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Patent Issuance

Tetra Pak lawsuit hangs over IPO candidate

Listing candidate Greatview Aseptic Packaging is fighting a 'David versus Goliath' legal battle launched by Switzerland-based giant Tetra Pak.

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In Brief

Macau tycoon dismisses US agency's 'organised crime' claim

29 May 2009 - 12:00am

HK inventors take up challenge

Evolutionary nirvana is still very much on mankind's to-do list. We might be giving ourselves congratulatory backslaps with our wireless internet and microscopic mobile phones, but in the big scheme of things we know only three things: our planet is one of many; we're little more than hairless apes; and we consist of DNA.

14 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Age of invention

Evolutionary nirvana is still very much on mankind's to-do list. We might be giving ourselves congratulatory backslaps with our wireless internet and microscopic mobile phones, but in the big scheme of things we know only three things: our planet is one of many; we're little more than hairless apes; and we consist of DNA.

13 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Microsoft flexes its muscles by patenting body

The satirical publication The Onion once portrayed Bill Gates patenting the numbers 1 and 0. Mr Gates was quoted as saying the move represented 'an unfortunate but necessary step to protect our intellectual property from theft and exploitation by competitors'.

19 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Biotech stocks flop as CK Life Sciences is cleared for float

Biotechnology-concept stocks continued to slump yesterday, providing a damper on the announcement that CK Life Sciences International (Holdings) had its listing application cleared by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing.

Analysts said news of CK Life Sciences' flotation plan on the Growth Enterprise Market had been discounted by the market and there was 'no excitement any more'.

20 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

SAR pair indicted in US over fake Viagra

Two Hong Kong residents and their company on Lantau have been indicted in the United States on charges of selling a fake version of the anti-impotence drug Viagra over the Internet.

Janet Ye and Raymond Chan were among seven people charged after a 17-month undercover operation.

19 May 2002 - 12:00am

Pharmaceutical firm plans launch

Canada and Hong Kong-based Kinetana International Biotech Pharmaceutical has applied to list on the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) and is aiming to launch a share offering in the next two months, according to sources.

14 May 2002 - 12:00am

CityU goes into nano-drive

With its advanced research facilities and an active drive to attract top research talent and visiting scientists, City University (CityU) is well placed to join the vanguard of nanotechnology.

Development in the field could revolutionise our lives by making possible miniature semi- or super-conductors with vast application values.

12 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Wireless trend prompts safeguard expansion

Backed by the world's largest anti-virus research team, Trend Micro is taking its multi-layered virus protection strategy full-steam into the new year against emerging security threats to next-generation wireless communications systems.

Leading this initiative is TrendLabs, the company's Philippine-based anti-virus research and support organisation.

27 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Japan faces fresh local outcry

A mainland company has filed a suit in a Beijing court demanding compensation of five million yuan (about HK$4.68 million) from the camera giant Olympus.

It is the second major Japanese company to face a legal challenge on the mainland within a week.

31 May 2000 - 12:00am

WET's target strategy pays off

Identifying specific markets and developing technologies using input from the target end-users helped Waste & Environmental Technologies (WET) beat the odds as a green company.

28 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Irresistible offer gets a disappointing response

The award for most underwhelming e-commerce strategy this week goes to the Web site run by the Bangkok Post.

'With more than two million hits each month, the Bangkok Post's Internet site is the ideal place for aggressive companies seeking international business success to showcase their services and products,' the site tells us.

28 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Kinetana establishes SAR-based test bed

Canada-based Kinetana Group is to set up a research base in Hong Kong to develop clinically tested traditional Chinese-medicine products.

The company aims to 'modernise' Chinese medicine for export through its newly established subsidiary Kinetana Hong Kong Herbal Pharmaceuticals.

21 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

New tests for fake medicine

A pioneering DNA technology for authenticating Chinese medicine developed by Hong Kong scientists is being promoted on the mainland.

Scientists from the Chinese University's Chinese Medicinal Material Research Centre have spent two years developing tests which can distinguish genuine Chinese medicine from fakes in one to two days.

7 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

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