News and Articles About Intellectual Property
Many assert that patent trolls are costing the U.S. economy billions of dollars, inhibiting innovation. The solution, however, is not so clear.
When it comes to these issues, the best policy is to avoid the risks.
The cost of a patent attorney is daunting for independent inventors but a government program makes it affordable, if you qualify.
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.
There are several important factors to consider before you license your invention. Here's a handy overview to help you out.
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.
An ounce of prevention can be really worth the investment.
For a large number of people to replace their gasoline-powered cars with electric- vehicles, many automakers need to make electric cars.
While this protection can rack up a bill, businesses will gain certain competitive advantages in the process.
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.
Take protective measures and find out how enforcement actions can provide your businesss relief.
Dealing with legalities like copyright and trademarks can be a confusing (and costly) matter for entrepreneurs. Our expert attorney Doug Wolf provides some insight into this gray area.
Misunderstandings about patents and copyrights can cost your business. Avoid these traps.
While patent attorneys can be costly, they can help protect your ideas and work, which can save you money down the road.
There were big changes last year to who acquires protection. Here are answers to four common questions.
When it was announced that Sochi would be the home of the 2014 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee jumped into motion, filing numerous trademark applications to protect the Olympic brand. While your startup doesn't have the global presence of the Olympics, here are some tips on how to protect your brand.
Whether they know it or not, almost all startups possess some sort of intellectual property. Here are a few ways to protect these IP secrets.
2014 looks like it's going to be a seller's market for small businesses, so here are five tips to help you know what you're worth.
Our expert attorney Peter Buckland discusses how startups should go about divulging startup secrets to investors, business partners and others.
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.
A "Doing Business As" filing can be used to both start or expand a current business on the quick. Here, accounting whiz Mark Kohler parses the innumerable ways he loves DBAs.
Some argue you can't patent an idea, but if IP laws didn't exist, would you even be in business?
It's easy to run up the bills when hiring a patent attorney. Here are some steps to keep you from blowing your whole budget.
An innovator wonders if her ideas could generate a profit or a lawsuit. Ask Entrepreneur's legal expert answers, pointing out red flags that could keep the green out of reach.