Advice, Tips, & Thoughts
for Inventors, Innovators, & Entrepreneurs

Patent
What do patents do?

If you have ever needed more information on what patents do, read on, and gain incredible insight.

June 24, 2022
Startup
Investment Due Diligence – What is the Screening Process?

Gain insight on the investment process as both an investor and as a business owner.

June 10, 2022
Startup
When You’re Ready to Hire Legal Counsel for Your Business

Gain a better understanding of the differing types of legal counsel.

May 19, 2022
Intellectual Property
What is an IP Policy?

Get a sample outline for your IP Policy to help your company Implement standard policies and procedures for intellectual property management.

October 17, 2021
Intellectual Property
Why is Intellectual Property Important to You? It Depends on Your Perspective

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are important to people for different reasons. Your role and objectives will influence your view of intellectual property.

October 1, 2021
Copyright
Business Law for Entrepreneurs & Managers - Intellectual Property - Copyright

A book chapter on copyrights, from Utah Business Law for Entrepreneurs & Managers (2016, The Utah Bar Association, Business Law Section)

September 23, 2021
Patent
Utility or Design Patent - Which One Should I File?

Utility and design patent applications should be considered together in an IP portfolio, but there are several pitfalls if you don't use them correctly.

September 17, 2021
Risk
NNN Agreements? The Basics for Transactions in China

Your NNN Agreement is critical for working in China. Don't rely on a standard NDA because you will get burned.

August 13, 2021
Patent
Business Law for Entrepreneurs & Managers - Intellectual Property - Patents

A book chapter on patents, from Utah Business Law for Entrepreneurs & Managers (2016, The Utah Bar Association, Business Law Section)

August 6, 2021
Intellectual Property
What IP Do You Need? Here are your options...

Know all your IP options: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, and Contracts

July 30, 2021
Patent
Is My Invention Patentable? 6 Steps to Evaluate your Innovative Ideas

Here are the 6 steps the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) uses to determine whether your invention can be patented.

July 20, 2021
Startup
Diversify Your Intellectual Property Portfolio. When and Why?

Intellectual property portfolios grow & change over time. If they grow and adapt to match your business, your IP probably aligns with your business strategy.

July 16, 2021
Strategy
IP Strategy Review - June 2021

Here's a mix of stories, links, and information related to IP Strategy. We curate interesting articles from around the world and share them with you here.

July 2, 2021
Trademark
Can I Trademark My Brand Name?

Wondering if your brand will sail through the trademark process? Here’s what to expect with a trademark clearance search.

June 25, 2021
Startup
Diligence in Due Diligence

Whether it’s a dream vacation or a dream business venture, doing your due diligence is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure your success.

June 11, 2021
Strategy
IP Strategy Review - May 2021

Here's a mix of stories, links, and information related to IP Strategy. We curate interesting articles from around the globe and share them with you here.

June 4, 2021
Startup
Startup Milestones

Starting a business is like running a marathon. It takes preparation, planning, and perspiration. Fortunately, we have milestones to help you along the way.

June 1, 2021
Strategy
Why You Need a Strategic Attorney

It is essential to understand strategy, how to employ it in your business, and why you need a law firm that can think strategically.

May 21, 2021

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