intellectual property litigation Archives

Software company fights back against patent troll

Much has been written in recent years about a legal tactic known as patent trolling, which is the practice of acquiring patents for the sole purpose of pursuing litigation. The defendants in lawsuits filed by patent trolls usually settle quickly to avoid the costs of mounting a defense in court. Patent infringement lawsuits are often extremely complex and legal fees can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. However, the California-based software company Cloudflare took a different approach in 2017.

Minimizing the impact of a business dispute on your company

Learning of a business dispute that is happening in your company can be highly disconcerting. Depending on the severity of the dispute, who it involves and what it is about, such disagreements can have a debilitating effect on organizational processes that ultimately affect productivity and success. At Bilicki Law, we have been able to help concerned business owners in New York to solve issues within their organization. 

How not to accidentally invite intellectual property litigation

The common advice for companies that want to avoid intellectual property litigation is simply not to steal or appropriate another entity’s IP. However, there is one major problem with this advice; it is one-sided. What happens when the business owner is the one who gets their idea stolen? Or, what happens when an entrepreneur gets sued for creating and capitalizing on technology that bears a close but accidental resemblance to someone else’s?

Addressing unfair competition

In the business world, dealing with competition is part of life. However, there are times when competition is not only challenging but unfair and illegal as well. If your business is struggling with unfair competition, it is pivotal for you to explore any legal options that may be in front of you and hold responsible a competitor that has violated your rights. There are many different ways in which businesses gain an unfair competitive advantage, from false advertising to imitation and spreading rumors. Regrettably, these deceptive business practices can have serious implications and have led to significant losses in many instances.

Dealing with trade secret theft

On our blog, we have discussed some of the ways in which businesses can work to prevent trade secret theft. From employment contracts to handling employee departure correctly, there are a number of steps that business owners can take to reduce the likelihood of trade secret theft. Unfortunately, some companies have their trade secrets stolen regardless of the preventative measures that were taken. When trade secret theft takes place, swiftly taking action is crucial.

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