Skip to comments.Apple loses China patent case, separate suit against Apple continues
Posted on 07/09/2014 11:09:56 PM PDT by Swordmaker
(Reuters) - A Beijing court has ruled against Apple Inc by upholding the validity of a patent held by a Chinese company, clearing the way for the Chinese company to continue its own case against Apple for infringing intellectual property rights.
Apple had taken Shanghai-based Zhizhen Internet Technology and China's State Intellectual Property Office to court to seek a ruling that Zhizhen's patent rights to a speech recognition technology were invalid.
But the Beijing First Intermediate Court on Tuesday decided in Zhizhen's favour, the People's Daily state newspaper reported on Wednesday.
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Beijing courts are going to be very very biased against foreign companies and they love domestic counterfeiters I bet.
Yeah, and that’s a genuine Louis Vuitton. ..
He’ll yeah. Two 8 hour shifts to make your products and one 8 hour shift to run the clones.
And unlike our courts and Government they look out for whats in the best interest of their country.
“And unlike our courts and Government they look out for whats in the best interest of their country”
or they get shot
Apple builds their phones there. Stupid idiots didn’t think the Chinese would steal from them?
Glad they saved on manufacturing costs.
That is much the way I envision liberals tut-tutting the concept of corruption in elections...they all smirk at each other and are in on the joke, enjoying it as such.
You free trade with the Communists...you get ripped off by the Communists
Should have kept the process in America, where we protect such patent and product
No sympathy for a company that pushes free trade and Economic Anti Americanism
USBusiness I dealt with just closed down. They took their molds for product for production in China and the partner factory basically just stole the molds and told them they would not produce product for them.
Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas...
A.K.A. Karma's a bitch...
Same thing happened with a company I was with. A proprietary and unique production process was outsourced to a Chinese company. The US engineers set it up, there was a written agreement protecting the intellectual property as well as guaranteeing the US supplier of the patented specialized production machinery would outfit the factory.
The equipment order never came. The Chinese factory used the training machines to knock off the patented production machine and quickly produced hundreds of the machines. When we complained, they canceled our orders and discontinued doing business with our company. Within 10 months the factory was full producing product for a competitor using our process. My company learned the lesson there is no intellectual property or contact law enforcement in China for foreign companies. Of course the US government was no help and our Congress critter who voted 100% for free trade legislation had nothing to say.
This is the reality of free trade. However academics, politicians, Wall Street bankers, and corporate executives keep telling us a free trade policy will bring us economic prosperity. All we need is a few more “free trade” agreements like the one Obama is currently negotiating with Europe.. After 25 years I’m still waiting for the prosperity promised by the free trade lobby. No doubt millions of unemployed American citizens who would like to have the factory jobs exported to Asia are getting tired of waiting.
An American company loses in a Chinese court.
Wow...never saw that coming.
Time for Apple to pull all their production out of China.
“Two 8 hour shifts to make your products and one 8 hour shift to run the clones.”
Same thing happened to American furniture manufacturers. Thought they could save money by producing their goods in China. The joke was on them.
I represent a few USA companies and proud to do so. One from Spain.