Intellectual Property Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | May 10, 2021

How did a Silicon Valley startup turn $5 million into what was almost a $740 million windfall in a matter of months? That might sound like the outcome of an extremely successful business investment, but it’s actually the verdict of…

by | Apr 27, 2021

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) called China the “most sophisticated” actor of foreign countries subverting our biomedical research in last week’s Senate hearing on the topic. This follows the release of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s (DNI) Annual…

by | Jan 28, 2020

Intellectual property policymaking can be thorny territory, often because it’s a right mentioned both in the Bill of Rights and the original text of the Constitution. The Constitution foreshadows what many of the possible difficulties in crafting intellectual property policy,…

by | Sep 6, 2019

The patent system is under attack. This is acknowledged no matter which side of the issue you ask. Those who favor more expansive patent rights claim that America’s current legal regime allows infringers to run rampant and turns valuable inventions…

by | Jul 3, 2018

A trade war may escalate between the United States and China as President Trump uses the threat of increased taxes to fight intellectual property theft in a country that doesn’t have much respect for copyrights. Trump’s plan would impose 25…

by | Nov 28, 2017

As the director of several movies about American history, including Gettysburg, it has been a privilege to bring these stories — full of bravery, resilience, ingenuity, conflict and sacrifice — to the big screen for audiences around the world. The…

by | Sep 14, 2017

President Donald Trump’s recent decision to investigate China’s theft of American intellectual property (IP) is as good a sign as any that “America First” was more than just a campaign slogan. And when it comes to intellectual property theft, the…

by | Jun 23, 2016

A federal jury has concluded that Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant did not lift the opening guitar riff on “Stairway to Heaven” from the instrumental “Taurus” by the ’60’s psychedelic group Spirit. “Taurus” was recorded nearly four years…

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