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Top tech company's IP was looted by China, so it plans to hack back

Lotaresco

Re: Patents?

"Is the scenario likely? Wouldn't you have patented the idea in most major markets long before commercialising it? "

Are you unfamiliar with the Chinese approach to patents? A patent provides no protection within China, hence the enormous range of knock-off Chinese goods.

As to likely, it's not just likely, it's a deal that has been done many times. China is information hungry and will take data even if they don't have a clear reason to use that information today. They have been caught fingers in the pie more than once obtaining both commercial and military information. Have a look at GhostNet, Operation Aurora, Green Dam, Lan Lee and Yuefei Ge for example.

There's also this indictment.

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