How to protect a software idea? I recently answered a related Quora question on this one. I took parts of this post from a previous post on how to protect an idea while building a business, but this one focuses more on software, specifically. That’s where I’ve spent most of my career, and still my favorite business, by […]
5 Reasons Why Federal Trademark Registrations are Important
Business owners and entrepreneurs have many things to consider when opening a business. From selecting a name and deciding on a location, to advertising and hiring the best employees, the to-do list can seem never ending. After investing significant time and money into your business, you will want to know that your investment is protected. […]
Are You Wasting Money Filing Patents?
I’ve been working with early stage companies and their intellectual property protection plans for years. But only recently did I read a clear document on the risks and rewards of patent strategy. Thanks to Russ Krajec, a patent attorney, for the quick improvement in my education, here are some important points to consider when thinking […]
5 Steps for Protecting Yourself from Copyright Infringement
As an artist or entrepreneur, one of the most dreaded obstacles you may face is someone stealing your work. Copyright infringement is common and can be a massive disruption to a business or career. If it happens to you, be prepared to tackle it head on. These five critical steps will help you keep your […]
3 Things Entrepreneurs Forget When Launching Their Startups
They say that 96% of all businesses fail during their first 10 years, and this incredible statistic highlights the universal challenging facing commercial ventures in the digital age. Attempting to mitigate these risks and challenges can be exceptionally difficult for entrepreneurs, who must manage a number of individual elements if they’re to launch a successful […]
Trademark Ownership Strategy
I’ve stressed the importance of trademarks on many occasions. In short, owning (and controlling) the brand name is essential on the journey of franchising. It’s one of the many reasons that California cannabis companies can’t franchise. Acquiring the trademark isn’t the only thing you need to consider when going through this process. One important, yet often […]
How Do I Patent My Mobile App Idea?
So, you have come up with a great mobile app idea and you want to protect your idea with a patent. What do you need to know? First, you need to know that applying for a patent is a very detailed, often tedious process. However, you can make it easier by knowing some key things […]
How Can You Protect Your Mobile App Idea?
If you have an exciting idea for a new mobile app, but are new to the world of mobile app development, you may make the common mistake of thinking least about the thing you should be most concerned about—protecting your idea. The instant your brilliant mobile app idea comes to you is the time for […]
How to Protect Your Company Lists and Trade Secrets
Most senior and middle level managers will understand when a subordinate comes to them to resign and begin a new business. But all will immediately question whether the new business will compete in any way with their enterprise, and react to the future entrepreneur in either of two very distinct ways based upon those fears. […]
How to Protect Your Business Idea While You Build the Business
How to protect your business idea while you build your startup. I’ve been kind of hard-line in this space on the value of ideas. I’ve said they are a dime a dozen, aren’t owned, can’t be sold. My personal favorite is this one: A good idea is like a beautiful day. Everybody owns it. I’ve posted here on […]