The financial community is in the best position to see the results of the ongoing cyberwar over IP and its impact. They look at how the bottom lines are impacted and when it comes to research, financial resources are one of the key inputs and if impacted, the damage can be staggering and devastating. What the world needs is a single international patent system with a timely, fair and open conflict resolution system. The splintered mess we now have, no longer properly serves the increasingly fast-moving technological world we live in and is actually damaging and slowing down progress. The IP wars are going to be just as impactful as military wars as the world we live in becomes more linked to technology in almost every way.
Cyberattacks emanating from China and Russia are a challenge to democracy globally, writes Ruth Taplin.