Protecting Your Idea

Will the New Patent Law Kill the Garage Inventor and Startup?

Will the New Patent Law Kill the Garage Inventor and Startup?

Congress got it wrong when it harmonized U.S. patent laws with the rest of the world. Now, startups and American inventors are at a disadvantage.

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In The Mix

How can you protect your secret recipe?
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Time to Patent

Protect your new product with a patent.
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Top Legal FAQs for Inventors

Answers to the most common legal questions about patents, trademarks and copyrights
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Keeping an Inventor's Notebook

Protect your idea with these easy-to-follow steps for keeping an inventor's notebook--one of the most important steps in the inventing process.
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Mum's The Word

Keeping your idea confidential
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To Patent or Not to Patent?

Everything you need to know about protecting your invention
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Protecting Your Trademark

Keep another company from stealing your pending trademarked name without spending a dime.
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How to Protect Your Business's Trade Secrets

These five rules will help safeguard some of your company's most important assets.
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The Name Game

Want to expand your trademark globally? Watch your step—or you'll be putting your name on the line.
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Spilling the Beans?

Learn how to reveal just enough about your business idea to get the help you need.
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Send in the Clones

Will competitors' knockoffs destroy your products' edge? Not if you don't let them.
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Trademarking Your Domain

Registering a domain doesn't mean you also own the trademark for that domain. You'd better do your legwork now if you want to protect what you've got.
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Patent Holders Given Edge in Battle Against Infringers

Supreme Court decision eases inventors' burden of proving someone else has violated their patent rights
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Answers to 3 Tough Copyright Questions

When designing your marketing materials, take care not to rip anyone off in the process.
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