What We Do

Patents

A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a country to an inventor for a limited period of time in exchange for a public disclosure of an invention. Specific procedures, requirements and rights vary between countries according to national laws and treaties. More…

 

Copyrights

Copyrights are a form of legal protection that is granted for original works or authorship; they include various rights such as reproduction, distribution and derivation. As with patents and trademarks, copyrights are intellectual property and subject to each country‚Äôs own laws and regulations. More…

 

Trademarks

A trademark is a distinctive sign or indicator used to distinguish the products or services using it, and to identify that they originate from a unique source. Typically a name, word, phrase, logo, symbol, design, image or combination of these elements, trademarks may also be based on color, smell, or sound. More…

 

Litigation

Protection of intellectual property may rise to any one of a number of different levels, beginning with simple negotiations between the parties. Past this, the situation may rise to mediation, or to a more involved formal arbitration hearing which includes the parties, their attorneys and an impartial arbitration board. At the highest level, litigation before a court of law may be required to prevent or curtail infringement upon your intellectual property or defend you from infringement charges of others. More…

 

Business

Schultz & Associates provides a variety of legal services to businesses, and assists clients in developing business structures and intellectual property portfolios that comply with the goals of their investors and management. The firm handles all issues related to technology licensing and transfers, portfolio review, infringement studies and franchising matters; we deal with such areas of intellectual property as patents, trademarks, copyrights (including software), trade secrets and know-how. More…