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New intellectual property exchange to revolutionize the IP market

Innovation is often achieved by expanding on prior innovations. As many Denver business owners know, once a new technology hits the market other companies will try and improve upon that technology, innovation breeds innovation just like necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes. And now a company's ability to build on the innovations of others just got easier. Introducing the IPXI - a new intellectual property exchange, which provides a one-stop place to sell, buy or trade intellectual property and patent rights.

Black Keys, Danger Mouse sue for copyright infringement

Brilliant ideas are the heart of business innovation in Denver and around world. New technologies are created, new songs are released, books are published and it seems there is always someone or some company out there trying to capitalize on someone else's great idea. Just look at the number of patent infringement lawsuits surrounding cellphone technology, software and Internet technologies and anyone can see that infringing on the intellectual property of another can be both costly as well as profitable for those who attempt it.

Denver, Colorado-based RE/MAX sues for trademark infringement

Whether or not you work in real estate or have bought or sold a home recently, you are no doubt familiar with the logo of the red, white and blue hot air balloon belonging to the national real estate company RE/MAX. The Denver, Colorado-based company has used this horizontal color scheme since 1974 and trademarked that scheme 15 years later. And it works hard to protect its trademark. If the company receives a tip from one of its local branch offices, it will send a letter to the offending party.

Urban Outfitters sued by Navajo Nation for trademark infringement

Urban Outfitters, an international clothing and accessories retailer is accused of trademark infringement in a recent lawsuit filed by the Navajo Nation. The suit claims that the retailer is using the Navajo name in their products without permission. The tribe alleges the retailer's use of their name confuses and deceives consumers into thinking there is an association between the Navajo Nation and the retailer's products and brand. And that use of the name and trademark unfairly trades off the fame, reputation and goodwill of the Navajo Nation.

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.

Owning patents: the new intellectual property battleground

Intellectual property is considered a driving force behind Google's recent purchase of Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. In Colorado and elsewhere there has been a mad dash to collect patents, seen as the crown jewel of intellectual property. Google's recent purchase netted 17,000 patents, with another 7,500 pending. Some say Google is playing catch-up, having naively relied previously on its own innovation to gain market share. That made it an easy target for lawsuits claiming infringement of existing patents.

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