Intellectual Property

Your business likely doesn’t just sell products; you develop critical information that is valuable to your business, along with know-how and key technologies, including software, methodologies, processes and practices — all of which are invaluable and give your company a distinct advantage as compared to your competitors. Often, your intellectual property is your company’s greatest asset.

What’s more, if your company develops software, likely you’re leveraging Open Source Software (OSS). Understanding the implications of the license terms behind the OSS you select is critical to determining if you can successfully protect any proprietary code you are creating.

Whether you need to understand OSS license terms when building out software, or you need key Intellectual Property agreements such as non-disclosure and license agreements, I work hard to ensure you are fully aware of the types of intellectual property your company has and how to properly secure ownership, protect and exploit your valuable asset.

I welcome you to contact me to discuss defining and protecting your business's intellectual property.

Trade Secrets

Confidential and valuable business information that gives a company an edge over their competition is a trade secret. To obtain protection for your company’s trade secrets, the law typically looks at three key elements: Is the information unknown… Read More

Copyright

A copyright is a right granted to the author (or owner) to exclusively publish, perform, use and distribute an original work. In my practice we’ve encountered a few misconceptions regarding copyrights such as when does a copyright arise, who is the… Read More

Software

Companies using or developing software products have additional legal concerns to contend with. For example, software developed using Open Source Software (OSS) may contain terms subjecting your newly developed software to being available to anyone e… Read More

Trademarks

A trademark or service mark is key to the identity of any company. A brand tells a consumer not only who you are but the quality to be expected from your product or services. Ensuring your brand is properly protected, whether registered or not, is ke… Read More

Technology Licensing Agreements

Technology licensing agreements permit others to use technology, source code, proprietary processes and other intellectual property owned by your business while preserving your company’s ownership and controlling how these assets can be used. Often… Read More