Patents Copyrights Intellectual Property LapidIM
Investigations is frequently contracted to investigate cases of
copyright infringement concerning software, music, weapons, electronics,
medicines, genetically engineered seeds, artifacts, brand names,
trademarks and other intellectual/scientific property issues.
Intellectual/Scientific Property Investigations by LapidIM
It takes years and
investment to develop fruit and vegetable seeds. One of LapidIM's
suspected that some of their leading seeds had been copied and that
from these seeds was being marketed widely in North America.
assigned a team to investigate, the trail led to large ranches in
America. They discovered the origin of the seeds and provided
proof of the identity of the thieves.
company purchased specialized software developed for them by a Ukrainian software house. They were
concerned about the security of their operations that relied heavily on this
software for their operations, and they felt that the Ukrainian developers
might sell the British finance group’s software to their
competitors. The UK client asked Jacob Lapid to identify the Ukrainian company’s owners.
investigators found that due to tax evasion
problems, the owners did not work or reside in the Ukraine. The
sent by Jacob Lapid were also able to prove that the technical staff of
Ukrainian company was ready to sell the UK company’s software to other
interested parties, including the UK company’s competitors.
A car manufacturer asked
LapidIM to investigate the
manufacturing and distribution of illegal
copies of their products in Kazakhstan. LapidIM’s agents traced the
distribution network and the illegal
manufacturing facilities. Once it was proven that the parts
were counterfeit, the local police and customs agents were informed.
They raided the
illegal manufacturers and warehouses, confiscating
all counterfeit products.
LapidIM was contacted by a lawyer representing a leading Japanese computer games developer and licensed gaming distributor.
They had lost a significant part of their business to a company that sold a similar game on
the internet, but the identity and location of this counterfeit games company
was unknown. LapidIM’s covert operatives discovered the identity of the counterfeit
company’s executives, and obtained evidence that their game had been copied from the original product.
Investigation in Guatemala 2008