Switzerland has claimed the top spot on the Global Innovation Index for the fourth-straight year while Sub-Saharan Africa "posted significant regional improvement".
The mass expansion of Internet domain names could cause havoc for the defence of trademarks in cyberspace, the UN's intellectual property body warned on Monday.
The globe's poorest nations have won an eight-year extension of a waiver on intellectual property rules, but still need to hold talks on the vexed issue of pharmaceutical patents, World Trade Organization officials said Tuesday.
Fifteen years after he patented caller ID technology, Brazilian inventor Nelio Jose Nicolai is no millionaire.
Americans call it piracy. Antiguans call it justice. The islands of Antigua and Barbuda are threatening to strip intellectual property protections from American goods as part of a long-running trade dispute over the U.S. ...
The U.N. says the Chinese filed the most patent applications in the world last year, overtaking the U.S. for the first time.
(AP) -- China says its campaign to tackle fakes and copyright theft is gaining ground, with courts accepting 40 percent more intellectual property cases last year.
A new study by an Oregon State University business professor has found that developing countries that adopt major international economic treaties do not necessarily gain more foreign direct investment.
Science and technology journal publishers have agreed to offer free access to their journals to academics in the world's poorest countries, the World Intellectual Property Organization said Thursday.
(AP) -- Television host Jay Leno has won control of a Web address using the name of his new show.