December 11, 2001 |
In a victory for companies that develop genetically modified plants, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that seeds and seed-grown plants can be patented. The 6-2 ruling, which upheld a court of appeals decision, strengthens the intellectual property rights of the nation's largest seed biotechnology companies. If these protections had been struck down, companies such as DuPont, Monsanto Co.
February 19, 1995 |
Chinese and U.S. negotiators edged closer this weekend to settling a dispute over copyright and intellectual property issues that has threatened to engage the two countries in a bitter trade war. In a significant advance, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing said Saturday that the two sides were talking about specific measures to increase enforcement of copyright and trademark laws.
April 28, 1991 |
China criticized the Bush Administration on Saturday for including Beijing's trade practices in a special review that could lead to punitive tariffs on exports to American markets. The decision Friday by U.S. Trade Representative Carla Anderson Hills began a six-month legal process that could result in trade sanctions against China, India and Thailand for inadequately protecting intellectual property rights, such as copyrights and trade secrets.
May 30, 1994 |
When Mickey Mouse returned to China last year to star in a monthly Walt Disney Co. comic book, a Hong Kong private investigation team was on hand to make sure impostors didn't steal his limelight. IP Protect Services (China) Ltd., China's first foreign-invested joint venture specializing in protecting intellectual property, is helping Disney take a state publishing house to court for using Mickey in a competing comic.
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June 11, 2000 |
New technologies are creating tremendous opportunities for businesses and consumers. But like many innovations throughout history, today's digital technologies are also spawning serious and fundamental challenges. The opportunities that lie ahead are without question immense. But I want to sound a different note by addressing the challenges, specifically combating the dangerous and misguided notion that property is not property if it's on the Web, and the piracy that that notion perpetuates.
January 18, 1992 |
Trade officials and business leaders in Hong Kong expressed optimism Friday over resolving other trade disputes between the United States and China following an agreement between both countries to protect American intellectual property rights. Brian Chau, Hong Kong's secretary for trade and industry, said the news of the agreement has helped ease the mood of uncertainty hanging over Hong Kong trade and paves the way for a brighter future.
December 31, 1994 |
Unable to resolve a dispute with China over intellectual property theft that targets American computer software, movies and tapes, the United States is preparing a list of punitive tariffs the Chinese warn could spark a trade war. Sources close to the negotiations said Friday the threatened trade sanctions will target more than $1 billion in Chinese products. The goal is to force the Chinese to halt what U.S. officials say are abuses that cost U.S.
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December 10, 1990 |
Ah, the power of an idea. The light bulb, the lightning rod, the airplane--creations of such pioneers as Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin and the Wright Brothers--are what made America great. Just ask the folks at the Inventors Workshop International-Ventura County chapter.
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November 2, 2012 |
Dressed in a crisp black suit, the 86-year-old founder of the Crystal Cathedral sat in the downtown Los Angeles Bankruptcy Court on Thursday, hoping to get a final few million from the ministry that once carried his booming sermons to people around the world. The Rev. Robert H. Schuller was in court on the first day of what is expected to be a 10-day trial to settle the monetary claims that were made during the 2010 bankruptcy of the ministry, which is the home of "Hour of Power," its trademark television show.
August 5, 1994 |
For the first time, a Chinese court has recognized a U.S. company's copyright, taking a critical step toward what experts say could be general protection for foreign goods and ideas in China. In a ruling Wednesday, the court agreed with Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. that a Chinese publisher and its distributor had pirated children's books bearing a Mickey Mouse logo and based on Disney's animated films. It was the first copyright violation case brought by a U.S.