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US Acts to Protect its Companies’ Trade Secrets
May18

US Acts to Protect its Companies’ Trade Secrets

The US government has acted to protect the trade secrets of American companies, arguing that action is necessary especially in the light of increasing cyber espionage. Trade secrets are not intellectual property in the sense of an innovation, but they describe certain ways of doing it… the “secret sauce” of a company, like Coca Cola’s secret formula or some specific workflow or process that may give a company a competitive advantage....

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Unexpected attack on the Hi-Tech Goliath
May10

Unexpected attack on the Hi-Tech Goliath

Today, Chinese news portal Beijing Youth Daily has reported a displeasing news for all Apple fans. The problem has come from an unexpected side. Well, it was actually expected but not so big and so soon. Chinese (although nowadays it is more accurate to say “International”) company Huawei Technologies has decided to get payment from the American Giant for using its patents. It may seem like not a big deal. In recent years, Huawei...

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Annual Special 301 Report has been published
Apr27

Annual Special 301 Report has been published

This week another special report from United States Trade Representative has been finally published. All the news about this were, as usual, expected and predictable. Again, Americans from International Intellectual Property Alliance have included Russia and China in the list of countries that violate copyrights. These are two flagships markets of which are full of counterfeit products, and this situation have not changed in years....

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Qualcomm stock rises after signing new contract
Apr21

Qualcomm stock rises after signing new contract

The American corporation decided to sign a licensing agreement with Yulong, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer. Why is it surprising and why is it worth to look closer at? The thing is, the US chip maker since its foundation has been very concern about its reputation, which in any case can not be said about the newly minted Chinese licensee. If you were interested in the young but rapidly growing company from China, you remember the...

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Nichia, the top LED manufacturer in the world, is attacking its opponents on all fronts
Mar25

Nichia, the top LED manufacturer in the world, is attacking its opponents on all fronts

Japanese company Nichia, an acknowledged leader in the LED industry, has filed several lawsuits in the USA and in China. All hearings concern patent infringements related to patents issued by Nichia in the USA, as well as in China. In USA the Japanese corporation brought an action against Vizio, a lighting devices manufacturer, whose products are distributed in the USA only. In China Nichia filed a claim against Everlight company, a...

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China’s Huawei and ZTE top list of global patent filings
Mar23

China’s Huawei and ZTE top list of global patent filings

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei filed for 3,898 patents in 2015, making it the world’s most patent-happy company for the second year in a row. Qualcomm, the US-based semiconductor company whose chips can be found in everything from the latest Xiaomi phone to Samsung’s flagships, took second place. Chinese Huawei competitor ZTE rounded out the top three, with 2,155 filings of its own. In short, tech in China made a big showing...

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Suven jumps 5% on patents in China, Eurasia, Hong Kong
Mar14

Suven jumps 5% on patents in China, Eurasia, Hong Kong

This patents are equivalent to the New Chemical Entities (NCEs) for the treatment of disorders associated with Neurode generative diseases and are valid through 2032. Moneycontrol Bureau Shares of Suven Life Sciences gained 5 percent intraday Monday as it has bagged 3 product patent from China, Eurasia and Hong Kong each. This patents are equivalent to the New Chemical Entities (NCEs) for the treatment of disorders associated with...

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