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Business Email Compromise (or CEO/CFO Impersonation Fraud)

According to the FBI, Business Email Compromise (BEC for short, or CEO/CFO impersonation fraud) have caused at least USD 3.1 billion in total losses to over 22,000 enterprises around the world. The FBI defines BEC as a sophisticated email scam that targets businesses working with foreign partners that regularly perform overseas wire transfer payments. The […]

Qualcomm Sues Meizu over Patent Infringement

Qualcomm has a history of fighting with a Chinese company known as Meizu. This manufacturer of portable electronics is known for producing items without taking the time to acquire all the proper patent rights for the products that it creates. That’s why Qualcomm has taken legal action against the company many times, and it’s why […]

China is Now Protecting and Enforcing Their IP Laws

Many people throughout the world know that they should not do something, but when it is so easy; a lot of times they do it anyway. This is something that China is no longer going to look the other way with when it comes to their IP laws. They are coming up with better ways […]

Increasing Number of Child Deaths Through China Call for New Laws

General Law Abroad: Times are changing, and this means throughout the world and not just within our country. China is seeing a lot of child deaths throughout the years and they’re calling for a change in this. Not only are these children in the guardianship of their family members, but apparently their guardians are not […]

A New Chinese Law That Has Been Drafted Classifies Bitcoin as Property

By now, just about everyone has heard of Bitcoin, the virtual money that everyone continues to use, though it does not appear to be recognized by many places as actual currency or anything else of value, as of yet. However, things are changing for China when it comes to the use of Bitcoin. Soon, very […]

What in the world is China doing?

When it comes to intellectual property developed in the United States, everybody knows it’s important to protect your individual rights.  And most people generally understand that, in this global world, it’s important to protect your rights throughout the world. Protecting your rights in another country means following the process and filing the proper paperwork in […]

Efficient, Transparent, Protection: China’s New Trademark Law

Recently China has been in the news again with their adoption of a revised Trademark Law. In discussion for almost ten years, the new law was passed on August 30th and marks the third time the original 1982 law had been amended. It will officially take effect on May 1st of next year and features […]

Should I Seek A Foreign Patent: Invention Factors

As mentioned in an earlier blog, many businesses are unaware of the need and/or are unfamiliar with the procedures to extend patent rights outside the United States.  This article describes some factors characteristic of the invention itself that one may consider when making the important decision to file for patent protection in foreign countries. Invention Factors […]

Should I Seek A Foreign Patent? Legal Factors

As mentioned in my last blog, many businesses are unaware of the need and/or are unfamiliar with the procedures to extend patent rights outside the United States.  This article describes some legal factors one may consider when making the important decision to file for patent protection in foreign countries. Legal Factors Before initiating a time consuming […]

Should I Seek A Foreign Patent? Business Factors

Every United States patent contains a grant to the owner of the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the subject invention in the United States or importing the invention into the United States.  However, many businesses, especially small business and micro-entities, are unaware of the need and/or are unfamiliar […]

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