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An Entrepreneur's Guide to Getting Sued and Fighting Back
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An Entrepreneur's Guide to Getting Sued and Fighting Back

When a court case threatens your business, consider taking the following steps.
Ben Berkowitz
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In Business, the Cameras Are Always Rolling
Leadership Qualities

In Business, the Cameras Are Always Rolling

Leaders need to take a stand for what's right when bad behavior occurs.
Brian Fielkow
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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
5 Keys in Negotiating an Office Lease
Real estate

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.
Susie Algard
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America Is Still the Land of Opportunity for British Tech Stars
Global Business

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.
Danny Lopez
Gone in a Flash: Twitpic to Shut Down Following Dispute With Twitter
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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.
Nina Zipkin
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Federal Court Shuts Down Aereo's Final Argument to Save Itself
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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.
Benjamin Kabin
A Rant, and Some Suggestions What to Do, About Patent Trolls
Patent trolls

A Rant, and Some Suggestions What to Do, About Patent Trolls

An entrepreneur devoted to innovation and protection of intellectual property lets loose about patent trolls and the patent system that enables them.
Christopher Seiwald
These 3 Legal Traps Can Stop a New Business in its Tracks
Legal Center

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
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A Quick Guide to Free Legal Services for Patenting Your Invention
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
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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
What Obama's Order Banning Gay Discrimination Means for Businesses
Legal Center

What Obama's Order Banning Gay Discrimination Means for Businesses

Many entrepreneurs may be surprised to learn that federal laws have not addressed sexual-orientation or gender-identity bias inside private companies.
Jonathan Segal
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The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Incorporating
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The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Incorporating

Never fall into the trap of believing this is easy way to avoid paying taxes or taking personal responsibility for your actions.
Nellie Akalp
U.S. Says Fourth Amendment Does Not Protect Digitally-Stored Data
Legal Center

U.S. Says Fourth Amendment Does Not Protect Digitally-Stored Data

A drug trafficking case in which the government is demanding Microsoft hand over emails stored in a Dublin datacenter has called into question Fourth Amendment rights in a digital era.
Geoff Weiss
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