KPPB serves businesses in the innovation industry. And we recognize that their most valuable assets are the works that grow out of their original ideas and creativity. While patents are intended to defend an invented, manufactured object or machine, copyrights protect the expression of ideas in works like books, maps, paintings, photographs, architectural drawings, motion pictures and computer programs.
In matters of computer software, digital content, databases, web sites, designs and other copyrightable subject matter (both within and outside high-tech), we work with clients to match their copyright strategy to their broader business objectives.
We advise on the advantages of copyright registration and the correlating reproduction, distribution, production, performance and display rights of the work both in the U.S. and abroad. KPPB has also extensive experience in the utilization of the safe harbor provisions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and in navigating the challenges associated with the utilization of open source software during the software development process.
However, with the diverse technical background and business experience of KPPB’s attorney’s, our work goes far beyond the preparation and filing of applications. We work with our clients on their overall copyright portfolio to help identify areas of exposure or potential additional revenue, to ultimately help improve business efficiency and increase competitive advantages.