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Intellectual Property

Google vs. Apple and 3 Other Past High-Profile IP Patent Violation Cases

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 10.22.2013 | Technology
Deborah Sweeney

Apple and Google are not the first companies to duke it out over the rights to high-tech patents, and they certainly won't be the last.

Using Data to Fight Counterfeiting

Travis Korte | Posted 09.18.2013 | Technology
Travis Korte

From the federal government's data-driven policing efforts to private sector initiatives to secure the supply chain, data has the potential to emerge as a powerful new tool in the fight against counterfeit goods.

Zach Carter

Obama Goes After A Different Drug Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration and members of Congress are pressing India to curb its generic medication industry. The move comes at the behes...

Now Streaming on a Website Near You

Gregory Alan Barnes | Posted 06.25.2013 | Media
Gregory Alan Barnes

The goal of identifying and disrupting the online activities of rogue websites is important and certainly worthy of pursuit. But, it must be accomplished in a way that doesn't disturb the current pace of innovation being carried-out by legitimate online services providers.

Protecting and Promoting Innovation

Robert Hormats | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Robert Hormats

The United States is still an enormous generator of innovation, from which other nations have long benefitted. But we now also have the opportunity to benefit from innovation taking place around the world.

Copyright: Empowering Innovation and Creativity

Chris Dodd | Posted 06.10.2013 | Technology
Chris Dodd

From the printing press, to motion pictures, to recorded sound, to the Internet, for its entire history copyright law has evolved and developed in res...

Charting a Better Path Forward for Indian Economic Growth

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

To be clear, a strong, growing, and collaborative trade relationship between the United States and India is in both parties' best interests. But India's recent trade policies are placing that relationship in jeopardy.

The Difficult Necessity of Unified Intellectual Property Law

Brad Reid | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

Intellectual property, the modern source of wealth, is protected by a jumbled maze of common law, statutes, judicial decisions, and treaties.

How Chairman Goodlatte Could Stop the Ennui of Learned Helplessness

Chris Castle | Posted 05.16.2013 | Media
Chris Castle

Empowering artists with the ability to stop infringement would go a long way to ending the ennui of learned helplessness induced by the current DMCA practice -- artists who stop struggling because they simply can't afford to do otherwise.

Patent Pools: Are Consumers Paying for Nothing?

Steve Pociask | Posted 07.15.2013 | Technology
Steve Pociask

No one wants to pay for free stuff, and why should they? However, when you buy a television, DVD player or a number of other tech devices, you may be paying more than you should. Here is a story about how consumers are quietly getting ripped off.

Creativity: The Next Generation

Robert Hormats | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Robert Hormats

Today, April 26, marks World Intellectual Property Day. Although this commemoration might go unnoticed by many, it's worthwhile to imagine for a moment what life would be like without innovation or the inventions innovators produce.

Do Most Employees Intend to Steal Company Info?

Russ Warner | Posted 05.11.2013 | Small Business
Russ Warner

Employers need to better inform employees about what are and are not acceptable practices in storing, keeping, and sharing data. Employers need to explain what "IP" is and to whom it belongs.

New Business Alternatives for Obama's Climate Change Program

Amy Larkin | Posted 04.27.2013 | Green
Amy Larkin

Many iconic American corporations have invested billions of dollars and hired many of the world's best scientists to work on renewable energy breakthroughs. But these scientists are sworn to secrecy in order to protect their companies' investments.

Cybertheft Threat Underscores Crucial Need to Protect American Intellectual Property

Chris Dodd | Posted 02.21.2013 | Technology
Chris Dodd

Front-page news this week that Chinese cyber hacking may have been sanctioned by the Chinese military has once again drawn significant attention to the critical need for the United States to step up the protection of its intellectual property.

Some Educational Issues in Youth Entrepreneurship: Intellectual Property and Ownership Splits

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.31.2013 | Education
Steve Mariotti

Here's a new challenge: Try explaining intellectual property to young people who have been downloading pirated movies and music since they first encountered computers.

Not Worried About Big Brother or Big Government

John Pavley | Posted 03.28.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

I personally do not believe the U.S. Government is controlled by shadowy figures lurking behind a smoke smoke screen of faux democracy. If anything, the political and social events of the last few years are evidence that no one is ultimately "in control" and that every player is each equally frustrated.

WATCH: Recipient Of First Ever Software Patent Blasts Amazon, Questions Apple's Pinch-To-Zoom

Jason Gilbert | Posted 03.26.2013 | Technology
Jason Gilbert

Conscientious objectors to the Patent Wars, prepare to be outraged: In a just-released interview for PBS' Inventors YouTube series, the recipient of t...

Open Innovation 2.0: Innovation Partnerships -- The New Opportunities in Mass Collaboration

Soren Petersen | Posted 03.09.2013 | Technology
Soren Petersen

We now collaborate cross-culture, time and space concurrently on multiple projects with numerous partners. How has this innovation and paradigm explosion molded our culture and how can this new world be leveraged in open innovation?

An IPR Strategy to Keep India's Innovative Economy Moving Forward

Robert Holleyman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Robert Holleyman

India has made recent strides without having a strategic vision for developing and protecting intellectual property. That is, until recently.

India's Recent Trade Policies Put Domestic, International Growth at Risk

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

All innovative companies should be deeply concerned about India's recently announced trade practices. Open markets and respect for IP are key to ensuring American innovators can continue to develop new products.

Antitrust Agencies Right to Expand Scrutiny of Patent Transfers and Acquisitions

David Balto | Posted 12.23.2012 | Business
David Balto

One of the most complex and daunting challenges facing competition regulators is the evolving intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law.

Pirate Bay Becomes 'Raid-Proof'

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 10.17.2012 | Technology

The Pirate Bay, the world's most-visited torrent website, has migrated its operations from physical servers to "the cloud" in a bid to avoid police ra...

America's Strangest Trademark Attempts

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines and Harry Bradford | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business

Trademark fights are no joke, even when they're over smiley faces. Over the years, companies large and small have attempted to lock down catchphras...

Patents for Humanity

David J. Kappos | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact
David J. Kappos

To be sure, significant challenges remain. There is no one-shot (or one-click) panacea to the world's patent issues. But what is frequently lost in the public discussion is that tremendous positive changes are already underway.

America's Looming IP Drain

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

If the U.S. fails to secure high IP standards in the new trade arrangements it enters into, the future banquet of consequences will present a bleak feast for its workers and economy.