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Robert Philip Cogan

Robert Philip Cogan

Continuum Law
  • Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks ...
  • California, District of Columbia, Ohio
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Extensive experience in patents, high tech business, all software matters, and international transactions. Providing established companies and startups with clear legal advice on which sound business decisions may be based. Extensive in-house experience working with line and executive management to solve operating and strategic problems. Operating management experience. Frequent lecturer before professional groups and CLE classes.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art
Undergraduate Degree | Electrical Engineering
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George Washington Univ LS
Law Degree
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Professional Experience
Continuum Law
United States Patent and Trademark Office
State Bar of California
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 225193
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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District of Columbia
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Intellectual Property
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Computer Law
  • Government Contracts
Legal Answers
Q. Is it legal to create a service that charges for short movie clips to be used in youtube videos?
A: Probably. More facts would be needed for an answer. The studios spend tremendous amounts of money to make the movies those clips come from. They tend to get upset when somebody takes their property for free.

There are probably legal ways to provide this service that do not involve copying of the clips. An attorney can help you explore possibilities.
Q. What are my chances with an Incidental Fair Use Defense? and how much to Defend my rights?
A: Based on the limited set of facts, this appears to be worth looking into. We are not allowed to seek business through the Q&A. You need to look someone up in the Justia Lawyer Directory. However, I would note that I work with LA County and Ventura County.
Q. Does a global non-compete from a Delaware LLC stand if I start a new company in California?
A: An answer requires more facts. Also there are ways to prevent California employees from competing without triggering the California prohibition in the appropriate scenario.
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