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Technology law: A new field for a changing industry

Intellectual property is a term used to describe intangible ideas and expressions of creativity or thought. Intellectual property laws are special, because they protect human creations through patents, trademarks and copyrights.

As time has passed, technology has become prominent throughout the world, and that called for a change in law. A new kind of law that has emerged, Technology Law, aims to compensate for the new field of study.

Technology Law, as a field, was created to put technology in its own category instead of having it blended with others.Technology changes quickly, so having the laws on their own makes sense. A technology lawyer has to develop a strong understanding of technology and focus his or her practice on it. States then have a right to dictate who, if anyone, gets the title of a technology lawyer. Not all states offer a special certification for this, but some do. If yours does, it's a good idea to look for it when you are concerned about your rights related to software, computers and other technology. With businesses intertwined with technology, having a technology lawyer is almost essential in today's world. He or she may handle all technology law concerns, helping you protect your assets.

Our website has more information on patents, copyright, technology law and other business law categories that may affect your business. With good support and proper planning, you can protect your business, designs and ideas from being used against your wishes. With the right protections in place, your business has a better chance to succeed in the industry you've chosen.

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