News and Articles About Patents
Attorney Doug Wolf wants to answer your big startup questions about trademarks, copyright, due diligence and working with venture groups.
There were big changes last year to who acquires protection. Here are answers to four common questions.
Apple was awarded today a patent for technology that will enable iPhone users to listen to voicemails as theyre being left, as well as to pick up mid-message.
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.
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.
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.
By presenting dense technical text in a simple visual format, patent maps can be efficient tools for reading a competitive landscape, preforming due diligence and even forecasting upcoming trends.
For the search giant, the sale of its smartphone-making division to Lenovo comes with good news as well as some bad news.
The agreement comes after years of patent disputes over smartphones and tablets.
SimpleAir, a non-practicing entity that has gone after other tech giants, is seeking $125 million or more in damages for patent infringement.
On Monday, both the Supreme Court and New York State took a crack at trolling.
Next month, CEOs from both companies will sit down to discuss "settlement opportunities" to try and resolve the ongoing patent disputes.
Scottevest has recorded steady revenue growth, expecting to finish 2013 with sales of $10 million.
Our expert attorney Peter Buckland discusses how startups should go about divulging startup secrets to investors, business partners and others.
The Innovation Act sailed through a first vote on Capitol Hill today, but faces challenges before becoming law.
The House of Representatives is expected to take up the Innovation Act today, but stakeholders fear that the increased paperwork required by the bill would be counterproductive.
A prototype is often the only way to know if your idea will fly, and if your startup is ready to launch.
Congress got it wrong when it harmonized U.S. patent laws with the rest of the world. Now, startups and American inventors are at a disadvantage.
Some argue you can't patent an idea, but if IP laws didn't exist, would you even be in business?
It's easy to run up the bills when hiring a patent attorney. Here are some steps to keep you from blowing your whole budget.
An innovator wonders if her ideas could generate a profit or a lawsuit. Ask Entrepreneur's legal expert answers, pointing out red flags that could keep the green out of reach.
Businesses spend a lot of time and money fretting over patent issues, but perhaps the concept of intellectual property as a whole needs to be re-examined.
Kevin O'Connor, who co-founded ad tech company Doubleclick, is publicly battling a patent troll who is demanding $50,000.
Choon Ng, creator of the colorful bracelet-making kit that has become a national sensation, has accused a fellow toymaker of patent infringement.
When it comes to copyright, how savvy are you? Here are the biggest misconceptions business-owners have about using copyrighted material.