Intellectual Property

No monkeying around: Court weighs if animal owns its selfies

Jul 12, 2017

Should a monkey with a knack for pressing a camera button hold the copyright to selfies taken in an Indonesian wildlife reserve? Attorneys argue for, against

The Latest: Attorney: Monkey cannot get money from copyright

Jul 12, 2017

Attorneys for a wildlife photographer whose camera was used by a monkey to snap selfies asked a federal appeals court to end a lawsuit seeking to give the animal rights to the photos

Qualcomm seeks to block iPhone imports in patent dispute

Jul 6, 2017

Qualcomm is seeking to block iPhone shipments to the U.S., arguing that the phones infringe on six of its patents.

Feeling insulted, Mexican to market 'Trump' toilet paper

May 31, 2017

A Mexican businessman offended by President Donald Trump's insults to his countrymen is seizing on a possible oversight in the magnate's branding plans by introducing 'Trump' toilet paper

Dunkin' Donuts sends cease-and-desist to local coffee shop

May 31, 2017

A Massachusetts coffee shop owner says he received a cease-and-desist letter from Dunkin' Donuts claiming trademark infringement

Senate Democrats ask Trump for answers on China trademarks

May 31, 2017

China has granted U.S. President Donald Trump 40 trademarks since his inauguration. Senate Democrats are asking in a letter Tuesday whether he received any special treatment, which they say could put him in violation of the U.S. Constitution

Nokia and Apple settle long-running legal disputes

May 23, 2017

Nokia, Apple collaborate with patent license pact, settling all litigation

Justices make it easier for companies to defend patent cases

May 22, 2017

Supreme Court makes it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits

New York City steakhouse sues Pennsylvania eatery over name

May 22, 2017

A New York City steakhouse is suing a Pennsylvania eatery for trademark infringement

Qualcomm: Apple is pressuring contractors in patent dispute

May 17, 2017

An escalating battle between Apple and Qualcomm over money and patent rights is drawing in Taiwanese contractors that assemble Apple's iPhones

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