intellectual property


Happy days for 'Happy Birthday' singers

Sep 23, 2015
Judge rules Warner/Chappell, which licensed the song, doesn't have a copyright.
Posted In: copyright law, intellectual property, Happy Birthday to You
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King waves to supporters during the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963.

Why 'Selma' can't show video from Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches

Jan 7, 2015
Estate's stewardship of Martin Luther King Jr.'s papers can produce odd results.
Posted In: MLK, intellectual property, civil rights

They put the digits in New Year's glasses

Dec 31, 2014
Inventors came up with glasses for New Year's 1991 but market was eventually flooded with knockoffs.
Posted In: New Years, glasses, intellectual property

Hollywood wants the rest of the world to follow U.S. copyright law

Dec 20, 2013
As negotiators continue work on a trans-Pacific trade deal, one of the sticking points is intellectual property.
Posted In: free trade, globalization, intellectual property, hollywood

IP trolls sue porn-watching Germans

Dec 12, 2013
In Germany, 10,000 people are getting letters from a law firm claiming they owe cash for watching pornographic videos online. And unique addresses of computer users are part of the legal filing.
Posted In: porn, Germany, intellectual property

WikiLeaks exposes Pacific Rim treaty's secret IP provisions

Nov 14, 2013
Wikileaks has leaked a new document, one that shows an evolving international conversation about intellectual property in the digital world.
Posted In: wikileaks, intellectual property

Tech companies look to stay ahead of hackers

Jul 9, 2013
Intellectual property accounts for about 35 percent of U.S. GDP. But hackers, many of them in foreign countries, are working harder than ever to steal it.
Posted In: intellectual property, hacking, cybersecurity

Congress: Chinese telecom companies pose threat

Oct 8, 2012
A panel of the House Intelligence Committee warns U.S. telecom companies not to do business with Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp.
Posted In: China, huawei, telecom, intellectual property

Patent wars boost patent lawyers

May 29, 2012
With tech companies in expensive battles over patents and copyrights, intellectual property lawyers are in the money.
Posted In: patents, law school, employment, intellectual property

Mid-day Extra: Christian Louboutin battles YSL for its soles

Oct 21, 2011
Luxury shoemaker Christian Louboutin filed an appeal this week to re-open a case it has against Yves Saint Laurent over what it sees as a copycat shoe.
Posted In: Retail, shoes, intellectual property