Patents

Why Your Patent Is Probably Worthless

Filing on inventions that aren't marketable just helps enrich the Patent and Trademark Office.

Stephen Key

· 6 min read

5 Steps for Turning Your Invention Idea Into a Product

Got a great idea for an invention but not sure what to do with it? Follow these steps to turn your idea into a marketable product.

Sarah Pierce

· 7 min read

U.S. Trade Judge Calls for Import Ban on Certain iPhones

The initial ruling from the U.S. International Trade Commission found that Apple had infringed on a Qualcomm patent. However, the ruling could be reversed by the commission, appealed by Apple, and even vetoed by President Donald Trump.

Michael Kan

· 3 min read

10 Things You Didn't Realize Were Invented in the 1990s

From Google.com to Nintendo 64 -- there's much to attribute to the 1990s.

Rose Leadem

· 5 min read

11 Ways to Stop Companies From Ripping Off Your Invention

Have a good idea? Don't give anyone a reason to work around you.

Stephen Key

· 8 min read

Cat Fight! How These Inventors Beat the Counterfeiters That Nearly Destroyed Their Company.

When a company copied their invention, Natasha and Fred Ruckel began investigating -- and got an inside look into how products are ripped off.

Michael Kaplan

· 15+ min read

Do Amazon's Movement-Tracking Wristbands Violate Workers' Privacy Rights?

A look at the legal precedents shows Amazon could get into trouble with its newly patented devices.

Dariush Adli

· 7 min read

More Patent Trolls Are Targeting Startups. Here's What You Can Do.

As an entrepreneur, you could be a potential target for patent trolls. But there is something you can do about it.

Nathaniel Borenstein

· 6 min read

5 Under-the-Radar Legal Developments Entrepreneurs Need to Know

The rewriting of the federal tax code was from the only change relevant to entrepreneurs.

Jaia Thomas

· 3 min read

5 Things an IP Attorney Will Make You Do Before You Launch a Crowdfunding Campaign

Evaluating patent risk is serious business -- and the single most important reason for retaining an experienced patent attorney.

Gerard von Hoffmann

· 7 min read

Using Your Intellectual Property to Escape the 9-to-5

Here's how to make sure your idea isn't stolen, corrupted or plagiarized by every Tom, Dick and Sally.

Carel Smit

· 8 min read

If Your Startup Really Is Disruptive, Expect to be Sued By a Patent Troll.

Legacy companies that have neglected to innovate often instead compete by filing costly IP lawsuits potential competitors struggle to afford.

Tim Molino

· 6 min read