Posts tagged "Intellectual Property Litigation"
Qualcomm employs about 13,000 people in San Diego County, among its 38,000 workers worldwide. Its economic impact on our city is undeniable, which underscores the significance of the allegations hurled by the US Federal Trade Commission against the chipmaker.
One of the most important safeguards of trade secrets is to be found in our court system. The U.S District Court for the Northern District of California recently awarded more than $2.3 million to a technology company owner whose trade secrets in electrode design and development were "willfully and maliciously misappropriated" by the founder of the now-shuttered General Capacitor.
It was a star-studded night on “Saturday Night Live.” Tom Hanks and Dwayne Johnson appeared, as did Scarlett Johansson and Alec Baldwin. Singer Katy Perry was there, too, backed by an unknown 15-year-old wearing a backpack and doing his hypnotic, signature Floss dance.
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.