- Court: Hot yoga's sequence of poses can't be copyrighted Updated: Oct-08-15 4:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The founder of a popular form of yoga that is performed in a room heated to more than 100 degrees lost a court appeal Thursday to copyright a sequence of 26 poses and two breathing exercises.
- Appeals court rules for heirs of Santa Claus song composer Updated: Oct-08-15 4:26 pm
NEW YORK - You'd better watch out: "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" is comin' back into the hands of the heirs of a songwriter who composed it.
- Jury awards $28M in patent suit against Hyundai, Kia Updated: Oct-05-15 12:43 pm
BALTIMORE - A Baltimore-based hybrid engine technology company has won $28.9 million in damages in a patent infringement suit against Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp.
- Sanofi settles lawsuit enabling rival to Lantus insulin Updated: Sep-28-15 3:09 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A less-expensive version of the world's top-selling insulin, Sanofi's Lantus, could go on sale in the U.S. late next year.
- 'Modern-day pirate' Kim Dotcom's words now used against him Updated: Sep-26-15 2:19 pm
AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Prosecutors say Kim Dotcom and his colleagues sometimes reveled in their role as "modern-day pirates," discussed how to thwart the justice system, and joked that a judge would one day realize how "evil" they were.
- Analysis: US-China agreement on cybertheft a first step Updated: Sep-26-15 8:49 am
WASHINGTON - China's pledge to help crack down on hackers who steal commercial secrets from the United States, even coming as it did amid a bit of arm-twisting by President Barack Obama, is a big breakthrough that could reduce U.S.-China tensions and end huge losses for American companies.
- Multiple factors cause high prescription drug prices in US Updated: Sep-25-15 3:27 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Sticker-shocked patients increasingly wonder why prices for prescription drugs continue to rise in the U.S.
- Xi trades football for hardball political negotiations Updated: Sep-24-15 9:11 am
SEATTLE - With his feel-good tours of Boeing, Microsoft and a local high school complete, Chinese President Xi Jinping departs Washington state Thursday for the other Washington, where tougher discussions on cybersecurity, intellectual property protections and human rights await.
- Judge frees 'Happy Birthday' song from copyright claims Updated: Sep-24-15 12:53 am
LOS ANGELES - In a gift to many musicians, movie-makers and other content-creators, a federal judge has found that the song "Happy Birthday To You" is entirely in the public domain.
- Court rules Batmobile is entitled to copyright protection Updated: Sep-23-15 4:24 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Batman won't have to worry about Batmobile knockoffs after a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday the caped crusader's vehicle is entitled to copyright protection.
- PETA sues to give monkey the copyright of selfie photos Updated: Sep-22-15 10:55 am
A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs should be declared the copyright owner of the photos, rather than the nature photographer who positioned the camera, animal-rights activists contend in a novel lawsuit.
- Mower manufacturer awarded $24.3M in patent lawsuit Updated: Sep-21-15 5:57 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A Nebraska-based unit of the Toro Co. has been awarded $24.3 million in a patent infringement lawsuit against Briggs & Stratton.
- Court blocks US sales of old Samsung phones in Apple battle Updated: Sep-17-15 5:35 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court is blocking Samsung Electronics from selling some of its older smartphones in the U.S. in the latest twist to a long-running legal battle over how much of the devices' technology was copied from Apple's iPhone.
- Appeals court clears way for trial over dancing baby video Updated: Sep-14-15 8:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court Monday cleared the way for a trial in a copyright lawsuit over a YouTube video showing a baby dancing to the Prince song, "Let's Go Crazy."
- Georgia countersued over distribution of law annotations Updated: Sep-14-15 7:59 pm
ATLANTA - A nonprofit organization sued by Georgia for copying and distributing the state's annotated legal code on Monday filed a countersuit claiming laws enacted by the Legislature cannot be copyrighted.