- Suspect handed preliminary charges over beheading in France Updated: Jun-30-15 3:04 pm
PARIS - French investigators on Tuesday handed preliminary murder and terrorism charges to a man accused of beheading his boss at a French gas factory and suspected of ties to Islamic State extremists.
- Justices won't hear Google appeal in dispute with Oracle Updated: Jun-29-15 9:45 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is staying out of a long-running legal battle between technology giants Oracle and Google over copyright protection for a computer program that powers most of the world's smartphones and computer tablets.
- British court ruling backs patent protecting Lilly's Alimta Updated: Jun-25-15 9:13 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Eli Lilly received some European legal backing for its top product, the lung cancer treatment Alimta, on Thursday when a British court upheld a patent protecting a vitamin regimen administered with the drug.
- Confederate flag case cited in Redskins trademark battle Updated: Jun-23-15 3:38 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week on license plates and the Confederate flag could be bad news for the Washington Redskins.
- High court rules against Spider-Man toy inventor Updated: Jun-22-15 7:16 pm
WASHINGTON - The inventor of a popular Spider-Man web-shooting toy can't keep reeling in royalties after his patent ran out, the Supreme Court ruled Monday
- Feds say Tennessee can't trademark embattled new logo Updated: Jun-19-15 4:10 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam has said one of the main points of creating a new state logo is that Tennessee can't trademark its flag or seal.
- Cardinals chairman DeWitt: 'Roguish' behavior to blame Updated: Jun-18-15 7:41 pm
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. blamed "roguish behavior" for the team's involvement in the alleged hacking of the Houston Astros' player personnel database.
- Virginia court revives copyright suit against Bieber, Usher Updated: Jun-18-15 4:08 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A federal appeals court has reinstated a $10 million lawsuit claiiming Justin Bieber and Usher copied parts of a song written by two Virginia songwriters.
- Astros GM Luhnow disputes details related to hacking probe Updated: Jun-18-15 12:32 pm
HOUSTON - Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow says the notion that poor password protection is to blame for a computer hack of his team's player database is "absolutely false."
- New Colorado law targets frivolous patent lawsuits Updated: Jun-17-15 8:43 pm
DENVER - Colorado will start prosecuting so-called patent trolls, businesses and individuals who falsely claim to have the rights to an idea or product so they can intimidate inventors and companies into doling out money to settle or avoid lawsuits.
- 2 Iowa universities partner to commercialize more inventions Updated: Jun-12-15 4:50 pm
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa has entered a formal agreement with another college to help oversee its patent and business plans.
- Jawbone files 2nd lawsuit against rival Fitbit Updated: Jun-10-15 8:31 pm
NEW YORK - Fitness tracker maker Jawbone has filed its second lawsuit in two weeks against competitor Fitbit.
- European businesses: China must better protect trade secrets Updated: Jun-10-15 2:35 am
BEIJING - China needs to better protect trade secrets and fairly enforce business rules to ensure European investment and hiring at a time when Chinese leaders are trying to foster a more innovative economy, the biggest European business group in China said Wednesday.
- Pittsburgh's Rivers Casino planning $50M, 250-room hotel Updated: Jun-03-15 2:48 pm
PITTSBURGH - Officials with Pittsburgh's Rivers Casino told state gambling regulators they hope to begin building a $50 million hotel next year.