Unfair competition law offers a more effective, targeted strategy to persuade China to play by the rules.
Canola is an example of an innovation that sprung from university research and became a major economic boon to Canada. It should be happening more often.
China established a system of approving foreign investments on condition the businesses involved agreed to partner with local firms and transfer knowledge and skills to the local Chinese market.
Even though Australia sides with the US on more areas of policy, it should be careful about being dragged into the back-and-forth of sanctions between the US and China.
Blockchain technology is flourishing in an open-source environment, which raises the question of whether current intellectual property laws are the best tools to foster innovation.
There are some strong arguments for giving machines the rights to their creations.
Amazon this week purchased the global rights to J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings to turn it into a television series. What are the implications for Australia's content and its global reach?
The companies that make our digital devices think – and act – like they still own them, even after we've bought them. Are we becoming digital serfs?
The Supreme Court is considering two cases stemming from the merger of design and function that could reshape intellectual property law. Can we protect innovation without impeding fair competition?
Olympic organizers are known for fiercely protecting their many related trademarks. It helps maintain their value – but to whose advantage?
Copyright and trademark law mean that the body art inked into your skin may leave you open to an infringement lawsuit.
Google saves $9 billion, programmers and users get to keep a popular language and its apps – and a key Oracle product stays alive.
The new venture between Melbourne and Monash Universities will help bridge the gap that exists in commericialising medical research.
The generic drug industry has become essential to developing countries that need access to cheaper drugs to treat their heavy burdens of communicable diseases.