Latest Patents News

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo Ohio State cheerleaders yell to fans during an NCAA football game against Florida Atlantic in Columbus, Ohio. A New York-based sports network has turned to the federal courts in its trademark dispute with Ohio State University over use of the letter “O.” (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

Sports company sues in letter 'O' dispute with Ohio State

Dec. 24, 2019 1:33 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Oh no: A New York-based sports network has turned to the federal courts in its trademark dispute with Ohio State University over use of the letter “O.” Overtime Sports Inc., an online network focusing on high school basketball and football, has a capital O with sloping...

Home Secretary Priti Patel, center left, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center, and MP Will Quince pose holding a sign before a rally event as part of the General Election campaign, in Colchester, England, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn paused to honor the two people killed in the London Bridge attack, then went back to trading blame for the security failings that allowed a man who had been jailed for terrorist crimes to go on a violent rampage in the heart of London. (Hannah McKay/Pool Photo via AP)

UK politicians hold breath as Trump arrives mid-campaign

Dec. 3, 2019 7:44 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump says he doesn’t want to interfere in Britain’s election campaign. But his presence in London nine days before the Dec. 12 vote is a complication for Prime Minister Boris Johnson — and ammunition for Johnson’s opponents. Trump, who is...

Britain's Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn shows blacked out papers as he delivers a speech in London, England, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, ahead of the general election on Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Labour says UK health service ‘for sale’ in US trade talks

Nov. 27, 2019 12:41 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s health system became a battleground in the country’s election campaign on Wednesday, as opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn accused Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson of secretly seeking a post-Brexit trade deal with the United States that would drive...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2019, file photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, center right, shakes hands with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, center left, after a minister-level trade meeting at the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington. China’s Commerce Ministry says the lead envoys in trade talks between China and the U.S. spoke on the phone and agreed to continue to work toward a preliminary agreement for resolving their tariff war. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Asian shares mixed following Wall Street rally

Nov. 25, 2019 10:17 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed after an upbeat start Tuesday on optimism over U.S.-China trade talks, prompted by Beijing’s new guidelines for the protection of patents and copyrights. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 advanced 0.6% in morning trading to 23,431.74. Australia’s...

FILE - In this April 27, 2016, file photo, people walk past a shop selling pirated movie DVDs and music CDs in Beijing. China’s leaders have issued new, tougher guidelines for protection of patents, copyrights and other intellectual property. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

China sets tougher guidelines to protect patents, copyrights

Nov. 25, 2019 4:19 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China issued new, tougher guidelines for protection of patents, copyrights and other intellectual property in a move that may be timed to help along halting progress in trade talks with the United States. The guidelines issued late Sunday by the State Council, or Cabinet, and by the powerful...