U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement,
WASHINGTON – The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) is reviewing an annual report on the number of IPR seizures that have raised the total estimated manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of the seized goods – had they been genuine – to $1.4 billion.
CNBC, Arjun Kharpal
The U.S. government’s decision to add more of Huawei’s affiliates to a blacklist is “unjust” and “politically motivated” and will not help the country advance its technological leadership, the Chinese telecommunications giant said Tuesday.
Washington Examiner, Russ Read
When lithium-ion battery manufacturer A123 Systems experience financial trouble, it did what many struggling companies do to stay afloat and arranged to sell off a stake in the firm. But when Congress raised concerns, the Chinese buyer pulled out, waited for A123 Systems to file for bankruptcy, and purchased the assets at auction -- conveniently avoiding a national security review by U.S. government.
Bloomberg, Anthony Capaccio
...In addition to the $200 million in self-reported possible overpayments, the inspector general’s latest semi-annual report cited $4 million in potential recoveries for reasons such as non-confirming or counterfeit parts, false certifications and theft of government property.