The two countries agree on a plan to curtail theft of intellectual property, after President Obama grants Russia "permanent normal trade relations" and the two nations agree to have the WTO's tenets apply between them.
Apple faces a ban on some of its older iDevices next week, though there's still time for a presidential pardon, as it were.
The talks will focus on the theft of U.S. intellectual property and will kick off as part of the yearly "Strategic and Economic Dialogue" between China and the U.S., The New York Times reports.
New legislation to be introduced by the House Intelligence Committee aims to curb cybertheft and cyberespionage done by "cyber hackers from nation-states like China and Russia."
Experts gathering to discuss intellectual-property theft say that a fix will require the application of economic sanctions, not just more technology.
After a patent lawsuit with Apple, the South Korean smartphone maker spends more on courting U.S. lawmakers.
Police in Sweden have raided The Pirate Bay and seized servers, citing alleged violations of copyright law.
A U.S. judge denies Apple's attempt to get a sales ban on a number of Samsung devices, some four months after a jury found patent infringement.
Using information from alleged documents leaked by the Sony hackers, Google said the Motion Picture Association of America and Mississippi's attorney general conspired to limit free speech on the Internet.
A federal consumer protection agency is suing Sprint over allegations that it allowed third-party companies to "cram" customers' bills with fraudulent charges.