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News and Articles About Intellectual Property
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.
Why Protecting Intellectual Property Is Crucial to Business Success on 5 Counts
An ounce of prevention can be really worth the investment.
Tesla's New Patent Strategy Makes Sense
For a large number of people to replace their gasoline-powered cars with electric- vehicles, many automakers need to make electric cars.
How to Triage Your Intellectual Property Needs
While this protection can rack up a bill, businesses will gain certain competitive advantages in the process.
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How to Avoid Trademark Infringement
Infringing on someone else's trademark is no laughing matter. Attorney Doug Wolf offers up advice on what entrepreneurs need to know about trademark infringement.
Counteracting Copyright and Trademark Infringement Online
Take protective measures and find out how enforcement actions can provide your businesss relief.
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