Mar 21, 2013 16:58 EDT
A US federal judge has ruled that the online news "clipping" service Meltwater violates copyright law by using excerpts from Associated Press articles, the parties said Thursday.
Mar 19, 2013 16:19 EDT
The US Supreme Court sided Tuesday with a former Thai student who made $90,000 reselling text books bought abroad and sparked a copyright row with a publisher.
Mar 19, 2013 13:26 EDT
International patent filings increased by 6.6 percent in 2012 from the previous year, with China, Japan and South Korea posting double-digit growth, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) said Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 12:44 EDT
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with a Thai student who had resold text books bought abroad and sparked a copyright row with a publisher.
Mar 18, 2013 18:11 EDT
The US Supreme Court refused Monday to take up the case of a woman ordered to pay a $220,000 fine for illegally downloading music off the internet.
Mar 13, 2013 10:45 EDT
Intellectual property (IP) protection has emerged among hurdles to a US-led Pacific free trade pact, negotiators said Wednesday, as 11 nations scramble to seal an accord this year.
Mar 11, 2013 23:20 EDT
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom said that "interesting facts" will emerge in his ongoing pitched battle against extradition to the United States over copyright infringement.
Mar 11, 2013 20:25 EDT
Groups representing US authors and publishers have called on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to deny online retailer Amazon exclusive rights to websites ending with .book, .author, or .read.
Mar 11, 2013 13:35 EDT
Corporate raider Carl Icahn said Monday his investment firm had entered into a confidentiality agreement with Dell, which is facing a battle over its plans to take the computer maker private.
Mar 09, 2013 23:41 EST
A US-led Pacific free trade pact faces further delays as a row between Big Pharma and activists supporting access to generic drugs erupts ahead of an October deadline, officials say.
Mar 09, 2013 03:33 EST
Taiwan's top smartphone maker HTC said on Saturday a German court had dismissed two patent infringement complaints brought against the company by Finnish phone giant Nokia.
Mar 06, 2013 21:29 EST
An appeal court Thursday backed Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom's right to sue New Zealand's foreign intelligence agency for illegally spying on him as part of a US probe into alleged online piracy.
Mar 03, 2013 06:06 EST
Fifteen years after he patented caller ID technology, Brazilian inventor Nelio Jose Nicolai is no millionaire.
Mar 01, 2013 22:06 EST
A judge cut $450 million from a $1 billion award to be paid by Samsung in a landmark patent lawsuit from Apple, saying a jury had wrongly calculated the damages.
Mar 01, 2013 15:59 EST
A judge invalidated some $450 million of a $1 billion award to be paid by Samsung in a landmark patent lawsuit from Apple, saying the calculation came from an "impermissible legal theory."
Mar 01, 2013 02:06 EST
A New Zealand court on Friday overturned an order that US authorities must disclose all of the evidence they have against Kim Dotcom if they want to extradite him for alleged online piracy.
Feb 28, 2013 21:11 EST
A new "copyright alert" system has begun rolling out this week in the United States in an effort to curb online piracy.
Feb 28, 2013 06:47 EST
A Japanese court Thursday rejected a claim by Samsung that Apple stole its technology, in the latest round of a global legal battle between the smartphone giants over patents.
Feb 27, 2013 15:40 EST
Illegal music downloading by American consumers fell last year, continuing a trend from 2005, a survey showed.
Feb 21, 2013 16:04 EST
The White House will soon have to dial in a response to a petition asking that mobile phone users be allowed to switch locked devices to new carriers, a process known as "jailbreaking."