Many businesses and individuals understand that their intellectual property is one of their most valuable assets. Yet, they fail to take steps to keep it protected. The technology industry is a pillar of the global economy, with California at the epicenter and Southern California districts such as Silicon Beach growing in importance. Regardless of the size of a company or its age, Los Angeles area tech businesses need to protect their most valuable assets: their Intellectual Property. Our firm has a significant amount of experience assisting companies regarding their intellectual property assets, from development to commercialization. At Structure Law Group, LLP our Los Angeles intellectual property attorneys assist businesses in protecting and monetizing their intellectual property.
Intellectual property is the most important asset that most Los Angeles businesses possess. In California’s innovative and competitive landscape, it is essential that businesses protect their IP to the fullest extent possible to keep businesses profitable and to ensure long term success. Our Los Angeles business legal team is highly skilled at advising enterprises and individuals on the development, protection, use and distribution of information assets. Our menu of Intellectual Property services includes:
- Drafting and reviewing agreements
- Confidentiality and Non‐Disclosure Agreements
- Software Distribution License Agreements
- Co‐Development Agreements
- Licensing platforms and strategies
- Registering copyrights and trademarks
- Enforcing intellectual property protection against infringement.
Our Los Angeles intellectual property attorneys are the trusted legal advisors to today’s most sophisticated technology companies. We handle both in‐bound and out‐bound licensing transactions and transactions between enterprises (B2B), distributors, consumers, and software‐as‐a‐service (SaaS). The experienced intellectual property attorneys at Structure Law Group, LLP are well‐versed and highly skilled in the various legal means of securing your IP.How Our Attorneys Can Help You Secure Your Company’s IP
The best method of protecting your IP depends on the nature of the intellectual property, your business plan, and other applicable facts and circumstances. Copyrights, trademarks, patents, and other contractual protections all have significant impact on securely monetizing your intellectual property.Copyright
A copyright protects the expression of "original works of authorship," and is mostly used for more tangible intellectual property such as screenplays, books, short stories, movies, music, paintings, or sculptures. When properly installed by a knowledgeable attorney who understands your goals, a copyright can prevent others from theft and misuse of the copyrighted work, producing derivative works, distributing copies of the work, and performing or displaying the work publicly.
Our Los Angeles copyright attorneys license copyrights, fine tune elements of the copyright, secure the derivative rights of the copyright, and option such rights or transfer them outright. If the occasion arises where our clients copyrighted IP is infringed, our attorneys zealously enforce copyrights. We employ the most appropriate methods of enforcing copyrights, such as serving people infringing the copyright with a "cease and desist" letter, negotiating royalties and other compensation for the use of your work, and representing clients in lawsuits to recover damages owed to you for infringements of your exclusive rights over the protected work.Trademarks
A trademark protects intellectual property such as a name, image or other identifying element used by your business to designate your specific products or services, and to distinguish them from your competition. Properly registering and enforcing your trademark is critical, both so that your intellectual property is protected and for the security that your assets do not end up infringing on the trademark of a competing business. Trademarks must be registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and this process must be handled carefully so your application is not rejected for being too similar to an existing trademark of another business. Trademark infringement can confuse customers and cause harm to the image of your business. The Los Angeles trademark attorneys of Structure Law Group can register your trademark and help you enforce your legal rights to your existing trademark, or once it has been issued.Patents
For many tech businesses, a patent is the best tool to protect innovative technology. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office offers three types of patents:
- Utility (for a "new and useful process"),
- Design (for a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture),
- Plant (for distinct and unique varieties of plants).
Many tech patents cover both utility and design. However, selecting the best patent for your business depends on your business's products or services. Our knowledgeable intellectual property attorneys will help you confirm that your IP is patentable, apply for the correct type of patent without error to avoid delays, and enforce your patent against infringements. In the fast‐paced field of technology, time is money.Experienced Intellectual Property Attorneys for Your Los Angeles Business
Every day that your intellectual property is unprotected provides for another opportunity for your competition to gain a critical advantage. Whether you are a seasoned software company or an entrepreneur considering bringing a new piece of software to market, trustworthy legal advice is an
integral part of your success. The lawyers of the Structure Law Group, LLP are skilled and experienced business lawyers who understand the unique needs of businesses that operate in the tech sector.
To schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys, please call our office today at (310) 818‐7500. Prospective clients can also contact our office via email by submitting our online contact form. The sooner you consult with a Los Angeles intellectual property lawyer, the better protected your most valuable assets will be.