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April 2018 Archives

Drug makers continue disputes about patents

Companies have good reason to be concerned about protecting their intellectual property. It is often essential to their success in the marketplace and to retaining key competitive advantages. Defending a trademark, patent or copyright is not always an easy thing to do, however. Even when a legal decision initially seems to favor one company's position, that does not mean the dispute is fully resolved.

Protecting intellectual property

Any type of business in California can have what constitutes trade secrets that they need and want to protect. As explained by the United States Small Business Administration, a good way for a company to identify its trade secrets is to consider what its competition would most want to know and what may actually aid the competition should they know it. For the local cupcake shop, this might be the recipe for a special frosting or batter. For a computer software company, it might be the code used to develop a product.

A brief look at various online crimes

In the digital era, offenses involving the internet take a myriad of forms. Moreover, while some people may think that these charges carry relatively insignificant consequences, being charged with an internet crime can permanently shatter someone's life. Aside from hefty financial penalties and years behind bars, their reputation may be damaged beyond repair. As a result, if you have been charged with an internet crime in Sacramento, it is crucial for you to carefully take a look at your options and handle the charges cautiously. Furthermore, you should realize that there are a wide variety of offenses people may find themselves accused of.

Do you have to worry about copyrights online?

Many Californian residents - potentially including you - don't actually know a lot about copyright law. This can be an issue if you ever find yourself facing claims of copyright infringement. Fortunately, Millstone, Peterson & Watts, LLP, are well-versed in all of the nuances of copyright and can help you out, regardless of what problems you have run into.

Comic strip likeness subject of new copyright suit

Intellectual property can include a wide range of things such as a new technological invention, the creation of a new music video, a novel and more. It may also include the likeness of a comic strip character. One such character that was originally developed and drawn near the early years of the century is a little frog that appeared in publications for young boys. By 2016, that frog was identified as a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League.

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