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The Start Up – The Brilliant Idea

The Brilliant Idea – We all have them and very few of us act upon them.  There are many reasons why not.  Money, time and lack of faith in ourselves are just a few.  Today, however, there is a lot … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property – General

Intellectual Property – General Wikipedia defines Intellectual Property as:  “a term referring to a number of distinct types of creations of the mind for which property rights are recognized – and the corresponding fields of law.”  Well, more simply put, … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property – Confidentiality

Intellectual Property – Confidentiality The Beatles defined it best in the song “Do You Want to Know a Secret” – take the time and listen to the lyrics of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVQU6xH96k8 (if nothing else you’ll smile for a while).   If only the … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property – Patents

Intellectual Property – Patents So, what is a patent?  Let’s go right to the source:  As the government (in the form of the United States Patent and Trademark Office – USPTO) issues all US patents let’s go to their definition: … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property – Copyright

Intellectual Property – Copyright So what is a copyright — once again I’m going back to the government who grants these rights:  http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/doc/general/whatis.htm “Copyright is a form of protection provided to the authors of ‘original works of authorship’ including literary, … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property – Trade Secret

Intellectual Property – Trade Secret What is a trade secret?  A trade secret is your “know-how”.   Now you can always protect your know-how as “confidential information” (see my previous entry on Intellectual Property – Confidentiality), so why do we need … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property – Trademark or Service Mark

Intellectual Property – Trademark or Service Mark So what is a trademark or service mark — once again (and I promise – maybe – this is the last time) I’m going back to the government who grants these rights:  http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/doc/general/whatis.htm.  Continue reading

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