Beg, Borrow or Steal: How Trump Says China Takes Technology

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.

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Why tech secrets, not steel, could cause the real clash between the U.S. and China

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.

Travis Kalanick Stands Up to Google at Waymo-Uber Trial

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.

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Why Google’s Bosses Became ‘Unpumped’ About Uber

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.

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Travis Kalanick takes the stand to explain why Uber wanted to poach Google self-driving engineer

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.

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China’s Sinovel convicted in U.S. of trade-secret theft

(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.

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