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Monthly News Roundup – October 2021

Monthly News Roundup – October 2021

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top IP news stories we loved diving into this month! "In the creator economy, Professor Vasbinder suggests, it is less about enforcing the letter of the IP law, and more about receiving recognition that can...

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Who Owns the Copyright to Published Works?

Who Owns the Copyright to Published Works?

Who owns the copyright to published works? By Professor Lucio Lanucara, Faculty, School of Business and Information Technology, Central New Mexico Community College Michelson IP Educator in Residence, National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship General...

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What is the Freedom to Operate?

What is the Freedom to Operate?

In this article, we explore common questions about the FTO. We’ll also provide examples of the FTO in action and share tips on conducting searches and mitigating risks.

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Monthly News Roundup – August 2021

Monthly News Roundup – August 2021

Stories on inventor diversity, a surprising copyright filed for a fantasy card game, counterfeit Guns & Roses t-shirts getting clocked on tour, and much more in this month’s curated IP news roundup.

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IP For Writers of Blogs, Publications, and Social Content

IP For Writers of Blogs, Publications, and Social Content

In February 2020, Redditor Matt Query posted a short story, “My Wife and I Bought a Ranch” to Reddit’s r/NoSleep forum, drawing a lot of attention from horror enthusiasts. A bidding war over the rights to the story began within months – ending with Netflix getting the...

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Monthly News Roundup – June 2021

Monthly News Roundup – June 2021

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top IP news stories we loved diving into this month! "The public research university, according to a press release, is auctioning the NFTs for the patent disclosures of two Nobel Prize-winning inventions:...

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IP for Social Media Influencers and Content Creators

IP for Social Media Influencers and Content Creators

Social media influencers and content creators work hard to build a reputation of expertise for specific topics, brands and industries. In fact, the influencer marketing industry is projected to be worth $15 billion by 2022 and currently accounts for roughly 15 percent...

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And the Patent Goes to: The Dream Award for Every Engineer

And the Patent Goes to: The Dream Award for Every Engineer

By Professor Pam Bogdan, Engineering Department, Ocean County CollegeMichelson IP Educator in Residence, National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship What Patents Can Do for the Individual Think of any high honor or award: the Nobel Prize, an Oscar, a...

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Can You Apply for a Patent Without Legal Assistance?

Can You Apply for a Patent Without Legal Assistance?

The cost of hiring a patent attorney can be prohibitive to many individual inventors, students, and startups. While the patent application process can be lengthy and complex, it is possible to apply for a patent without an attorney. There are many advantages and...

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5 IP Legal Agreements You Should Know About + Templates

5 IP Legal Agreements You Should Know About + Templates

Intellectual Property Agreements Intellectual property is the resulting work or invention of someone’s creativity.  For example, an individual who writes a book may seek to copyright the manuscript. A business with a popular logo or name may seek to trademark it to...

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IP For Creatives Online – IP For Podcasters

IP For Creatives Online – IP For Podcasters

Intellectual Property Podcast Rights By the end of 2021, podcasting is expected to be a $1 billion industry. While some people start podcasts with the goal of creating a full-time income, others start simply as a hobby. Whether your aim is to create a lucrative...

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