SNS INVNT/IP Global Consortium Supports Action by U.S. Justice Dept. Against IP Theft from China

Early this week the U.S. Department of Justice filed a historic indictment against five Chinese military officers involved in state-sponsored theft of corporate crown jewel IP. This is the first instance in which action has been taken against a foreign government in connection with the practice of state-sponsored intellectual property theft. The Strategic News Service’s (SNS) INVNT/IP (Inventing Nations Vs. Nation-sponsored Theft of Intellectual Property) Global Consortium is proud to extend its congratulations to the involved corporations and the U.S. government for taking a strong legal stance to protect our ability to continue to be an inventing nation.

Intellectual property theft is among the most critical issues facing the modern economic world today. Although many countries engage in spying and theft of trade secrets, China has a national business model that includes the practice of institutionalized theft of the inventing world’s most precious privately held assets. Recent public evidence has documented that the level of cyber intrusions emanating from China resulting in theft of valuable proprietary information has reached an unprecedented level.

While China continues to try to confuse and mislead its victims – and threaten various forms of retaliation for even complaints about being robbed – victim nations and companies must exercise will and courage in making these attacks too expensive to be continued.

“Many are not yet aware that a large portion of China’s wealth comes not from cheap labor, but from a national program of IP theft which forms an integral part of the state economy. The result has been not only a transfer of wealth and jobs from nations which thrive from innovation, but also the outright destruction of companies and even whole sectors of global enterprise. The actions by the Department of Justice in bringing these charges may help the Chinese to recalculate the cost of this program of theft, and to decide that innovation really is the path they would prefer to choose,” said Mark Anderson, SNS CEO and INVNT/IP Chair.

INVNT/IP represents the world’s top technology companies in working with lead government agencies and universities worldwide to protect “crown jewel” intellectual property. The Consortium conducts active programs for the promotion of IP value recognition and protection through cooperation among its corporate members and global government network. It currently operates in Australia, the U.S., the U.K., and the E.U.

For more information about INVNT/IP, visit the website: www.invntip.com.

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