California Intellectual Property Law

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Intellectual property law refers to the laws designed to protect the rights of owners and creators of intellectual property with trademarks, patents, and copyright laws to encourage the creation of a wide variety of ideas. Learn how California handles intellectual property law.

  • ContentWho Owns the Intellectual Property Developed by an Independent Contractor?

    Businesses must be aware of the consequences that result when an independent contractor is hired instead of an employee. In this article, we discuss one often overlooked factor: whether inventions or discoveries made by an independent contractor will be owned by the employer.

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  • ContentThe Harry Potter Case Ruling - An Intellectual Property and Copyright Law Analysis

    The author of this article discusses the recent ruling involving the Harry Potter novels author, J.K. Rowling. In this interesting look at how authors and publishers must always be on guard to protect their intellectual property, the author of this article looks at what this ruling means to the publishing world.

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  • ContentProtecting Your Custom Software Development

    If you are a custom software developer, the best thing you can do to protect your invention is to have in your arsenal a customized software development agreement tailored to your specific business. Developing code is a unique enterprise. Just like you would never borrow someone’s code to develop your software, you should never borrow some other software developers’ contracts or agreements to protect your work.

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  • ContentWhat Does it Mean to Misappropriate Trade Secrets in California

    Many businesses wish to protect their company against the risk of an employee, contractor, supplier or customer using proprietary business information or processes to compete against them. While non-compete agreements are very challenging to structure and enforce in California, the misappropriation of trade secrets is a violation our courts readily recognize and help to prevent.

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  • ContentTrademark Infringement And Why The “Likelihood of Confusion In The Public” Test Fails

    The author looks at trademark infringement and the test of whether there is a likelihood of confusion in the public to determine if there has been an infringement. In this humorous article the writer shows how most of the public are somewhat confused with things to start with.

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