Intellectual Property

Patent Reform and the Future of Innovation
Innovation

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.
Louis Foreman
These 3 Legal Traps Can Stop a New Business in its Tracks
Legal

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.
Adam Callinan
Patents

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.
Kedma Ough
The 3 Essential Things Needed in a Founders' Agreement
Ask the Expert

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.
Bo Yaghmaie
Your One-Stop Guide to Royalty Rates (Infographic)
Manufacturing

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.
Nina Zipkin
Hasbro to Let Fans Design 3-D Printed My Little Pony Art
3-D Printing

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.
Geoff Weiss
Why Protecting Intellectual Property Is Crucial to Business Success on 5 Counts
Intellectual Property

Why Protecting Intellectual Property Is Crucial to Business Success on 5 Counts

An ounce of prevention can be really worth the investment.
Darin Klemchuk
Tesla's New Patent Strategy Makes Sense
Patents

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.
Scott Shane
Intellectual Property

How to Triage Your Intellectual Property Needs

While this protection can rack up a bill, businesses will gain certain competitive advantages in the process.
Darin Klemchuk
How to Avoid Trademark Infringement
Ask the Expert

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.
Doug Wolf
Counteracting Copyright and Trademark Infringement Online
Copyrights

Counteracting Copyright and Trademark Infringement Online

Take protective measures and find out how enforcement actions can provide your businesss relief.
Darin Klemchuk
When Entrepreneurs Should Be Concerned About Copyrighting and Trademarking
Ask the Expert

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.
Doug Wolf
7 Persistent Myths About Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property

7 Persistent Myths About Intellectual Property

Misunderstandings about patents and copyrights can cost your business. Avoid these traps.
David G. Oberdick
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