When you are designing a new product, you may be able to trademark a portion of the invention if it meets certain criteria.
Since the American Invents Act, the U.S. has switched from a “first-to-invent” (FTI) to a “first-to-file” (FTF) patent system. This means that the right to patent an invention goes to the first person to file the application as opposed to the first person to create the product. In simple terms: an inventor must file before sharing the idea with potential manufacturers or the public. This is why provisional patents are important.
If you are in the process of developing a new product, it is important to understand how intellectual property (IP) laws protect you. Before you get started, you should have a basic understanding of why it is so important to discuss your invention with an intellectual property attorney.
If you are like a majority of the population, however, you may find it difficult to actually generate an engaged target audience around your product through social media. If so, keep reading – the tips outlined below will have you well on your way to social media success.
Enventys Partners is partnering with Google via the GYBO program to celebrate and support National Small Business Week with a workshop to include webinars, live lectures and a tour of our facility.
ABC’s Shark Tank can be a great opportunity for companies selling a physical good that need extra capital. Wondering how you can get your product in front of the Sharks? We’ve put together a guide below to help you get started.
So you want to advertise your business through Facebook Advertising? Good idea. Facebook has the strongest advertising platform with the highest online presence worldwide. And best of all, it’s the most cost-effective way to market your brand to the world.
What if you had $10,000 a month to spend on AdWords, Google’s online advertising platform? Could you find more donors? Solicit more volunteers? Drive more traffic to your website? Would that make a difference in how you budget each year?
If you’re a startup, you may need to disclose your concept to a bank, potential business partners or venture capitalists. In these scenarios (and others), it’s important to obtain a signed Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) or Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA) from the party receiving the confidential information. Failure to do so could leave you vulnerable and negatively impact your ability to get patent protection in the future.
Most people have their social media accounts linked to their smartphones and check them even more than they check their e-mails. This is exactly why social media marketing, or pitching via Twitter, can be more effective than the traditional e-mail pitch. Here are a few things to remember when you begin to pitch.