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5 Pieces of Bad Advice You Should Ignore If You Want Your App to Succeed
Apps

5 Pieces of Bad Advice You Should Ignore If You Want Your App to Succeed

Should you build a business plan or seek patent protection for your app?
Rahul Varshneya
Encouragement Is Growing for Women Inventors
Inventors

Encouragement Is Growing for Women Inventors

Women filed about a third of all trademarks in recent years but fewer than a fifth of patents. There is help to get everybody's good ideas turned into products.
Kedma Ough
3 Big Patent Moves That Won't Generate Real Value
Patents

3 Big Patent Moves That Won't Generate Real Value

These missteps will waste your company's time, money and resources.
Elliot Cook and Darren Jiron
Have a Quirky Idea? Submit It to This Quick-to-Market Website.
Inventions

Have a Quirky Idea? Submit It to This Quick-to-Market Website.

If you have a dream of a new product and fall into one of these three scenarios, Quirky might be a good platform for you.
Stephen Key
Protect Your Most Valuable Business Assets
Patents

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.
Phil Hartstein
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Looks Like Big Tech Is Winning the Battle With Patent Trolls
Patent trolls

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.
Have a Brilliant Idea? How to Keep it Safe. (Infographic)
Intellectual Property

Have a Brilliant Idea? How to Keep it Safe. (Infographic)

From patents to trademarks to copyrights, here is an overview of what you can legally do to protect your intellectual property.
Catherine Clifford
4 Pieces of Bad Startup Advice That You Should Ignore
Startups

4 Pieces of Bad Startup Advice That You Should Ignore

Investors will not be impressed if you attempt to pursue these unfounded bits of guidance.
Rob Strandberg
Pepsi Files Patent to Put Pop Rocks in Granola Bars
Patents

Pepsi Files Patent to Put Pop Rocks in Granola Bars

In yet another food mashup, PepsiCo is hoping to make granola pop with the addition of "carbonated candy" like Pop Rocks.
Kate Taylor
Protect Your Business Name: Tips on How to Secure a Trademark (Infographic)
Infographics

Protect Your Business Name: Tips on How to Secure a Trademark (Infographic)

By registering your business name and logo with the United States Patent and Trademark office, you can legally protect your brand.
Catherine Clifford
An Entrepreneur's Guide to Getting Sued and Fighting Back
Legal Issues

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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Pair of Apple Patents Aims to Answer: 'Where'd I Park My Car?'
Patents

Pair of Apple Patents Aims to Answer: 'Where'd I Park My Car?'

iPhones might soon be able to determine when and where a car has been parked, and then guide absentminded drivers back to their vehicles.
Geoff Weiss
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
Unlocking America's Innovation Warehouse
Patents

Unlocking America's Innovation Warehouse

Legal complexities have resulted in a system where only a judge can determine what a patent covers.
Jay Walker