While battles over intellectual property might seem like the purview of distant metropolises like silicon valley or New York, the truth is East Texas actually draws a larger-than-average share. Legal conflicts over copyrights, trademarks, and patents occur nearly every day in East Texas, including Texarkana, where Intellectual property attorney Peter Corcoran is on the frontline of the fight.
While we often think about the law as protecting individual or corporate property, such as our land or homes, this protection extends to certain well-defined ideas as well. Protecting such ideas is the domain of Intellectual Property Law, whose importance has only continued to rise over the decades and centuries of mechanization and now digitalization.
It is a complex field of law in which the major three focuses are patent, copyright, and trademark litigation.
While all three are important and are regularly called on by Texarkana businesses and individuals to demand or defend their rights, Patent litigation in particular has emerged as an East Texas specialty in the last two decades.