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  • Photographer continues fight over monkey selfie Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:57 PM ET
    The U.S. Copyright Office has ruled that pieces of content produced by animals cannot be copyrighted.

    David Slater, a wildlife photographer, still maintains that he is the copyright owner of a photograph taken by a monkey.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- The United States will continue to press China on its currency, protection of intellectual property and state-owned businesses, U.S. "The key with China is to continue to simply press them on those areas where trade is imbalanced, whether it's on their currency practices, whether it's on IP protection, whether it's on their state-owned...

  • Pirate Bay taken down after Swedish police raid Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 6:30 PM ET

    Dec 9- Swedish file-sharing website The Pirate Bay was taken down after Swedish police seized servers and computers from a server room in Stockholm. "We had a crackdown on a server room in Greater Stockholm because of a copyright infringement, and yes it was Pirate Bay," Paul Pinter, national coordinator, intellectual property crime at Stockholm County Police...

  • Apple to pay $23.6 million for infringing patents Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:21 AM ET
    An Apple store in the China Central Mall in Beijing, China

    A jury has told Apple to pay a Texas company $23.6 million for using SkyTel pager technology in its devices without permission, Bloomberg reported.

  • The $17,000 fight over a monkey selfie Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 4:42 PM ET
    Monkey selfie! Who owns the copyright??

    A British photographer faces a £10,000 (nearly $17,000) legal bill in attempts to remove a monkey's selfie from a free collection.

  • Will generic Viagra transform China? Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 6:21 PM ET

    Viagra's patent in China has expired and some analysts expect cheaper prices will bring a surge of demand for the storied erectile dysfunction drug.

  • Why IBM's betting $3 billion on chip research Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    IBM announced it will invest $3 billion in chip research and development in hopes of finding a game-changing breakthrough.

  • Priceline founder: Lessons of Apple-Samsung fight Monday, 5 May 2014 | 2:17 PM ET

    The Samsung-Apple litigation underscored the troubled U.S. patent system, and something worse, Priceline.com founder Jay Walker tells CNBC.

  • US top court weighs patent protection for software Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 7:19 AM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C.

    The U.S. Supreme Court will delve into the hotly contested question of when software is eligible for patent protection.

  • Burberry's signature check under threat in China   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 6:23 PM ET
    The Burberry shop in London, England.

    China's national trademark office has reportedly revoked the luxury fashion firm's iconic tartan. CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris has more.

  • China Must Increase Trade Secret Protection: USTR   Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 6:35 PM ET
    China Must Increase Protection of Trade Secrets - USTR

    Demetrios Marantis, Acting U.S. Trade Representative says China must step up its enforcement of trade secrets and take more action on criminal and civil side.

  • Asian Emphasis in Asset Allocation: Pro   Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 6:15 PM ET
    Asian Emphasis in Asset Allocation: Pro

    Stephen Davies, CEO, Javelin Wealth Management says he had reduced his cash weights and remains fully weighted on equities, with an emphasis on Asia and emerging markets.

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    China plans to change the law to crackdown on "malicious" trademark registrations, state media said on Monday, after a series of cases in which well-know international brands and individuals have had their names or copyright misused.

  • Patent Lawsuit Pares Apple's Stock   Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 11:58 AM ET
    Patent Lawsuit Pares Apple's Stock

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg has the latest details on a jury awarding VirnetX a lump sum of $368 million in a patent infringement case against Apple.

  • South Korean Firm Indicted With Corporate Espionage   Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 10:21 AM ET
    South Korean Firm Indicted With Corporate Espionage

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports a grand jury has indicted executives at Kolon Industries on charges of stealing corporate secrets from DuPont.

  • New Revolution: Great Ideas Needed   Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 6:50 AM ET
    New Revolution: Great Ideas Needed

    Chris Anderson, Wired Magazine, discusses how anyone with a great idea could spark the nation's next industrial revolution through the latest innovations in technology.

  • Extreme High School Makeover Creates Workers   Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 10:42 AM ET
    Extreme High School Makeover Creates Workers

    CNBC's Jane Wells report on a high school that's meeting the growing demand for innovative workers.

  • Nurturing the Spirit of Innovation Through Education

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks with Walter Isaacson, Aspen Institute, and Craig Barrett, Fmr. Chairman of Intel Corp, about ways the nation can provide every American the opportunity to achieve the best education in the world.

  • Google Ventures Into New Technology   Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 8:14 AM ET
    Google Ventures Into New Technology

    William Maris, Google Ventures managing partner, reveals Google's plans to invest $1billion in new biotech start-ups.

  • This New Fund is Seeking 'Disruptors'   Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 7:15 AM ET
    This New Fund is Seeking 'Disruptors'

    Ajay Royan, Mithril Capital Management general partner, explains how his fund is evaluating new ventures and where he sees growth opportunities.