Patents

An Introduction to the Big Business of Cannabis Seeds

Cannabis seeds can produce widely different plants. And in anticipation of national legalization, the market is evolving quietly, but quickly.

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.

Building Cannabis IP Includes Both Your Brand and Your Technology

Federal law is no help when it comes to protecting cannabis intellectual property but there are many effective workarounds.

Protecting Your IP Is (No Surprise) Even Harder in the Cannabis Business

Asking the federal government for a patent or trademark on anything cannabis related is harder than with ordinary IP.

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Amazon Delivery Drones May Scan Your Home and Suggest Repairs

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