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Protect Your Most Valuable Business Assets

In the early stages of creating an enterprise, your most vital property is the big idea, invention or innovation. Here's how to safeguard it.

Looks Like Big Tech Is Winning the Battle With Patent Trolls

The trolls are in retreat in the wake of several changes in U.S. law.

The 'George Costanza Defense' to Stealing Trade Secrets

When an employee is caught red-handed taking proprietary secrets, some feign ignorance to noncompete agreements. Here's how to handle it.

The Changes to Tax Laws You Need to Know

Find out about Internal Revenue Code updates affecting small businesses that take effect this year and the next.

NYC Papa John's Pizza Franchisee Sued for $2 Million

This is what happens when you allegedly underpay 400 delivery workers and shave hours from their paychecks.

What Employers Need to Know About Ebola for Now

Understand how transmission takes place and educate your workforce. Consider extra steps as needed.

Irish Tax Changes May Cost U.S. Companies Like Apple and Google Billions of Dollars

Although, a new break and pressure to tackle tax avoidance elsewhere means they are unlikely to decamp.

From a Legal Standpoint, Should You Go With Google Docs or Office Online?

Forget the features list and ease of use. There are some serious implications to consider with the companies privacy policies.

The Dirty Little Secrets Lurking in Your Franchise Contract

A real estate professional with multiple offices discovers critical terms of her business arrangement the hard way.

Infighting Jeopardizing Your Family Business? Financial Advisors Can Help.

Douglas Box wishes he'd done some things differently. His three brothers probably do, too.

What to Do If an Employee Quits in an Epic Fashion

Should a worker unexpectedly leave the company with a dramatic and outrageous stunt, take these five steps.

This App Wants to Help Get Rid of Your Parking Tickets

Got a parking ticket? This new app disputes your tickets so you don't have to.

What to Do If Someone Uses Your Trademark

The saying, 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' just doesn't fly when dealing with trademarks.

3 Reasons to Not Form a Company in California

Although many flock to the Golden State, some may be unaware of these restrictions on how businesses can operate.

A Crash Course on Licenses, Joint Ventures and Partnerships

Here are some common terms and features that you might see in your next business agreement.

4 Things Entrepreneurs Should Think About That May Not Be in the Business Plan

Two young women recount the lessons they learned from starting their social media-marketing agency.

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Getting Sued and Fighting Back

When a court case threatens your business, consider taking the following steps.

In Business, the Cameras Are Always Rolling

Leaders need to take a stand for what's right when bad behavior occurs.

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.

5 Keys in Negotiating an Office Lease

It's a tricky business to find the right commercial space and set up optimal terms of agreement. Here's how to skillfully navigate.

America Is Still the Land of Opportunity for British Tech Stars

A British consul general details how transplants from across the pond eye the States for entrepreneurial endeavors and outlines a few obstacles to their success.

Gone in a Flash: Twitpic to Shut Down Following Dispute With Twitter

The image sharing site is closing down after Twitter requested it drop its trademark application.

Federal Court Shuts Down Aereo's Final Argument to Save Itself

The live TV-streaming service will have to continue its fight at the district level.
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