Intellectual property tips for new businesses in the New Year

Intellectual property tips for new businesses in the New Year

A new year means a new beginning for many entrepreneurs. Since many new businesses are founded at the beginning of the year, it is a perfect time for new businesses as well as existing ones to get a few tips on intellectual property.

Along with human creativity and inventiveness, intellectual property is all around us. Every product that we use in our daily lives is the result of a chain of big or small innovations, such as changes in designs, or improvements that make a product function the way it does today. Take a simple product, for example: a pen. Ladislao Biro’s famous patent on ballpoint pens was a breakthrough, but just like him, others have improved the product and legally protected their improvements through the acquisition of IP rights.

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Amanda Ciccatelli

Amanda G. Ciccatelli is a Contributing Writer for InsideCounsel, where she covers the patent litigation space. Amanda earned a B.A. in Communications and Journalism from...

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