Industrial espionage including theft of trade secrets, patent infringement, and illegal use of other intellectual property is accelerating. As patents, trade secrets, and other intellectual property are often developed through expensive research and key to competing in the competitive business environment, more and more businesses are becoming targets for corporate espionage from domestic and international competition. When a valuable patent or other valuable intellectual property is infringed upon or a trade secret is stolen, it is often necessary for a business to hire a lawyer or team of lawyers to seek compensation for the infringement or theft.
If you own a Texas business or are doing business in Texas and another business has infringed upon your patent or other intellectual property, has stolen trade secrets, or has used a dishonest officer, partner, owner, or employee to damage your business; please feel free to submit an inquiry or send an e-mail to Texas Patent Infringement Lawyer Jason Coomer. He provides advice to business owners concerning Texas patent infringement lawsuits, Texas theft of trade secrets lawsuits, Texas shareholder actions, Texas breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits, Texas conflict of interest lawsuits, Texas unfair business competition lawsuits, Texas intentional interference with business contracts lawsuits, and other Texas business tort litigation.
Businesses are the driving force of the United States and Texas economies and employ millions of Americans. These businesses face many legal and illegal challenges including fierce competition from other businesses. This business competition is increasingly using corporate espionage, patent infringement, unfair business practices, theft of trade secrets, and illegal use of intellectual property. Some dishonest businesses work through dishonest officers, partners, owners, and employees to steal technology and other information, while other businesses use remote hackers and cyber attacks to steal valuable information.
Once valuable trade secrets and intellectual property is stolen, these dishonest businesses will infringe on intellectual property and use other people's intellectual property as their own to unfairly compete. Without the cost of developing their own technology and intellectual property, these dishonest firms can often charge less and drive the original developers of the technology out of business or at least greatly hurt the revenue of the original developer.
Because of the many illegal challenges facing businesses and potential statutes that may apply to different causes of action, it is important for business owners and business officers to be aware of unfair business practices and dishonest officers, partners, owners, and employees that may steal trade secrets and breach fiduciary duties. It is also important to be aware of intellectual property and patent infringement that can allow competing businesses to steal clients. As a Texas business litigation tort lawyer, Jason Coomer represents Texas businesses in theft of trade secrets lawsuits, patent infringement lawsuits, breach of contract lawsuits, unfair competition lawsuits, and other business tort lawsuits. He often works with other patent infringement lawyer, trade secret theft lawyers, international business litigation lawyers, Texas patent infringement lawyers, Texas trade secret theft lawyers, and Texas business litigation lawyers on large cases.
Texas Patent Infringement Lawyer Jason Coomer frequently works with other Business Litigation Lawyers throughout the United States and the World on large international patent infringement lawsuits and corporate espionage lawsuits. For more information on this topic as well as some of the legal issues and potential causes of action regarding international patent infringement, international corporate espionage, and international theft of trade secrets, please go to the following web page: International Patent Infringement Lawsuits, International Trade Secret Theft Lawsuits, International Supply Chain Procurement Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, International Patent Infringement Qui Tam Lawsuits, and International Business Litigation Lawsuits.
US Technologies and Trade Secrets at Risk in
Foreign Spies Stealing US Economic Secrets in Cyberspace
The pace of foreign economic collection and industrial espionage activities against major US corporations and US Government agencies is accelerating. FIS, corporations, and private individuals increased their efforts in 2009-2011 to steal proprietary technologies, which cost millions of dollars to develop and represented tens or hundreds of millions of dollars in potential profits. The computer networks of a broad array of US Government agencies, private companies, universities, and other institutions—all holding large volumes of sensitive economic information—were targeted by cyber espionage; much of this activity appears to have originated in China.
Foreign collectors commonly take
advantage of the cyber environment because it is difficult
to detect and to attribute responsibility for these
operations. Some of these cyber attacks include:
• The proliferation of malicious software (malware) presents opportunities for intelligence services and other actors to launch operations with limited resources and without developing unique tools that can be associated with them.
• Hacker websites are prevalent across the Internet, and tool sharing is common, causing intrusions by unrelated actors to exhibit similar technical characteristics.
• FIS and other foreign entities have used independent hackers at times to augment their capabilities and act as proxies for intrusions, thereby providing plausible deniability.
• Many actors route operations through computers in third countries or physically operate from third countries to obscure the origin of their activity.
A patent is the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, or offering for sale a patented invention. The owner of a patent has several exclusive rights to the patent. A violation of the patent owner's exclusive rights constitutes an infringement entitling the owner to injunctive relief to stop the infringement and to monetary damages.
In protecting a patent, it is important to have a Texas Patent Litigation Lawyer that understands technology and complex intellectual property issues. Texas Patent Litigation Lawyer, Jason Coomer, represents inventors, businesses, or entrepreneurs, who are seeking prosecution of cases for misappropriation of patents or patent infringement claims. Whether you wish to get an injunction to stop the use of your invention; are seeking damages through a lawsuit; are battling co-owners of a business for ownership of a patent; or want to defeat and counter claim a patent infringement claim, Texas Patent Litigation Lawyer Jason Coomer works with clients to protect their intellectual property rights.
Because of the rapid growth of Computer, Telecommunications, and Internet Technologies; traditional areas of business law have been changing. Technology Law or Cyberlaw in many areas is a relatively new area of law that is a combination of numerous other areas of law including intellectual property law, business contracts, real estate development, franchise law, and corporate law. The difference between Cyberlaw and other traditional areas of law is that in Cyberlaw, previously decided legal issues are being challenged and need to be re-examined because of advances in technology. Whether you have trade dress problems, breach of web development agreements, or theft of intellectual property, it is important to have a Texas Technology Lawyer that is familiar with emerging areas of law as well as is able to grasp new areas of developing technology and law.
As Former Chair of Computer & Technology Section of the State Bar of Texas; Former Chair & Webmaster of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, San Antonio Bar Association, and several other bar associations; and Director & Speaker at Bar Tech Conferences, he is familiar with a wide variety of Computer, Internet, and other Technology issues. He has worked with other Texas Intellectual Property Lawyers on complex intellectual property lawsuits and arbitrations including breach of trade secrets, patent malpractice claims, disputes over patent ownership, domain disputes, web development disputes, trademark & servicemark disputes, and copyright infringement lawsuits.
Even though traditional intellectual property laws saw computer software as a copyright issue and prevented patenting mathematical formulas, current intellectual property laws allow patents for the protection of a specific application of a formula. Thus, in some situations software may qualify for a patent if the patent application produces a useful, concrete and tangible result. In other situations software falls under copyright.
Software patents have been granted for a wide variety of inventions including software applications, software processes, and software compilers. Software follows the same rules of patenting as any other inventions. Patentable subject matter includes "any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof."
Damages for patent infringement can be based on lost profits or reasonable royalties. Lost profits are calculated on what the plaintiff would have sold the device itself if the infringement had not occurred. While reasonable royalties is determined by the amount the defendant would have paid plaintiff as a royalty for the right to use the patents.
The patent laws provide that a patent lawsuit can be brought anywhere that an infringing product is offered or sold. Because Texas is so large, you can usually locate infringement in the state. Texas, specifically the eastern district of Texas, has become the number one venue for prosecuting plaintiff’s patent cases. In fact, roughly one-third of all patent cases get filed in the Eastern District of Texas.
The Law Offices of Jason S. Coomer, P.L.L.C. helps rightful patent owners seek damages for patents that have been stolen or infringed on by businesses. He works with other Texas Patent Infringement Lawyers including Houston Patent Litigation Lawyers, Dallas Texas Patent Infringement Lawyers, San Antonio Patent Infringement Lawyers, East Texas Patent Lawyers, and Austin Patent Infringement Lawyers to handle Texas Patent Infringement Lawsuits and Claims.
Offices and employees that wrongfully steal intellectual property including theft of trade secrets, customer lists, patents, and copyrights can be held liable by Texas courts for breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, fraud, and other business torts. As the intellectual property owned by a business becomes more valuable and easier to steal through technology, it is increasingly important for businesses to protect their intellectual property as well as to make an example of officers, business partners, independent contractors, and employees that steal intellectual property.
In moving forward on a Texas Breach of Fiduciary Duty Lawsuit against a former corporate officer or a Texas Theft of Trade Secrets Lawsuit against a former employer and their new company, it is important to have an experienced business litigation lawyer or business litigation team that is able to review and prosecute your Texas Theft of Trade Secrets Lawsuit or Texas Breach of Fiduciary Duty Lawsuit.
Texas has business tort laws against both fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation that can be brought against businesses and individuals that make misrepresentation that cause significant damages. Under Texas negligent misrepresentation law, a business or individual "who, in the course of his business, profession or employment, or in any transaction in which he has a pecuniary interest, supplies false information for the guidance of others in their business transactions, is subject to liability for pecuniary loss caused to them by their justifiable reliance upon the information, if he fails to exercise reasonable care or competence in obtaining or communicating the information." described by the Restatement (Second) of Torts Sec. 522. See Federal Land Bank Ass’n of Tyler v. Sloane, 825 S.W.2d 439, 442 (Tex. 1991).
In moving forward on a Texas Fraudulent or Negligent Misrepresentation Lawsuit against a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, professional corporation, individual or other business, it is important to have an experienced business litigation lawyer or business litigation team that is able to review and prosecute your Texas Misrepresentation Lawsuit.
Unfair business competition actions arise when a business uses unfair business practices to damage another business or put them out of business. Examples of unfair business competition occur when a competing business intentionally steals trade secrets, releases false press releases, uses short term predatory pricing, demands exclusive contracts from suppliers, forces lenders to call in loans, steals business, or spreads false information in the business community to damage another business or put the business out of business. Because of the size of many small business, losing a major contract, having a supplier stop providing supplies, having a lender call in a loans, or one false press release can cause significant damage and even bankruptcy for the small business.
If you are a Texas business owner that has been damaged through illegal actions of other businesses and have suffered a significant loss of revenue or profits, please submit an inquiry or send an e-mail to Austin Texas business lawyer Jason Coomer. He works with Texas Business Owners to recover losses caused by unfair business competition.
Austin Texas business Attorney, Jason Coomer helps Texas business owners that have lost money through wrongful acts of other businesses, majority shareholders, dishonest employees, corruption corporate officers, negligent corporate officers, and individuals. He helps review contracts, corporate documents, accounting, contracts, and corporate wrongful acts to determine if corporate malfeasance has occurred. As an Austin Texas Business litigation attorney that has handled commercial litigation claims between former business investors battling for stock, corporate accountings, patents, trademarks, copyrights, web sites, domains, buildings, customer lists, and other business assets. He is familiar with negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, Texas State Courts, and Federal Courts. Austin Texas Business Litigation Lawyer, Jason Coomer is an experienced business litigation attorney that handles unfair business actions, shareholder actions, commercial real estate law, computer law, and other business litigation.
Texas Business Lawyer Jason Coomer frequently works with other Texas Business Litigation Lawyers across Texas including Houston Business Tort Lawyers, Dallas Patent Infringement Business Litigation Lawyers, San Antonio Patent Infringement Litigation Lawyers, and other Austin Patent Infringement Business Tort Lawyers to provide high end professional legal services. He understands that many Texas businesses have locations throughout Texas or the World and may require good Texas business lawyers in different locations throughout the state, nation, and the world.
Texas patent infringement business litigation lawyer, Jason S. Coomer, helps Texas business owners protect their assets from theft of trade secrets, patent infringement dishonest employees, breaches of contract, breaches of fiduciary duty, and unfair corporate competition by seeking compensation for damages, exemplary damages, and litigation costs from businesses and individuals that have committed wrongs. If you need a Texas Patent Infringement Lawyer, Texas Business Litigation Lawyer or a Texas Business Tort attorney for theft of trade secrets, patent infringement, breaches of fiduciary duties, corrupt corporate officers, dishonest employee, fraudulent partner or owner, unfair business competition, or other business litigation dispute, contact Texas Patent Infringement Lawyer Jason Coomer.