U.S.-China tensions color race to head global patent agency

Business Feb 27, 2020

U.S.-China tensions color race to head global patent agency

Washington is warning about the prospect of a Chinese national heading up the U.N. patent agency, saying that putting Beijing in charge of global intellectual property protection would be a "terrible mistake. "We want a candidate who comes from a country with a history of ...

U.S. Supreme Court allows foul language trademarks in F-word case

Business Jun 25, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court allows foul language trademarks in F-word case

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a long-standing U.S. ban on trademarks on "immoral" or "scandalous" words and symbols, ruling in a case involving a clothing brand with an indelicate name that the law violates constitutional free speech rights. The justices ruled against President ...

Business / Tech Mar 16, 2019

Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents, jury finds

Mobile phone chip supplier Qualcomm on Friday won a legal victory against iPhone maker Apple, with a jury in federal court in San Diego finding that Apple owes Qualcomm about $31 million for infringing three of its patents. Qualcomm last year sued Apple alleging it ...