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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
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
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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
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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
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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.
Apple Faces Second Suit From Victorious Patent Firm
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Apple Faces Second Suit From Victorious Patent Firm

A Texas company is again suing the tech giant, this time over the same patents' use in devices introduced after the original case was underway.
Apple Ordered to Pay $533 Million for Patent Infringement
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Apple Ordered to Pay $533 Million for Patent Infringement

A federal jury in Texas found that its iTunes software infringed three patents owned by patent licensing firm Smartflash LLC.
The Companies That Apply for the Most Patents and Trademarks (Infographic)
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The Companies That Apply for the Most Patents and Trademarks (Infographic)

Legal startup SmartUp generated this infographic summarizing who is getting patents, where and how long it is taking the application process to complete.
Catherine Clifford
BlackBerry to Seacrest: This Ain't Over
Legal Issues

BlackBerry to Seacrest: This Ain't Over

The Canadian tech company ratchets up its fight versus Seacrest's Typo with new complaint.
Before Spending Money on Your Great Idea Be Sure It Isn't Invented Already
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Before Spending Money on Your Great Idea Be Sure It Isn't Invented Already

Inventors caught up in the thrill of new idea often skip the research needed to be certain nobody has a patent on it.
Christopher Hawker
Before You Crowdfund an Invention, Consider Patent Protection
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Before You Crowdfund an Invention, Consider Patent Protection

It's great to get your idea out to millions of potential investors, but there are bad apples out there who may just want to rip you off.
Kendall Almerico
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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
BlackBerry Shares Drop After Denying Talks of $7.5 Billion Samsung Acquisition
Mergers and Acquisitions

BlackBerry Shares Drop After Denying Talks of $7.5 Billion Samsung Acquisition

The rumored buyout is said to be a bid for BlackBerry's valuable trove of patents.
Geoff Weiss
Hungry for Patents, Samsung Approaches BlackBerry About a Buyout
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Hungry for Patents, Samsung Approaches BlackBerry About a Buyout

The South Korean tech company could be offering $7.5 billion.