Dealing with an international e-commerce law firm means that you have the ability to protect your business in overseas business offline and online. That is one of the reasons that using companies, such as Neff Law Firm help your business navigate international technology law.
In today’s world of ever-changing and new technologies the challenge then becomes who created what and when. A classic example of this is the case that Research In Motion (RIM) had a few years ago. It all started when a small company called NTP filed a suit that the company offhandedly dismissed.
The suit centered around NTP patent #5,436,960, titled “Electronic mail system with RF communications to mobile processors and method of operation thereof,” plus four others: 5,625,670, 5,819,172, 6,067,451, and 6,317,592 considered part of the first patent. The patent that NTP filed was back in 1991 well before RIM had created the first blackberry. However, NTP never actually created the technology behind the patent.
Even though RIM is in Canada and NTP is based in the US, this suit affected both parties and is a testament to the power of international property law at work.
Too often in today’s hectic world of international business do we business owners forget that the laws of different countries can effect how we all successfully engage in business. Without having an understanding of each country’s laws and mores we should not enter into business there. Unless, you have the right guidance.
Just like when you start your business you create a plan, you should also take the time to understand the laws that could affect your business whether in Brazil or Belgium, Japan or Jamaica. There is a right way and a wrong way to do business with high tech businesses.
So, for those of you interested in a helping hand with their international technology law definitely consider using a company, such as Neff Law. They have represented huge multinational companies, such as Logitech, Symantec, MTV/Viacom, Daily Motion,
Because of the technology lawyer you can help avoid the tangles that have plagued other companies in the past. Still not sure it is worth it to protect the ideas behind your business? Then consider this. While this is on the higher end of the spectrum, RIM ended up settling with NTP for $612.5 million dollars. Kind of makes the attorneys fees worth it!