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Intellectual Property Attorneys

Sometimes in business or the creative art niche, people take advantage of other people’s creativity and pass it as their own. This is unfair and unjust and denies the rightful owner of the idea to reap the benefits of their business.

These ideas and creativity are referred to as intellectual property (IP) and are usually the intangible assets in your business.

Fortunately, some laws protect against such misuse of your intellectual property. In the US, an intellectual property attorney can help you legally acquire intellectual property rights, preventing people from stealing or illegally using your work.

How Does Intellectual Property Law Work?

Intellectual property law ensures that your rights as the owner of an invention or other creative work are upheld. IP law can be particularly beneficial to early-stage companies and startups seeking to stand out from the already established brands in the market.

Types of Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual property law has four areas, and a good lawyer in intellectual property practice can help you in any of them. They include:

Patents protect tangible inventions such as new products, machines, and devices. Patent law grants protection to these new inventions. 

Copyright law gives you the legal rights to helpful original ideas you come up with. They can include arts, designs, entertainment, literature, and computer software ideas. As the rightful owner of the concept, copyright law also grants you the freedom to display, reproduce, distribute and license your work. The US Copyright Office is in charge of implementing the copyright law.

This law protects the words, slogans, or logos you use to sell your product and service. To be trademarks, they must be different from those of competitors in your niche. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) helps implement this law. The patent and trademark office also provides details on registering a trademark at the state or national level.

As the name suggests, this information is your secret and not known to outsiders, enabling you to have a competitive edge in your industry. This information may be in the form of formulas, practices, and patterns. Trade secret law allows you to take people who may break this confidentiality to court.

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Consequences of Breaking Intellectual Property Laws

According to the Department of Justice, IP violation is a criminal offense because it discourages innovation and creativity, thus hindering economic growth. Breaking IP law warrants the following punishment and penalties.

  • Counterfeit Trademarks attract a jail term of up to ten years and a $2 million fine.

  • Copyright Infringement is a felony. It attracts a jail term of up to three years and a $250,000 fine.

  • Stealing trade secrets is also a criminal offense under the Economic Espionage Act and attracts a ten-year jail term and a $250,000 fine. Companies may be fined more for stealing trade secrets.

  • Patent infringement attracts a penalty of paying damages or lost profits by the patent owner and royalties for unauthorized use.

How Can an Intellectual Property
Lawyer Help You

Intellectual property may be stolen, sold, or reproduced without the owner’s consent. This is illegal. An intellectual property lawyer or law firm can help you conduct an IP litigation case against the perpetrator in such a scenario.

Other ways that IP lawyers can be of great benefit to you include the following:

  1. They provide legal counsel in this area due to their knowledge of intellectual property matters.
  2. They can help you navigate the murky waters of intellectual property law to avoid infringing other intellectual property rights. This can save your business from expensive legal suits.
  3. If you face court proceedings related to breaking intellectual property laws, they can help you prepare for an intellectual property litigation trial.
  4. They can also help you register a trademark for your slogan or tagline.
  5. IP lawyers will help you draft mechanisms for preventing the release of trade secrets. For example, they can help draft non-disclosure agreements for employees in your business.
  6. They can also help you copyright ideas you come up with to get good business and profits from your creativity and ideas.
  7. Intellectual property attorneys can assist you in doing a thorough patent search to ensure that your inventions or concepts are original and don’t infringe on other patented products.

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“Kanika Radhakrishnan is an amazing attorney, she is very quick and is competitively priced. I will be sure to use her services in the future.”

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“I highly recommend Kanika for anyone who is looking for a great patent lawyer. During my work with Kanika, I found she is very professional, responsible, and responsive. The work is quite challenging and requires a strong technical background. Kanika was able to quickly understand the non-trivial technical description, and delivered a very satisfactory, high quality work within a short period of time. It is a privilege and enjoyable experience to work with someone who is that professional, responsible and responsive. I strongly recommend Kanika to anyone who’s looking for a great patent lawyer and of course, I’m very looking forward to work with Kanika again”

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Our Team

Kanika Radhakrishnan

Managing Attorney

Ms. Radhakrishnan is a registered Patent Attorney in the US and is a member of the State Bar of California. She received her Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Delhi in India. She also holds a graduate degree from Harvard Law School in Cambridge,Massachusetts specializing in Intellectual Property (IP) and a graduate degree from the University of Warwick in England specializing in Law in Development with an emphasis on offshore development and outsourcing.

Ms. Radhakrishnan has extensive experience working as a patent litigator and patent prosecutor at leading specialist Intellectual

Property law firms in the Bay area including:

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly
  • Dialessandro & Ritchie LLP

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Alexander Volchegursky

Special Counsel

Alexander Volchegursky graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in May 2000. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley in 1996, in the field of Economics and History. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Volchegursky worked as an associate at Georgopoulos, Pahlavan & Prince, LLP from 2000 to 2001, where he concentrated exclusively on corporate finance and corporate securities, as an associate at Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP, from 2001 to 2003, where he initially practiced in the field of corporate finance and corporate securities, but later switched into intellectual property and general commercial litigation practice, and as a contract associate with a number of various attorneys, from 2003 to 2006, once again concentrating on corporate finance and business transactions. Between 2006 and 2014, Mr. Volchegursky was a partner at Lvovich, Volchegursky & Szucsko, P.C., focusing on corporate finance and business transactions for small businesses.

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James Charles Pintner

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Mr. Pintner has a degree in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami. At EVLG, he handles the preparation of patent applications as well as prosecution and IP counseling and advice on IP strategy for startup clients.

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Kanika Radhakrishnan

Managing Attorney

Ms. Radhakrishnan is a registered Patent Attorney in the US and is a member of the State Bar of California. She received her Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Delhi in India. She also holds a graduate degree from Harvard Law School in Cambridge,Massachusetts specializing in Intellectual Property (IP) and a graduate degree from the University of Warwick in England specializing in Law in Development with an emphasis on offshore development and outsourcing.

Ms. Radhakrishnan has extensive experience working as a patent litigator and patent prosecutor at leading specialist Intellectual

Property law firms in the Bay area including:

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly
  • Dialessandro & Ritchie LLP

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Alexander Volchegursky

Special Counsel

Alexander Volchegursky graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in May 2000. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley in 1996, in the field of Economics and History. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Volchegursky worked as an associate at Georgopoulos, Pahlavan & Prince, LLP from 2000 to 2001, where he concentrated exclusively on corporate finance and corporate securities, as an associate at Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP, from 2001 to 2003, where he initially practiced in the field of corporate finance and corporate securities, but later switched into intellectual property and general commercial litigation practice, and as a contract associate with a number of various attorneys, from 2003 to 2006, once again concentrating on corporate finance and business transactions. Between 2006 and 2014, Mr. Volchegursky was a partner at Lvovich, Volchegursky & Szucsko, P.C., focusing on corporate finance and business transactions for small businesses.

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James Charles Pintner

 Of Councel

Mr. Pintner has a degree in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami. At EVLG, he handles the preparation of patent applications as well as prosecution and IP counseling and advice on IP strategy for startup clients.

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How Do You Sell Intellectual Property?

You can sell the intellectual property by transferring your intellectual property rights to the new owner. When you do this, the new owner has the same rights as you had when you owned the IP.

Another way you can sell intellectual property is through licensing. When you do this, you still maintain the ownership of the property’s rights but contract these rights to someone else for a fee or a regular payment.

An intellectual property lawyer is usually needed for such a sale to handle the legalities of the sale agreement.

Who Owns the Intellectual Property?

The intellectual property owner is the individual who comes up with the original idea and creates the work. However, depending on the type of intellectual property, the creator can fail to be the intellectual property owner. For example, a company can own the intellectual property created by employees.

In addition, if your idea, invention, or slogan is not under the protection of intellectual property laws, someone else can claim them. It is thus vital to involve a lawyer’s services to help protect your intangible assets.

How Long Does Intellectual Property Last?

The duration will depend on the type of intellectual property. The lifespan of different intellectual property is as follows:

  • Patents can last up to 20 years

  • Trademarks last for the period the brand is used and is under IP law protection

  • Copyrights last 70 years after the death of the author

  • Trade secrets last as long as reasonable steps are put in place to protect the trade secret

Get in Touch With Intellectual Property Lawyers at Evergreen Valley Law Group

The Evergreen Valley Law Group is a seasoned Intellectual property law firm with a global presence and qualified Intellectual property attorneys who always think outside the box to protect the IP of our clients.

If you need an intellectual property lawyer, feel free to contact the Evergreen Valley Law Group at (408) 273-4640 or through email at [email protected] or you can visit our office at 2570 N. First Street, Ste 200 San Jose, CA.