This Is How An Australian Company Undercut A Chinese Counterfeiter on Price in Africa

I have written a few times jestingly that companies should be happy when their intellectual property rights are infringed by Chinese companies. Because, if they don’t one cannot easily sue them any longer but one has to compete with them which might be even more difficult. Australian radio and metal-detector manufacturer Codan, is not waiting until the counterfeiters of their product become legit competitors.  Codan started to compete with them on price. 
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Is American Superconductor Fighting Chinese Windmills?

Don Quixote:      “Do you see over yonder, friend Sancho,                thirty or forty hulking giants?” Sancho Panza:  “What giants?” In Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes’ masterpiece (1605 part I, 1615 part II) Cervantes wrote that Quixote was tilting at windmills, because he thought they were ferocious giants. […]

Baby Tricycle Wars: Chinese Babygood Group Victorious Against US Mattel

In a China Daily article by Zhang Zhao, Babygood Group is complaining about the difficulties Chinese companies face when they try to enforce their intellectual property rights in the United States.  Wei Yaochang, manager of Goodbaby’s legal office was quoted saying:  “Infringement in the US may be enough to cause a company to go bankrupt.”  […]

Induced Patent Infringement Standard: How To Avoid Proving Intent And Fast Forward To Actual Knowledge

Q:”How do you want your induced patent infringement?“A:”Willful blind, not deepfried“ Spicy vegetarian deep-fried noodle nestSource: Veggy Monkey Eats The U.S. Supreme Court decided Global-Tech versus SEB May 31, 2011. It gives a standard for induced patent infringement: namely willful blindness, that goes beyond recklessness and negligence. The facts are interesting too for IP Dragon:“Pentalpha is […]

Fast Technology Transfer/IPR Infringements Slows Down China’s High Speed Train

Photo: Danny FriedmannHigh-speed train just got slower. Getting a ticket even more so. Infringed intellectual property rights can have negative influences on society. During the manufacturing process of these goods labour and environmental minimum standards, already challenged in China, can be ignored without ever being checked. Then the products of the manufacturing process can cause […]

Shake or Crush Your Hand: Huawei versus ZTE versus Huawei

Photo: Danny FriedmannShake Or Crush Your Hand, you choose.  What if you are developing a product but your competitor has patented some technology needed to achieve the technical result? And at the same time you have some patents that you know you competitor likes to use? You might consider to cross-license. However, from a patent […]

Trends Counterfeit Trademarks/Infringed Patents From China: Smaller Scale, Bigger Risks

Two trends can be abstracted from the 2010 report of the Austrian Federal Finance Ministry to the National Council about the application of Council Regulation (EC) 1383/2003 of July, 22 2003, concerning customs action against goods suspected of infringing certain intellectual property rights and measures against goods found to have infringed such rights. According to the report these […]

Sweet US ITC Victory Over Sucralose Patents For Chinese Manufacturers

Complainants:Tate & Lyle Technology Limited of London, United Kingdom;Tate & Lyle Sucralose, Inc. of Decatur, IL. Versus Respondents: AIDP, Inc. of City of Industry, CA; Beijing Forbest Chemical Co., Ltd. of China; Beijing Forbest Trade Co., Ltd. of China; Forbest International USA, LLC of Edison, NJ; Changzhou Niutang Chemical Plant Co., Ltd. of China; U.S. […]

Netac versus PNY settled out of court

Remember the Netac versus PNY case, read here? After two years of litigation, the patent infringement conflict between Shenzhen-based Netac Technology Co Ltd and Texas PNY Technologies was settled out of court. The Netac versus PNY case is seen as a milestone, because it could highlight a trend of Chinese companies suing overseas companies for […]

WorkTools: “We Won the Judgement But it Did No Good” Part II

Yesterday, Mr Mike Marks, inventor and co-founder of WorkTools explained in Part I how is it possible that although they won at court in Taiwan it really did no good. In Part II below you will find a more detailed explanation by Mr Brad I Golstein, partner of WorkTools who manages their IP. Mr Brad […]

WorkTools: “We Won the Judgement But it Did No Good” Part I

Yesterday I blogged about an interview on WorkTools’ patent challenges in Taiwan and China, read here. I was like Mr Stan Abrams of China Hearsay, who came up with some interesting suggestions here, very interested to know the real answer. So I asked Mr Mike Marks by email who came up with some very interesting […]

WorkTools Inventor’s Experience With Taiwanese and Chinese Patents

Mr John Eastman of Black and White interviewed Mr Mike Marks, inventor and co-founder of WorkTools about patent infringements. WorkTools specializes in the development and licensing of patented mechanical products for consumers. The company invents products and enhances products brought to it by others. According to Mr Marks American companies in general try to work […]

China’s General Protecht Group Wins IPR Case in US

Li Yang of reports about several patent infringement disputes between US-based Leviton against Zhejiang Province-based General Protecht Group’s US subsidiary General Protecht Group Inc. The lawsuits were filed April 2004 and only June 10, 2007 a US court came up with a 28 page-ruling (according to IPR.Gov.Cn) in favour of the Chinese company, “accepting […]

SIPO Deputy Director Does Not Want to Discuss How To Enforce Patent Infringement

SIPO deputy director Zhang Qin was interviewed by Emma Barraclough of Managing Intellectual Property in Geneva. Zhang said: “[T]he counterfeiting and piracy of copyright and trade marks is illegal and should be punished. We have to be trustable. We want a good market order system – that’s the way to develop the economy.“ But patents […]

LG Electronics Brings Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Thomson TCL

Korea Newswire reports about LG Electronics who presented a lawsuit against Thomson TCL Electronics (TTE), the French-Chinese TV maker, and its Hong Kong based holding company TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings for the infringement of four of its patents. LG Electronics filed the lawsuit at the US District Court, Eastern District of Texas and demands an […]

Exemplary Patent Enforcement Case At National Hardware Show Las Vegas

Lisa Eckelbecker of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette wrote a very informative article about the way Diamond Machining Technology (DMT), Inc. of Marlboro, Massachusetts, USA, is enforcing its intellectual property rights. DMT’s approach is a good example of a small to medium sized business giving tit for tat at fairs and exhibitions and showing teeth […]