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New Jersey businesses -- beware of patent trolls


When New Jersey companies have a patent on a particular item or process, that patent protects them from others using the patented item without their consent. Therefore, only the company that owns the patent can make money from it. However, sometimes this doesn't stop others from using the patented product. In these cases, a patent infringement suit is necessary in order to enforce the patent.

Large numbers of intellectual property disputes involve software


When New Jersey businesses create a new product, those businesses want to make sure that they are the only ones that profit from that new invention. Intellectual property laws help these businesses by providing legal protections for all sorts of creations. These legal protections preclude other businesses from using the invention for their own profit without the permission of the original inventor. Under these laws, businesses can sue another company that violates its intellectual property rights. These suits allow businesses to ensure that they are protecting their business concepts.

10-year-old intellectual property case finally settles

When one business violates the intellectual property rights of anther, that business can be held financially responsible for the violation. Before damages can be assigned, a company must first prove that they had intellectual property rights to begin with and that those rights were violated. In order to show these things, the company must file a case in a New Jersey court. These legal battles can be drawn out and complex.

New Jersey company sells intellectual property rights

For many New Jersey businesses their most valuable assets are intangible. More specifically, these assets include intellectual property rights. Intellectual property rights include patents, copyrights, trademarks and other business concepts. While some of these rights are automatic, others are given by governmental agencies. In each case, the owner of the property right has the exclusive right to profit from their intellectual property for a specific period of time. Depending on the specific intellectual property, these rights can be very valuable if sold.

New Jersey business losses effort to invalidate patent

When businesses take the time, energy and risk of developing a new medical device, medication or other technology, the government rewards them. These rewards come in the form of intellectual property rights. Patents, in particular, give their owners the exclusive right to profit from any invention that is protected by a patent. However, New Jersey businesses should understand that patents can be difficult to maintain and may require vigorous protection from competitors.

Johnson & Johnson wins patent appeal

In both the federal and state court systems there are multiple courts that could hear a case before a final resolution is given. In the federal court system, there is the district court, then the appeals courts and finally the Supreme Court. The appeals courts hear a variety of cases including intellectual property disputes.

New Jersey's Pfizer extends patent -- expects to earn billions

When a company makes or invents a new product, they typically do so to make money from the invention. In order to keep others from profiting from their hard work, companies can apply for patents. A patent will prevent another person or company from making, selling or copying the product for a limited amount of time without permission of the patent holder. This way, the New Jersey business has exclusive rights to all profits from the product. Therefore, patents can be very valuable for a business for the time it is covered.

Kodak sells intellectual property as it struggles with bankruptcy

In order to stay profitable, New Jersey businesses must produce a good or a service that consumers want to purchase. Without having money coming in, a business cannot stay profitable for long. Sometimes, a business can earn money from less traditional sources, like its intellectual property. In many cases intellectual property rights can be highly desirable to other companies in the same or similar fields. These rights may contain products or processes that other companies need to survive. Take for example the recent sale of patents by Eastman Kodak Co.

New Jersey businesses honored for patent achievements

Oftentimes businesses do not just own goods and property, but they also own intellectual property. Intellectual property rights allow businesses to protect their business concepts from other people who are looking to profit from them. Patents, in particular, protect novel concepts, products and processes. If a patent is granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a person or business is forbidden to use or profit from another's patent without the owner's consent.

New Jersey businesses honored for patent achievements

Oftentimes businesses do not just own goods and property, but they also own intellectual property. Intellectual property rights allow businesses to protect their concepts from other people who are looking to profit from them. Patents, in particular, protect novel concepts, products and processes. If a patent is granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a person or business is forbidden to use or profit from another's patent without the owner's consent.

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