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A Quick Guide to Free Legal Services for Patenting Your Invention
Patents

A Quick Guide to Free Legal Services for Patenting Your Invention

The cost of a patent attorney is daunting for independent inventors but a government program makes it affordable, if you qualify.
Kedma Ough
Attorney Confession: Those Little TM and (R) Symbols Are More Important Than I Thought
Trademark Registration

Attorney Confession: Those Little TM and (R) Symbols Are More Important Than I Thought

Nobody knows everything, even in their own field. This lawyer got herself into trademark difficulty that a few simple steps would have avoided.
Genavieve Shingle
7 Reasons Why Trademarks Are Important to Your Business
Trademarks

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
Abigail Rubinstein
3 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Patent Risk
Legal Center

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.
John A. Amster
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Why Protecting Intellectual Property Is Crucial to Business Success on 5 Counts
Intellectual Property

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

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

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.
Geoff Weiss
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Tesla's New Patent Strategy Makes Sense
Patents

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

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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
U.S. Deals Harsh, But Not Fatal, Blow Against Washington Redskins
Patents

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

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

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.'
Nina Zipkin
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Photo-Taking Contact Lenses, Giant Crab Robots and Radiation-Blocking Underwear
Technology

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?'
Jason Fell
How to Triage Your Intellectual Property Needs
Intellectual Property

How to Triage Your Intellectual Property Needs

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

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.
Louis Foreman
Google Wants to Patent Contact Lenses That Can Snap Photos
Far Out Tech

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.
Laura Entis