Indiana civil and criminal laws nowadays have to deal with new types of disputes and criminal offenses. Internet offenses such as libel, defamation, copyright violation, domain squatting, and trademark stealing are some new types of civil disputes being heard in Indiana courts today. Similarly, criminal offenses committed via the internet, such as fraud, identity theft, hacking, and other similar crimes require new interpretation of traditional criminal laws. For example, software is now considered at par with literary creations, and copyright laws treat copying and illegal distribution of software at par with copyright violation of books. Similarly, trademark laws in Indiana protect the rights of those who legitimately use trademarked items and technologies for commercial purposes. Trademark laws are playing a larger role today in settling disputes related to computer and internet technology.
While old laws have been used in cases pertaining to contemporary technologies or products, many new laws have come into force to deal with legal issues that cannot be adequately handled by older laws. The CAN-SPAM, in force since 2003, penalizes spamming and unsolicited marketing or unlawful communications with customers.
To defend someone accused of internet crimes, or to settle civil disputes in the areas mentioned above, there is a need to hire lawyers with the required theoretical knowledge and extensive practice experience in these areas.
Gary P. Price – Qualifications
Here is a brief description of Gary P. Price’s education and professional qualifications (from Lewis & Kappes’ website). Gary P. Price is associated with the law firm of Lewis & Kappes that was established in 1985. His areas of expertise include IPR, civil lawsuits, and mediation. He has also worked extensively on appeals. After obtaining a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1974, and an MA degree from the same university, a year later, Mr. Price went on to get a JD from the Indiana University in 1978.
Mr. Price started out as a law clerk in the Supreme Court of Indiana in 1977. He has been an adjunct faculty at Indiana Central and Butler Universities, and faculty member at the NITA. Gary P. Price is also a member of Indiana State Bar Association and The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Besides having extensive practice and teaching experience, Mr. Price has won many distinctions and awards, including the Appellate Advocacy Award for 1977 and Indiana Super Lawyer title from 2004 to 2009.
Lawyer Gary P. Price has been associated with cases pertaining to medical malpractice, patent and intellectual property, copyright, personal injury, commercial disputes, and environmental malpractice.
Other areas of expertise include:
* Tort law* Civil rights* Bankruptcy* Insurance* Business law
The Lewis & Kappes website attributes his success in all these cases to his meticulous preparation before the trial – right from analysis and investigation to pre-trial preparation and presentation during the hearing.