Posts tagged "Intellectual Property Litigation"
The memory technology known as 3D XPoint is so promising that Intel Corp. has put more than $1 billion into its development. But details of the secret project were known to only a few employees in the technology giant headquartered in northern California.
It can be easy to casually overlook the hard work, artistry and creative originality that makes jewelry beautiful, desirable and marketable. We sometimes admire a dazzling piece on a friend’s finger or neck and get caught up in the gleam of precious gems or lustrous metals.
Regular readers of our San Diego legal blog know that we recently shared the first half of the story of former Google employee Anthony Levandowski, who helped the company develop self-driving car technology. When he left the California tech giant, however, Levandowski was accused of taking propriety information with him and was the focus of trade secret litigation.
Seven years ago, a rumor of the imminent corporate demise of one of Google’s most talented engineers began percolating at the self-serve espresso bars in the company’s 3,000,000-square-feet California headquarters. A robotics expert, he was one of the employees spearheading Google’s self-driving car research.
Intellectual property—in the United States and throughout the world—is one of today’s most challenging and exciting fields. The world of intellectual property law is complex, exhilarating and ever-changing. As technology continues to evolve, so does intellectual property litigation. In our global economy, there is a constant battle to develop new intellectual property, which comes with numerous legal implications.
Though Qualcomm is headquartered here in San Diego, it has more than 200 facilities spanning the globe. The chip-making giant is embroiled in a patent infringement dispute with another California tech titan: Apple.
It is a relatively short jaunt north of San Diego to get to Laguna Niguel, an idyllic, modest-sized coastal city in Orange County. The suburb that boasts a population of a little more than 60,000 recently hosted Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women Summit.
It sounds like a dream come true. Stevia is a natural product that serves as a sweetener and sugar substitute - and it has no calories. A California stevia supplier is squaring off against a competitor in a lawsuit that will be heard in a federal court north of San Diego.
Intellectual property thieves can be very clever people. According to a recent news report, a man recently stole electronic files that contained trade secrets that were the property of General Electric. He then used a method popular among hackers, called steganography, to hide the electronic files in a digital photo of a sunset.
The resolution of the deep disagreement between two California businesses came down to virtually the last minute. In the end, Arista Networks Inc agreed to pay $400 million to Cisco Systems Inc the day before a jury trial was scheduled to begin.