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  • 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.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- Free trade between the United States and China could generate annual combined economic gains of $460 billion for the two countries, according to new research from the Peterson Institute for International Economics. China stands to gain $330 billion, or 1.9 percent of gross domestic product, while the United States would benefit to the tune...

  • Sept 3- Lorillard Inc said two of its e-cigarette subsidiaries sued Zippo Manufacturing Co in the United Kingdom to protect itself from Zippo's claims of trademark infringement regarding the blu brand of e-cigarettes.

  • Aug 18- A German court has ordered a subsidiary of U.S. tobacco giant Lorillard Inc to stop selling the popular blu e-cigarettes in that country, citing trademark confusion with lighter and fuel products sold by Zippo Manufacturing Co..

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 7- India has offered to increase an order for U.S. India and the United States have rapidly expanded military sales in recent years, despite discord in areas such as trade and intellectual property rights.

  • 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.

  • WASHINGTON, July 9- IBM announced on Wednesday it will invest $3 billion over the next five years in chip research and development in hopes of finding a game-changing breakthrough that can help revive its slumping hardware unit. IBM announced the plan a week before its widely anticipated second quarter earnings.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 25- Oculus VR, the technology startup that Facebook Inc is buying for $2 billion, has denied improperly using video game publisher ZeniMax Media Inc's trade secrets to create its virtual reality gaming headset.

  • 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

    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

    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.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

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