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A Starting Guide to Understanding Patents

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Thinking about applying for a patent for your idea or invention? Then find out how to get started and the important things you need to consider.
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VIDEO: To Patent, or Not to Patent: Protecting Your IP

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In the ever-evolving software industry, how to do you know when it's worth it to patent your work? As Klickly's Cooper Harris explains, there's on one right answer.
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Why Your Business Needs a Buy-Sell Agreement

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If your small business is a partnership, it's imperative to implement a buy-sell agreement to protect you against unforeseen risks and circumstances.
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How to Make Sure You’re Not Infringing on a Trademark

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Want to know if you're infringing on a trademark? It's all about conducting the right searches and knowing how infringement works. Learn about the process here.
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Is It Worth It to Get a Trademark?

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No matter what kind of business you're in, if you have a brand and a name to protect, getting a trademark should be a priority.
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The Basics of Nondisclosure Agreements

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Sometimes you have to share confidential information about your business with others, but when those occasions arise, you should do all you can to protect it...
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Entrepreneur Finds Customer Loyalty More Valuable Than Patent Protection

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“Consumers don’t care whether you have a patent or not,” says Elizabeth, noting that, if she had it to do over again, she would prioritize marketing over patents.
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How to Enforce a Non-Disclosure Agreement

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It's standard practice among companies to issue Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) requiring employees, contract workers, investors, customers, suppliers, licensors, franchisees or partners to keep confidential any business-related information they will have access to during their relationship with a company. In theory, an NDA offers security to a business that wants to prevent people from sharing its secrets with the world. In [...]