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    1. December 16, 2014

      Europe continues to fall behind in race to innovate

      Europe’s share of global patent filings fell to its lowest percentage ever, as China and the US continued to lead the...

    2. December 11, 2014

      Spain’s flawed challenge to the mighty Google

      Google is in conflict with European governments and regulators on many fronts, most notably regarding its market power and...

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    1. Cyber Security

      Cyber attacks on the likes of eBay, Yahoo and US retailer Target have raised public co...
    2. Guernsey as a Financial Centre

      Despite anger at austerity measures, Guernsey has weathered the storm of the financial...
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    1. December 11, 2014

      Google makes shifts from Spain and Russia

      Google is shutting down its news service in Spain in one of the tech company’s most defiant responses yet to an increasingly...

    2. December 5, 2014

      Monkey puzzle focuses attention on Guernsey image rights register

      A photographer on safari in Indonesia puts down his camera. A curious macaque wanders up and manages to take a...

    3. December 3, 2014

      Red tape and cost lie behind Europe’s poor patent performance

      Pigs might not fly any time soon, but doughnuts could. Airbus, the aircraft maker whose most innovative design so far has...

    4. November 11, 2014

      UK and Germany reach compromise over patent box tax break

      George Osborne is set to rein in one of his flagship policies after settling a dispute with Germany over a controversial tax...

    5. October 29, 2014

      Incoming EU digital chief lashes out at Google

      Europe’s incoming digital chief has taken another swipe at Google, saying he would consider hitting the US technology group...

    6. October 15, 2014

      Axing of Double Irish tax plan greeted calmly by Wall Street

      A simple tweak to the “Double Irish” tax structure might be enough to prolong its lifespan, advisers said as they pondered...

    7. October 9, 2014

      SoundCloud hits an impasse with major record labels

      SoundCloud’s drive to develop a sustainable business model has hit a stumbling block, as crucial negotiations with the...

    8. July 29, 2014

      City of London police attack pirate sites with warning ads

      Adverts are being placed on pirate websites by the City of London Police to warn users that the sites are under criminal...

    9. July 1, 2014

      UK cinemas ban Google Glass

      Just a week after Google started selling its £1,000 Glass headset in the UK, the country’s cinemas have banned people from...

    10. May 21, 2014

      German fears of China cyber spying reinforced by US charges

      A US indictment of Chinese military officers for commercial cyber espionage has struck a chord in German industry, where...

    11. March 6, 2014

      European science enjoys strong backing

      With public spending under pressure everywhere – and EU expenditure far from a priority for most member governments – it was...

    12. January 24, 2014

      Pirates a moving target for pay-TV providers

      Hacking into pay-television channels is a growing business and a potentially serious crime. Last July, South Korean...

    13. December 9, 2013

      European watchdog presses Samsung over patents litigation

      Europe’s antitrust watchdog has indicated that Samsung may need to offer improved remedies to settle an investigation into...

    14. November 10, 2013

      Patent wars fuel growth of jobs in intellectual property law

      As patent law courts have become a key corporate battle ground, lawyers who specialise in the field of intellectual property...

    15. October 30, 2013

      Adobe says 38m customers hit by cyber security breach

      Adobe said on Wednesday that the extent of a major cyber security breach it suffered this summer was much wider than first...

    16. October 17, 2013

      Battleground: Pressure grows to tackle litigious trolls blighting start-ups

      In 1903, Henry Ford was sued by a patent attorney called George Selden demanding a royalty on every car sold. The action...

    17. October 7, 2013

      Innovation’s global nanotechnology divide causes controversy

      Research and development in nanotechnology offers vast potential benefits for societies around the world, but how these...

    18. September 12, 2013

      Cameron appointment signals crackdown on internet piracy

      David Cameron has appointed a former music industry executive as his adviser on intellectual property, setting the stage for...

    19. June 12, 2013

      European art needs an ‘exception culturelle’ if it is to thrive

      We are on the eve of trade negotiations between the US and Europe. The European Commission and the US will soon engage in...

    20. March 15, 2013

      Screen grab: Pressure on big internet groups

      The internet, Nicolas Sarkozy declared during his tenure as French president, must not be allowed to become a “wild west”....

    21. December 17, 2012

      Cable reveals plans for patents earnings boost

      Vince Cable is set to announce plans to speed up the approval process for patents and help small and medium-sized businesses...

    22. December 11, 2012

      Europe votes for single patents system

      A European diplomatic odyssey lasting almost 40 years came to an end on Tuesday as the EU finally approved a common patent...

    23. October 18, 2012

      UK seeks greater returns from Cern

      Britain is spearheading an effort to extract bigger commercial returns from the $8bn invested by the world’s governments in...

    24. July 4, 2012

      EU rejects anti-piracy pact

      A controversial global anti-piracy trade agreement has been thrown out by the European Parliament following fears it would...

    25. May 30, 2012

      Luxury French brands hit back at fakes

      The French luxury goods industry on Wednesday launched an advertising campaign against “the scourge” of counterfeits, which...

    26. April 9, 2012

      AMSC dispute goes to China’s Supreme Court

      The bitter intellectual property dispute between an American technology company and one of China’s biggest wind turbine...

    27. February 22, 2012

      Anti-piracy pact falters after protests

      An anti-piracy agreement reviled by internet freedom campaigners faces delays of over a year after the European Union opted...

    28. December 6, 2011

      Lawyers plan for possible eurozone break-up

      An obligatory shutdown of the banking sector, exchange controls and mass litigation resulting in judgments that cannot be...

    29. June 7, 2011

      Siemens unit sues Samsung and LG

      Siemens’ light-bulb unit Osram has sued electronics groups Samsung and LG in several jurisdictions for infringing patents...

    30. May 25, 2011

      Why it is right to fight web pirates

      It was probably inevitable that when Nicolas Sarkozy invited the leaders of the world’s biggest technology companies and...

    31. May 25, 2011

      Internet chiefs set to address G8 summit

      A delegation of internet and media industry chiefs, including Google chairman Eric Schmidt and Facebook founder Mark...

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