Bic burns counterfeit lighter makers

Back in the day, critics bemoaned Bic lighters as symbols of disposable culture. Yet the inexpensive, disposable lighters were a big hit upon their introduction in the 1970s and remain popular today. That popularity is undoubtedly the motivation behind the flow of...

How is patent infringement proven?

It would be nice if there were patent cops prowling streets, stores and websites, ready to flip on flashing lights and screaming sirens when they nab those who violate ownership rights and patent law. That’s not how it works, however. Patent enforcement falls...