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What Should You Do About Copycat Competitors?
copycats

What Should You Do About Copycat Competitors?

When someone's just replicated your product, what you should do first is get on the phone and show 'em whom they're messing with.
Anna Johansson
How Small-Business Owners Can Patent a Great Idea
Patents

How Small-Business Owners Can Patent a Great Idea

Instead of letting another party run away with your great ideas and make a fortune, you need to protect your ideas from the get-go.
John Rampton
Amazon Awarded Patent for Parachute Shipping Label
Amazon

Amazon Awarded Patent for Parachute Shipping Label

It's a shipping label with a built-in parachute enabling packages to be dropped from a drone in flight.
Nokia and Apple Are Exploring Health Tech Partnership Following Their Patent Fight
Nokia

Nokia and Apple Are Exploring Health Tech Partnership Following Their Patent Fight

The companies have ended their patent fight and said they're planning to explore 'future collaboration in digital health initiatives.'
5 Lessons About Partnership Learned Watching the Uber-Waymo Meltdown
Partnerships

5 Lessons About Partnership Learned Watching the Uber-Waymo Meltdown

Shared vision brings partners together. No longer seeing things the same way drives them apart.
John Boitnott
Apple Patent Describes Dumb Laptop Powered by iPhone
Apple

Apple Patent Describes Dumb Laptop Powered by iPhone

Could the future of the MacBook be as an accessory device requiring an iPhone or iPad to function?
3 Approaches to Get Your Patent Application Moving Much Faster
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3 Approaches to Get Your Patent Application Moving Much Faster

Got a great idea? Expediting it through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office may cut the chances that it will be copied or stolen.
Bruce Itchkawitz
The Craziest Patents by Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google and More
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The Craziest Patents by Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google and More

From Apple's paper bag to IBM's Out of Office email system -- these companies go to great lengths to protect their ideas.
Rose Leadem
Dyson Files Patent for a 'High-Velocity' Hairbrush
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Dyson Files Patent for a 'High-Velocity' Hairbrush

Check out the plans for this high-tech beauty product.
Rose Leadem
An Entrepreneur's Guide to Inventing
Patents

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Inventing

How to pick the right patent for your potential product.
Nathan Resnick
3 Ways Startups Can Promote Innovation in the Trump Era
Innovation

3 Ways Startups Can Promote Innovation in the Trump Era

The president-elect's promise to eliminate 70 percent of federal regulations? From an innovation standpoint, this couldn't be more uplifting news for the country.
Dusty Wunderlich
Nokia Sues Apple for Allegedly Violating 32 Technology Patents
Apple

Nokia Sues Apple for Allegedly Violating 32 Technology Patents

The legal action by Nokia and Apple appear to mark a revival of the "smartphone patent wars" that began five years ago.
Apple Loses to Samsung in Supreme Court Smartphone Fight
Samsung

Apple Loses to Samsung in Supreme Court Smartphone Fight

Design patent cases very rarely reach the Supreme Court. It had not heard such a case in more than 120 years.
Inventors: Do a Patent Search Sooner Rather Than Later
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Inventors: Do a Patent Search Sooner Rather Than Later

What you find may dash your feelings of originality, but it can also be a roadmap for how to see your idea come onto the market.
Stephen Key
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