Intellectual property

Can programming language names be trademarks?

Can–or should–a programming language name be a trademark? The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the administrative board within the U.S. Patent and...Read more

A weak case for software patents

For all the debate and litigation around software patents, I thought that there was at least one point on which all sides could agree: the objective...Read more

Fortune cookie says: To succeed, you must share.

The last time you ate Chinese food, you probably weren't thinking about open source development. But according to Jennifer 8. Lee, author of “ The...Read more

Panel: Copyright Needed In Music, But Should Benefit Musicians

This story was written and originally posted by Kaitlin Mara at Intellectual Property Watch . Copyright is critical to the survival of the music...Read more

Open pharmaceutical innovation

When it comes to infectious diseases, sharing is generally discouraged. But recently, pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) opened up the...Read more

Indonesia: the IIPA is "Watching" you

If you use open source, you have no respect for intellectual property. Or at least, that’s what the International Intellectual Property Alliance...Read more

Is IP another bubble about to burst? A view from another civilization.

As a child growing up in India, one of the first things I learned is a hymn to Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge, which says that: Wonderful is...Read more

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