Shoemaker Claims Competitors Are Walking All Over Patent RightsAugust09
Cases involving patent disputes can be especially frustrating because the patent infringement makes a patent holder feel as if his or her hard work is being stolen. Patent lawsuits are fairly common and the importance of protecting patent rights is essential to avoiding a courtroom, as is the case for Bernardo shoes.
Patent Trolls and Intellectual Property LitigationMarch05
Larger companies normally have many advantages over smaller companies in the competitive marketplace. One area where this is not necessarily true is intellectual property. Larger companies might have more capacity to protect their intellectual property, but smaller companies can have just as much brilliance and innovation in their ideas. Unfortunately, some large corporations have been utilizing the legal system to bully smaller companies with valid patents to drive them out of business.