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American IP | EXPLAINED

The news today contains many references to protecting American IP.  ‘IP’ stands for intellectual property and “refer[s] to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names, and images used in commerce.” IP is protected in law by, for example, patentscopyright and trademarks, which enable people and companies to retain owenership from what they invent or create.  (WIPO) According to the American Intellectual Property Law Association, “Our legal system provides certain rights and protections for owners of property. The kind of property that results from the fruits of mental labor is called intellectual property. Rights and protections for owners of intellectual property are based on federal patent, trademark and copyright laws and state trade secret laws.”

Ultravision International has over 60 U.S. and International patents for Modular LED Digital Displays and Outdoor LED Lighting. Ultravision has filed lawsuits for their Modular LED Digital Displays and Outdoor LED Lighting at the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas in order to protect its American IP. Learn more about the litigation and competitors involved at the official press release, here.

Patents: American IP | EXPLAINED

“We take our intellectual property very seriously and will continue to aggressively pursue action against companies that infringe on our patents and impact the livelihoods of our workers.” said Hall. 

In the past, Ultravision has successfully pursued patent infringement claims against an Asian infringer. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ordered the Asian company to pay Ultravision both compensatory and treble damages for its patent infringement. The Court also issued a permanent injunction prohibiting the foreign company, its officers, and its affiliated entities from importing products that infringe on Ultravision International patents.

To learn more about Intellectual Property, visit the links below.

Additional Sources

https://www.wipo.int/about-ip/en/

https://www.aipla.org/about/what-is-ip-law

https://www.state.gov/intellectual-property-enforcement/