Theft of intellectual property causes many to think of media reports about patent lawsuits or pirated music and movies. But there is another form of IP theft that poses a threat to U.S. businesses while receiving fewer headlines: the rampant theft of information technology by overseas competitors.
Because of the great potential value of a company's intellectual property, there is value in identifying and protecting intellectual property as both an investment and a type of insurance policy.
Competition in the technological marketplace is fierce, with companies constantly attempting to gain competitive advantages. Companies are often left with the options of buying or licensing patent rights or run the risk of becoming obsolete.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-New York) will be introducing legislation next week that could stop many patent suits from proceeding in court.
With fingers crossed, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh tells Apple and Samsung lawyers to retrace steps on damages testimony, though they'll have to do so without Apple's expert.
The Internet's new domains mean new opportunities for cybersquatters.
If there is one thing Raj Abhyanker can't stand, it's stability.
The Gioconda Law Group, a Manhattan boutique that represents luxury designers in counterfeiting suits and cybersquatting cases, brought suit against a Canadian programmer, alleging he had registered a domain name which was a slight misspelling of the firm's domain "to intentionally intercept" the firm's messages.
In today's world, companies big and small outsource everything. Not only are their call centers in India, but various functions that used to be handled in-house are farmed out to consultants — whether it be market research, product design and development, software implementation, employee benefit plan administration or any other service you can think of.
Former Korn/Ferry recruiter David Nosal was convicted of all the charges he faced: conspiracy, stealing trade secrets, and violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
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