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Are your Patents Strong Enough?

A trade magazine has expressed worry that many U.S. patents may not be as strong as they seem. IAM magazine quotes experts that say at least one in three intellectual…
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The IP Battle of Quinoa

A fascinating story in Harper’s underscores the problems that can arise when natural products native to a region and IP rights start to intersect. You may have seen advertisements for…
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FBI Warns About Chinese IP Theft

China has over a billion people, which makes it a very attractive market. They also have lower labor costs than the U.S. But doing business there can be very nerve-wracking…
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Always Read the Fine Print

A clause in a contract at the Small Biz Dev Hackathon caused an uproar on Facebook and an apology from the sponsor. A hackathon is an event where programmers get…

Protect your IP if you want Venture Capital

Do venture capital firms care about IP protections? The answer is undoubtedly yes! For a new startup, the value of the IP may be 80%, 90%, or even more of…

New Bill May Bring IP Back to US

Sometimes a company may decide to keep its IP in another country. A new bill has been introduced that may draw some of that IP back to the US. Representatives…
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Twitter User Invokes DMCA to Protect her Tweets

Continuing our theme this week of social media users asserting copyright, we have the case of another Tweeter arguing that the material she posts on her site is protected by…
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Developing Wearables? Protect your IP

One of the latest tech fields to come out of the gate is the field of smart wearables. These are wearable devices, from watches to socks, that do all sorts…

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