Leading cyber crime experts from Cardiff and Shanghai are hosting collaborative meetings to tackle “damaging and prolific” software theft on a global scale.
Specialists at Welsh firm CJCH Consulting are hosting a delegation from Han Yuan & Partners this week, in a bid to boost global standards of investigation into digital and intellectual property theft.
The Shanghai delegation arrived in Cardiff on Monday as part of a week-long programme of conferences exploring enhanced business opportunities between Wales and China.
As part of the visit, the two firms will discuss their ongoing professional partnership, which has seen them successfully tackle cyber crime across Europe, Asia, and Africa over the past three years.
However, thanks to the success of their collaboration, they are now aiming to expand the scale of this work, and target infringement activity on a wider global scale.
CEO of the Cardiff-based consultancy Stephen Clarke said continuing to expand the international reach of the project will help support “millions more victims” every year.
He said: “Our partnership with Han Yuan & Partners has been incredibly successful so far and recovered an unprecedented amount for victims of cyber based crime.
“Looking forward, we believe that this collaboration can work on a much wider scale, and we feel that we are well positioned to help millions more victims globally.
“Our industry leading work in software anti-piracy and licence compliance has prevented the growth of prolific and damaging criminal enterprises time and time again.
“As such, we are constantly looking into expanding this operation to support businesses and individuals on an international level as we have been to date.”
The news comes after Han Yuan & Partners successfully represented French software company Dassault Systemes in its recent high-profile case against car design company TJ Innova Engineering and Technology.
The case before the Shanghai Intellectual Property Court saw Dassault Systemes receive a record compensation pay-out of 15.5 million yuan ($2.2 million), after its Catia computer-aided design software was used without authorisation by the car designer.
CJCH Consulting’s CEO Mr Clarke added:
“This fantastic result for Han Yuan & Partners and its client Dassault Systemes is clear evidence of the difference our organisations can make when supporting victims of infringement and international crime.”