Patents

Christmas Eve, the flower of the Aztec warriors that Mexico gave to the world

Known as Cuetlax├│chitl in Nahuatl, the typical Christmas plant is famous thanks to an ambassador from the United States, where it is patented.

Surya Palacios

Protecting Your Critical Inventions On A Tight Budget

A three-step system to get the most value with little cost.

Why Your Patent Is Probably Worthless

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

Stephen Key

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.