Intellectual Property The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Intellectual Property en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:45:00 GMT 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. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:45:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:30:00 GMT Louis Foreman 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. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:00:00 GMT Adam Callinan 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. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:00:00 GMT Kedma Ough 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. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:00:00 GMT Bo Yaghmaie 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. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:33:00 GMT Nina Zipkin 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. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:19:00 GMT Geoff Weiss Why Protecting Intellectual Property Is Crucial to Business Success on 5 Counts An ounce of prevention can be really worth the investment. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:00:00 GMT Darin Klemchuk 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. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:30:00 GMT Scott Shane How to Triage Your Intellectual Property Needs While this protection can rack up a bill, businesses will gain certain competitive advantages in the process. Thu, 15 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT Darin Klemchuk 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. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:30:00 GMT Doug Wolf Counteracting Copyright and Trademark Infringement Online Take protective measures and find out how enforcement actions can provide your businesss relief. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:00:00 GMT Darin Klemchuk When Entrepreneurs Should Be Concerned About Copyrighting and Trademarking 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. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMT Doug Wolf 7 Persistent Myths About Intellectual Property Misunderstandings about patents and copyrights can cost your business. Avoid these traps. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:30:00 GMT David G. Oberdick When It Makes Sense to Hire a Patent Attorney While patent attorneys can be costly, they can help protect your ideas and work, which can save you money down the road. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:30:00 GMT Doug Wolf How to Take Advantage of the “First-to-File” Patent System There were big changes last year to who acquires protection. Here are answers to four common questions. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:00:00 GMT Kirby Drake What Sochi Can Teach Us About Trademarks 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. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:30:00 GMT Anderson Duff Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe and Sound 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. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:30:00 GMT Mary Juetten How to Sell Your Business for Top Dollar in 2014 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. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:54:00 GMT Elaine Pofeldt How to Keep Your Startup's Secrets Private Our expert attorney Peter Buckland discusses how startups should go about divulging startup secrets to investors, business partners and others. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:30:00 GMT Peter Buckland