One of the most salient features of a business is its brand. In many cases, that brand is best represented by the business's name and other intellectual property assets. And to protect those assets, many companies will file for trademark protection.
It might seem difficult to believe that a movie that was produced 33 years ago could only now be the subject of a copyright battle. However, that is exactly the case with a lawsuit over the film "Raging Bull," starring Robert De Niro, which hit theaters in 1980.
Our readers in the Sacramento area know how valuable a commodity information can be. A way to protect that information is via a patent, but that isn't the end of the story. Patents and the information they represent need to be defended from time to time if it appears that they are being violated. This can be especially complicated in the technology sphere, where patent cases over what some might think were minor differences have drawn on for long periods of time.
In California, intellectual property is at a premium. With the large number of companies focused on technology and any other manner of business, there is a lot of competition for ideas.