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Robert P. Cogan

Robert P. Cogan

Continuum Law
  • Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks ...
  • California, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Ohio
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Biography

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.

Practice Areas
    Intellectual Property
    Patents
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
    Trademarks
    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
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
ID Number: Bar No. 129131
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Massachusetts
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
ID Number: BBO No. 545075
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Ohio
Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services
ID Number: Bar No. 29174
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Continuum Law
Current
Education
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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Awards
Top Lawyer
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 225193
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Intellectual Property – An Often “Unappreciated” Asset, San Diego Chapter Meeting
The Consulting Contract, San Diego Chapter Meeting
Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property, Your Licensors, Your Vendors, and You, Del Mar Electronics Show Seminar
Certifications
Attorney
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Attorney
State Bar of California
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
196 Questions Answered
Q. A Demurrer was issued a tentative order 02:15:24 Can this order be CHANGE during hearings? In Less 24hrs 02:16:2
A: It seems that you are seeking legal advice for conduct of litigation. Legal advice is not properly provided outside of an attorney-client relationship. In order to answer the question, the context needs to be known. The question states, "Demurrer was issued a tentative order." That is not how a demurrer generally works. It is likely necessary that the whole court record be made available and that counsel be retained in order to advance your case.
Q. Can I legally create an app for watching movies and shows together from various streaming platforms?
A: It would be wise to tread carefully. Many actions that raise issues of potential copyright infringement risk raising the ire of individual companies. With regard to movies or other forms of entertainment, the stakes are higher. There is not only the risk of getting sued by an individual company, there is the risk of getting sued by a consortium of powerful companies. Many suits are filed by consortia. The accused defendant faces a powerful adversary. Without advice of counsel, it is very difficult to ask the right questions for obtaining permission and very difficult to know whether both the platform and the movie copyright own must both be consulted.
Q. Is it okay to use another company's trademark in my domain, if I'm discussing their product in my forum?
A: I have no knowledge of whether Lego would sue. It is possible that they could feel that you are creating a false association of the discussion form with Lego. They might also feel that you are creating a likelihood of confusion as to the source of the forum and could argue that this is a classic case of infringement. They could come down on you like a ton of Lego blocks. Using bionicleforum.com probably does not make it clear that this is a third-party forum talking about a Lego product. It does not seem like "truth in advertising."
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Telephone: (619) 338-0400
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