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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.

3 Hacks to Save on Startup Legal Fees

When it comes to legal hurdles, an attorney can be your biggest asset or your biggest expense. Here's how to trim your legal costs.

How to Know If You Need to Patent Your Product

You are ready to introduce your invention to the world, but first you should consider whether your new product requires a patent to help make it commercially viable.

Creating a Prototype Immediately and 4 More Business Tips From the Week

Read the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com, from why you should build a prototype early to why you need a team of "front stabbers."

What Every Online Business Needs to Know About the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

New changes to the law are scheduled to go into effect July 1st. Is your business ready?

How to Protect Your Business Idea Without a Patent

You don't have to fork over thousands of dollars in legal fees to safeguard your business idea with a patent. Here are some affordable easy steps to help ensure you're protecting your ideas from theft.

Customer Privacy Policy Essentials

What every online business should know about protecting customer information.

What Employee Stock Ownership Plans Mean For Entrepreneurs

Partial ownership of your business is one way to reward employees. A new bill proposed in Senate this week encourages such employee stock ownership plans. Here are the pros and cons for your business.

How to Choose an Accountant Who Is Also an Advisor

What an accountant can do to help keep your startup running.

7 Qualities to Look For in a Lawyer

Once you have a list of attorneys to consider, be sure to watch what they say and do before you sign them on.

Most New Business Ideas Hatching for 6 or More Months

A new report shows that most new business owners spend months working on their business plan prior to starting up.

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Small-Business Attorney

A quick guide to finding a legal professional that is the right fit for your business.

Incorporating Your Business

When starting your business, it's worth taking the time to think through which legal structure will be best for you and your business. Here is some guidance on the basics.

How to Defend Your Designs Against Knockoffs

There are many ways to fight copycats--and they may even lead to opportunities.

When Bad Online Reviews Cost Business

A Washington, D.C., contractor sues a dissatisfied customer for $750,000 over a negative Yelp review.

How Not to Get Burned When a Partnership Goes Bad

Attorney Nina Kaufman on why a written agreement can be a critical asset for keeping partners accountable.

The Top 3 Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them

Messy legal issues can derail a new business. It's best to keep it clean from the start.

3 Reasons Sole Proprietorship Might Not Be Right for You

Attorney Nina Kaufman on when entrepreneurs should steer clear of this business entity.

Legal Tips for Setting Up a 'DBA'

Attorney Nina Kaufman on establishing a new name under which your company can do business.

What You Need to Know Before Taking on Investors

Attorney Nina Kaufman explains the legal precautions business owners need to take.

3 Critical Elements of Client Agreements

Attorney Nina Kaufman outlines what's needed before you begin working with a client.

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