July 2019

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In this issue:

  • SmartFlow Confirms Speakers for Software Anti-Piracy Summit
  • Guest Blog: A New Idea for Fighting Chinese Theft of American Defense Technology
  • Blog: SmartFlow R&D Roundtable Discussion Inspires New Technologies
featured blogs
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Guest Blog: A New Idea for Fighting Chinese Theft of American Defense Technology

Wiggin and Dana partner Kevin Carroll, former executive director and chief counsel of the U.S. Council on Transnational Organized Crime, discusses his idea for addressing the issue of IP theft.

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SmartFlow R&D Roundtable Discussion Inspires New Technologies for Fighting Piracy and Leveraging Artificial Intelligence

At SmartFlow, we’ve learned the important lesson that R&D organizations also need to be involved in customer interactions to know first-hand what is working and what is not, and, more importantly, what future features need the highest priority.

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in the news

Software Engineer Accused of Taking Trade Secrets to China

A software engineer is accused of stealing trade secrets from the Illinois locomotive company he once worked for and taking the information with him to China. The Justice Department unsealed an indictment charging Xudong Yao, also known as William Yao, with nine counts of trade secrets theft.

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Ex-Tesla Engineer: Okay, Yes, I Uploaded Autopilot Trade Secrets to My iCloud—What's the Big Deal?

A former Tesla engineer admitted on Monday that ahead of leaving the company and joining a Chinese competitor, he uploaded Tesla files to his personal iCloud account as well as made .zip files with the company’s autopilot “trade secrets.” However, the ex-employee, Guangzhi Cao, is denying Tesla’s claims that he engaged in trade secret theft.

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