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  • Former Enron CFO One Step Closer to Freedom Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 8:19 AM ET

    Former Enron Chief Financial Officer Andy Fastow has been transferred to a Houston halfway house as he prepares to be released from prison later this year.

  • Enforcing Copyrights Online, for a Profit Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 8:49 AM ET
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    Righthaven, a Nevada company, finds newspaper material that has been republished on the Web and obtains the copyrights. Then it sues, the New York Times reports.

  • Federal Court Rejects Mattel's 'Bratz' Copyright Claim Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 2:49 PM ET
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    A federal court jury has rejected Mattel Inc.'s copyright infringement claims involving MGA Entertainment's popular line of Bratz dolls and awarded MGA $88.4 million for misappropriation of its trade secrets by the Barbie-maker.

  • Patently Important: Expiring Patents     Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 7:51 AM ET

    The drug industry stands to lose billions of dollars a year, as patents to their key drugs expire, with David Brennan, Astrazeneca CEO.

  • Kodak Shares Surge; Patent Defeat to Be Reviewed Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 5:55 PM ET

    Shares of Eastman Kodak surged 20 percent in late trading on Friday after the International Trade Commission said that it would review the camera maker's loss in a patent battle with Research in Motion and Apple.

  • Senators to Debate Patent Bill Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 10:40 AM ET

    The Senate on Monday will begin debating a bill that critics say will undermine American strength abroad, plunder the United States economy and exceed the government’s constitutional authority. The subject: patent reform. The New York Times reports.

  • SEC Hires Executive for New Whistleblower Program Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 3:31 PM ET
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

    The SEC has chosen a former Altria and AOL executive to head its new Whistleblower Office, the commission said Friday.  Sean McKessy will wield the new power given to the SEC under the Dodd-Frank law passed last year.

  • Whistleblowers who expose fraud, corruption and other kinds of wrongdoing can be deeply religious people, whose faith gives them an identity outside their corporate life.

  • Wall Street Fights New Whistleblower Law Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 8:56 AM ET

    With new whistleblower rules coming to Wall Street, the industry's lobbyists have mounted a furious behind-the-scenes effort to constrain the reach of the new protections.

  • How Feds Use Snitches to Uncover Tax Fraud Thursday, 10 Feb 2011 | 9:41 AM ET

    Two men, including a Wall Street veteran and a Minnesota trader who went undercover, explain how they worked with the IRS and FBI to expose tax fraud.

  • How Four Men Got Rich Exposing Pharma Fraud Thursday, 10 Feb 2011 | 7:07 AM ET

    This is the story of the most successful—and least known—whistleblower operation of all time.  Four men who have made a vast fortune blowing the whistle on the drug industry, forcing Big Pharma to pay the federal government over a billion dollars in settlements.

  • Do You Witness Fraud? Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 4:58 PM ET
  • UBS Whistleblower Finds Himself in Federal Prison Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 8:09 AM ET

    Bradley Birkenfeld once lived the high life as secret Swiss banker at UBS in Geneva. Then he delivered some of the world’s best-kept secrets to the US government, expecting a great reward. And now he sits in federal prison in Pennsylvania.

  • Cheryl Eckard became the largest individual whistleblower award recipient ever, hauling in a $96 million bounty as her reward for providing information to the government about manufacturing problems at GlaxoSmithKline.

  • Have You Considered Blowing the Whistle? Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 7:54 AM ET

    Have you ever been tempted to blow the whistle on something suspicious you've witnesses in the workplace? Take our poll and share your opinion.

  • Using Greed—and Lots of Cash—to Fight Greed Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 5:44 PM ET

    Forget what you think you know about lone whistleblowers taking on giant corporations all by themselves. These days, there's a cottage industry to support—and profit from—whistleblowing.

  • Wall Street Whistleblowers Ready to Cash In Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 2:04 PM ET

    When President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform act into law last summer, very few in the financial industry knew that the bill included a massive change in the way whistleblowing law works in this country.

  • Would You Expose Fraud for Cash? Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 9:00 AM ET

    That promise of cash is providing a new incentive for employees to reveal wrongdoing in their companies. What would you do?

  • Dropping A Dime for Millions Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 8:44 AM ET

    Wall Street is suddenly paying attention to the culture of whistleblowing, because the new Dodd-Frank financial reform law, for the first time, extends whistleblower provisions to Wall Street, meaning employees who expose fraud and wrongdoing stand to collect between 10 and 30 percent of the amount recovered by the government.

  • Exposing Fraud and Corruption in Drug Industry Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 6:42 AM ET

    Taking a look at the biggest fraud cases of all time, and you're left with just one question: What's wrong with the pharmaceutical industry?