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Get IP Checkup Before Crowdfunding

Some unappreciated crowdfunding risks to issuers come in the form of intellectual property protection. This article notes that there are: patent risks of pre-mature disclosure of technical information and of infringement if the patent research is not conducted prior to … Continue reading

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Avoid Embarrassing Lawsuits When Crowdfunding

Andy Holtman and his co-authors at the IP law Finnegan Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP advises that before you crowdfund you should do a “freedom to operate” (“FTO”) analysis on your technology in order to avoid potential embarsassing and … Continue reading

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Right Up There With Perpetual Motion Machines

I just heard about this company that has developed, tested and patented an operational “plasma engine” fueled by abundant and inexpensive noble gases (such as helium), which they claim is non-polluting and has unlimited uses to generate electricity in homes, … Continue reading

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