On Episode 29 of the Law & Business Podcast, Wil Jacques and Anthony Verna talk about copyright infringement, trademark infringement, patent infringement, and some thoughts to avoid infringement.

What one needs to do is to assess the amount of damages that may be awarded because lawsuits can be expensive.

Copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner.

Trademark infringement is the unauthorized use of a trademark or service mark on or in connection with goods and/or services in a manner that is likely to cause confusion, deception, or mistake about the source of the goods and/or services.

Patent infringement is the commission of a prohibited act with respect to a patented invention without permission from the patent holder.

Wil Jacques

Wil Jacques, Patent Agent

Wil discusses the need to understand how a product functions and works and solves problems.  That deep dive into the inner workings of a product is the only proper method to draft a patent and understand who may be infringing on that patent.

Counterfeiting is the act of creating a fake.  Counterfeit products are fakes or unauthorized replicas of the real product – especially in relation to the trademark and use of the exact, same trademark.

Wil and Anthony also talk about monitoring intellectual property.

Wil Jacques:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/wiljacques/

Anthony Verna: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonyverna/