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Startup faces tough business litigation over patent claim

The success of a startup company in Oregon or anywhere else can be plagued by normal growing pains. Sometimes, more specific allegations may be made to check a company's forward progress. When the allegations are made through business litigation filed in a federal court, the company will have to face the claim head-on.

Trade secrets dispute enters federal business litigation arena

Disputes over the alleged theft of trade secrets is a common form of controversy that is litigated in Oregon and throughout the nation. The typical trade secrets case often involves allegations by a company that one or more former employees took secrets with them and made money in some way or another by implementing those secrets. An example of business litigation regarding trade secrets was recently reported in the national press; it pertains to a federal case in another jurisdiction.

License revocation proceedings are business litigation matters

In Oregon and all other states, the Federal Communications Commission is the federal agency that regulates the licensing of the broadcast media. The agency oversees and enforces the body of federal regulations that govern the operation, management and licensing  of radio and tv stations. Disputes are properly take up in the administrative law area of business litigation. Recent pronouncements from the executive branch of our government have challenged the right of some broadcast news stations to keep disseminating opinions and reports that are unfavorable to the President.

Government contracts may be secure income for some businesses

Small and medium-size businesses in Oregon may benefit greatly from obtaining government contracts to give the company a steady flow of secure income. This area of income development may work well also for minority-owned companies and those owned by military veterans. The government is tasked with considering these minority businesses for government contracts where appropriate.

Business disputes may deal with the enforcement of contracts

Many business transactions in Oregon and elsewhere are evidenced by a contract between the parties. A contract can be a formal, single document called a contract or an agreement, which has been written up by one or more attorneys. In commercial transactions, the contract can consist of a group of writings, emails and other communications that collectively comprise the agreement. Lawsuits over the meaning and enforcement of contracts is a common subject matter in business litigation.

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