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Copyright laws and digital locks

For many years, when someone purchased a movie or a song from an Internet site, it would download and it would become “owned” by the device owner.  It could be moved to another device or even copied multiple times.  The artist would get his share of the royalties from the original sale and we’d all […]

Arthrex Inc. and Parcus Medical, LLC Patent Infringement Litigation Settled

According to a recent court filing on Aug 25, Parcus Medical, LLC and Arthrex Inc. settled a patent infringement and capitalizing on trade secrets lawsuit. The History of the Lawsuit Reinhold Schmieding, the founder of Arthrex, is the mastermind behind America’s great medical fortunes. Headquartered in Naples, FL, Arthrex is a leader in the segments […]

Traklight Secures $350,000 for Protection of Intellectual Property

Traklight, a cloud-based software startup headquartered in Phoenix, announced that they have raised $350,000 from private investors and others in angel funding. The company is planning to utilize the funding for expanding its nationwide sales and marketing efforts. Traklight is subscription-based software start-up targeted to entrepreneurs, lawyers, and other professionals who have to protect intellectual […]

Georgia Debt Harassment Ruling Gives Added Protection and Rights to Debtors

Everyone struggles financially from time to time in life. There are always times we are on a tight budget; we don’t mean to overuse our credit cards, bounce that check, or not pay that bill that is long overdue. When we do things like this we must realize that the person or company we owe […]

International Patents: How Do You Protect Yourself From Foreign Copiers?

You’ve got the next greatest money-making idea. You go to the U.S. patent office and get the tights to your idea. That’s all good, but what about the international rights? It’s a small world. You’ve heard that said many times, but especially now in the age of the internet and smart phones, the world has […]

Patent: A Tool, Not A Business

A patent in the United States grants an inventor the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing the claimed invention in this country.  Such a right to exclude competitors can be a useful business tool.  But too many inventors, in my opinion, delay the birthing of an invention-centric business […]

Construction Liens, Landlords, and Tenants

Construction Liens, Landlords, and Tenants

A landlord can be liable for a construction lien (or mechanics’ liens) if the landlord fails to take proper precautions or fails to timely respond to a contractor or other lienor. An “owner” must sign the notice of commencement for construction or improvements to begin on a premises.

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