Should I get a patent lawyer for my Business Idea? 3 Answers as of July 07, 2011

I have an idea for a website that I think can potentially be very useful to the entertainment industry but I don't know where to start. I'm assuming a Lawyer would be the smartest. What kind of Lawyer should I search for? Patent maybe?

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Intellectual Property Center, LLC
Intellectual Property Center, LLC | Ak Shaf
As a patent attorney, I would recommend a patent attorney, but another attorney maybe helpful including an entertainment lawyer or better yet a patent attorney with entertainment experience. Feel free to call me or contact someone local. Good Luck.
Answer Applies to: Kansas
Replied: 7/7/2011
Rhema Law Group
Rhema Law Group | John D. Tran
Yes, when dealing with protecting ideas, one should always consult with a patent attorney. If the idea is not protectable, at the very least the patent attorney should give you options and alternatives that may protect your idea.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/27/2011
Barton Barton & Plotkin
Barton Barton & Plotkin | Maurice Ross
You need an Intellectual property lawyer with experience in with business and Ip issues including patent, trademark and copyright. There are many complex business and legal issues. Your Ip lawyer should be on speed dial. Any web based business must lay the proper legal foundation.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 6/27/2011
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