Senate Passes Landmark Patent Reform Bill
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published March 09, 2011
Upper chamber clears comprehensive reform effort by a wide margin, aiming to curb litigation and streamline the U.S. PTO. Measure now heads to the House, where a draft bill is in the works.
Tags: open source, software, intellectual property, Senate, Patent Reform
White House Pledges Crackdown on Online Counterfeits
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published December 14, 2010
Senior administration officials talk tough about the illegal trafficking of online goods, zeroing in on health risks such as knock-off pharmaceuticals.
Tags: security, government IT, piracy, intellectual property, counterfeiting
Senate Panel Passes Controversial Online Piracy Bill
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published November 18, 2010
Legislation that would crack down on websites engaging in trafficking of counterfeit goods and pirated content heads to the Senate floor amid heated opposition from digital-rights groups.
Tags: privacy, IP, intellectual property, Copyright, downloads
Diluted ACTA IP Accord Offers Consolation to Digital-Rights Groups
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published October 08, 2010
With the final draft of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement now available to the public, interested parties evaluate the impact on Internet service providers.
Tags: piracy, IP, intellectual property, Copyright, digital asset protection
White House IP Boss: Digital Piracy Costs U.S. Jobs
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published October 05, 2010
Linking IP enforcement with the economic recovery, Victoria Espinel has high hopes for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement as the final draft nears completion and public release.
Tags: piracy, IP, intellectual property, Copyright, ACTA
White House IP Chief Talks Tough on Online Piracy
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published September 28, 2010
U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel touts administration's efforts to crack down on Internet piracy, praises controversial Senate bill to blacklist offending sites.
Tags: security, piracy, IP, intellectual property, White House
Survey: Staffers Would Purloin Company IP
By Larry Barrett | Article Published August 18, 2010
A survey indicates that about half of employees would purloin enterprise data on their way to a new job.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, IP, intellectual property, cyber crime, IP monitoring
Tech Comics: "Intellectual Property Infringement"
By Oliver Widder | Article Published July 30, 2010
People in all walks of life run into problems with IP infringement
Tags: open source, IP, intellectual property, infringement
White House IP Czar Pledges Piracy Crackdown
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published June 23, 2010
Administration official outlines to Senate committee plans to seek broad cooperation at home and abroad in fight against intellectual property infringement.
Tags: government IT, piracy, IP, governance, intellectual property
Microsoft Pays $200 Million to Settle Patent Tiff
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 17, 2010
Microsoft has had a hard time lately winning over juries in patent disputes. In the VirnetX case, the software titan decided to settle out of court. Will that become a pattern?
Tags: Microsoft, lawsuits, intellectual property, VirnetX, patents
Red Hat, Novell Win Open Source Patent Case
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 03, 2010
Linux vendors join forces to win a critical battle and stave off claims of patent infringement.
Tags: Linux, Red Hat, intellectual property, patents, Novell