Rev. Date: July 3, 2013
1. Welcome to my blog. This blog is published by James C. Yang. This blog provides my personal opinions and not the views and opinions of my employer or clients, and thus cannot be attributed to them.
2. By accessing this blog, you agree to the terms and conditions stated herein. This blog is directed to California residents only. It is not intended for the use of residents outside of California.
3. I, James C. Yang, am authorized to practice law in California. I am also registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) and authorized to represent inventors before the USPTO. I am employed by a boutique intellectual property law firm in Orange County, California that maintains an office in Aliso Viejo, California.
4. Laws change, and the interpretations of these laws change over time. The information provided on this blog may be inaccurate. Moreover, since patent law is a complex and potentially subjective area of law, reasonable and competent minds may differ as to the opinions of the various topics presented on this blog. Also, my opinion may change over time since additional analysis, newly discovered information, changed circumstances, change in law, etc. might dictate a different approach. As such, I disclaim all representations and warranties, expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose in relation to all aspects of this blog including but not limited to the availability of the blog and the information contained in the blog. This blog is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. It is imperative that you do not rely upon the information provided in this blog and seek the advice of an attorney in deciding an appropriate course of action for your particular situation.
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- A physical and electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information is reasonably sufficient to permit the copyright agent to locate the material;
- Information is reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, and electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agents, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
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