Entrepreneur s Guide To Patents Copyrights Trademarks Trade Secrets

Author: Gilbert Guide
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440627762
Format: PDF, Docs
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Today, virtually all companies, artists, and innovators run the risk of losing their competititve edge-and big money-by not adequately safeguarding their intellectual property. Written by an expert in intellectual property law, this is the first book to address the full range of legal protections available-patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and licensing-with innovative information you won't find elsewhere, including: € Legal landmines every successful entrepreneur must avoid € Business practices that can be protected-but are often overlooked € Protecting your intellectual property on the Internet € What are your ideas and the rights to them really worth? € Why trade secrets are a powerful and under-utilized protection € Lessons learned from Amazon.com, Microsoft, and other elite entrepreneurs € How even smart, savvy AOL lost exclusive trademarks, including "YOU'VE GOT MAIL!" The Entrepreneur's Guide to Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets and Licensing is the definitive guide for the entrepreneur and innovator who is ready to protect what he or she has created-a

Entrepreneur and Small Business Problem Solver

Author: William A. Cohen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047176356X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A new, revised edition of the classic guide forentrepreneurs For more than a decade, The Entrepreneur and SmallBusiness Problem Solver has been the go-to resource forbudding entrepreneurs and small business owners alike. Now in itsThird Edition, this classic has been revised and updated to meetthe needs of the modern reader in today's fast-paced businessenvironment. Covering everything from getting a start-up loan tointroducing a new product, this comprehensive guide shows you howto deal with the common problems every small business faces-withouthiring expensive outside help. This handy guide is packed with the kind of essential,down-to-earth advice everyone running a small businessneeds-whether you need help with your business plan or collecting asmall debt. This new Third Edition features new information on taxlaw changes, technological advances, and changes in governmentservices, and includes an entirely new chapter on Internetmarketing and e-commerce. Focused on practicality, the book alsofeatures downloadable, chapter-ending worksheets that will help youretain what you learned and implement it correctly. A truly uniquesource for sound business guidance, The Entrepreneur andSmall Business Problem Solver, Third Edition is aninvaluable reference that every business owner needs. Inside, you'll find world-class guidance on these topics andmore: How and where to find start-up capital Insuring your business Extending credit and collecting debts Financial record-keeping Carrying out marketing research Pricing products and services Marketing and advertising your business Doing business and marketing online Recruiting and managing employees Protecting your business and avoiding rip-offs

Encyclopedia of New Venture Management

Author: Matthew R. Marvel
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412990823
Format: PDF, Docs
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New venture management requires all the skills obtained within the typical MBA program, and then some. While those entering traditional management positions within established companies might expect to find established customers, a degree of predictability, formalized procedures, and earnings that may be taken more-or-less for granted, new ventures often are launched into highly dynamic environments characterized by rapid technological change, inherent unpredictability, and an uncertain cash flow. Such ventures often require rapid growth to succeed. While new ventures offer those who initiate them a high degree of independence, excitement, and potential for great reward, they also bring high risk, stress, and greater potential for failure. Thus, it takes a special set of skills, techniques, and temperament to succeed. These skills, along with the potential risks and rewards and environmental settings and characteristics, are explored in the Encyclopedia of New Venture Management. Features & Benefits: 150 carefully selected signed entries (each with Cross References and Further Readings) are organized in A-to-Z fashion to give students easy access to the full range of topics in new venture management. A thematic Reader's Guide in the front matter groups related entries by broad topical and thematic areas to make it easy for users to find related entries at a glance, with themes that include "Entrepreneurial Decision Making," "Corporate Entrepreneurship," "Entrepreneurial Marketing," "Leadership & Human Resources," "Financing & Development," and more. In the electronic version, the Reader's Guide combines with a detailed Index and the Cross References to provide users with robust search-and-browse capacities. A Chronology in the back matter helps students put individual events into broader historical context. A Glossary provides students with concise definitions to key terms in the field. A Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and web sites (along with the Further Readings accompanying each entry) helps guide students to further resources for their research journeys. An appendix includes the report, "The State of Small Business."

Intellectual Property Patents Trademarks Copyrights and Trade Secrets

Author: Catherine Holland
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1599181479
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Protect Your Most Valuable Asset-Your IP Your company's intellectual property is its most important asset. If it's not properly protected, your ideas could be stolen, your products could be copied and you could lose your business. Safeguard your IP with this legal advice from the country's most well-respected IP law firm. Experts in patents, trademarks, copyrights and other protection methods reveal their professional strategies for protecting ideas and avoiding devastating lawsuits. Plus, the enclosed CD gets you started preparing your filings for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Learn how to: Choose the best protection strategy for your business-patents, trademarks or copyrights-and prepare filings for each one Identify your IP and look for prior art Avoid unintentionally infringing on the IP rights of other companies and prevent costly litigation Steer clear of the most common IP traps Use nondisclosure agreements, employee agreements and other protective measures Implement patent strategies into your business plan as a revenue source or to gain a foothold in the market Ensure that your ideas are protected and promote your business' success with these valuable IP strategies. Sample documents include: USPTO Selected Patent Fee Schedule Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application Form USPTO Trademark Search Form Madrid Protocol Schedule of Fees Term of Copyright Outline Form TX, for a Nondramatic Literary Work Form VA, for a Work of the Visual Arts Form SR, for a Sound Recording Form PA, for a Work of Performing Arts Form SE, for a Serial Copyright Fee Schedule For more than 30 years, Entrepreneur has provided the most trusted business advice available to business owners. Our legal guides continue that tradition by offering current and cost-effective legal advice so you can resolve the business and legal issues you face on a daily basis. We also help you identify when it's in your best interest to seek the personalized advice and services of a practicing lawyer.

the Entrepreneur s Guide to Start Grow and Manage A Profitable Business

Author: Daniel R. Hogan Jr. Ph. D.
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456765248
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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$$$ The Entrepreneur's GuideTo Start, Grow, and Manage a Profitable BusinessIn his book The Right Stuff, Tom Wolfe describes what it took for the early test pilots to succeed: "A career in flying was like climbing one of those ancient Babylonian pyramids made up of a dizzy progression of steps and ledges; and the idea was to prove at every foot of the way that you were one of the elected and anointed ones who had the right stuff and could move higher and higher and even-ultimately, God willing, one day-that you might be able to join that special few at the very top, that elite who had the capacity to bring tears to men's eyes, the very brotherhood of the right stuff itself."Although success as an entrepreneur launching a new business does not include feeling superior or facing death, it does require that a person have a special set of qualities and skills with which to exercise good judgment, make wise decision, take calculated risk, and get along with and lead others. The $$$ The Entrepreneur's Guide To Start, Grow, and Manage a Profitable Business provides what it takes, what is the right stuff for the successful entrepreneur. The most successful entrepreneurs are not necessarily those who work hardest or longest. Successful business owners are those who have a vision that can see beyond the bottom line, who have learned to manage their professional and personal lives. Making it with a new business venture requires all the traits of an entrepreneur as enumerated in $$$ The Entrepreneur's Guide, as well as the knowledge, skills, and persistence to grow and withstand the stress, ambiguity, conflicting objectives, emotions, and chaos that comes with a new business effort. Achieving this balance is what $$$ The Entrepreneur's Guide is about. It will help you steer a path to guide you with the right stuff to the top of the pyramid of business success.

Patents Copyrights and Trademarks For Dummies

Author: Henri J. A. Charmasson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470507705
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Useful tips and step-by-step guidance from filing to issue to license Acquire and protect your share of this major business asset Want to secure and exploit the intellectual property rights due you or your company? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how — helping you to evaluate your idea's commercial potential, conduct patent and trademark searches, document the invention process, license your IP rights, and comply with international laws. Plus, you get detailed examples of each patent application type! Discover how to: Avoid application blunders Register trademarks and copyrights Meet patent requirements Navigate complex legal issues Protect your rights abroad The entire body of U.S. patent laws Example office actions and amendments Sample forms Trademark registration certificates Application worksheets See the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

The Patent Process

Author: Craig Hovey
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471442172
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A simple, straightforward guide to the ins and outs of the modern patent process In the information age, intellectual property is often as valuable as-- if not more valuable than-- any physical asset a company or an entrepreneur can possess. But protecting your intellectual property is vitally important to your future success, no matter how brilliant your idea. Large businesses and corporations typically have their own patent attorneys to deal with intellectual property issues-- a luxury most small businesses and entrepreneurs can't afford. If you have intellectual property to protect, but you lack the resources of a major company, then The Patent Process is for you. Written for individuals, entrepreneurs, and small companies, it provides readers with a solid introduction to patents and other forms of intellectual property, without becoming exhaustive and overly complicated. It clearly and concisely explains the things you need to know to understand the patent process and make it work for you. It features an overview of the history and the primary issues in intellectual property, as well as a section that answers common questions about the patent process. Illustrative case studies are included to highlight important issues, such as: * Patents, copyrights, and trademarks-- what they are, what they do, and which one you need to protect your intellectual property * The application process for patents, trademarks, and copyrights * Foreign patents-- protecting your intellectual property abroad * The financing, licensing, and sale of patents * Trade secrets and how they differ from patents Creators of intellectual property want to focus on what they do best-- create and innovate -- rather than deal with the technicalities of patents and copyrights. The Patent Process offers an in-depth treatment of the core issues in intellectual property designed to help individuals protect their ideas and navigate the system to best effect.

Writing Chemistry Patents and Intellectual Property

Author: Francis J. Waller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118084438
Format: PDF
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Understanding intellectual property, safeguarding your ideas Intellectual property is constantly at risk, and the protectionof chemical science and technology through the patenting processallows individuals and companies to protect their hard work. But inorder to truly be able to protect your ideas, you need tounderstand the basics of patenting for yourself. A practical handbook designed to empower inventors like you towrite your own patent application drafts in conjunction with anattorney, Writing Chemistry Patents and Intellectual Property: APractical Guide presents a brand new methodology forsuccess. Based on a short course author Francis J. Waller gives for theAmerican Chemical Society, the book teaches you how to structure aliterature search, to educate the patent examiner on your work, toprepare an application that can be easily duplicated, and tounderstand what goes on behind the scenes during the patentexaminer's rejection process. Providing essential insights, invaluable strategies, andapplicable, real-world examples designed to maximize the chancesthat a patent will be accepted by the United States Patent andTrademark Office, Writing Chemistry Patents and IntellectualProperty is the book you need if you want to keep your workprotected.