You have never actually used a Styrofoam cup, plate or takeout box

As cities ban "styrofoam," Dow Chemical protests they've got the wrong product

The color purple: Not just for Cadbury anymore

A U.K. court agreed with Nestle that Cadbury's color trademark was too broad -- but the practice is going strong.

Today’s hearing on innovation and copyright is short on innovators

Things might be a little one sided in today's hearing on the role of copyrights innovation.

Let artists, innovators and the public define our copyright system

Congress is turning toward copyright reform. But who are they listening to?

  • Derek Khanna
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  • May 21, 2013

The case against patents

Over the past year, as tech companies have been suing each other left and right, many experts have argued that our patent system is broken. But two economists have now gone even further than that, arguing that the patent system should be abolished entirely. A look at their provocative argument--and some counterpoints.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 10, 2012