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Robert Philip Cogan

Robert Philip Cogan

Continuum Law
  • Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks ...
  • California, District of Columbia, Ohio
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Biography

Extensive experience in patents, high tech business, all software matters, and international transactions. Providing established companies and startups with clear legal advice on which sound business decisions may be based. Extensive in-house experience working with line and executive management to solve operating and strategic problems. Operating management experience. Frequent lecturer before professional groups and CLE classes.

Practice Areas
    Intellectual Property
    Patents
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Computer Law
  • Government Contracts
Video Conferencing
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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District of Columbia
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Ohio
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Professional Experience
Continuum Law
Current
Education
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art
Undergraduate Degree | Electrical Engineering
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George Washington Univ LS
Law Degree
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 225193
Member
- Current
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Certifications
Attorney
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Attorney
State Bar of California
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Bottom-Line Business Legal Blog
Legal Answers
191 Questions Answered
Q. Does a global non-compete from a Delaware LLC stand if I start a new company in California?
A: An answer requires more facts. Also there are ways to prevent California employees from competing without triggering the California prohibition in the appropriate scenario.
Q. Hired as an independent contractor, but now owner claims that I was a partner after trying to receive payment. Legal?
A: It seems unlikely that you would be a partner. It would be important to review written agreements if any and a timeline of events. An attorney can help you put your case in the best posture and see what strategic alternatives you have to be paid properly for you intellectual property. Your statement gives the impression that the company is operating in bad faith. It is a safe bet that the settlement agreement is not written with your best interests in mind. Negotiating a settlement is not a do-it-yourself project. A good start would be to contact an attorney who offers an initial free consultation.
Q. My friend is interested in donating a piece of land to my nonprofit organization. How would we go about this?
A: Real estate transfers and planning for the tax consequences are never do-it-yourself tasks. Tax benefits cannot be calculated without information about the property and the taxpayer. You say that you want a nonprofit HQ in a space zoned for residences. This by itself should be a red flag. If you do not want to sit down with an attorney and provide all the relevant facts and the context, best of luck to you.
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402 W. Broadway Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 338-0400
Fax: (619) 259-5200
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