Combating rogue traders is a very real challenge

Faking it costs the government, industry and consumers dear and, as Joanna Goodman reports, counterfeiting is a crime of the past, present and future

Social networkers see small print

Who owns the right to monetise online content may yet prove costly for social-media businesses, as Steve Kuncewicz reports

Going green gets faster patents

Further acceleration of patent processing is set to help boost business growth, says government spokesman Lord Younger

In the beginning there was a bet

A Chinese scientist, who was wagered he couldn’t quit smoking, is credited with developing electronic cigarettes which were adapted for the UK market, as Rebecca Hobson discovers