Kevin Carroll, a partner in Wiggin and Dana’s litigation department, previously reported to the White House Chief of Staff and Secretary of Homeland Security, the Hon. John F. Kelly, as executive director and chief counsel of the U.S. Council on Transnational Organized Crime. China is engaged in an organized effort to mass produce counterfeit goods for resale abroad. This counterfeiting and copyright and trademark infringement harms America’s business owners, consumers, inventors, investors, and workers. The United States must address the issue of intellectual property theft: it can and should act unilaterally to do so. This article proposes a new idea for fighting Chinese IP theft.
In this e-book the world’s leading license compliance managers, intellectual property experts, and commercial litigation attorneys share their best practices for protecting your software company from piracy and under compliance, as well as remedies for recovering losses once you have identified infringing organizations..
1. Maximize your U.S. contacts
2. Beef up your software license agreement
3. Build evidence gathering technology into your software
4. Make sure your policing efforts are timely and you are serious
5. Prioritize your efforts
Many people think the U.S. government is fervently using law enforcement and national security resource to protect citizens and companies from cyber threats and IP theft. This is not true. This white paper will help you understand what the government is NOT doing for you and how you can protect yourself.
The Business Software Association's latest software survey, conducted in partnership with International Data Corporation, attempts to quantify the volume and value of unlicensed software installed on PCs across more than 110 national and regional economies. The results show that although chief information officers are aware that using unlicensed software creates security risks, 37 percent of software installed on PCs is still unlicensed. The report thus makes clear that in this era of heightened cybersecurity risk, organizations need to take the critical first step of assessing what is in their network and eliminating unlicensed software. In doing so, they can reduce the risk of harmful cyber attacks and boost the bottom line.
Wiggin and Dana partner David L. Hall will be featured on the CNN program "Declassified" on Saturday, September 2 at 9 p.m. The episode focuses on Hall's book, CRACK99 detailing his Chinese cyber piracy investigation and prosecution as a federal prosecutor.
In 2013, the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property released a report detailing the enormity of the issue of intellectual property (IP) theft in the United States and made recommendations for combatting the problem. The commission is an independent bipartisan initiative of American leaders from the private sector, national security, foreign affairs, academia, and politics with three purposes: document and assess the causes and scale of international IP theft as they affect the U.S., document and assess the role of China and other infringers, and propose policy responses to mitigate the damage of IP theft, as well as obtain greater enforcement of IP rights by China and other infringers.
Earlier this month the European Commission adopted the Privacy Shield, the new EU-approved mechanism for the transatlantic transfer of personal data, replacing the
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This 2013 white paper by IDC and Microsoft discusses how pirated software can compromise the cybersecurity of consumers, enterprises, and nations... and the resultant costs in time and money.
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This study demonstrates that IP theft harms not just the owners, but also the entire U.S. economy. Far too many manufacturers in emerging markets use these practices as a means to compete unfairly with law-abiding manufacturers, costing the U.S. economy jobs, industry revenue and GDP.
In a newly-released 2017 update to the original report, the commission provides a new assessment of the problem and examines the progress that has been made on the original 2013 report recommendations. The report covers new developments in government attempts to counter IP theft, updated figures on damages from IP theft, and the state of IP regulations and protections abroad.
BSA’s Global Software Survey conducted in partnership with
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