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    European science enjoys strong backing

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

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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”....

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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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