Guest Column: Eddie Tao’s Reflections on Working for Apple, Steve Jobs, Inspiration, Innovation and Intellectual Property

Eddie Tao: “Co-design is not how Apple likes to work.” Dear readers of IP Dragon, IP Dragon (aka Danny), a long time friend of mine asked me to consider writing some notes about the latest news about Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs. Danny and I met at Chinese school in Amsterdam, NL. While Danny worked his way […]

Must Read Monday: Bye Bye Shanzhai, Hello Mainstream Smartphones

Photo: Close EncountersTo Migrate or not. A wildebeest‘s dilemma:“Starvation if I stay, or risk of being eaten by a crocodile if I go“ Shen Jingting wrote an excellent article for China Daily about the epic migration taking place within the Shenzhen mobile phone industry. Shen is distinguishing three phases:  Production of Shanzhai phones and focus on […]

Don’t Feed The Patent Trolls in China and Start Your Own IP Team

Tian Lipu, commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) visited Samsung, according to the China Daily. Mr Tian was told by the Keun-Hee Park, president of Samsung’s operations in China that patent trolls were on the rise. One can argue that a patent troll, or more neutrally called a non-practising entity (NPE) abuses its […]

Aigo Sues HP, Dell, Sony, Toshiba and Samsung for Patent Infringements

At a Beijing court Aigo sued HP and at a Xian court it sued Toshiba for infringement of 6 patents which cover USB plus, a storage port technology. HP, Dell, Sony, Toshiba and Samsung all received a letter from Aigo’s lawyers with an invitation to negotiate within seven days. But according to Kenny Hsieh, general […]

Knockoff Phones Explode And Not Just the Volume

Knockoff mobile phones such as Apple (hi-phone), Nokia (Nckia), Samsung (Sumsang), that sometimes explode or have high radiation, are immensely popular in China, 20 percent of this biggest market in the world! The phones are also exported to Russia, India, Middle East, Europe and US. David Barboza wrote an article about it: ‘In China, Knockoff […]

“Keepin’ it real fake”

Engadget, the second most popular blog, according to Technorati has tagged “Keepin’ it real fake” as KIRF. In this category gadgets originating from China are frequently showed. Such as a Samsung knock-off called the Sumsang etc, etc. See their overview here.

Chinese Preemptive Counterfeiters Force Producers To Synchronous Market Introductions

Alex Zaharov-Reutt wrot a very interesting article for ITWire (H/T to Technology writer Mike Elgan of Raw Feed) about Chinese counterfeiters’ preempting the market, before the originals are released in the Chinese market that will trick Chinese buyers into believing the original gadgets are fake. Zaharov-Reutt links to two articles that give examples of these […]