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Before attempting to obtain a patent, entrepreneurs can use this ten-point checklist to determine if the benefits of protecting an invention outweigh the costs of prosecuting and protecting it under a patent.
An updated design for your product may be the key to beefing up sales. Business 2.0 provides success stories focusing on new ergonomic designs, including Listerine, Solo Cup, and Gatorade.
Dr. Todd O’Brien has additional challenges beyond those encountered by most startup life science CEOs. The 48-year-old podiatrist still sees patients even while developing his latest innovation: an electronic tuning fork for measuring diabetes-related nerve damage in people’s feet. He's also building his company in Orono, Maine - far from any major healthcare hub.
This article quickly and clearly helps inventors and entrepreneurs understand the overall patent process and some of its pitfalls. (US patents are good only in the US, for example, not other countries.) If you're inventing or working with visionary technology, be sure to read this article before telling the world about your achievement.
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Trade Data on Metals
Finding and using market information to anticipate customer demands can provide invaluable business growth information.
Use this Market Research Checklist to identify the information you will research for your business.
Trade Data on the Machinery Industry
At age 25, Laura Sanko was a founding member of a startup that raised $3.5 Million from some world-famous investors and the Founder’s Fund. The business model was simple: a website that rented high-end jewelry for special occasions for a fraction of the retail value of each piece. Three years later, the investment money was all gone and while the site continued to operate, it had failed to meet the investors’ expectations.
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