Intellectual Property

19 Trends That Will Change Everything

Apr 7, 2014

You could almost hear worlds colliding when folk rocker Neil Young got on stage at this year’s SXSW festival. He wasn’t there to play the music portion of the Austin event. Rather, he was there for the interactive segment to introduce his PonoMusic initiative that he says is “rescuing music.” Even better? He funded the project on Kickstarter.

What You Missed at CES

Jan 13, 2014

It’s easy to get lost in the shuffle at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). With over 2 million square feet of convention space covered by 3,000 exhibitors premiering thousands of gadgets and gizmos, it is a convention of really cool stuff.

But these technologies are more than just cool stuff. They are breakthroughs, innovations, discoveries, creations, and inventions that require substantial resources and manpower to bring to life. If you ask the entrepreneurs and innovators behind these gadgets, they’ll tell you that they are so much more than "stuff." 

Are Your Trade Secrets at Risk?

Jan 6, 2014

Can you keep a secret? The Coca-Cola Company can—for 127 years and counting. The Coca-Cola formula, stored in a vault at the soda maker’s Atlanta headquarters, is one of the most famous examples of trade secret protection, spawning countless urban myths and a fake recipe on eBay that “sold” for $15 million.

’Tis the Season for … Dangerous Fakes?

Dec 16, 2013

The holiday season is in full force, and with it, the last-minute dash for gifts. As the hottest toys and the latest gadgets fly off the shelves, consumers search high and low to fulfill their loved ones’ wish lists. Whether hunting for a bargain or trying to get their hands on a sold-out product, shoppers should beware of dangerous fakes or too-good-to-be true scams.

Startups Most Likely To Take Over the World Compete at LA Challenge Cup

Dec 6, 2013

Spend a few minutes watching entrepreneurs networking at a tech event in Los Angeles and you start to pick up on something: the LA startup scene is a bit like a clique.

Look around Cross Campus, an 11,000-square-foot co-working and event space in downtown Santa Monica, and you see small groups of similarly-attired and perfectly coiffed people talking very intently with each other, in a language that’s all their own.


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