Progress in technology creates entrepreneurial opportunities in the world of commerce. Entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives may even base their commercial success on innovations brought about by advanced technology. As the world of business has expanded along with technological advancements, so too have disputes about technological intellectual property become more complex, both in and out of the courtroom.
Intellectual property was hardly a household name much before the middle of the last century. Nowadays, however, many people encounter complex disputes over copyrights, trademarks, patents or trade secrets involving advanced technology that, if left unresolved, can cause great economic or competitive loss. Thankfully, there are laws and regulations protecting intellectual property, preventing infringement and providing legal remedies if infringement has already happened.
Where trademarks, patents, and copyrights are concerned, there are specific processes in place to register ownership with the government. Trade secrets are also protected under the law, although there is no particular registration process attached to this type of intellectual property.
Proving infringement or violation of intellectual property rights can be quite challenging, especially if it involves complex technology such as innovations in industries like energy, aviation, biotechnology, medicine, engineering, nanotechnology, agribusiness, pharmaceutical, software, manufacturing, food science, and others.
An experienced intellectual property law firm can educate a copyright, trademark, or patent owner of the legal options and strategies available to protect intellectual property rights, including registration, licensing, and dispute resolution methods, including litigation, if necessary. Litigation to protect intellectual property rights where advanced technology is concerned can be complex and require complicated, sensitive evidence, including expert testimony. A seasoned intellectual property lawyer will have the skill and capacity to litigate such cases at a high level.
An experienced intellectual property litigation attorney, such as those at Hovey Wlliams LLP, can assist Kansas and Missouri residents in all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret protection. Swift action is often needed to defend intellectual property ownership rights. Hovey Williams LLP has been providing outstanding representation of intellectual property clients for more than 85 years. By requesting a consultation, you can take the first logical step toward combating intellectual property infringement.