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Apple and Microsoft are no strangers to intellectual property disputes. Get the skinny on some big-brand trademark and patent cases. more...

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It's one thing to invent the next big thing, but the business of selling an invention is another thing entirely. Learn how to sell your invention with these top three tips. more...

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From a vengeful chef who created a classic treat to a scientist whose moldy Petri dishes became a life-saving medication, some of today's best-known inventions were the result of accidental discoveries. more...

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In a world where ideas and information can spread quickly, learn how to protect yourself and your big idea. Don't let someone else cash in on your genius. more...

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In order to qualify for copyright protection, an original creative work must exist in tangible form—in other words, written down or in a form you can touch. At the same time, you may have something written down, that doesn’t qualify for copyright protection. Get the specifics on what you can—and can’t—copyright, from ideas, to commonly known information, to choreographic work and fashion—and what other options are available to protect your creative work. more...

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Two and a half years ago my wife was diagnosed with OSA (obstructive sleep apnea). The doctor gave her a mask to wear at night so she could sleep. But the mask didn’t work. That’s when I came up with RemZzzs, now sold in 13 countries. more...

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There are so many age old questions�Nature or nurture? Is there life on other planets? Mac or PC? Okay, maybe the last one isn't that old of a question, but it certainly is a current topic of great interest and discussion.
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Each year on the fourth Thursday in November, families gather round the dinner table to celebrate Thanksgiving. Declared a national holiday by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, Thanksgiving is uniquely American, as are most of the foods associated with it, including the star of the show, turkey. According to the National Turkey Federation, 88 percent of Americans eat the beloved bird every Thanksgiving. With that in mind, we've taken this opportunity to honor some of the wackiest and wisest patents and inventions associated with the Thanksgiving feast. more...

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Fall is here and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Thanksgiving Dinner is one of the most American of meals and one could argue the most important meal of the year. The turkey takes center stage. Desserts are eagerly anticipated. Yet, however they're served; vegetables are still the brunt of bribes for many parents, even during Thanksgiving. more...

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Not sure how to protect your work? Copyrights and trademarks are both important tools in protecting your intellectual property, but knowing what you need can be confusing. Check out our handy guide for help choosing the right type of protection. more...

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