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5 Reasons Viable Startups Require Patents

5 Reasons Viable Startups Require Patents

Obtaining a patent is complex and expensive. Moreover, the process has recently come under attack and court cases have caused startups to question the ROI of seeking patent protection for their innovations. But patents continue to be a vital, if not critical, phase of ensuring a startup’s success.

Top 10 Reasons for Getting a Patent

Top 10 Reasons for Getting a Patent

We’re often asked, “Why should I get a patent? Patents cost so much and by the time I get the patent, technology has probably moved on?” It’s a valid question. But there’s a great answer to it: You gain an asymmetric advantage in the marketplace, and you keep that advantage for the life of your patent – the better part of two decades – whether technology moves on or not.

Hidden Dangers of Government Contracting

Hidden Dangers of Government Contracting

Protecting intellectual property with patents, trademarks, and copyrights is a crucial component of successful companies. However, many individuals and companies fail to adequately safeguard their intellectual property from unlawful reproduction or outright theft, which can all too often spell the end of a dream and the destruction of a business.

Subcontractor Landmines in Government Contracts: Protecting Your Property and Rights

The Dream Scenario . . .Your small business bid to provide software or technical data was just picked up by a prime contractor (“Big Prime”) on a government contract. You are confident that your intellectual property (“IP”) will lead to wealth and the growth of your company. So you proceed to put pen to paper on a lucrative contract with the government.

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