Intellectual property law
Intellectual property (IP) is a legal term that refers to creations of the mind. Examples of intellectual property include music, literature, and other artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and ...
Intellectual property law - Wikipedia
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AMERICA used to be the land of opportunity and optimism. Now opportunity is seen as the preserve of the elite: two-thirds of Americans believe the economy is rigged in favour of vested interests. And ...
The Richest Photographer in the World - How to Make Hundreds of Millions of Dollars by Taking Pictures of other People's Pictures
“I didn’t really even think to ask for permission to use the images. I don’t think that way. It didn’t occur to me to ask him and even if I did and he said ‘no’, I still would have taken them.”
Airbus' Removable Cabin Patent Is An Exciting Glimpse Into The Future
Airbus has received a patent for a new feature that could not only revolutionise aeroplane design but would completely eradicate one of flying's biggest annoyances. It's a removable cabin. Passengers ...
Google's massive book-scanning project legal
SAN FRANCISCO — It's legal under copyright law for Google to scan millions of books and make snippets of them searchable online, a U.S. appeals court ruled Friday. The ruling is part of a decade-lon...
Boeing Patents Flying Drone That Turns Into A Submarine
This April, the US Patent and Trademark Office approved an application from Boeing's Nathan Hiller for a "rapid deployment air and water vehicle." According to Boeing, the patented craft could be carr...
Apple patent for viral advertising in cross-platform social media
Apple has been granted a patent for a new viral advertising management system that can track ads or media content as it is shared via different methods, such as email, texts and social networks like F...
Google Patents 'Creepy' Internet Toys To Run The Home
Google's R&D team has looked into making internet-connected toys that control smart home appliances. The firm has published a patent that describes devices that would turn their heads towards users an...
MIT And UC Berkeley Dispute Over Rights To Gene Editing Tech
When gene editing came into the minds of scientists such technology was still regarded as sci fi stuff by most of the researchers in the academic communities. Nowadays, MIT and UC Berkeley dispute ove...
Boeing has patented a plasma ‘force field’ to protect against shock waves
As weapons get more sophisticated, researchers are trying to build defence systems that can keep pace, and what’s better than a force field? Aerospace and defence giant Boeing has been awarded a paten...
One Man Holds A Patent That Could Crush Monsanto And Change The World
In 2006 a patent was granted to a man named Paul Stamets. Even though Paul is the world’s leading mycologist, his patent has received very little attention and exposure. Why? As stated by executives i...
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Traditional knowledge
The Agehama style of salt making has been in Noto peninsula over 500 years. However, as more practical salt making methods were developed, practitioners have...
History of patent law
The history of patents and patent law is generally considered to have started with the Venetian Statute of 1474 and the 1624 English Statute of Monopolies.
There is some evidence that some form of...
History of patent law - Wikipedia
History of copyright law
The history of copyright law starts with early privileges and monopolies granted to printers of books. The British Statute of Anne 1710, full title "An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by vestin...
History of copyright law - Wikipedia
Criticism of intellectual property
Intellectual property (IP) is a legal term that refers to creations of the mind. Examples of intellectual property include music, literature, and other artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and ...
Criticism of intellectual property - Wikipedia
Commercialization of traditional medicines
Bioprospecting is the process of discovery and commercialization of new products based on biological resources. Despite being intuitively helpful, bioprospecting has only recently begun to incorporate...
Commercialization of traditional medicines - Wikipedia
Copyright law
Copyright is a legal right created by the law of a country that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to its use and distribution, usually for a limited time, with the intention of e...
Copyright law - Wikipedia
File sharing
File sharing is the practice of distributing or providing access to digital media, such as computer programs, multimedia (audio, images and video), documents or electronic books. File sharing may be a...
Intellectual property organizations
Intellectual property organizations are organizations that are focused on copyrights, trademarks, patents, or other intellectual property law concepts. This includes international intergovernmental o...