Thursday, June 9, 2016
Obtaining Jurisdiction Over Chinese Intellectual Property Infringers
The Raines Feldman cyber liability team recently discussed the challenges associated with suing Chinese companies that infringe American or European intellectual property. The scenario is quite common, and, as Los Angeles intellectual property litigators, we deal with this often. In recent cases, we have specifically handled infringement cases occurring in the digital media space. Specifically, we have sued Chinese mobile gaming companies that have stolen our clients' source code and repackaged it as a competing mobile game. These mobile games are often distributed through either Google or Apple. Revenue is generated with associated advertising companies like Google's Admob. In other words, to obtain jurisdiction over Chinese infringers, follow the distribution and follow the money. Both often lead to California.