Intellectual Property

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.
Martin Zwilling
'Can It Be Copied?' Why Even Celebrity 'Sharks' Care About IP.
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.
Vic Lin
The Reality of Royalties
Ask the Money Guy

The Reality of Royalties

An expert explains why investors ask for them and what that means for you and your company.
Digitally Sold: The Logistics of Transferring Your Online Business
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.
Mark Daoust
Protecting an Idea Is Easy. Selling an Idea Is Hard.
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.
Stephen Key
5 Reasons Your Startup Should Add a 'Shark' to the Dream Team
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?
Brian Christie
4 Intellectual Property Myths That You Should Avoid
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.
Nina Zipkin
Burning Man Considers Legal Action Against Quiznos After Parody Ad
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.
Kate Taylor
Low-Cost Patent Search Options for Inventors on a Budget
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.
Kedma Ough
3 Things to Do After You Register a Trademark
Trademarks

3 Things to Do After You Register a Trademark

To maximize your protection, follow this quick checklist.
Jaia Thomas
Are Standard Equity Stakes in Spinoffs Misguided?
Equity

Are Standard Equity Stakes in Spinoffs Misguided?

Universities may be missing out on owning a share of their strongest spinoffs.
Scott Shane
5 Preventable Disasters That Have Ruined Countless Startups
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.
Jayson DeMers
California Man Sues Uber Claiming It Stole Ridesharing Idea
Legal Issues

California Man Sues Uber Claiming It Stole Ridesharing Idea

The complaint accusing alleges misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract.
Why File Design Patents? Modern Uses of a Classic Form of Intellectual Property.
Patents

Why File Design Patents? Modern Uses of a Classic Form of Intellectual Property.

Today's smart companies -- big and small -- are using them as part of a comprehensive IP strategy.
Eric Raciti
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