BLAW – Case Study Example
Intellectual property law; case study From the moral perspective, justice should completely be in favor of American Ingenuity Inc, as they were the actual designers of silk surface for the snowboard. What Best Copy Corporation did was the obvious violation of ethical norms. In addition, one should agree that the former employee of AI also committed unfair act by helping BCC to copy the technology. However, despite moral aspects, BCC Company might win legal proceedings as AI had not gained patent for the specific product. At this juncture, the technology can not be counted as the intellectual property of AI; and what BCC introduced was not exactly identical to AI’s snowboard. The owner or producer of the product is supposed to apply for the patent in advance. So, from these legal points of view, what BCC did was not an illegal act. On the one hand, the BCC may keep their patent for Slow Flamer board and can argue that they invented it by themselves. On the other hand, nobody can deny the moral hold of the AI Company as the idea was transferred by their former employee. This company already had implemented the same technology in another product called Snow Flier. The main possibility regarding its legal side is that BCC might already have studied the impacts of their venture, and all possible ways to encounter the issue before they launched the product. The Intellectual property law exists for protecting the rights of individuals’ on various innovative findings, ideas, and design. The case study points out to the possible aspect of intellectual property issues and reminds one about the essential side of acquiring patent to ensure the ownership before moving to further enhancement processes.