Intellectual Property

China announces trade secrets crackdown to assure investors

Sep 20, 2017

China has announced a crackdown on violations of patents and trade secrets in an effort to mollify foreign companies ahead of a possible visit to Beijing by U.S. President Donald Trump

Company under fire for opioid marketing files patent suit

Sep 14, 2017

An Arizona-based pharmaceutical company targeted in lawsuits and criminal investigations over its marketing of a highly addictive painkiller has filed a related patent infringement lawsuit against a rival drug maker

Wisconsin chocolatier, Mars candy company resolve dispute

Sep 14, 2017

Court documents show a Wisconsin chocolate maker and the candy giant Mars Inc. have resolved a trademark dispute

Sides agree to stop monkeying around in primate selfie suit

Sep 12, 2017

Monkey see. Monkey sue. Monkey settle. Attorneys representing a macaque monkey have agreed to a compromise in a case where they asserted the animal owned the copyright to selfies it had shot with a photographers camera.

Former monk sues cosmetics giant over anti-aging formula

Aug 30, 2017

A former Roman Catholic monk has filed a federal lawsuit against cosmetics giant L'Oreal, accusing the company of stealing patented technology in an anti-aging wrinkle cream that his Massachusetts charity was selling to raise money for the poor

John Steinbeck's relatives by marriage in copyright dispute

Aug 30, 2017

John Steinbeck's step-daughter says film remakes of "The Grapes of Wrath" and "East of Eden" fell apart because the author's late son and widow impeded the projects

French designer in costly dispute over Pitt-Jolie chateau

Aug 20, 2017

A French lighting designer has won a $600,000 court ruling in a dispute with Brad Pitt over a grandiose re-design of his and Angelina Jolie's chateau in Provence

Pennsylvania steakhouse to change name in lawsuit settlement

Aug 17, 2017

A Pennsylvania eatery that was sued by a New York City steakhouse for trademark infringement has agreed to change its name

The Latest: Trump signs executive action on trade with China

Aug 14, 2017

Trump asks his trade office to explore a possible investigation into China for the alleged theft of American technology and intellectual property

China appeals to Trump to avoid 'trade war'

Aug 14, 2017

China has appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump to avoid a "trade war" ahead of what the White House says is a possible announcement of an investigation into whether China is stealing U.S. technology

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