Tag Archives: Business Software Alliance

Lost Profits, the Bottom Line for IP Infringement Litigation

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It’s always interesting to get a glimpse into the thinking behind intellectual property litigation decisions. When are the circumstances sufficient to justify filing an infringement case? The list of factors is long, but the importance of lost profits was emphasized by the recent remarks of Robert Holleyman, head of the Business Software Alliance. The Wall…

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Software Piracy Stats: Not Entitled to Their Own Facts

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A new report on software piracy commissioned by the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) was recently released. I’m not sure why SIPO is involved in this area — despite its name, SIPO mostly just oversees the Patent Office and related enforcement — but that’s another issue. The report, which was researched and drafted by a…

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China-Google Dispute Has Become Media’s Attractive Nuisance

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It’s been all Google, all the time, at least in China IT/tech circles. With this week’s hearings in D.C. on the topic of Google and Net censorship, the media is in a bit of a frenzy at the moment. As usual, the media reaction to a hot story like this includes: 1) beat the thing…

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