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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.
For a variety of reasons, some U.S.-based startups are choosing to source their companies' products overseas. Doing so, however, comes at a price. Here's how three young founders are making it work.
The leagues said they'll take their programming elsewhere if the live TV internet streaming service is allowed to continue its operations.
A student internship program can be a great asset for your company, but if not run properly, it can jeopardize the wellbeing of your entire business.
Distinguishing between independent contractors and employees properly means covering all your bases. Here are five important steps to take.
Keep these factors in mind while weighing your healthcare options.
Tax reform is happening. Kind of. And slowly. Here are some predictions of how it might all play out.
Some argue you can't patent an idea, but if IP laws didn't exist, would you even be in business?
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.
Aereo won a court victory in Boston today, but the fight over the startup's ability to provide digital streams of broadcast signals is far from over.
On the Supreme Court's slate for this term is a decision on whether companies who prevail against patent trolls can be reimbursed for legal expenses.
If you plan on running a contest, make sure your promotion is DMCA-compliant first.
The Lacey Act was the first real American conservation law, but changes in the law have made it too dangerous to conserve in its present form.
While non-disclosure agreements can help protect you, be careful about how you use them.
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.
Your idea isn't the only thing that needs protection. Your name, your logo, your images and your sounds--are the intellectual property that makes your business your own.
Choon Ng, creator of the colorful bracelet-making kit that has become a national sensation, has accused a fellow toymaker of patent infringement.
'Broker-Dealer Lite' Legal Gray Area Puts Entrepreneurs at Risk As JOBS Act Opens Internet to Pitching Accredited Investors
The legality of deals can come into question if 'finders' who connect companies with investors for a fee aren't registered as broker-dealers.
Deciding when to put an Inc. at the end of your company name can seem like a big step, but those three letters can offer some precious protections.
Getting the best counsel for your buck is a big step for every startup. Our experts suggest 5 ways to do it right.
When it comes to copyright, how savvy are you? Here are the biggest misconceptions business-owners have about using copyrighted material.
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.
Handshakes, verbal agreements and even email documentation aren't enough to ensure you aren't in legal trouble should a business relationship go sour. Here's how to protect yourself.
If you suspect that an employee has a drug or alcohol addiction, here are four steps to help protect your business.
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