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9 Affordable and Effective Ways to Protect Your Entrepreneurial Vision
The idea that will make you rich likely needs to be protected long before you are rich.
How to Conduct a Patent Search to Make Sure Your Brilliant Invention Doesn't Already Exist (Infographic)
A step-by-step guide on how to find out if your invention has already been patented. We're crossing our fingers it hasn't.
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Congress Should Help Small Businesses Deter Patent Trolls
The patent trolls are the only stakeholders who benefit from vague and unclear threats to sue for patent infringement.
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A U.S. judge approved the lawsuit, which claims that an artist was cheated out of possibly millions of dollars from the sale of the brand's pet toys she designed.
Soylent Says Won't Sue Copycat Meal Replacement 'Schmoylent'
The original meal replacement company says it won't take legal action, but discouraged the knockoff from trying to compete.
3 Big Patent Moves That Won't Generate Real Value
These missteps will waste your company's time, money and resources.
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Protect Your Most Valuable Business Assets
In the early stages of creating an enterprise, your most vital property is the big idea, invention or innovation. Here's how to safeguard it.
Have a Brilliant Idea? How to Keep it Safe. (Infographic)
From patents to trademarks to copyrights, here is an overview of what you can legally do to protect your intellectual property.
Patent Reform and the Future of Innovation
Many assert that patent trolls are costing the U.S. economy billions of dollars, inhibiting innovation. The solution, however, is not so clear.
These 3 Legal Traps Can Stop a New Business in its Tracks
When it comes to these issues, the best policy is to avoid the risks.
A Quick Guide to Free Legal Services for Patenting Your Invention
The cost of a patent attorney is daunting for independent inventors but a government program makes it affordable, if you qualify.
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The 3 Essential Things Needed in a Founders' Agreement
While your relationship with your co-founder may be peachy right now, there is a possibility it could turn sour down the road. To protect yourself (and the company), make sure these three areas are covered in your founders' agreement.
Your One-Stop Guide to Royalty Rates (Infographic)
There are several important factors to consider before you license your invention. Here's a handy overview to help you out.
Hasbro to Let Fans Design 3-D Printed My Little Pony Art
Hasbro and the online marketplace Shapeways said their team-up marks the first time that a major global company has opened up its intellectual property for fan-made products.
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