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China Dragged Away from XP Kicking and Screaming

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The Chinese are none too pleased that Microsoft will be retiring XP next month, and the bitching and moaning has been fairly loud. But while it is true that in a sense, Microsoft will be leaving a large percentage of its PRC user base in the lurch, I would argue that the complaints have been…

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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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Any WTO Issues With China’s New Technology Export Subsidies?

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China announced a new program yesterday that provides subsidies for firms that export technology services and software. I haven’t read up on my WTO anti-subsidy law for a couple of years, but I would certainly like to know how this plan will pass muster.