Why patents matter to your startup

Why should startups care about patents? Spend enough time on the internet and you will find arguments both for and against startup patents. One side argues that patents take too much money and time, and that startups would be better off focusing on execution. The other side argues that you should get a patent to […]

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How to patent a product

Should you file a patent application? Before discussing how to patent a product, let’s briefly consider the why question. Give some thought to this fundamental question: Should you patent your product or idea? A wise IP strategy should cover the following factors before filing patent applications: Product lifespan (How long will the product realistically last […]

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A patent guide for startups: Where to start

What is a smart IP strategy for startups? For startups, knowing where to start with patents is the hard part. Once you have an IP strategy in place, implementing and tweaking that plan is not as difficult. This is a practical nuts-and-bolts guide for startups thinking of patenting their innovation. Why should startups care about […]

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When should a startup file a trademark application?

When your startup company name is also the trademark for your product It’s best to search the USPTO trademark database for your startup company name before incorporating. A trademark search will provide not only peace of mind, but also a helpful assurance that you ought to be able to sell product under the desired trademark […]

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