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What Is a Copyright?

Copyright is a form of protection provided to the authors of "original works of authorship" including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, both published and unpublished. The 1976 Copyright Act generally gives the owner of copyright the...

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Protect Your Business With Non-Disclosure Agreements

by Richard Chapo Every business should protect proprietary information when dealing with independent contractors, vendors and other businesses. The best way to do this is to use a non-disclosure agreement, often referred to as an “NDA.” What is an NDA?...

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American Inventors

by Damian Sofsian The US Patent office has granted more than six million patents since 1790. During the late 18th century the number of inventors in America started outpacing many other countries. In the second half of the 19th century,...

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Increase Your Creativity – 3 Mistakes To Avoid When Finding Your Unique Natural Creative Flow

by Dan Goodwin When we’re in the flow, creating CAN be as easy and as painless as pouring warm honey down your throat. But only when we let it... More often we make it about as pleasurable and soothing as...

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Patent an Idea

How to get a Patent for your Idea by Jill Dow Do you have a great new idea? Are you an aspiring new inventor? Are you scared someone might try to steal your idea or invention? Are you wondering if...

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Help With Your First Invention – Provisional Patent Application

by Robert P. Stewart Introduction In this article I will try to explain purpose of Provisional Patent Application, its benefits and drawbacks. Provisional Patent Application allows inventors to start patent process without incurring the high cost of patent lawyers. However,...

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Free Patent Searches

Free patent searches can be conducted online through the USPTO website or through the Google patent search platform. While we do advise having a patent attorney perform a patent search on your behalf, it is helpful to first perform free...

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Performing a Trademark Search

Performing a Trademark Search is the first step to take when you need to see if the plains are clear for your trademark filing. One of the basic steps that need to be taken prior to applying for a trademark...

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Performing a Patent Search

One of the basic steps that need to be taken prior to applying for a patent is doing a search to ensure that there are no existing patents that would conflict with your filing. You can either perform this search...

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