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Chinese companies cited by US congress as IP threats

October 8, 2012

“I would find another vendor if you care about your intellectual property, if you care about your consumer’s privacy and you care about the national security of the United States of American,” said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers on CBS 60-Minutes regarding Huawei and ZTE, two Chinese telecommunications conglomerates.
Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine did a cover story and exposé earlier this year as they have done three years in a row it’s that important of an issue.
iRobot CEO Colin Angle said recently: Robotics innovation represents a tremendous opportunity for economic growth akin to automobiles, aerospace and information technology. If we are to freely share our ‘intellectual capital’ on the open market we risk losing the economic engine that will advance our economies and send growth and jobs overseas.
An in-depth review of the issues and concerns can be found in this Wall Street Journal story.

Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series... read more


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