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Angel Funding for Women and Minorities
Schulweis Kathleen B
10/22/2004
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Women and minorities are offered tactics for honing their approach to angel investors, who are largely white and male, from an entrepreneur who consults in the field.

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Basics of Patent Protection
Sherman Andrew J
2/5/2001
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Patents protect inventors and may enrich companies--but the application and registration process may be long and costly. Here are the statutory requirements, plus the basics of an effective patent protection program.

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Expanding Abroad II: Effective Preparation
Sherman Andrew J
7/9/2001
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If your personnel, products, partners and resources are mobilized for overseas expansion, you can overcome the bureaucratic, cultural and economic obstacles outlined in the previous article of this series. Read this one to learn the underlying conditions that foster success.

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Expanding Abroad III: Legal Issues
Sherman Andrew J
7/16/2001
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Know the advantages and disadvantages of different arrangements for doing business overseas, and the major legal issues arising from each, before you go global. Then, make sure everyone involved complies with your standards for behavior and performance.

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Technology Licensing II: Key Elements of an Agreement
Sherman Andrew J
7/30/2001
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Learn what a license really covers, what details to spell out and how to provide for accurate record-keeping, so as to prevent trouble later on. This article reviews the basic provisions, from boilerplate to bones of contention.

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Trade Dress
Sherman Andrew J
10/29/2001
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Design elements that build brand awareness for your business constitute its "trade dress" and can be protected by federal and state trademark laws. Learn how to enhance trade-dress protection and defend against infringement by competitors.

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Strategies for Raising Growth Capital in a Turbulent Market
Sherman Andrew J
2/1/2002
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You would have to do your best Rip Van Winkle imitation to not realize volatile economic times from an economic, political and technological perspective over the last few years, according to the author, who offers some observations and predictions on the U.S. economy.

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Guidelines for Terminating Employees
Sherman Andrew J
4/1/2002
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The decision to terminate an employee can be both emotional and frustrating. If not handled properly, it can also result in expensive litigation. These days, wrongful termination lawsuits are not idle threats. According to a recent study conducted by Jury Verdict Research, recently fired executives who sued are winning often and winning big.

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Legal and Ethical Challenges for Entrepreneurs in the New Age of Scrutiny
Sherman Andrew J
12/1/2002
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If you thought recently-enacted legislation to require greater corporate accountability was intended only for public companies, think again. Expect considerable spillover among private companies seeking venture funding or planning for acquisition by public companies, argues this legal expert.

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Checklists: Deciding Whether to Litigate
Sherman Andrew J
2/1/2007
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When facing the prospect of litigation, entrepreneurs should be sure to explore all of the options beyond forging ahead to court. This tool is a series of checklists designed to help entrepreneurs conduct a litigation-focused cost-benefit analysis, such as deciding to explore settlement or alternative dispute resolution.

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