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7 Reasons Why Trademarks Are Important to Your Business

7 Reasons Why Trademarks Are Important to Your Business

Trademarks are inexpensive to obtain and grow in value as your business grows. It is never too early to trademark your brand
3 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Patent Risk

3 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Patent Risk

For startups, patent trolls can be a major headache. Make sure you remain abreast of patent risk to avoid litigation with trolls.
Why Protecting Intellectual Property Is Crucial to Business Success on 5 Counts

Why Protecting Intellectual Property Is Crucial to Business Success on 5 Counts

An ounce of prevention can be really worth the investment.
Tesla Gets Smacked With Trademark Lawsuit in China

Tesla Gets Smacked With Trademark Lawsuit in China

A suit brought today by Zhan Baosheng, who registered the 'Tesla' trademark in China in 2006, could decelerate the electric car-maker's eastward expansion.
Tesla's New Patent Strategy Makes Sense

Tesla's New Patent Strategy Makes Sense

For a large number of people to replace their gasoline-powered cars with electric- vehicles, many automakers need to make electric cars.
Smoke and Mirrors: Why We Aren't Seeing More Digital Zombies Like Michael Jackson

Smoke and Mirrors: Why We Aren't Seeing More Digital Zombies Like Michael Jackson

The King of Pop's digitized performance at the Billboard Music Awards gave the world a glimpse into a captivating technology that faces serious hurdles, inside and out.
U.S. Deals Harsh, But Not Fatal, Blow Against Washington Redskins

U.S. Deals Harsh, But Not Fatal, Blow Against Washington Redskins

Patent office rules that NFL team's name is 'disparaging' to Native Americans.
Tesla Motors Patents Now Available To Anyone

Tesla Motors Patents Now Available To Anyone

Elon Musk said the company is opening up its patents to competitors in 'the spirit of the open source movement.'
Photo-Taking Contact Lenses, Giant Crab Robots and Radiation-Blocking Underwear

Photo-Taking Contact Lenses, Giant Crab Robots and Radiation-Blocking Underwear

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
How to Triage Your Intellectual Property Needs

How to Triage Your Intellectual Property Needs

While this protection can rack up a bill, businesses will gain certain competitive advantages in the process.
Innovators, Watch Out for These Invention Killers

Innovators, Watch Out for These Invention Killers

Don't be caught off-kilter by unexpected roadblocks and setbacks. Acquaint yourself with these keys for ushering new products into the marketplace.
Google Wants to Patent Contact Lenses That Can Snap Photos

Google Wants to Patent Contact Lenses That Can Snap Photos

The tech company has a new patent application to apply Google Glass's camera feature to contact lenses.
A Primer on Patents: Who's Getting Them, Where and How Long It's Taking (Infographic)

A Primer on Patents: Who's Getting Them, Where and How Long It's Taking (Infographic)

As Washington continues to mull new patent legislation, here's a snapshot of the U.S. patent landscape.
Want to Text and Walk and Still See Where You're Going? Apple Has a Patent for That.

Want to Text and Walk and Still See Where You're Going? Apple Has a Patent for That.

Apple has filed a patent for 'transparent texting.'
Apple Engineer Provides Rare Glimpse Into iPhone Invention Secrets

Apple Engineer Provides Rare Glimpse Into iPhone Invention Secrets

As Apple prepares to wage yet another patent suit against Samsung, a key engineer is sharing insight into the enigmatic company's creative processes.
How to Avoid Trademark Infringement

How to Avoid Trademark Infringement

Infringing on someone else's trademark is no laughing matter. Attorney Doug Wolf offers up advice on what entrepreneurs need to know about trademark infringement.
Apple Might Bring Back Something Steve Jobs Hated: The Stylus.

Apple Might Bring Back Something Steve Jobs Hated: The Stylus.

Despite its founder's notorious disdain for them, Apple could release a surprisingly slick "iPen" stylus. Or not.
7 Persistent Myths About Intellectual Property

7 Persistent Myths About Intellectual Property

Misunderstandings about patents and copyrights can cost your business. Avoid these traps.
When It Makes Sense to Hire a Patent Attorney

When It Makes Sense to Hire a Patent Attorney

While patent attorneys can be costly, they can help protect your ideas and work, which can save you money down the road.
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Doug Wolf.

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Doug Wolf.

Attorney Doug Wolf wants to answer your big startup questions about trademarks, copyright, due diligence and working with venture groups.
How to Take Advantage of the “First-to-File” Patent System

How to Take Advantage of the “First-to-File” Patent System

There were big changes last year to who acquires protection. Here are answers to four common questions.
Apple's Latest Patent Will Let You Pick Up During a Voicemail

Apple's Latest Patent Will Let You Pick Up During a Voicemail

Apple was awarded today a patent for technology that will enable iPhone users to listen to voicemails as they’re being left, as well as to pick up mid-message.
What Sochi Can Teach Us About Trademarks

What Sochi Can Teach Us About Trademarks

When it was announced that Sochi would be the home of the 2014 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee jumped into motion, filing numerous trademark applications to protect the Olympic brand. While your startup doesn't have the global presence of the Olympics, here are some tips on how to protect your brand.
Apple's Latest Patent Tracks Temperature, Perspiration and Heart Rate -- in Your Headphones

Apple's Latest Patent Tracks Temperature, Perspiration and Heart Rate -- in Your Headphones

Filed in 2008, the USPTO granted the request by Apple for a headphone system that can monitor biometric data and can potentially be controlled with head gestures.
Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe and Sound

Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe and Sound

Whether they know it or not, almost all startups possess some sort of intellectual property. Here are a few ways to protect these IP secrets.

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