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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.'
Avoid These 8 Toxic Trademark Mistakes
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Avoid These 8 Toxic Trademark Mistakes

With a little creatiivity and attention to detail you can protect your own trademarks but the key is to be thorough.
John Rampton
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How to Conduct a Patent Search to Make Sure Your Brilliant Invention Doesn't Already Exist (Infographic)
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How to Conduct a Patent Search to Make Sure Your Brilliant Invention Doesn't Already Exist (Infographic)

A step-by-step guide on how to find out if your invention has already been patented. We're crossing our fingers it hasn't.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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Google Granted Patent for Airbags That Deploy on the Outside of Self-Driving Cars
Self-Driving Cars

Google Granted Patent for Airbags That Deploy on the Outside of Self-Driving Cars

The bumper-like feature would ostensibly protect pedestrians in the event of an accident.
Geoff Weiss
Four Hewlett-Packard Patents Ruled Invalid in Lawsuit
Patents

Four Hewlett-Packard Patents Ruled Invalid in Lawsuit

A federal judge in California has deemed the tech company's patents as too abstract.
A 5-Step Reality Check for Inventors
Inventions

A 5-Step Reality Check for Inventors

The only easy parts of developing an invention are underestimating the costs and over-estimating the market.
Kedma Ough
Ericsson Sues Apple for Telecom Patent Infringement
Patents

Ericsson Sues Apple for Telecom Patent Infringement

The Swedish mobile telecom gear maker is suing over patents related to the 2G and 4G/LTE standards.