Patents

Patents

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.

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.

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.

11 Ways to Stop Companies From Ripping Off Your Invention

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

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.

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