Protecting Your Idea

Protecting Your Idea

The Risks of Sharing Your Idea

It's every entrepreneur's worst nightmare: Someone has stolen your idea. How can you really protect yourself?
Protecting Your Idea

10 Myths On How To Patent An Idea Or Invention

Your brilliant idea needn't fall by the wayside simply because you don't want to deal with the patent process. We've shattered the top 10 myths so you can see your way clear to patenting your product.
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"Oh, Yeah? Prove It!"

Bringing both sides of the patent issue together to find the truth about prior art
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Protective Clothing

Can I show people my designs without losing the shirt off my back?
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Hush Hush

Keep your mouth shut about a new product you're developing, and you may gain the foothold you need to succeed.
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When is Information Free?

In a free society, is publicly available information yours for the taking?
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Copyright Laws Regarding Product References

Guidelines for using product names in publications
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Patent Fever

Rushing to join the patent stampede? Hold on and take a closer look at your business. Smart dotcommers put their patents on one leg at a time.
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Hello, My Name Is. . .

The best way to protect your invention? Brand your name.
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Finding a Lawyer

Tips on finding reputable patent attorneys
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Protect Your Slogan

Keep others from stealing your clever words and phrases.
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Copyright Basics: How to Create Your Work and Keep It, Too

Is another business taking credit for your work? Our Legal Expert shows you how to prevent this from happening to you again.
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Mind Over Matter

Selling intellectual property online
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California

Center answers intellectual property questions.
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Protecting Your Prototype

Our Product Development Expert shows you how to protect your idea when you're creating a prototype.
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Are Patents Foolproof?

Our Invention Protection Expert shows you how to keep other companies from stealing your idea.
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Should You Share Your Idea Without Patent Protection?

Want to share your idea before you have a patent on it? Our Invention Protection Expert explains why that may not be a good idea.
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Get a Patent on Your Own

Flying solo may actually be the best way to go. Our Inventions Marketing Expert explains why you don't need help from that invention promotion company.
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Name Calling

Site that helps you select a company name be telling you what's available and what's not
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Just Do It

Putting off applying for that patent? You may regret it later.
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Anything Goes

Want to protect your inventions and your idea? Our Invention Protection Expert says you can.
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Patent Lather

When you create a product with broad commercial potential, be sure to protect your interests by patenting the products in a way that keeps the competition at bay.
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PTO Clues

Our expert answers your common patent questions.
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Web Site

Get your hands on federal government booklets aimed at small business.
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Safeguarding Your Prototype

Thinking about sending your prototype to a company? Here are a few tips on how to keep it safe.
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Already Taken?

Think your idea is unique and original? Think again. Our Start-Up Legal Expert suggests doing your homework before taking your idea to market.
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