Business Owners Beware: Catch Your Copyrights!

Business Owners Beware: Three Intellectual Property Traps That Ensnare Businesses Copyrights Copyrights are everywhere in business: articles, blogs, brochures, catalogues, images, websites, software, manuals, marketing materials, and more. They last for the life of the author plus 70 years, and for businesses, 95 years from the date of publication, or 120 years from creation, whichever […]

Business Owners Beware: Trademark Tips

Business Owners Beware: Three Intellectual Property Traps That Ensnare Businesses Trademarks Your trademarks can be the most valuable IP you own. Great care should be taken when choosing trademarks and care has to be taken to keep their value. First, you should register your trademarks with the United States Trademark Office. There are many advantages […]

Copyright Infringement of Internet Images

Is it Lurking in Your Business? Are you using images on your website that you clipped from the Internet? Do you know for sure? Did you leave these decisions to your webmaster? Are you certain you have the rights to use these images? You might get a terrible shock. Copyright infringement is like swimming in […]

Don’t Clip & Paste!

It may be simple to cut and paste a picture from the internet to get a project completed, to show someone an example, or even use for your work moving forward. However, the costs of cutting and pasting images with copyrights can sometimes prove to be EXTREMELY costly and potentially devastating to your business. This […]

$2 Billion Patent Damage Award Against Intel

On March 2, a jury awarded VSLI more than $2 billion in damages against Intel for infringing two patents covering technology to reduce computer chip power consumption. Highlights The technology was never used by the patent owners. The patents were pulled off the shelf where they were collecting dust. A hedge fund, Fortress Investment, is […]

Creators Get a New Weapon to Protect Copyrights

As a creative person, you need a quick, easy and inexpensive way to collect damages for infringement. You may have gotten your wish. Soon there will be an alternative to Federal Courts. It is all due to the recently enacted CASE Act. It requires the Copyright Office, by December 2021, to create a Copyright Claims […]