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Hewlett-Packard (HP) is to sell 51% of its networking business in China to Tsinghua University, it has said. 26 May 2015
Manufacturers of 'connected cars' will be able to use the connectivity of those vehicles to improve the way they handle recalls in the event that faults are identified, an expert has said. 18 May 2015
Automotive manufacturers selling vehicles in China are subject to strict rules governing product safety and must follow procedures set by a regulator when undertaking recalls. Manufacturers face financial losses, regulatory fines and significant reputational...
This guide was last updated in August 2011.
This guide was last updated in May 2014.
A patent is granted by a national patent office and will only give you monopoly rights in the country in which it is granted. There is no such thing as an international patent.
Sometimes a company infringes another company's rights without realising it – so intellectual property laws distinguish deliberate theft and innocent infringement. Different rules apply to different types of intellectual property.
The EU's highest court has dismissed two legal challenges brought by Spain against plans to create a new system of unitary patent protection for participating EU countries. 06 May 2015
China plans to reduce import tariffs on some consumer goods by the end of June to boost its domestic economy. 05 May 2015
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