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Patent, Copyright, and Trademark Law Services

The Law Offices of Ronald Shea are proud to provide a variety of intellectual property law services to you. With over a decade of experience in the field of intellectual property law, our firm is prepared to help you with your legal needs in the fields of patents, copyrights, and trademarks.  We specialize in the electrical and electronic arts, computer science, mechanical, optical, physics and business method patents.   Contact or visit us today, just 1 mile from the Imperial Hwy. exit of California Intrastate 57 in the city of Brea.

Patent Law:
  • Patents are a limited term right.
  • Patent rights under both United States Law and the Paris convention are valid 20 years from the earliest filing date.
  • Utility Patents protect virtually anything that is "useful," . . .  an article of manufacture, a compound that is not found in nature, or a process, such as a sequence of manufacturing steps, or a sequence of steps needed to transfer funds over a computerized network.
  • Even the United Stated Supreme Court has recognized that a patent is among the most complex of all legal instruments to draft properly.  (Toplif v. Toplif, 145 U.S. 156 at 171)
Copyright Law:
  • Copyrights do not protect ideas, but rather, protect the exact manner in which the words or ideas are expressed.  Pictures and photographs may be copyrighted.
  • Copyright protection may be used to protect "mask works." A mask work is basically a photograph that looks like a complex road map.  A mask work serves as a template for etching millions of transistors and circuit paths on a silicon chip to make a microprocessor.
Trademark Law:
  • Trademarks protect words, images, and shapes that are used to identify goods and services sold through interstate commerce.
  • Some well known trademarks are Budweiser®, Coke®, and Mercedes®

Contact us today for quality intellectual property law,
copyright law, and trademark law services.