Intellectual Property

100 Questions Investors Will Ask Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding

Before you walk into an investor meeting or on stage to present your startup, you need to know the answers to the questions listed below.<p>Don’t expect to skate through only on the strength of your slide and a well-practiced speech. Investors want to know all the things you left out, and how you came …

Entrepreneurship

Omarosa Releases Recording Of Donald Trump Campaign Staff Discussing Alleged N-Word Use

Omarosa continues her drip-drip release of tape recordings of President Donald Trump and his staff as she plugs her new book, <i>Unhinged,</i> on TV news …

Donald Trump

Chinese engineer sued for stealing trade secrets from San Jose tech firm Lumileds

Chinese engineer Chen Gangyi will need to cough up about $66 million in damages.<p>That's after a Silicon Valley jury found that he had stolen trade secrets from Lumileds, an LED light making company, before he left to join Chinese firm Elec-Tech International. He had apparently smuggled out thousands …

Silicon Valley

Raytheon CEO: Why Your Own Employees Could Be Your Greatest Threat

Is there a bounty on your intellectual property?<p>It’s more likely than you think. Earlier this month, news broke that FBI agents investigating a case …

Cybersecurity

Was your car built to stop working?

Have you found that a part for your relatively modern car isn't made any more, or that one of its connected services no longer connects to anything? I hear from a lot of viewers who are stuck in these situations, most recently about the Ford Vehicle Health Report, which was discontinued on Aug. 1, …

Autos

Ford Files Patent for Electric Supercharger Doubling as an Onboard Air Compressor

Deflating and reinflating your tires off-road is a pain. Ford's latest patent application could fix that.<p>Ford<p>Kyle CheromchaView Kyle Cheromcha's …

Superchargers

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Property (UK)

'Conan' to Cut Music Performances When TBS Show Shifts to Half-Hour Format

Producer and music booker Roey Hershkovitz will leave the show after the change<p>“Conan” is doing away with musical performances when it switches to a …

Comedy

Warner Chappel Sues to Retain Rights to Work from Frank Sinatra Songwriter

According to a summons in New York court, a publisher is claiming that works from Jimmy Van Heusen reverted 25 years after his death.<p>In what could be …

Copyright Law

There’s a Good Chance to Reach a Nafta Deal This Month, Says Mexico Business Envoy

The U.S., Mexico and Canada have a good opportunity to reach a Nafta agreement this month, and getting there will depend on the political flexibility …

Trump Administration

Disney fires back at Michael Jackson's estate, asks court to reject copyright infringement lawsuit

Disney says it didn’t pirate Michael Jackson’s music and wants a judge to dismiss a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by the King of Pop’s …

Michael Jackson

Penn Jillette: Donald Trump Made “Racially Insensitive Remarks” On ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

Penn Jillette, half of the magic duo Penn & Teller, says producer Mark Burnett has tapes of Donald Trump making racially insensitive remarks during</i> …

Donald Trump

CNBC: Apple developing chips for processing health data on new fitness sensors

<i>CNBC</i> has published a new report that highlights recent job listings from Apple and what they could mean for future products. Specifically, the report cites three job listings from this summer that relate to sensor processors and fitness sensors, which <i>CNBC</i> believes could hint at a future chip …

Apple

New Apple patent hints that Siri could offer multiuser support

The focus is on making Siri more accurate<p>Apple has been stubbornly resistant to the idea of adding multiuser support to iOS. But according to the company’s newly granted patent for “User profiling for voice input processing,” it may be implementing that idea with Siri, via <i>AppleInsider</i>. Siri can …

Apple

Employee privacy at stake as surveillance technology evolves

Like it or not, employers have always been able to monitor workers. Company email isn't private, and phone calls often come with a familiar voice …

Patents

Siri may soon recognize different voices

Apple engineers are preparing for the day Siri can reliably recognize voices. They’re working on how this digital assistant will respond to requests from multiple users.<p>This issue became important with the release of Apple’s HomePod earlier this year, as smartspeaker are used in shared spaces.<p>The …

Patents

London Underground spent £10,466 renaming Gareth Southgate tube station

Remember the Gareth Southgate tube station renaming, and how there was a complaint about how much it cost — the details have been released.<p>Although …

Property (UK)

Yale Researchers Jump the Gun on Crypto Winners and Losers

Market participants and academics have devoted a great deal time analyzing whether Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are investments or something else. A paper published 1 this month by Yale University researchers took a look at the inverse question: how might traditional investments be affected …

Opinion

India rejects patent plea for 'immoral' sex toy

<b>India's patent office has rejected a plea by a Canadian company to patent a vibrator because sex toys violate "public order and morality".</b><p>Invoking India's obscenity law, the patent office said the law "has never engaged positively with the notion of sexual pleasure".<p>The patent office said sex toys …

Morality

Squire Patton Boggs acquires boutique IP practice Singularity LLP of California

Squire Patton Boggs has acquired a boutique intellectual property firm in Northern California in Singularity LLP.<p>The three lawyers there — two of …

Cleveland

Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Partners with Eroll Grow Tech to Create First Auto-Grow Device for Medical Cannabis

<b>Companies will develop controlled propagation facilities for the medical cannabis industry</b><p>TEL AVIV, Israel and BETHESDA, Maryland, Aug. 14, 2018 …

Cannabis

Rizzo’s Take: Toys ‘R’ Us Sales of Intellectual Property, Asian Business Move Slowly

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Property (UK)

Apple patent (slightly) hints at Siri being able to recognize voices to personalize responses

One of the complaints many of us have about HomePod in particular is that it only supports a single user. So if anyone in the home asks HomePod to read their text messages, for example, Siri will always read those for the Apple ID used during set up …<p><i>AppleInsider</i> suggests that a new Apple patent …

Apple

China’s military capabilities are booming, but does its defense industry mirror that trend?

MELBOURNE, Australia — China’s massive military modernization program over the past two decades has been matched to a large degree by a parallel …

Military

Intellectual Property And China

Let's transfer more technology to China, writes Scott Sumner, with approving comments from Don Boudreaux. They're exactly right, skewering one of the …

Business

California Department of Insurance Requires Underwriting Rules to be Made Public

The California Department of Insurance (CDI) issued a legal opinion (“Opinion”) on August 10 requiring underwriting rules included in property and …

Law

Dangers of China's household debt must not be overlooked

Illustration: Luo Xuan/GT<p>While the structure of world power is experiencing radical changes, it is crucial to contain and mitigate potential risks …

Economics

The multibillion dollar marijuana industry takes the stage at MJBizCon INT’L

There is no end in sight to business opportunities in the multibillion-dollar international cannabis industry, experts said Tuesday as the inaugural …

Cannabis

UK firms see competitors as greater cyber attack risk than criminals

Security Editor<p>Follow:<p>More than half of UK companies expect a cyber attack in the next six months, but see competitors as a greater risk than …

Cybersecurity

How Open Data Could Save Our Oceans

According to data strategy and governance pioneer Steven Adler, the maritime industry must share its huge volume of data if it wants to prosper. …

The Arctic