News and Articles About Patents
Some argue you can't patent an idea, but if IP laws didn't exist, would you even be in business?
It's easy to run up the bills when hiring a patent attorney. Here are some steps to keep you from blowing your whole budget.
An innovator wonders if her ideas could generate a profit or a lawsuit. Ask Entrepreneur's legal expert answers, pointing out red flags that could keep the green out of reach.
Businesses spend a lot of time and money fretting over patent issues, but perhaps the concept of intellectual property as a whole needs to be re-examined.
Kevin O'Connor, who co-founded ad tech company Doubleclick, is publicly battling a patent troll who is demanding $50,000.
Choon Ng, creator of the colorful bracelet-making kit that has become a national sensation, has accused a fellow toymaker of patent infringement.
When it comes to copyright, how savvy are you? Here are the biggest misconceptions business-owners have about using copyrighted material.
No matter how much 'you know you want it,' chances are your business idea is not original. Here's what you can do to stay out of legal trouble.
Obama Administration Makes a Rare Move Defending Apple in a Longstanding Patent War Between Apple and Samsung
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative stepped into the Samsung-Apple battle and vetoed the ruling from the International Trade Commission earlier in the summer.
Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, intends to launch a comprehensive inquiry into patent-assertion entities.
Filing a patent isn't enough to protect your idea. It's important to consider how competitors might find a way around your patent and take action in advance. Here's how.
Several lawmakers took action and proposed anti-trolling bills in the months leading up to Tuesday's White House crackdown.
The White House announces executive actions and legislative recommendations Tuesday that aim to protect innovators from frivolous lawsuits.
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.
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