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Another week and three more China-related semiconductor trade secrets suits are filed in the US and Taiwan. https://t.co/RbbUDHqFXF

December 11

Another twist in the sovereign immunity debate as Apple files IPR against Native American owned #patent $AAPL https://t.co/f37jcgQCM3

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12 Dec 2017
US innovation rates could quadruple if women, low-earners and minorities effectively targeted, research finds

A new study claims that women, ethnic minorities, people from lower income backgrounds and from certain geographical regions are less likely to become inventors in the US. Increasing the rate of innovation among these groups could bear significant fruit, it states.   Released last week, the study – Who Becomes an Inventor in America? The Importance of Exposure to Innovation...

12 Dec 2017
Three new trade secret complaints show China is still very much in the semiconductor industry's crosshairs

Micron, Applied Materials and Taiwanese chipmaker Nanya are among the plaintiffs alleging trade secret misappropriation in new suits filed over the last week in the US and Taiwan. All complaints allege China to be the ultimate destination for stolen information related to various semiconductor technologies. The cases suggest that it is not just the US where we can expect to see an...

11 Dec 2017
Raising sovereign immunity stakes, Apple files an IPR against Native American owned company

The debate over the use of sovereign immunity to protect patents from post-issuance reviews at the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has taken another turn. Late last week Apple filed an IPR against a patent held by MEC Resources, an entity owned by the Native American Three Affiliated Tribes, which had previously filed an infringement suit against the iPhone maker in a...

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