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  • NEW YORK, May 15- A group of luxury goods makers sued Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Friday, contending the Chinese online shopping giant had knowingly made it possible for counterfeiters to sell their products throughout the world. The lawsuit alleged that Alibaba had conspired to manufacture, offer for sale and traffic in counterfeit products bearing their...

  • Monday's preliminary exam and detention hearing was postponed until May 26 at the request of Lee Rothman, the defense attorney for Thomas Rukavina, 62, of Plum. Rukavina appeared before a magistrate on Friday after the FBI arrested him on a charge of stealing trade secrets from PPG Industries Inc. related to plastic windows that can be used on aircraft and...

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- China and India remain on a U.S. priority watch list for lax rules on copyright, trade secrets and other intellectual property rights violations in an annual review of trading partners published by the U.S. Thirteen countries are on the priority watch list for 2015, including Russia and Ukraine as well as China and India, and another 24 are on...

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- China and India remain on a U.S. priority watch list for lax rules on copyright, trade secrets and other intellectual property rights violations in an annual review of trading partners published by the U.S. trade representative on Thursday. The trade representative office listed 13 countries on its priority watch list for 2015, including...

  • TRADE REPRESENTATIVE'S ANNUAL REVIEW KEEPS CHINA, INDIA ON PRIORITY WATCH LIST FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT.

  • US firms most concerned about this in China   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 6:35 PM ET
    US firms most concerned about this in China

    Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, says American companies are concerned about the issue of intellectual property, which China realizes it must "consistently enforce" rules on.

  • Arrowhead buys Novartis' RNAi portfolio Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 7:34 AM ET

    March 5- Arrowhead Research Corp said it acquired Novartis AG's RNAi assets to fortify its position in the field of gene therapy that aims to wipe out disease-causing proteins. Novartis is eligible to receive $25 million in Arrowhead shares within 30 days, which would make it the second-largest shareholder based on Arrowhead's market value on Wednesday.

  • *Europe losing market share in India to U.S., Russia. Europe's share of defence sales to India, the world's top arms importer, slid to less than 4 percent in 2013 from more than a fifth in 2005, data from think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute showed. But India has stipulated that for winning defence deals, foreign firms give domestic companies...

  • 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.