‘got secret information under the guise of a working relationship’

https://fortune.com/2020/01/10/apple-masimo-cercacor-patent-suit-heart-monitor-tech/?iid=sr-link1

‘Masimo, which develops signal processing technology for health-care monitors, and its spinoff, Cercacor Laboratories Inc., claim in a lawsuit that Apple got secret information under the guise of a working relationship and then hired away key employees, including Michael O’Reilly, who became vice president of Apple’s health technology efforts.’

This is what happens when countries have weak or ineffective patent and other property rights. The wealthy and influential use their greater size and connections to take what they want, knowing they can buy ‘justice’ in the unlikely event push comes to shove. We have seen it and experienced it personally since the calamitous eBay SCOTUS decision. Large competitors no longer have a credible risk of having their feet held to the fire so they steal now and worry about the unlikely chance they will have to pay later.  As we say, show us a country with weak or ineffective property rights and we’ll show you a country with high unemployment and a weak economy. Welcome to the new America.

Our bill will change all that and restore our patent system back to where inventors will once again have a realistic expectation we will be able to commercialize our inventions. Congress, pass our bill.

For our position and the changes we advocate (the rest of the truth) to restore the patent system, or to join our effort, please visit us at https://aminventorsforjustice.wordpress.com/category/our-position/
or, contact us at aifj@mail.com

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