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An Entrepreneur's Guide to Inventing
Patents

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Inventing

How to pick the right patent for your potential product.
Nathan Resnick
The Craziest Patents by Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google and Microsoft
Patents

The Craziest Patents by Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google and Microsoft

From a paper bag to an underwater data center -- these companies go to great lengths to protect their ideas.
Rose Leadem
3 Ways Startups Can Promote Innovation in the Trump Era
Innovation

3 Ways Startups Can Promote Innovation in the Trump Era

The president-elect's promise to eliminate 70 percent of federal regulations? From an innovation standpoint, this couldn't be more uplifting news for the country.
Dusty Wunderlich
Nokia Sues Apple for Allegedly Violating 32 Technology Patents
Apple

Nokia Sues Apple for Allegedly Violating 32 Technology Patents

The legal action by Nokia and Apple appear to mark a revival of the "smartphone patent wars" that began five years ago.
Apple Loses to Samsung in Supreme Court Smartphone Fight
Samsung

Apple Loses to Samsung in Supreme Court Smartphone Fight

Design patent cases very rarely reach the Supreme Court. It had not heard such a case in more than 120 years.
Inventors: Do a Patent Search Sooner Rather Than Later
Patents

Inventors: Do a Patent Search Sooner Rather Than Later

What you find may dash your feelings of originality, but it can also be a roadmap for how to see your idea come onto the market.
Stephen Key
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
Product Development

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