A California court recently denied video game developer Edge Games, Inc. trademark rights to the term "Edge" as used in connection with video games.
In our Sacramento office, we assist many entrepreneurs and business owners as they seek to secure intellectual property protections for their innovations. For these professionals, obtaining intellectual property protections, such as copyrights, trademarks and patents, is an indispensable part of the business formation process. After all, if you get your business up and running only to see your idea swiped by a rival, where would you find yourself?
California is arguably the seat of the U.S. entertainment industry, so copyright -- the intellectual property means of protecting movies, books, movies and other media -- is quite important to many of our biggest home-grown companies.
Apple is headquartered here in California, but its popular products are in demand all across the globe.
A one-time model and actress has filed a lawsuit in California against the production studio behind the hit cable series "Mad Men," alleging that its title sequences uses her likeness without her permission.
And so the cutthroat competition between technology companies continues: Earlier this month, Google filed a lawsuit in California against British telecom company BT Group PLC, just over a year after BT Group filed a lawsuit of its own against Google.
A California pharmaceutical company has settled its patent dispute with a rival drugmaker over a treatment for HIV and Hepatitis B. News of the settlement adjourns a trial that was to start on Feb. 20.
Zynga Inc and Electronic Arts, Inc. have reached an end to litigation initially filed in the Northern District of California.
Is Amazon getting ready to develop the 21st century equivalent of a used bookstore, a la California-based eBay? Maybe, if a recently awarded patent is any indication.
It seems a Northern California musician has kick-started an interesting discussion about the future of the music industry.