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Technology giants skirmish over intellectual property

The personal tablet computer has taken the world by storm. People in Colorado and across the country are scrambling to get their hands on one of these state-of-the-art handheld devices that allow users the convenience of instant communication and computing on the go. Both the Apple iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab are in high demand and one would think there’d be enough target demographic to go around. However, the two technological giants are engaged in a battle over intellectual property and the battleground is expanding.

The catalyst behind the fight seems to be patent issues. A patent is the exclusive right officially granted by the government to an inventor or inventors to make or sell a product. It seems fairly obvious that patents on the components of various tablet computers are a hot commodity; after all, if either Samsung or Apple were to somehow obtain patents on some of the most popular components of a tablet computer, the winning company could potentially corner the booming market. The patents within the genre of the technology industry often include intellectual property and it seems each of the companies is doing its best to obtain as many patents on as many products as possible.

Not only that, but apparently Google, who recently made a purchase of Motorola Mobility, and technology giant HTC have gotten in on the action as well. Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight for the litigation among the kings of the technological industry, and for now all parties involved seem content with that fact.

However, most Colorado business owners prefer business litigation regarding copyrights, intellectual property patents and trademarks is resolved as quickly and painlessly as possible. It goes without saying the world of commercial law can be complicated, especially when the company operates within a highly competitive demographic. As such, most business owners who find themselves facing a battle over intellectual property choose to enlist the services of a qualified attorney. Legal counsel experienced in business law as it pertains to intellectual property, trademarks and copyrights may be able to help business owners reach a successful and expedient outcome to litigation.

Source: GottaBeMobile, “The Patent Wars Continue, Sadly,” Warner Crocker, Sept. 8, 2011

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