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Trademarks: The First Line of Defense Protecting Your Brand (Infographic)
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Trademarks: The First Line of Defense Protecting Your Brand (Infographic)

From Apple to Coca-Cola to Yves Saint Laurent, a look at the big business behind those little images, symbols and words that make up a company's brand.
Catherine Clifford
BlackBerry Settles Patent Dispute With Ryan Seacrest's Company
Legal Issues

BlackBerry Settles Patent Dispute With Ryan Seacrest's Company

The dispute was over the sale of smartphone keyboards of a certain size.
How Patents Proliferated in the U.S. and Around the Globe (Infographic)
Patents

How Patents Proliferated in the U.S. and Around the Globe (Infographic)

Our nation's advanced patent system is very different the one adopted in 1790.
Laura Entis
Why Google Might Be Getting Into the Teddy Bear Business
Google

Why Google Might Be Getting Into the Teddy Bear Business

Imagine a Google-made stuffed robot listening, watching, sensing your every move.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
What You Need to Know to Protect Your Big Idea
Legal Advice

What You Need to Know to Protect Your Big Idea

Trademarks, patents and copyrights are esoteric legal matters of huge importance to entrepreneurs.
Charley Moore
Heads Up: Amazon Wants Delivery Drones to Find You Wherever You Are
Drones

Heads Up: Amazon Wants Delivery Drones to Find You Wherever You Are

The tech giant recently filed a patent explaining its drone delivery plans
Nina Zipkin
The No. 1 Mistake Product Developers Make
Business Ideas

The No. 1 Mistake Product Developers Make

You may have just come up with a great idea, but it doesn't mean squat if you fall into this trap.
Stephen Key
Why File Design Patents? Modern Uses of a Classic Form of Intellectual Property.
Patents

Why File Design Patents? Modern Uses of a Classic Form of Intellectual Property.

Today's smart companies -- big and small -- are using them as part of a comprehensive IP strategy.
Eric Raciti
Google's Latest Patent Might Replace Your Laptop's Space Bar With a Giant Trackpad
Patents

Google's Latest Patent Might Replace Your Laptop's Space Bar With a Giant Trackpad

With no space bar, where will all the astronauts hang out?
Geoff Weiss
Have a Patent? Now You Can Sell It to Google.
Patents

Have a Patent? Now You Can Sell It to Google.

The tech giant has launched an experimental online portal to buy patents.
Is LinkedIn Trying to Catch You Lying on Your Resume? Maybe.
Linkedin

Is LinkedIn Trying to Catch You Lying on Your Resume? Maybe.

LinkedIn has filed a patent for a fact-checking system that would likely be used to check user-generated content as well as resumes and bios.
Kia Kokalitcheva
Microsoft Wants to Clean Up Your Germ-Infested Smartphone Screen
Smartphones

Microsoft Wants to Clean Up Your Germ-Infested Smartphone Screen

Fact: Your little talk box is crawling with gobs of toxic crud. Microsoft aims to kill those bugs dead. Here's how.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
9 Affordable and Effective Ways to Protect Your Entrepreneurial Vision
Intellectual Property

9 Affordable and Effective Ways to Protect Your Entrepreneurial Vision

The idea that will make you rich likely needs to be protected long before you are rich.
John Boitnott
Key Elements of Controversial Podcasting Patent Revoked
Patents

Key Elements of Controversial Podcasting Patent Revoked

The U.S. Patent Office deemed claims concerning episodic content 'unpatentable.'