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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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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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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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How to Strengthen Your Patent

How to Strengthen Your Patent

The primary goal of a patent is to secure exclusive rights to produce and sell your invention or license others to do so. If you cannot enforce it, your patent is not very valuable. This article discusses ways you can strengthen the value and enforceability of your patent.

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Joint Authorship and Work for Hire Agreements: Select Case Studies

Joint Authorship and Work for Hire Agreements: Select Case Studies

If you’re working with others on projects where intellectual property (IP) may be developed in the process, you’ll likely want to take into account issues of joint authorship and work for hire. In this blog post, we’ll explain some of the fundamentals, and share a few examples of cases where these issues may be involved.

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I Can Copyright That? Everyday Works to Consider

I Can Copyright That? Everyday Works to Consider

When people think of copyrights they often think about books, songs, and movies – but you don’t have to be an author, musician, or filmmaker to be concerned with copyrights. There are many items, particularly those created in the course of business, that can also be protected.

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Introducing the Intellectual Property Canvas

Introducing the Intellectual Property Canvas

Developed by our friends at the Zürich University of Applied Science (ZHAW) School of Management and Law in Switzerland and led by Dr. Ben Graziano, the Intellectual Property (IP) Canvas is a strategic management tool devised to help startups efficiently gain insight into how IP operates within their business.

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