Why Protecting Intellectual Property Should be Your Default

We’ve been exploring various aspects of intellectual property, what it includes and how to make the most of your smart ideas. From the name of your company to the inventions you may be creating, to the content you develop, intellectual property is something you need to pay attention to. In the midst of running a […]

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What is Licensing? 

Previously, we’ve covered patents, trademarks, copyright and now we’re on to the fun part: how to make money and gain influence from your intellectual property through licensing. At its core, licensing is a business arrangement in which one company gives another company permission to manufacture, market, make, or sell the intellectual property contained and protected […]

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What is a Copyright?

Welcome to part three in our series on what business owners need to understand about intellectual property law, and how to use it to their advantage. Why should you bother concerning yourself with copyright law? Bottom line – you don’t want people stealing your stuff. For the same reason you lock up your office at […]

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What is a Trademark and When you Might Need One?

How are you managing intellectual property in your business? It’s a big question – one we thought worth exploring in a series of articles. The last time we talked it was all about patents, probably the most complicated and elaborate protection of intellectual property. Trademarks, by comparison, are much simpler and inexpensive. That’s not to […]

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What is a Patent and Why Would You Need One?

The world is full of big ideas. And when those ideas—from the steam engine to intermittent wipers, to computer graphics interfaces—are disputed, a patent is your first line of defense. If you have a unique solution to a common (or even uncommon) problem, you should consider filing a patent. A patent isn’t right for every […]

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Royalties

roy·al·ty (roi′əl-tē) n. pl. roy·al·ties A share paid to a writer or composer out of the proceeds resulting from the sale or performance of his or her work. As this definition shows, most people associate royalties with musicians and to some degree top actors and actresses, but there are a lot of other people outside of those arenas making money on content that they have produced. One of the top ways to create this form of truly […]

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