Intellectual Property

Apple

Apple Hit With Huge $625M Verdict Over FaceTime, VPN Patents

The latest trial between Apple and VirnetX, which has been taking place over the last week, is a do-over of an earlier 2012 patent clash between the two parties.
Intellectual Property

4 Steps to Better Protect Your Ideas

Brainpower is good. Brainpower you own is far better.
Patents

Get a Software Patent to Protect Yourself, But Be Prepared for a Frustrating Process

Creating innovative software and getting a patent for it do not line up very well in this day and age. Here are eight reasons why the two are such different worlds.
Intellectual Property

'Can It Be Copied?' Why Even Celebrity 'Sharks' Care About IP.

Intellectual property is something to be protected if you want to attract investment.
Project Grow

The Reality of Royalties

An expert explains why investors ask for them and what that means for you and your company.
Business Moving Forward

Digitally Sold: The Logistics of Transferring Your Online Business

Instead of handing over keys to a building, you're transferring account passwords, intellectual property and domain names.
Inventing

Protecting an Idea Is Easy. Selling an Idea Is Hard.

I received great advice from my patent attorney after freaking out about one of my big ideas.
Legal Advice

5 Reasons Your Startup Should Add a 'Shark' to the Dream Team

Your startup has its your hustler, its hipster, its hacker. But, wait, isn't somebody missing here?
Fact vs Fiction

4 Intellectual Property Myths That You Should Avoid

Don't get tripped up in legal technicalities in the pursuit of protecting your ideas.
Quiznos

Burning Man Considers Legal Action Against Quiznos After Parody Ad

The festival didn't find a video made by the sandwich chain mocking Burning Man for selling out very funny.
Patents

Low-Cost Patent Search Options for Inventors on a Budget

Inventors routinely believe they were the first to think of their great idea. They are not routinely correct.
Trademarks

3 Things to Do After You Register a Trademark

To maximize your protection, follow this quick checklist.
Equity

Are Standard Equity Stakes in Spinoffs Misguided?

Universities may be missing out on owning a share of their strongest spinoffs.
Startup Basics

5 Preventable Disasters That Have Ruined Countless Startups

Allowing your business to succumb to one of these entirely preventable fates will lead to regret.
Legal Issues

California Man Sues Uber Claiming It Stole Ridesharing Idea

The complaint accusing alleges misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract.
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