If the recent purchase of Lucasfilm by Disney changed the harsh way that the Star Wars company has always treated their intellectual property, then Best Buy may be in good shape. Otherwise, as this image continues to go viral, there’s a good chance that they may be hearing from lawyers some time soon. That’s not… Continue reading Well played, Best Buy. Well played, indeed.
Intellectual property refers to creations made by the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized in law form. Under intellectual property laws, owners have rights to intangible assets such as literary, artistic and musical works; as well as inventions and discoveries. In the United States, Intellectual property accounts for 20% of U.S. GDP and nearly… Continue reading Obama vs Romney on intellectual property
Patents shift hands almost as often as companies change their lunch menus. Mobile, software, and hardware patents are of particular importance as both deterrents and protection against the litany of lawsuits, frivolous or not, that chase big tech companies on a regular basis. Companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Motorola (who just sold 17,000 patents as… Continue reading Patent wars: The convoluted battlefield of tech IP