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Crocs loses EU court battle over patent claim

Crocs loses EU court battle over patent claim

Judges back decision by EU intellectual property office to cancel protection of designCrocs, the manufacturer of a range of plastic clogs, has lost a battle to protect its design from copycats.Judges
Trump Escalates Rift With China Ahead of Tense G-20 Meetings

Trump Escalates Rift With China Ahead of Tense G-20 Meetings

President Donald Trump’s tensions with China came to the fore on the eve of a meeting of global finance chiefs, which was already set to be dominated by opposition to the U.S.’s tariffs on steel and
U.S. Offers Trade Relief for Help in Pressuring China, Source Says

U.S. Offers Trade Relief for Help in Pressuring China, Source Says

The Trump administration is pressing countries to ally with the U.S. in pushing back against Chinese trade policies in exchange for relief from American tariffs on steel and aluminum, according to a
Corporate America Warns Trump Against Broad-Based China Tariffs

Corporate America Warns Trump Against Broad-Based China Tariffs

U.S. companies from Walmart to Amazon are warning President Donald Trump that any sweeping trade action against China could raise consumer prices, increase costs for businesses and hurt stock prices.
U.S. Plans Heavy China Tariff Hit as Soon as This Week

U.S. Plans Heavy China Tariff Hit as Soon as This Week

Robert Lighthizer Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

IBM Has Led In U.S. Patents for 25 Years: Five Lessons It Learned

Earlier this year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced that IBM was awarded more U.S. patents than any other company for the 25th consecutive year. We asked Manny Schecter, IBM’s
American Tech Giants Face New Tax Grab in Europe

American Tech Giants Face New Tax Grab in Europe

The European Union’s executive arm has proposed an unusual new tax: a levy on the revenue (not the profit) of technology companies. Many EU countries say the tech industry isn’t paying its fair share
Trump’s Plan to Impose Stiff Tariffs on China Rattles Investors

Trump’s Plan to Impose Stiff Tariffs on China Rattles Investors

President Donald Trump is set to announce about $50 billion of tariffs against China over intellectual-property violations on Thursday, opening a new front in an escalating global trade skirmish that
What’s Intellectual Property and Does China Steal It?

What’s Intellectual Property and Does China Steal It?

U.S. officials are said to have found strong evidence that China supports and conducts cyberattacks on U.S. companies to access trade secrets.
China Hits Back on Trump Tariffs as Europe Off the Hook for Now

China Hits Back on Trump Tariffs as Europe Off the Hook for Now

President Donald Trump is taking his boldest step to level the economic playing field with China, ordering sweeping tariffs on Chinese goods.

Trump’s Latest China Tariffs Could Hurt Tech—and Even Social Media

President Trump says he will impose tariffs on about $60 billion of Chinese goods in response to "tremendous intellectual property theft."
Trump Touts ‘Major’ Trade Negotiations with China While Signing 301 Action for ‘Reciprocal Trade’

Trump Touts ‘Major’ Trade Negotiations with China While Signing 301 Action for ‘Reciprocal Trade’

President Donald Trump emphasized the importance of “reciprocal” trade as he signed a presidential memorandum on Thursday to protect the United States from China’s economic aggression and theft of
Trump Announces Sweeping Tariffs on $60 Billion Worth of Chinese Goods

Trump Announces Sweeping Tariffs on $60 Billion Worth of Chinese Goods

The President introduced a slew of new measures aimed at reducing the trade deficit with China. Here's how that could shake out for entrepreneurs.
Bolton's World View: Bomb Iran, OK to Strike North Korea First

Bolton's World View: Bomb Iran, OK to Strike North Korea First

Former United Nations ambassador John Bolton is the latest foreign policy hawk to join Donald Trump’s administration, replacing H.R. McMaster as national security adviser. A fierce supporter of the
China's Xi Holds Fire as Trump Poses Unprecedented Test on Trade

China's Xi Holds Fire as Trump Poses Unprecedented Test on Trade

After Donald Trump fired the first shots in what may be an extended trade war, Chinese President Xi Jinping made clear he’s going to wait before unleashing his country’s formidable arsenal in
Beg, Borrow or Steal: How Trump Says China Takes Technology

Beg, Borrow or Steal: How Trump Says China Takes Technology

An aerial view of new General Motors cars covered with snow in Shenyang city, in northeast China’s Liaoning province, earlier this month.
Beg, Borrow or Steal: How Trump Says China Takes Technology

Beg, Borrow or Steal: How Trump Says China Takes Technology

An aerial view of new General Motors cars covered with snow in Shenyang city, in northeast China’s Liaoning province, earlier this month.
Op-Ed Columnist: Bumbling Into a Trade War

Op-Ed Columnist: Bumbling Into a Trade War

President Trump on Thursday at the White House.