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Chinese smartphone cable-maker chucks sueball at Apple

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Re: Beijing Intellectual Property Court

True story....

A colleague of mine tells a story from his previous employment with a UK-based company, who were a manufacturer of things. He was involved in a project which included them setting up a manufacturing facility in China. They'd supplied their Chinese counterparts with plans for all the machinery, factory facilities they needed, and this guy went over to China to review progress.

On his tour of the nearly complete facility, he noticed there was another factory, even bigger than his, being built next door. He casually enquired what that was. The reply was along the lines of "when we saw the plans for your product, we thought it looked really saleable, so we've built a factory of our own to make the same thing to sell ourselves." When challenged.

They simply couldn't see anything wrong with simply duplicating somebody else's IP.

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