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Month: July 2014

Apple, Inc. and “The Smartphone Wars”
Posted in Firm News,Intellectual Property on July 25, 2014

With over 300 million users of its iPhone worldwide, Apple is one of the largest smartphone manufacturers. As a result, Apple is often the subject of intellectual property lawsuits. In a series of lawsuits between the biggest smartphone producers in the world, dubbed “the smartphone wars,” Apple, Samsung, and Motorola have been embroiled in a…

What is Intellectual Property?
Posted in Firm News,Intellectual Property on July 19, 2014

Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. Works protected by copyright, patent, and trademark are intellectual property and preserve the intellectual property owner’s legal rights in the protected work. There are several types of protections for intellectual…

What are the Benefits of Registering a Copyright?
Posted in Firm News,Intellectual Property on July 13, 2014

While the process may appear daunting at first, registering a copyright is an essential first step in protecting your legal rights in your work. The benefits that are associated with copyright registration are abundant and far outweigh any difficulties that may come with the registration process. There are numerous legal benefits to registering a copyright…

What Type Of Work Is Protected Under US Copyright law? An example Of A Recent Copyright Infringement Case
Posted in Firm News,Intellectual Property on July 7, 2014

Title 17 of the United States Code includes the Copyright Law of the United States. Title 17 defines what type of work is protected under the Copyright Law. Under Title 17, owners whose works are tangible, meaning that they may be expressed in writing, pictures, physical acts, and sound recordings have exclusive rights to their…