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03 May 2016
Trade secrets come to the fore in the US and Europe with new legislation set to hit the statute books

Following the unusually swift and bipartisan passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act through Congress, the US is only a presidential signature away from a wide variety of civil trade secrets cases being litigated in federal courts for the first time. This comes just as the European Parliament has voted in favour of the European Union’s first-ever trade secrets directive, which sets...

03 May 2016
Slating “extremely slow” Apple and aiming to “surpass” Tesla, LeEco CEO has no shortage of confidence – but IP is another matter

Jia Yueting, CEO of Chinese tech company LeEco, has criticised Apple in an interview with US news network CNBC, claiming that the US company’s innovation strategy is “outdated” and seemingly suggesting that its largely proprietary approach to technology and intellectual property are in part to blame. “One of the most important reasons [for Apple’s slowing...

02 May 2016
There'll be big ticket disputes in the auto sector, but thermonuclear war is not going to break out

With the smartphone patent wars all but finished, a US Supreme Court case notwithstanding, the search for the next big patent choke point is well and truly on. Arguments have been made for possible large-scale conflicts in sectors such as medtech, fintech, wearables, the cloud and the internet of things, but perhaps the most persistently forecast arena for a major conflab is the auto...

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