US Small Copyright Claims Bill Follows In China's Footsteps

Law360 (October 1, 2019, 1:42 PM EDT) -- Frequently, an individual or small business will ask me for advice on enforcing their intellectual property rights. In the case of a patent, I must deliver the often shocking news that they will need to spend a substantial amount of money — over $3 million through trial — to receive a court decision, which quickly dampens their enthusiasm.

Some small clients will no doubt question whether they have any rights without meaningful access to enforcement options. The situation is slightly better for copyrights, but if the expected damages are low — perhaps in the tens of thousands of dollars — legal...

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