The fierce battle for intellectual property

Microsoft, Motorola, Oracle and Google, Facebook and many others are fighting for a piece of righteous intellectual property pie
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Everywhere you turn it seems there is a major battle over intellectual property. And the battle involves some very big entities – Microsoft, Motorola, Oracle and Google to name but a few. There is also a giant battle brewing between the U.S. and China over intellectual property, that former White House Cybersecurity czar Richard Clarke says needs to be settled soon before all U.S. trade secrets are siphoned off to that country. Here we take a look at some of the issues and some of the players in this fight.

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