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Dispelling Business Formation Myths

Many business owners struggle with finding time to do proper research before starting a business. As a result, they rely on inaccurate information about business formation and end up making mistakes that thwart their success or cause legal or financial issues.
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What Qualifies as a Trade Secret?

Trade secrets are a key component of a company’s intellectual property. In fact, trade secrets are often a company’s most valuable asset and may consist of any formula, technique, process, pattern, or device that provides the business with a competitive edge.
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Can Intellectual Property Be Sold?

If you or your business own intellectual property (IP) in the form of patents, trademarks, copyrights, or even trade secrets, there may come a point when you have to choose between using your IP yourself, licensing it to others, or simply selling it outright.
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Copyright vs. Fair Use

If you want to use copyrighted material for a project or even if you just want to make sure that your work is protected, there are some basic things you need to know about copyright.
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Considerations Before Applying for a Patent

If you have an invention you have been working on and you want to sell it or are already selling it, you might be thinking about getting a patent. You’ll need a patent for your invention to ensure that no one can steal your invention and use it as their own to generate profits.
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Update on Artificial Intelligence (ai): Uspto Files Opposition Brief at The Court of Appeals for The Federal Circuit (cafc) to Affirm Decision that Ai Cannot Qualify as An “inventor.”

The case at issue is STEPHEN THALER, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. ANDREW HIRSHFELD, Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE, Docket 21-2347 (Thaler v. Hirshfeld). It originated from the Eastern District of Virginia under Docket # 1:20-cv-00903.
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The Elements of A Patent Infringement Claim

Protections for people’s inventions and original works are guaranteed in the Patent and Copyright Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which empowers Congress to “promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.”
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