Intellectual Property

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7 Persistent Myths About Intellectual Property
Legal Center

7 Persistent Myths About Intellectual Property

Misunderstandings about patents and copyrights can cost your business. Avoid these traps.
David G. Oberdick
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When It Makes Sense to Hire a Patent Attorney
Patents

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.
Doug Wolf
How to Take Advantage of the “First-to-File” Patent System
Patents

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.
Kirby Drake
What Sochi Can Teach Us About Trademarks
Growth Strategies

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.
Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe and Sound
Technology

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.
Mary Juetten
How to Sell Your Business for Top Dollar in 2014
Growth Strategies

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.
Elaine Pofeldt
How to Keep Your Startup's Secrets Private
Legal Center

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.
Peter Buckland
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Will the New Patent Law Kill the Garage Inventor and Startup?
Starting a Business

Will the New Patent Law Kill the Garage Inventor and Startup?

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.
Bernard Klosowski
The Big Benefits Behind These Three Little Letters: D.B.A.
Growth Strategies

The Big Benefits Behind These Three Little Letters: D.B.A.

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.
Mark J. Kohler
Why Intellectual Property Allows You to Be An Entrepreneur
Starting a Business

Why Intellectual Property Allows You to Be An Entrepreneur

Some argue you can't patent an idea, but if IP laws didn't exist, would you even be in business?
Erik Telford
7 Ways to Save Big Bucks On a Patent Attorney
Legal Center

7 Ways to Save Big Bucks On a Patent Attorney

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.
Stephen Key
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How Can I Legally Improve a Product I Didn't Create?
Growth Strategies

How Can I Legally Improve a Product I Didn't Create?

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.
Nina Kaufman
Tell Us: Is Intellectual Property Even Property at All?
Legal Center

Tell Us: Is Intellectual Property Even Property at All?

Businesses spend a lot of time and money fretting over patent issues, but perhaps the concept of intellectual property as a whole needs to be re-examined.
Ray Hennessey
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Angry Business Owner Wages War on 'Troll'
Legal Center

Angry Business Owner Wages War on 'Troll'

Kevin O'Connor, who co-founded ad tech company Doubleclick, is publicly battling a patent troll who is demanding $50,000.
Jason Fell
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