Tag Archives: intellectual property

Darlene Costello: DOD, Space Industry Work Together to Combat IP Theft

Darlene Costello

Darlene Costello, acting assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the Department of Defense (DOD) and space companies “have their best people” working to counter China’s attempts to steal and compromise intellectual property data. Costello noted that companies offer incentives to protect their intellectual property.

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Ankura Names Ken Serwin as Senior Managing Director

Ankura

Ankura has appointed Kenneth “Ken” Serwin, Ph.D, as senior managing director, where he will be based in San Francisco, Calif. As part of Ankura’s executive leadership team, Serwin will strengthen the company’s intellectual property and antitrust expertise. "Ken brings a wealth of knowledge in intellectual property, antitrust and class action disputes," said Mary Beth Edwards, leader of Disputes & Economics at Ankura. 

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NIST Looks to Update Legislation on Patent Licensing Disclosure; Walter Copan Quoted

Walter Copan

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plans to update legislation that mandates companies, universities and non-profit organizations to disclose their inventions that were created through federal investments. Walter Copan, director of NIST, said the updates serve as a culmination of extensive stakeholder engagement and will help lay the foundation for U.S. technology transfer, entrepreneurship and innovation.

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U.S. State Dept, Greece Partner for Joint S&T Pursuits

State Dept.

The U.S. and Greece have signed an agreement to jointly explore science and technology opportunities while protecting the intellectual property rights of inventors and researchers. Mike Pompeo, secretary of state, and Adonis Georgiadis, development and investments minister of Greece, signed the U.S.-Greece S&T Agreement at a ceremony held Monday.

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CIA Labs Launched to Conduct National Intelligence R&D

CIA

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has inaugurated a new laboratory dedicated to performing research and development for national intelligence. CIA Labs will host in-house science and technology R&D and collaborate with other federal laboratories, industry and academia for various scientific pursuits, the agency said Monday.

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Christopher Wray: ‘Almost Half’ of FBI’s 5K Counterintelligence Investigations Linked to China

Christopher Wray

FBI Director Christopher Wray said China is using cyber-intrusion techniques and bribing “trusted insiders” to steal U.S. intellectual property during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wray said almost 50 percent of the FBI’s nearly 5,000 counterintelligence investigations are linked to China and that the bureau opens a China-related investigation every 10 hours.

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