LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Technology is a knowledge-intensive business, as opposed to being capital-intensive, and is therefore highly susceptible to infringement and legal transgressions. Whether your business has been financially violated by a competitor's or partner's improper and/or unethical actions, or your company has been accused of violating another companyĺs trade secrets and intellectual property rights, you require knowledgeable legal counsel capable of advancing your legal rights and financial interests.
CERTAIN RISKS *
Lack of Full Disclosure.
─ Your lawyer is your personal advocate and as such you should not refrain from disclosing every bit of information that might have some relevance to your dispute. You are not attempting to convince your attorney that you were correct (that is a given), instead you need to divulge all your issues and concerns, especially the information that is harmful to your case. Without this full and frank disclosure, you and your lawyer can expect some very nasty results.
─ Whereas most individuals take an absolutist position with respect to the legitimacy of their own actions and the impropriety of their adversary, there is almost always a significant amount of gray. This gray area is where judges and arbitrators tend to look to in resolving disputes and the sooner you accept this reality, the sooner you will be able to resolve your dispute.
─ Outright victories are very rare in most commercial disputes, with the exception of the most blatant and illegal transgressions (and even then the results are rarely as clean as one may anticipate). As such, it is important understand and accept the merits of settling the matter early, thereby avoiding the cost and strife of a protracted legal battle that never leaves anyone satisfied with the results.
As such, when looking for solid legal representation in technology-related disputes, contact computer lawyer Christopher Neufeld of Neufeld Legal P.C. at email@example.com or 403-400-4092 for businesses situated in Calgary and Alberta or 416-887-9702 / 905-616-8864 for those businesses situated in the Toronto Business Triangle (Toronto-Hamilton-London, Ontario).
* The preceding list(s) of risks is not meant to be exhaustive, to the contrary, it is meant to illustrate a few of the many dangers that can arise when a business fails to retain the legal services of an appropriate lawyer.
Christopher R. Neufeld, an attorney with Neufeld Legal Professional Corporation, is admitted to practice in both New York (U.S.A.) and Ontario and Alberta (Canada), and represents computer / information technology businesses in the United States and Canada, and foreign technology companies engaged in commercial operations in North America. The law firm has offices in Calgary, Alberta; Toronto, Ontario and Burlington, Ontario. COPYRIGHT 2008/12.