Intellectual Property Disputes

 

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Intellectual Property
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The founding president of his own law firm, Ira Saul possesses more than 40 years of experience representing clients in the Fairfax, Virginia, area. Ira Saul has served as a litigator in a wide array of legal cases, including those involving intellectual property disputes.

As intellectual property increases in value so does the importance and difficulty of protecting it. The rise of the Internet has led to a number of intellectual property disputes, such as Amazon’s 1-Click technology, which allows consumers to make online purchases with a single click as opposed to entering their billing and shipping information every time. Amazon has filed a number of infringement lawsuits to protect their patent for this technology, most notably against Barnes and Noble.

Other examples of intellectual property litigation include Google’s sale of trademarked names as keywords, thus allowing competitors to appear in search results for a specific brand or company. Perhaps the best known intellectual property case involved Napster, a file-sharing site that allowed people to download music, which they didn’t own the rights to, at no charge. Napster was sued by the Recording Industry Association of America.

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Some Public Services Offered by the Fairfax Bar Association

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Ira Saul focuses on business litigation and transactions at his private practice in Fairfax, Virginia. In addition to representing small business clients, Ira Saul serves as chairman of the Fairfax Bar Association’s Law Library Committee.

The Fairfax Bar Association provides a number of services to assist the public. One such service is the Public Law Library, which allows individuals to access to over 35,000 books and other legal resources to educate themselves on legal issues. Meanwhile, the association’s Law Related Education Programs teach students throughout the county about the legal system, inform them of their constitutional rights, and educate them on pertinent legal issues, such as the legal consequences of gang activities or discrimination.

Outside of education-related initiatives, the Conciliation Program connects people to experienced lawyers who have volunteered to help opposing parties resolve issues. Trained conciliators can assist in a variety of cases, from visitation orders to civil discovery disputes, and they offer their services as a neutral party. For low-income individuals living in Fairfax Country, the association’s Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center can give free legal help with family law issues.