News and Articles About Patents
You are ready to introduce your invention to the world, but first you should consider whether your new product requires a patent to help make it commercially viable.
You don't have to fork over thousands of dollars in legal fees to safeguard your business idea with a patent. Here are some affordable easy steps to help ensure you're protecting your ideas from theft.
The America Invents Act, which went into effect March 16, has changed the process for patenting. These developments might not help entrepreneurs after all. Here's why.
Tim Sparapani of Application Developers Alliance provides insight into the world of patent trolls.
The two companies announced a new partnership that'll give citizen inventors access to a portion of GE's patent coffers, as well as a co-branded effort that could effectively appify your home.
Serial entrepreneur Mike Jones shares his insight on protecting your startup.
Combating patent-law abuse was among the subjects the President talked about in a Google Hangout following up his State of the Union address.
There are many ways to fight copycats--and they may even lead to opportunities.
Veteran venture capitalist Jason Green on why gaining market share is critical for early-stage startups.
Brian Cohen, an early investor in Pinterest, says entrepreneurs should get over their fears of being ripped off.
Samsung was ordered to pay Apple $1 billion for infringing on its patents. Will this change the way other mobile devices are made?
If you're first to market, it's not unusual for others to rip off your product. Hear entrepreneur Michael Aiello's story, plus tips from Pinterest investor Brian Cohen on handling knock-offs.
If you think a competitor copied your patented products or services, here are some ways to stand in the way of their efforts.
The age-old patent system is set to be reformed. Here's how the new law might change how or whether you get a patent.
Even as Congress considers which if any of the President's jobs measures to pass, some of his proposals are already gaining traction.
How to stake and protect your claim when it comes to intellectual property.
Instead of a utility patent, a provisional patent or a trademark could be a better first step.
A backlog of applications at the U.S. Patent Office has innovation in a stranglehold.
Patent attorney Patrick Roche of Fay Sharpe LLP talks about the history of the patent and when an entrepreneur who has an invention idea should apply and file for a patent.
Before you spend a lot of time an energy creating the next big thing, use a patent search to make sure it hasn't already been done.
How can you protect your secret recipe?
What do you do when patent costs don't fit your budget?
Want to share your idea before you have a patent on it? Our Invention Protection Expert explains why that may not be a good idea.