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Intellectual Property

Domain names

What Are They? Domain Names, Business Entity Names, Trademarks.

If you've been using these terms interchangeably, stop right there.
Personal Branding

Axl Rose Is Fat. His Personal Branding Should Embrace That.

There is a danger in trying to wipe out who we are online. Axl Rose is putting his authenticity at risk.
Yahoo!

Yahoo Looking to Sell About 3,000 Patents That Could Be Worth More Than $1 Billion

The company has sent letters to a number of potential buyers for the patents, which date back to when the company was founded in 1996 and also include its original search technology.
Trademarks

Apple Loses Trademark Battle, Allowing Chinese Company to Use the 'IPHONE' Name

The Beijing company Xintong Tiandi Technology can now sell IPHONE-branded purses, wallets and phones cases.
Trademark Registration

How Do You Sustain Your Brand's Value? Follow These 6 Steps.

Hint: You want your logo to be more like the bitten apple and less like the walking fingers.
Congress

Congress Passes Legislation to Protect Firms' Trade Secrets

The 'Defend Trade Secrets Act' protections include manufacturing processes and computer methods.
Artists

How This Man Made the Leap From Artist to Entrepreneur

'The entrepreneurial spirit of defining, of iterating on a vision is what artists are fundamentally all about,' says Monegraph founder Kevin McCoy.
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.
Ask Entrepreneur

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.
Selling a Business

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.