existing technologies hinder subsequent innovation?
A recent study published in the Journal of Political Economy suggests that some types of intellectual property rights discourage subsequent scientific research.
US Court tilts toward Monsanto in battle with farmer
The US Supreme Court appeared on Tuesday to side with Monsanto against an Indiana farmer accused of having pirated the genetically-modified crops developed by the agribusiness giant.
How the industry can fight back against pirated music
New research estimates that 28% of digital music world-wide is pirated using illegal file-sharing. The findings shed light on financial difficulties in the music industry experienced by companies such as ...
Analyst: Apple could pay for Brazil iPhone brand
Apple Inc. likely will have to pay a Brazilian company for the right to use the iPhone brand in Latin America's biggest country, a Brazilian telecommunications analyst said Thursday.
US suspends embassy account on Vietnam website
(AP)—The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi has deactivated its account on a popular Vietnamese website that's full of suspected pirated music and Hollywood movies. The U.S. had used the site to promote American values, including respect ...
East Asia faces unique challenges, opportunities for stem cell innovation
Tension is the theme running through the new consensus statement issued by the Hinxton Group, an international working group on stem cell research and regulation. Specifically, tension between intellectual property policies ...
Gabon to suspend new Megaupload site
Gabon's government said Tuesday it was suspending the website www.me.ga, which Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom had planned to use to launch a new version of his defunct Megaupload file-sharing site.
In Vietnam, US relies on pirate site to network
(AP)—It's a wildly popular website laden with unlicensed songs and Hollywood movies, a prime exhibit of the digital piracy that is strangling the music industry in Asia and eroding legitimate online sales ...
Coke, Samsung pull Vietnam site ads
(AP)—Coca-Cola and Samsung have pulled their advertising from a popular Vietnamese website notorious for providing unlicensed downloads of Western and local songs, in a rare victory against online piracy in a country where ...
Samsung motions to add iPhone 5 to patent case
(AP)—South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. says it has filed a motion with a U.S. court to add Apple's iPhone 5 to their ongoing patent battle.