Intellectual Property

Pirate Bay Under Siege From MPAA And RIAA

The Pirate Bay could be facing harsh regulations from advertisers after its arch-enemies, the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America, submitted suggestions for new online piracy policies to Victoria Espinel, intellectual property enforcement coordinator.

Amazon Joins Smartphone Wagon With New Android Phone

The smartphone phenomenon has found its latest suitor in Amazon. Following the footsteps of Apple, mobile handset manufacturers, including giants such as Nokia, Samsung and HTC, forayed into the high technology market and witnessed significant change of fortunes. Now, the segment has attracted a new contender with Amazon's reported entry into the market.

India To Give Free Generic Drugs To Hundreds Of Millions

From city hospitals to tiny rural clinics, India's public doctors will soon be able to prescribe free generic drugs to all comers, vastly expanding access to medicine in a country where public spending on health was just $4.50 per person last year.

It's Apple 2, Samsung 0 In US Patent Contests This Week

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) scored its second major win of the week over Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Korea: 005930) in intellectual-property litigation on Friday, as Apple was granted a court order blocking U.S. sales of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone.

US Refuses Issa Request To Observe Asia Trade Talks

U.S. trade officials on Thursday told a Republican lawmaker at the center of a legal fight with the Obama administration he cannot sit in on trade talks next week in San Diego between the United States and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Apple Vs. Big Brother: New Clone-Making Patent Aims To Sabotage Data Profilers

Apple wants to protect us from Big Brother, and it has invented a useful clone making technology to do so. The patent, which is designed to throw government agencies and businesses off the scent of individual, private citizens, describes a unique method to help users keep their personal information hidden in cyberspace by creating false clones of personal information, which are stored and executed via your iCloud ID.

Beware! ?Facebook Privacy Notice? Is Another Viral Hoax Like Charging Users And ?Invitation Facebook?

In September, users of Facebook nearly blew a gasket when rumors spread that the social network would begin charging users to access the website. Before that, it was a virus called Invitation Facebook that if opened would wipe your hard drive clean. Now, a new hoax dubbed the Facebook Privacy Notice was virally passed on social media this week, warning that Facebook's new status as a publically traded company can infringe privacy for users of the social network...unless o...

Judge Won't Bar Steve Jobs Quotes From Patent Trial

Steve Jobs gave a lot of juicy quotes before he died, and Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has failed to keep some of them out of an upcoming patent trial against Google's (GOOG.O) Motorola Mobility unit, according to a court ruling.

Jury Rules For Google Against Oracle's Patent Claims

Google Inc's Android mobile platform has not infringed Oracle Corp's patents, a California jury decided, putting an indefinite hold on Oracle's quest for damages in a legal fight between the two Silicon Valley giants over smartphone technology.

Big Deal For Alibaba,Yahoo: The $7.1B Is Only Half Of It

China's Alibaba Group and Yahoo confirmed Sunday night they have reached an agreement that will allow the two online media giants to eventually go their own ways. Alibaba initially will pay an estimated $7.1 billion in cash and preferred stock to Yahoo.