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Intellectual Property

Legal Issues

California Man Sues Uber Claiming It Stole Ridesharing Idea

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

When It Comes to Knockoffs, Imitation Is the Costliest Form of Flattery

Trademarks and patents are far from perfect protection but they are, literally, the least a business can do to protect itself from counterfeiters.
Legal Issues

Artist Claims Apple Stole His Style

The suit demands Apple and the design firm Craig & Karl immediately cease using the images in question.
Intellectual Property

9 Affordable and Effective Ways to Protect Your Entrepreneurial Vision

The idea that will make you rich likely needs to be protected long before you are rich.
Infographics

How to Conduct a Patent Search to Make Sure Your Brilliant Invention Doesn't Already Exist (Infographic)

A step-by-step guide on how to find out if your invention has already been patented. We're crossing our fingers it hasn't.
Patent trolls

Congress Should Help Small Businesses Deter Patent Trolls

The patent trolls are the only stakeholders who benefit from vague and unclear threats to sue for patent infringement.
Legal Issues

Seattle Artist Says She Lost Millions of Dollars, Sues 'Angry Birds' Maker

A U.S. judge approved the lawsuit, which claims that an artist was cheated out of possibly millions of dollars from the sale of the brand's pet toys she designed.
Intellectual Property

Soylent Says Won't Sue Copycat Meal Replacement 'Schmoylent'

The original meal replacement company says it won't take legal action, but discouraged the knockoff from trying to compete.
Ready For Anything

3 Big Patent Moves That Won't Generate Real Value

These missteps will waste your company's time, money and resources.
Patents

Protect Your Most Valuable Business Assets

In the early stages of creating an enterprise, your most vital property is the big idea, invention or innovation. Here's how to safeguard it.
Intellectual Property

Have a Brilliant Idea? How to Keep it Safe. (Infographic)

From patents to trademarks to copyrights, here is an overview of what you can legally do to protect your intellectual property.
Innovation

Patent Reform and the Future of Innovation

Many assert that patent trolls are costing the U.S. economy billions of dollars, inhibiting innovation. The solution, however, is not so clear.
Ready For Anything

These 3 Legal Traps Can Stop a New Business in its Tracks

When it comes to these issues, the best policy is to avoid the risks.
Patents

A Quick Guide to Free Legal Services for Patenting Your Invention

The cost of a patent attorney is daunting for independent inventors but a government program makes it affordable, if you qualify.