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New Administration China Trade Tariffs: U.S. Government Takes Steps to Address the IP Piracy Problem

The Trump administration announced new trade tariffs against China in March, claiming that the President is “standing up for American innovation.” Details from a U.S. Trade Representative investigation cited in the official announcement support what many of us in industries that are being pirated have been talking about for years and parallel piracy figures from a report released last year by the […]

GDPR: The Right to Be Forgotten vs. Legitimate Interest

As you probably are well aware by now, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect next month on May 25. Much is being written about it, and if you do any sales and/or marketing, you’re probably getting all kinds of emails warning you about the need to be compliant with the new regulations regarding your collection and processing of personal data.

SmartFlow Compliance Solutions Posts Fourth Consecutive Year of Record Sales in 2017

SmartFlow has posted a fourth consecutive year of record sales for the 2017 fiscal year with revenues soaring 87 percent over 2016 and bookings pipeline growth of 104 percent. Growth was fueled by adding significant new customers in addition to contract renewals from existing clients. 

Video Interview: Take Five With Warren

SmartFlow CEO Ted Miracco delivered the keynote at the REUSE Conference on December 14 in Santa Clara, CA. In a video interview with conference organizer Warren Savage, general manager of IP at EDA company Silvaco, Ted talks about the global problem of software and IP piracy and the dangers it presents when using cracked software. Any software company that doesn't have an active license compliance […]

The Cost of Automotive Diagnostics Software Piracy

A report from the National Association of Manufacturers connects the dots from software piracy to the loss of over 42,000 manufacturing jobs and over $239B in revenues, as shown in the figure on the right. While I believe the basis of the study and trust the methodology, there has always been some lingering doubt about the tangible impact to real-world victims. Recently, however, the ramifications […]

SmartFlow Professional 2017 Offers Unique Capabilities for SMBs Establishing License Compliance Programs

Announcing the availability of SmartFlow Professional 2017, the latest release of our entry-level, cloud-based anti-piracy solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) developing software and intellectual property (IP). SmartFlow Professional provides SMBs with an affordable solution for developing or expanding their compliance management and IP protection efforts.

Announcing SmartFlow Enterprise 2017 With Configurable Data Collection Functionality for Compliance With GDPR

Today we announced the 2017 version of SmartFlow Enterprise, which has the unique ability to configure the data collection functionality to help ensure compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming on May 25, 2018.

Hacking Takes Center Stage in 2017

by Ted Miracco It seems like hacking is all over the news these days, from the Black Hat and Defcon conferences to the near-constant coverage of the Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

IP Thieves at the Gate: Combating IP Theft on a Global Scale

We all know that cybersecurity, software piracy, and IP theft are becoming bigger and bigger problems in today’s semiconductor industry. But what can we do about it?

The Importance of Export Compliance for Software Companies

Guest Blog by Ted Miracco, CEO and Akshay Dhule, Application Engineer   With heightened global tensions, it is more important than ever for software companies to make sure their products are only exported and used by entities that are not subject to trade sanctions. 

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