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Protect Your Most Valuable Business Assets
Patents

Protect Your Most Valuable Business Assets

In the early stages of creating an enterprise, your most vital property is the big idea, invention or innovation. Here's how to safeguard it.
Phil Hartstein
Looks Like Big Tech Is Winning the Battle With Patent Trolls
Patent trolls

Looks Like Big Tech Is Winning the Battle With Patent Trolls

The trolls are in retreat in the wake of several changes in U.S. law.
Have a Brilliant Idea? How to Keep it Safe. (Infographic)
Intellectual Property

Have a Brilliant Idea? How to Keep it Safe. (Infographic)

From patents to trademarks to copyrights, here is an overview of what you can legally do to protect your intellectual property.
Catherine Clifford
4 Pieces of Bad Startup Advice That You Should Ignore
Startups

4 Pieces of Bad Startup Advice That You Should Ignore

Investors will not be impressed if you attempt to pursue these unfounded bits of guidance.
Rob Strandberg
Pepsi Files Patent to Put Pop Rocks in Granola Bars
Patents

Pepsi Files Patent to Put Pop Rocks in Granola Bars

In yet another food mashup, PepsiCo is hoping to make granola pop with the addition of "carbonated candy" like Pop Rocks.
Kate Taylor
An Entrepreneur's Guide to Getting Sued and Fighting Back
Legal Issues

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Getting Sued and Fighting Back

When a court case threatens your business, consider taking the following steps.
Ben Berkowitz
Pair of Apple Patents Aims to Answer: 'Where'd I Park My Car?'
Patents

Pair of Apple Patents Aims to Answer: 'Where'd I Park My Car?'

iPhones might soon be able to determine when and where a car has been parked, and then guide absentminded drivers back to their vehicles.
Geoff Weiss
A Rant, and Some Suggestions What to Do, About Patent Trolls
Patent trolls

A Rant, and Some Suggestions What to Do, About Patent Trolls

An entrepreneur devoted to innovation and protection of intellectual property lets loose about patent trolls and the patent system that enables them.
Christopher Seiwald
Unlocking America's Innovation Warehouse
Patents

Unlocking America's Innovation Warehouse

Legal complexities have resulted in a system where only a judge can determine what a patent covers.
Jay Walker
These 3 Legal Traps Can Stop a New Business in its Tracks
Legal

These 3 Legal Traps Can Stop a New Business in its Tracks

When it comes to these issues, the best policy is to avoid the risks.
Adam Callinan
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
Patents

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