IP theft case where a Chinese corporation is at blame is not a surprising news as China has been previously accused by many for such incidents and rightly so.
Moreover, without legal protection available to foreign companies in China, it will be very difficult for China to attract/maintain foreign trade. However, we should not forget that since China and US have been fierce trade rivals, they both would be having many complaints against each other and many of them would be believable. Visit by Chinese politicians will certainly break the ice as when the decision for a political visit is made, it comes with an agreement for give and take with the host nation.
I think other countries also should enforce more restriction on supplying any high technology supplies to china. The breach of any IP should be punished seriously anywhere in the world otherwise soon we will not see any one investing to develop new technologies.
@Barbara: given the fact that graphene is coming in our tech sector as revolutionary semi-metal for producing devices, as soon as new patent will be ready by adopting tant, I am suspecting we will assist quite soon to stories similar to which one you have mentioned !
The case you mentioned is likely to be a bellwether for IP and copyright cases regarding China going forward. Some time ago, Analog Devices was one of the first companies to successfully uphold a patent infringement case against a Taiwanese company. I think the case was adjudicated outside of China, however.
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Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
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