A former Microsoft Corp. employee was charged with stealing the software maker’s trade secrets, including code for a program to protect against copyright infringement, and leaking them to a blogger in France.
Eighteen months ago, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. was under U.S. scrutiny because counterfeiters were selling goods on its website. Now it’s heading for what may be the nation’s biggest initial public offering since 2008.
U.S. federal courts ordered the seizure of 150 domain names for websites alleged by authorities to have sold counterfeit goods in violation of copyright and other intellectual property laws, said a law enforcement official who wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter.
United Technologies Corp. ’s Pratt & Whitney jet-engine unit filed patent-infringement complaints against Rolls-Royce Group Plc , a counterpunch in a dispute that may affect delivery of Boeing Co.’s Dreamliner airplanes.