Copyright 101: learn how to protect your creative works.

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What: Copyrights protect original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression and this really speaks to what kinds of things are “eligible” for copyright protection. But to put it more simply, copyrights protect the expression of ideas. If we want to have a firm grasp of what copyrights really are, we’re going…

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Patent 101: Learn the importance of patents…and how to protect your invention.

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What: In the United States, a patent gives the inventor an exclusive right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing the claimed invention. Many people unfamiliar with the patenting process mistakenly believe that patents protect ideas when in reality it is the invention that is protected. Think of an invention…

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Patent 101: Learn the importance of patents…and how to protect your invention.

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What: In the United States, a patent gives the inventor an exclusive right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing the claimed invention. Many people unfamiliar with the patenting process mistakenly believe that patents protect ideas when in reality it is the invention that is protected. Think of an invention…

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