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Activists warn trade pact will keep out generics

Activists warn a free trade pact being negotiated by the U.S. and 11 Asia-Pacific nations will impose aggressive intellectual property rules that restrict access to affordable medicines in developing nations. Full story

How to Know If You Need to Patent Your Product

You are ready to introduce your invention to the world, but first you should consider whether your new product requires a patent to help make it commercially viable. Full story

Panel urges tougher U.S. response to trade secret theft

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Theft of trade secrets, chiefly by China, costs the U.S. economy $300 billion a year and must be fought with sanctions as tough as those used against terrorism and drug trafficking, an advisory panel said on Wednesday. Full story

The Engadget Interview: EFF's Julie Samuels talks patents, podcasting and the SHIELD Act

We've heard it shouted from the mountaintops more times than we'd care to mention: the patent system is fundamentally broken. But that manner of righteous indignation can often fail to make an impression on those attempting to live their lives unaffected on the sidelines, as hardware behemoths leve Full story

Disney Beats Q1 Expectations on Top & Bottom Line

   Anthony DiClemente, Barclays analyst, breaks down the media company's first quarter earnings, and provides an outlook on future growth prospects, by taking its intellectual property and pushing it through the Disney machine.

Saturday’s guests (Dec. 29): What the next economy should look like, the value of growth, the intellectual property battles

On Saturday’s Up w/ Chris Hayes, we’ll discuss what the next phase of the economy should look like after the … Full story

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  Intellectual property in the modern economy

The Up w/ Chris Hayes panelists talk about the distinctions between intellectual property and physical property as the patent wars continue to make monopolies on ideas.

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