Computers are everywhere, from the servers and mainframes that power the Internet to consumer PCs and laptops to smart phones, PDAs and embedded devices. The rate of innovation in this arena is unprecedented: computers that filled a room a generation ago now fit in the palm of your hand.
The development in computer hardware has ignited similar growth and specialization in the software industry, with office suites and expensive software packages yielding market share to new models that include open source, grass roots “app” development for the iPhone and other PDAs, software as a service (SaaS), and cloud computing applications such as Google Documents.
Regardless of changes in business models, engineering and design, or otherwise, intellectual property rights continue to play a pivotal role. A carefully developed portfolio can prove to be a crucial asset to a growing company with new ideas. Similarly, as spending on technology increases, more companies are looking to assert their rights and companies must be prepared to defend a growing number of IP assertions.
At Amster, Rothstein& Ebenstein LLP, our lawyers have the perspective on intellectual property law, along with intimate familiarity of this changing field, to help guide you through the complexities. Our recent experience in this area includes handling disputes over touchpad computers, Wi-Fi networking, hard disk drives, software patents, and software-related copyright issues, among others. We also have the experience to guide companies in securing intellectual property to protect their investments in innovation.
At Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP, we have over fifty years of experience exclusively in intellectual property law. Many of our attorneys have direct industry experience in hardware and software development, and understand the complex challenges facing companies in this field.