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Samsung v. Apple Holds Major Consequences for Design Patent Owners
Patents

Samsung v. Apple Holds Major Consequences for Design Patent Owners

The $399 million judgment Samsung owes Apple is the least consequential matter the Supreme Court will decide when it rules on the case.
Eric Amundsen
3 Ways to Create Successful Proprietary Tech
Proprietary Information

3 Ways to Create Successful Proprietary Tech

Proprietary, non-replicated technology can help companies establish and sharpen their competitive edges.
David Schwartz
Apple Files a Patent for a Paper Bag
Apple

Apple Files a Patent for a Paper Bag

This magical bag has a 'white solid bleached sulfate paper with at least 60 percent post-consumer content.'
3 Ways to Slay the Risk of Bringing a New Product to Market
Marketing Bootcamp

3 Ways to Slay the Risk of Bringing a New Product to Market

Making money from your ingenuity requires getting people as excited about the opportunity as you are.
Stephen Key
6 Tips for Registering a Trademark Overseas
Trademarks

6 Tips for Registering a Trademark Overseas

Not registering your trademark overseas immediately can cost you in the long run.
Jaia Thomas
Disney Patents Unique Way to Keep Tabs on Theme Park Guests
Disney

Disney Patents Unique Way to Keep Tabs on Theme Park Guests

Sensors would recognize guests based on the shape and size of their feet to offer customized experiences.
Apple to Supreme Court: Let's End This Samsung Patent Fight
Apple

Apple to Supreme Court: Let's End This Samsung Patent Fight

Apple's lawyers argue that Samsung stole Apple's patents and should end its court appeal.
Lori Greiner's 4 Questions to Know Whether Your Idea Is a Hero or a Zero
Shark Tank

Lori Greiner's 4 Questions to Know Whether Your Idea Is a Hero or a Zero

The serial inventor, Shark Tank star and 'Queen of QVC' shares how to figure out if you're creating a must-have product.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
AT&T Seeks to Top Verizon's Bid for Yahoo
Yahoo

AT&T Seeks to Top Verizon's Bid for Yahoo

No committed financing was required for second-round bids, and Yahoo will assemble in the coming days a new shortlist of bidders from which it will solicit binding offers.
Yahoo Looking to Sell About 3,000 Patents That Could Be Worth More Than $1 Billion
Yahoo

Yahoo Looking to Sell About 3,000 Patents That Could Be Worth More Than $1 Billion

The company has sent letters to a number of potential buyers for the patents, which date back to when the company was founded in 1996 and also include its original search technology.
3 Basics for Filing a Patent That Actually Has Value
Patents

3 Basics for Filing a Patent That Actually Has Value

A provisional patent application will provide as much protection as you need while determining if your idea can really go the distance.
Stephen Key
Microsoft Sells Patents to Xiaomi, Builds 'Long-Term Partnership'
Microsoft

Microsoft Sells Patents to Xiaomi, Builds 'Long-Term Partnership'

Jonathan Tinter, corporate vice president at Microsoft, said the company was keen to tap into Xiaomi's young, affluent and educated users by having its products pre-installed on their devices.
Facebook Wants Emojis to Be Your Face, Patent Filing Shows
Facebook

Facebook Wants Emojis to Be Your Face, Patent Filing Shows

'The image corresponding to the emoticon may be an image of the user with an expression similar to the expression conveyed by the detected emoticon,' the patent said.
Arjun Kharpal
Winning at Inventing Is a Numbers Game
Inventing

Winning at Inventing Is a Numbers Game

Inventors too often focus on patents and expensive prototypes when what they really need is proof of demand.
Stephen Key