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The Cost of Automotive Diagnostics Software Piracy

November 19, 2017

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

October 17, 2017

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

August 30, 2017

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

August 03, 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

June 30, 2017

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

June 22, 2017

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. 

WannaCry Ransomware is More Than Just a Wake-Up Call

May 17, 2017 Blog, Software Piracy

 The WannaCry ransomware attack has now infected more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries (see wikipedia.org/wiki/WannaCry_ransomware_attack for details). And this could be just the tip of the iceberg.

Newly Released Commission Report on American IP Theft Shows Little Progress Since 2013

March 01, 2017

A 2017 update by the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property provides a new assessment of the IP piracy problem in the U.S. and examines the progress that has been made on the original 2013 report recommendations for combatting the issue. The update estimates that the losses to American companies from software piracy exceeded $18 billion in 2016. Both the 2013 report and 2017 upd […]

Super Bowl LI – Enjoy the Game!

February 01, 2017

 We are on the verge of the 51st Super Bowl, and a lot has changed over the years. Back in 1967, tickets cost $10 to see the first Super Bowl between the NFL champion Green Bay Packers, led by Bart Starr, versus Len Dawson and the upstart AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs.   For Super Bowl I the players on both sides chain smoked cigarettes in the locker room at halftime, and at least one player, 34 […]

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Chinese Trade Secret Theft Case

January 23, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to hear (so, in effect, upheld) an earlier federal court decision that bans Chinese company Sino Legend Chemical Co. Ltd. from importing their products into the United States for 10 years. (Click here to read the Law360 summary of the case.)

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