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A Primer on Patents: Who's Getting Them, Where and How Long It's Taking (Infographic)
Patents

A Primer on Patents: Who's Getting Them, Where and How Long It's Taking (Infographic)

As Washington continues to mull new patent legislation, here's a snapshot of the U.S. patent landscape.
Catherine Clifford
Want to Text and Walk and Still See Where You're Going? Apple Has a Patent for That.
Texting

Want to Text and Walk and Still See Where You're Going? Apple Has a Patent for That.

Apple has filed a patent for 'transparent texting.'
Laura Entis
Apple Engineer Provides Rare Glimpse Into iPhone Invention Secrets
Technology

Apple Engineer Provides Rare Glimpse Into iPhone Invention Secrets

As Apple prepares to wage yet another patent suit against Samsung, a key engineer is sharing insight into the enigmatic company's creative processes.
Geoff Weiss
How to Avoid Trademark Infringement
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How to Avoid Trademark Infringement

Infringing on someone else's trademark is no laughing matter. Attorney Doug Wolf offers up advice on what entrepreneurs need to know about trademark infringement.
Doug Wolf
Apple Might Bring Back Something Steve Jobs Hated: The Stylus.
iPhone

Apple Might Bring Back Something Steve Jobs Hated: The Stylus.

Despite its founder's notorious disdain for them, Apple could release a surprisingly slick "iPen" stylus. Or not.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
7 Persistent Myths About Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property

7 Persistent Myths About Intellectual Property

Misunderstandings about patents and copyrights can cost your business. Avoid these traps.
David G. Oberdick
When It Makes Sense to Hire a Patent Attorney
Patents

When It Makes Sense to Hire a Patent Attorney

While patent attorneys can be costly, they can help protect your ideas and work, which can save you money down the road.
Doug Wolf
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Doug Wolf.
Ask the Expert

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Doug Wolf.

Attorney Doug Wolf wants to answer your big startup questions about trademarks, copyright, due diligence and working with venture groups.
Andrea Huspeni
How to Take Advantage of the “First-to-File” Patent System
Patents

How to Take Advantage of the “First-to-File” Patent System

There were big changes last year to who acquires protection. Here are answers to four common questions.
Kirby Drake
Apple's Latest Patent Will Let You Pick Up During a Voicemail
Patents

Apple's Latest Patent Will Let You Pick Up During a Voicemail

Apple was awarded today a patent for technology that will enable iPhone users to listen to voicemails as they're being left, as well as to pick up mid-message.
Geoff Weiss
What Sochi Can Teach Us About Trademarks
Growth Strategies

What Sochi Can Teach Us About Trademarks

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.
Apple's Latest Patent Tracks Temperature, Perspiration and Heart Rate -- in Your Headphones
Technology

Apple's Latest Patent Tracks Temperature, Perspiration and Heart Rate -- in Your Headphones

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.
Geoff Weiss
Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe and Sound
Technology

Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe and Sound

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.
Mary Juetten
Ever Heard of a Patent Map? They Can Help Predict the Future.
Growth Strategies

Ever Heard of a Patent Map? They Can Help Predict the Future.

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.
Laura Entis