The report published by the National Counterintelligence and Security Centre says China mounts a multifaceted approach to stealing trade secrets
DUSA has also alleged that the Germany-based Biofrontera improperly obtained confidential information from former employees
What would you think if I told you that anyone from France or China or Brazil that was just thinking about some legal action in their country could come here and easily force discovery from a U.S. company, even though they couldn’t dream of getting the same information through their home courts?
Arranged marriages. Whispered warnings. Outright theft. For years, American companies have complained that the Chinese government finds ways to get them to hand over their most valuable trade secrets. Those companies – which usually complain anonymously, fearing Chinese retribution – have found a sympathetic ear in the Trump administration.
Stolen trade secrets are also poised to become a flash point as the United States weighs how to transform President Donald Trump’s tough talk on China into policy. The Trump administration opened an investigation into intellectual property theft by China in August. Officials have more recently signaled that an announcement on next steps is imminent.
In a year-long litigation process that featured alleged theft, mysterious deleted text messages, and the odd reference to Burning Man, Friday’s twist was perhaps the most unexpected of all: On the fifth day in court, Waymo accepted a settlement in its self-driving tech trade secret lawsuit against Uber.
In almost three hours of testimony, Uber Technologies Inc.’s ousted chief executive was largely successful in deflecting Alphabet Inc. ‘s attempt to portray him as the mastermind behind the theft of self-driving technology from its Waymo unit. Kalanick was repeatedly challenged over his ethics, business practices and ambition under intense questioning from Waymo’s lawyers.
SAN FRANCISCO – Uber and Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, used to be like brothers. Google invested in Uber. The internet giant’s top lawyer even served on Uber’s board of directors. But that “big brother, little brother” relationship deteriorated into paranoia as both companies pursued the creation of autonomous vehicles, Travis Kalanick, Uber’s former chief executive, said on Wednesday.
If former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s strategy was to be restrained and compliant on the first day of his testimony in Alphabet’s lawsuit against Uber, then the strategy on the second day was to play the chump. Kalanick, who took the witness stand for the second time on Wednesday in the U.S.
Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick shed more light on why he wanted to hire Anthony Levandowski, the engineer accused of stealing trade secrets from Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google parent Alphabet. Kalanick’s testimony came as part of the dramatic trade secrets trial between Uber and Waymo that is happening this week in San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO – Basketball players have pickup games. Rappers have freestyle cyphers. Tech entrepreneurs, according to the former chief executive of Uber, riff on big ideas in something they call a “jam sesh.”
(Reuters) – Chinese wind turbine maker Sinovel Wind Group Co was convicted on Wednesday of U.S. charges that it stole trade secrets from AMSC, causing the Massachusetts-based company to lose more than $800 million. A federal jury in Madison, Wisconsin, found Sinovel, once AMSC’s largest customer, guilty on all charges it faced, including conspiracy, trade-secret theft and wire fraud, the U.S.
The engineer at the heart of the upcoming Waymo vs. Uber trial is facing dramatic new allegations of commercial wrongdoing, this time from a former nanny. Erika Wong, who says she cared for Anthony Levandowski ‘s two children from December 2016 to June 2017, filed a lawsuit in California this month accusing him of breaking a long list of employment laws.