Intellectual Property


  • Crowd Funding     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 4:55 PM ET

    Congress is looking at ways to make it easier for entrepreneurs to raise money, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • What's Next for US-China Relations?     Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

    Discussing whether China is a currency manipulator; stealing U.S. intellectual property, and practicing free trade, with Rodger Baker, Stratfor,

  • Pursuing a Piracy Claim Against Apple Saturday, 5 Nov 2011 | 12:50 PM ET
    Apple Store 5th Ave NY

    Yale professor David Gelernter survived an attack by the Unabomber. Now, he's up against a bigger force: He's suing Apple. After seeing an email from Steve Jobs in the case, one patent law expert said simply, "Wow."

  • China Theme Park Opens New Front in Copyright Wars Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 9:00 PM ET
    World of Warcraft

    China is pushing the boundaries of piracy even further with a theme park based on the  online gaming blockbuster, World of Warcraft —  a dream come true for gamers in a country internet addiction is so common it's treated in hospital. The FT reports.

  • Patent Battleground     Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 2:13 PM ET

    Jim Malackowski, Ocean Tomo, with a look at which companies have patent portfolios that could make them potential takeover targets, and Ed Snyder, Charter Equity Research weighs in on Qualcomm's portfolio.

  • WOTS Now: Google's Big Buy     Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on trades to play today. Also, Colin Gillis, BGC Partners, takes a look at why Google is snapping up Motorola Mobility and what it means to the competition.

  • What is Google's Strategy?     Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    Discussing Google's strategy and the value of intellectual property, with Michael Price, Evercore Partners.

  • The Battle Over Ideas     Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 12:15 PM ET

    Discussing the battle over patent assets and what's at stake for investors, with Michael Molano, Mayer Brown partner.

  • Patent-Palooza     Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 2:35 PM ET

    Discussing a new source of value for companies, with Jim Malackowski, Ocean Tomo CEO, and CNBC's Herb Greenberg.

  • Australia Unveils Brand-Free Tobacco Packets Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 10:33 PM ET
    Cigarette in ashtray

    Australia’s goal of having the world’s toughest tobacco promotion laws in place by 2012 moved closer on Thursday when it released the plain packing design that all cigarette manufacturers will be forced to adopt as part of new legislation. The FT reports.

  • Google Accuses Microsoft on Search Data Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 10:32 AM ET
    Google Search

    Google has accused arch-rival Microsoft of plagiarising its internet search results in an attempt to narrow the big lead that Google still holds in the highly profitable search business.

  • Google, Apple Shares Rise After Judge Tosses Suit Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 10:22 AM ET
    Paul Allen

    Shares of Google and Apple edged higher in pre-market trading after a federal court judge dismissed a patent lawsuit against the tech giants brought by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

  • China Attempts to Shake Off 'Copycat' Stigma Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 8:41 PM ET
    Models walk the runway during SCFASHION Qi Gang 2011 S/S Collection at China Fashion Week on October 30, 2010 in Beijing, China

    Paris, Milan, New York, London...Beijing? Chinese designers would certainly like to see their runways join the ranks of the world's best, and they're using China Fashion Week, their annual showcase, to make a statement - from the bold to the bizarre.

  • Retailer Knockoffs Abound in India Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | 12:51 PM ET
    Flag of India

    Retailers are flocking to India, thanks to an economy that is still growing and a young population eager to gobble up new brand names.  But some Western brands — once they conquer the regulatory hurdles to getting into the market here — may get a sinking sense of familiarity.

  • Apple's iTunes Store started selling thousands of songs without copy protection, marking the trendsetting company's latest coup and a model for what analysts say will likely become a pattern for online music sales.

  • Talks with China Produced Modest Results Friday, 25 May 2007 | 10:24 AM ET

    James Moore, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that trade talks with China earlier this week have produced “modest” results.

  • Chamber of Commerce CEO Says Recession Unlikely This Year Wednesday, 21 Mar 2007 | 10:19 AM ET

    Thomas Donohue, chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that a recession is unlikely this year.He said consumer spending is up, the housing market appears to have bottomed out and exports are growing.“I think we’re going to (have economic growth) between 2% and 2.5%,” Donohue said Wednesday. “I don’t think we’ll hit a recession. I think the Fed will be helpful.”

  • Media conglomerate Viacom  sued Google  and its Internet video-sharing site YouTube for more than $1 billion on Tuesday in the biggest challenge yet to the Web search leader's strategy to dominate the online video market.

  • Norway Tops Global Property Rights Protection Index Tuesday, 6 Mar 2007 | 5:25 AM ET

    Norway topped a global index of intellectual and physical property rights released on Tuesday while Bangladesh came last, highlighting that the weakest economies have the weakest property rights laws.

  • Sony BMG Settles Anti-Piracy CDs Charges Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | 12:22 PM ET

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Sony BMG agreed to settle charges that it secretly embedded potentially damaging anti-piracy software in some of its CDs.

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