The Uber-Waymo Lawsuit: It Should Be Easy to Poach Talent, But Not IP

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Levandowski also hasn’t allowed Uber to search any of his personally owned devices and refused to answer any questions that may implicate his utilization of Waymo’s intellectual property while in Uber’s employ. Judge Alsup is sympathetic to the harm that can come from overly expansive claims of innovation as property. Intellectual property Hiring Personnel policies Automotive Technology Digital Article

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Why Are We Still Classifying Companies by Industry?

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Over the past five years, Apple and Google have made significant moves in the automotive, healthcare, media, and smart home markets, among many others. Technology Creators generate and deliver intellectual property (software and data). For more than 60 years, investors, analysts, business leaders, and even governments, have classified companies based on industries.

Industry-Academic Partnerships Can Solve Bigger Problems

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For example, in the area of abrasives, SGRI develops new technologies for the automotive, steel, railway, and construction businesses. Together, we plan to continue with more joint programs, internships, and exploratory projects through a master research agreement signed by both parties to address intellectual property sharing. Saint-Gobain, where I work, was founded by the French king Louis IV in 1665 to make mirrors for the nobility.

You Don’t Have to Be a Software Company to Think Like One

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You’re competing against platforms like Uber in transportation, Google in automotive, Airbnb in hospitality, LinkedIn in recruiting, Netflix in television, and the list goes on. The strategic importance of the software layer drove Delta’s decision to acquire the data and intellectual property rights associated with the platforms – an example of valuable knowhow — from service provider Travelport, allowing it to control these systems.

The Questions Executives Should Ask About 3D Printing

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Imagine the changes afoot in the pharmaceutical, medical device, automotive, and consumer electronics industries. What happens, for example, if the value of a product’s underlying intellectual property overtakes its production value? Most hearing aids in the U.S. are now custom-made on 3D printers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the first 3D-printed pills. Carmakers have started using 3D technology to produce parts.

Research: Self-Disruption Can Hurt the Companies That Need It the Most

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Traditional automotive manufacturers certainly do. Their stock of assets—intellectual property, game-development capabilities—is compatible with mobile gaming, but they operate in a highly competitive market where product life is short and consumer preferences change quickly. Fuse/Getty Images. When innovations threaten to disrupt an industry by replacing an old business model with a new one, incumbents need to invest in that model in order to survive.

What a Changing NAFTA Could Mean for Doing Business in Mexico

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However, new tariffs or more-restrictive rules of origin would likely only fall on a few industries, such as the automotive sector. Firms in innovation-driven industries, such as pharmaceuticals and medical devices, have long supported greater standardization across borders, with stronger intellectual property protections and enforcement of regulatory standards. Multinational companies operating in Mexico are facing a great deal of uncertainty.