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Angry Business Owner Wages War on 'Troll'

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.
7 Biggest Myths Business Owners Believe About Using Copyrighted Material

7 Biggest Myths Business Owners Believe About Using Copyrighted Material

When it comes to copyright, how savvy are you? Here are the biggest misconceptions business-owners have about using copyrighted material.
What Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Can Teach You About Stealing Ideas

What Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Can Teach You About Stealing Ideas

No matter how much 'you know you want it,' chances are your business idea is not original. Here's what you can do to stay out of legal trouble.
How Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Microsoft's SkyDrive Trademark Misstep

How Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Microsoft's SkyDrive Trademark Misstep

Follow these expert tips for naming your startup and protecting your brand from trademark infringement.
Using Someone Else's Intellectual Property Comes At a Price

Using Someone Else's Intellectual Property Comes At a Price

In the IP wars, you have to figure out if a potential violation is worth the penalties you might pay.
The FTC Recommends Sweeping Investigation of Patent Trolls

The FTC Recommends Sweeping Investigation of Patent Trolls

Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, intends to launch a comprehensive inquiry into patent-assertion entities.
Why Filing a Patent Just Got More Complicated For Startups (Opinion)

Why Filing a Patent Just Got More Complicated For Startups (Opinion)

The America Invents Act, which went into effect March 16, has changed the process for patenting. These developments might not help entrepreneurs after all. Here's why.
'Six Strikes' Anti-Piracy Plan Could Slow Public Wi-Fi for Businesses

'Six Strikes' Anti-Piracy Plan Could Slow Public Wi-Fi for Businesses

What you need to know if your company offers complimentary Wi-Fi to customers.
Obama Takes Aim at 'Patent Trolls'

Obama Takes Aim at 'Patent Trolls'

Combating patent-law abuse was among the subjects the President talked about in a Google Hangout following up his State of the Union address.
5 Easy-to-Use Tools to Make Business Email More Secure

5 Easy-to-Use Tools to Make Business Email More Secure

Want to beef up email security? Consider these useful tools.
How to Stop a Competitor from Using a Similar Business Name

How to Stop a Competitor from Using a Similar Business Name

Attorney Nina Kaufman explains the steps you can take to protect your name.
How to Dispose of Old Devices Without Losing Data or Harming the Environment

How to Dispose of Old Devices Without Losing Data or Harming the Environment

Before you throw away your old computers and smartphones, make sure what's inside them won't harm your business -- or anyone else.
5 Steps for Keeping Digital Data Safe When Traveling to China

5 Steps for Keeping Digital Data Safe When Traveling to China

How to keep sensitive business information out of the hands of overseas cyberspies.
Five Ways You Can Avoid IP Theft

Five Ways You Can Avoid IP Theft

Here's how to keep your small firm's big digital assets out of the crosshairs of hackers.
How to Navigate the New Patent Law

How to Navigate the New Patent Law

The age-old patent system is set to be reformed. Here's how the new law might change how or whether you get a patent.
Why Tech 'Treps are Up in Arms over the PROTECT IP Act

Why Tech 'Treps are Up in Arms over the PROTECT IP Act

Tech entrepreneurs have lambasted a new bill that they say could stifle startups and innovation. Here's what you need to know about the PROTECT IP Act.
Protecting Your Knowledge -- and Your Business

Protecting Your Knowledge -- and Your Business

If you're in the business of selling information -- from books and podcasts to seminars and consulting -- protect your information and your business with these legal steps.

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights

Created as a pressure release for patent office overload, the controversial America Invents Act may give big business the edge in securing patents. Here's a guide to protecting your intellectual property rights in the post-act age.
Register, Protect and Defend

Register, Protect and Defend

How to stake and protect your claim when it comes to intellectual property.
Protecting Your Brand with Trademarks

Protecting Your Brand with Trademarks

Keep your brand's integrity intact by getting a trademark for your business' logo, name, tag line and more.
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