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30 Recent Stories

Do You Copy?

To © or not to ©: How a copyright can protect your creative works
November 1, 1999 in Protecting Your Idea

What's in a Name?

Possibly your entire image. Before you rush to get your product on the market, take the time to choose the right name.
October 1, 1999 in Inventing

Inventions: The Next Generation

Can't think of an original product? You don't have to. Making an existing product better could be your ticket to success.
September 1, 1999 in Protecting Your Idea

Watch Your Mouth!

If you don't want to lose the rights to your idea, don't talk about it--without a nondisclosure agreement, that is.
August 1, 1999 in Protecting Your Idea

Now Showing

Secrets to presenting your great idea
July 1, 1999 in Product Development

Second Opinion

When the going gets tough, consultants provide the expertise you need.
June 1, 1999 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Breaking New Ground

You've always been able to patent your inventions. Thanks to recent court rulings, you can now patent your ideas.
May 1, 1999 in Protecting Your Idea

On Your Mark . . .

Just thought of a great new product? Well, that was the easy part. Here's how to get it off the drawing board.
April 1, 1999 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Buying Time

Have a great idea, but you're not quite ready for a patent? A provisional patent protects your rights--and ''holds your place'' in the Patent Office's line.
March 1, 1999 in Protecting Your Idea

The Best Defense

Resources to protect yourself against scams and legal thieves.
February 1, 1999 in Product Development

Property Rights

What gives you the right to your idea? We'll tell you.
January 1, 1999 in Protecting Your Idea

Portion Control

Thinking about manufacturing offshore? Consider the cost of quotas first.
December 1, 1998 in Product Development

Surprise Attack

Inventors beware: Submarine patents could surface when you least expect it.
November 1, 1998 in Protecting Your Idea

Shelf Life

Want to get your product on grocers' shelves? Don't go it alone.
October 1, 1998 in Finding Distributors

What Price Protection?

Want to secure your invention with a patent? It's going to cost you.
September 1, 1998 in Protecting Your Idea

Father Of Invention

Meet a man who holds more than 60 U.S. patents. (You might learn a thing or two!)
August 1, 1998 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Finders Keepers

Not sure how to choose the right patent attorney? Here's where to look and what to look for.
July 1, 1998 in Protecting Your Idea

Testing Your Wings

Will your idea fly? Our expert tests the experts.
June 1, 1998 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Got It Made

Looking for a manufacturer? Here's a blueprint for getting just what you want.
May 1, 1998 in Product Development

Winner's Circle

Your chances of hitting the venture capital jackpot could depend on who you know.
April 1, 1998 in Product Development

At Your Fingertips

Inventor assistance is only a Web site away.
March 1, 1998 in Entrepreneur Magazine

How Much Is Too Much?

When it comes to shipping and handling charges, there are no rules.
February 1, 1998 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Stop, Thief!

Protecting your invention from copycats and crooks.
January 1, 1998 in Product Development

Know-It-Alls

Product development companies make getting your invention to market a cinch.
December 1, 1997 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Rest Insured

How the right insurance policy can protect you in a patent lawsuit
November 1, 1997 in Protecting Your Idea

Model Approach

Creating a prototype that will wow investors.
October 1, 1997 in Product Development

Ask Me Anything

Answers to the most frequently asked patent questions.
September 1, 1997 in Entrepreneur Magazine

On Guard!

When your patent is under attack, these tips can protect it from infringement.
August 1, 1997 in Protecting Your Idea

Bright Ideas

Learning the finer points of negotiating
July 1, 1997 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Now Presenting...

The best approach to finding buyers for your idea.
June 1, 1997 in Entrepreneur Magazine

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