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  Patent Center Beta is now available for all users. Patent Center is a new tool for electronic filing and management of patent applications in a single unified interface. Patent Center and DOCX filing features: Single unified interface for patent applicants Use of existing USPTO.gov accounts and sponsorships Submission of the specification, claims, and abstract in a […]

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Image credit: Mila Supinskaya Glashchenko/Shutterstock Determining whether your invention will be successful or not is an integral part of being an entrepreneur. Here are three reasons inventors are outsourcing the review process to increase efficiency. When entrepreneurs and companies invent new products or technologies, they are understandably reticent to share their ideas with outsiders. After […]

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When a company copied their invention, Natasha and Fred Ruckel began investigating — and got an inside look into how products are ripped off. On Valentine’s Day in 2015, Natasha Ruckel and her husband, Fred, were sitting in their living room in Gilboa, N.Y. Natasha was improvising on the piano, and Fred was listening while […]

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Image credit: SanneBerg | Getty Images Thomas Smale•Contributor There are many reasons why an entrepreneur ultimately decides to exit a business. Some of the best incentives? Moving on to new opportunities; recapitalization; and, perhaps best of all, an especially lucrative buyout offer. Related: 10 Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Business No matter what the reason, if […]

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(Photo: Submitted) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 1COMMENTEMAILMORE Inspiration is a funny thing. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it. For me, the “a-ha!” moment often hits in the dead of night, or when I’m in the middle of a meeting or driving. We Americans are a nation of problem-solvers, and it’s no wonder that we’ve come up with […]

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Oliver Herzfeld ,   CONTRIBUTOR Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. A well-functioning corporate licensing program can help a brand to expand into new categories and territories, adapting to new trends and a changing marketplace. However, setting up such a program takes hard work and ongoing care. In the first installment of this […]

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By Tony Pipitone One emotionally disabled 25-year-old New York farmer dreamed up Socially Accepted, a social networking site for people like him or others with Downs syndrome and autism to find friends. Another North Carolina man thought he invented a device, Teddy’s Ballie Bumpers, to prevent toys from rolling too far under sofas and other […]

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There are many businesses focused on helping inventors develop and monetize their ideas.  There are companies that, for instance, help people seek patents on their inventions, license their inventions, turn their ideas into tangible products, and promote those products.  World Patent Marketing in Florida bills itself as one of those companies.  But according to a […]

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We Fact-Checked Seven Seasons Of Shark Tank Deals. Here Are The Results. Emily Canal   FORBES STAFF  On Shark Tank, the deal you make on camera often isn’t the deal you end up getting — if it happens at all. Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) The hit ABC show that gives entrepreneurs a chance to pitch […]

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By Gene Quinn October 22, 2016 Frequently inventors are faced with a dilemma that is all too common for entrepreneurs. Generally speaking, most will bootstrap a project, whether it is an invention or start-up. That means long hours working without compensation, without revenue and not enough money to do everything that really needs to be […]

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