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At a minimum, you should have a non-disclosure agreement drafted and have anyone you want to work with sign the agreement. You should also document your idea and talk with other people in your industr ...Read more

You have a contract, but it sounds like the publisher has breached the contract by failing to perform its obligations under the contract -- specifically, the publishing part. 1. Send a letter to the ...Read more

Yes, if you have been diligent and did not discover the infringment until now, then under the California Discovery rule, you CAN file now.  More information is required to determine if you meet t ...Read more

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Guidelines for Protecting Proprietary Information

Proprietary information is business information that has independent economic value from not being disclosed to competitive businesses or the general public. Also called trade secrets, it can include ... Read more

Applying Copyright Registration to Subsequent Works by the Author

I received a call from a programmer asking whether the copyright registration of software written in one code language applies to the same program written in another code language. The answer was impo ... Read more

Intellectual Property Protection

What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know About Intellectual Property Protection Most startup entrepreneurs aren’t the least bit concerned about intellectual property protection. That’s a b ... Read more

Trademark Issues: A Cheat Sheet for Entrepreneurs

Understanding trademark issues isn’t easy. Today’s post will give you a quick overview of some issues that entrepreneurs and established businesses face when establishing and keeping trade ... Read more

Describing An Invention Part 2

Part 2 of a multi-part series “Part 1” of Describing An Invention covered the purpose of a patent application (limited monopoly in exchange for complete disclosure) and the Brief Descripti ... Read more

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