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U.S. DOJ accuses China on stealing COVID-19 trade secrets Special

The escalating war of words between China and the U.S. took a different tangent, crossing over to COVID-19 related matters. This was triggered by the U.S. government in relation to a specific area of coronavirus measures.

Op-Ed: Chinese super camera can identify ‘tens of thousands’ of people

Beijing - In what is definitely a major breakthrough in high-resolution photography, but a horror story for privacy, China has unveiled a super-camera capable of identifying thousands of people. This is a new level of surveillance which has many people worried.

U.S. adds Canada to priority watch list on intellectual property

The Trump administration on Friday labeled 36 countries as inadequately protecting U.S. intellectual property rights, keeping China on a priority watch list and adding Canada over concerns about its border controls and pharmaceutical practices.

Seven things every CEO should know about IP Special

To remain competitive in the market place, businesses need to value their intellectual property. This is not as straightforward as it might seem. Erik Reeves, CTO of Boston-based IP software company, ANAQUA offers some top tips for businesses.

Interview: Protecting intellectual property with blockchain Special

A new blockchain based technology allows creators to protect their intellectual property and prove that it's theirs. According to co-founder Eric Klein, the platform even aims to replace lawyers in the future.

Op-Ed: The rows at the heart of the TTIP

Bruxelles - Will the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the European Union and the United States ever see the light of day?

Hospital challenges the patenting of genes

Toronto - Who owns your genes? You? Big Pharma? Or should it be for the public good? At present the balance is with the company that patents the genetic material. Is this right? Not according to an Ottawa hospital.

Are Americans obsessed with lawsuits?

Salt Lake City - From a squabble between neighbors in Smalltown, USA, to the nation's largest tech companies battling over intellectual property, Americans -- and American companies -- are filing more lawsuits today than at any other time in history.

TVShack founder strikes deal with feds, avoids extradition

Richard O’Dwyer, the founder of search engine, struck a deal with the federal government Wednesday in order to avoid extradition to the United States.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren lobbies Reddit for ideas on legislation

Washington - U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) lobbied Reddit users Monday for their ideas about new legislation that will affect the domain seizure process.

Kim Dotcom moves new ‘Mega’ website to New Zealand

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom announced on Twitter early Monday morning the relocation of his new business venture to New Zealand.

Op-Ed: Negotiations for TPP at Leesburg Virginia, September 6 to 15

Leesburg - A recent negotiating round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership took place in Leesburg, Virginia from September 6th through to September 15th.

New Zealand tactical unit raids Kim Dotcom’s home

Auckland - A new video released Wednesday reveals just how aggressive New Zealand police forces were when they raided Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s home in January.

Olympians spanked for using wrong headphones

London - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) warned numerous athletes Thursday against wearing unapproved headphone brands, including Beats by Dr. Dre.

J. K. Rowling withholds new book from publishers, fears piracy

Author J. K. Rowling has decided to withhold her upcoming book from a handful of foreign publishers over fears of piracy.

U.S. Government, Twitter Ignoring Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom

Auckland - Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom made international headlines in January when his websites were seized by the U.S. Department of Justice. Now, though, a few organizations are doing their best to ignore him.

EU may reject Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

After many protests in the streets of Europe, it looks like ACTA will not come into being. The Member of the EU Parliament responsible for monitoring its process says it should be rejected.

Op-Ed: Pay writers, not banksters!

Attitudes towards copyright theft vary: some regard it as a victimless crime; some as no crime at all; others as something akin to serial murder. There is though a solution to the problem, if our governments are brave enough to take it.

Op-Ed: Intellectual property attorney has creative side as artist Special

San Francisco - Few legal associates knew that intellectual property attorney Richard Greenstone had an accomplished creative side. Over a hundred people showed up at a reception on November 3 showcasing his work in a solo exhibit.

New IP law to come into effect in South Africa in June or July Special

Durban - A new Act regulating intellectual property from public funded research, with the objective of ensuring the research is protected and commercialised for the benefit of the people of South Africa, is expected to come into effect in June or July this year.

'IP Czar' Will Lead the War on Piracy

In a bid to turn the tables on internet pirates, warez distributors, and other intellectual property offenders, a new government post has been created.

Op-Ed: Tech gossip site Think Secret closes after settlement with Apple

Industrial espionage isn’t new, but it has the potential to become a major growth industry. Apple has just settled a lawsuit with Think Secret which was based on access to information about Apple products.

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Intellectual Properties attorney Richard Greenstone standing in front of his favorite work in his exhibit, entitled "Reflected Eye" that made its debut at a reception held at McGuire Real Estate of San Francisco on Nov. 3, 2011
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