|Written by Gene Quinn
Patent Attorney & Founder of IPWatchdog
Zies, Widerman & Malek
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Welcome to our new business section, which was launched in June 2007. Our goal for this page is to try and shed some light on basic business concepts in an effort to try and help all individuals, but particularly inventors, authors and other “creative individuals” who have dreams of being or becoming a successful entrepreneur.
- Funding for Start-up Businesses
- The Importance of Having a Website
- Making Your Website Better
- Creating a Small Business Plan
- Making Small Business Look Bigger
- Successful Business Networking
- Available Resources for Small Businesses
- Choosing the Right Corporate Structure for Your Business
- Pricing: Don’t Send the Wrong Message
- Comparative Advertising: BK vs. McDonalds and Wendy’s
- Comparative Advertising: Mac vs. PC
- Why All Small Businesses Need Software Patents
- Domino’s Video Offers Food for Thought for Businesses
- What Should a CEO Know About Business?
- Sample DMCA Takedown Letter
Intellectual Property Basics
- Understanding Intellectual Property Basics
- Understanding Basic US Trademark Law
- How to Select the Right Trademark for Your Business
- Understanding Basic Copyright Law
- Understanding Basic Patent Law
- What is a Confidentiality Agreement
- All About Confidentiality Agreements (includes free sample agreements)
- Protecting Trade Secret Assets
Basic Business For Inventors
- Invention Prototypes, Prototyping & Prototype Basics
- What Inventors Can Learn from Skateboard Icon Tony Hawk
- Keeping A Good Invention Notebook
- Beware Invention Promotion Companies
- Can Ideas Be Protected?
- Invention Marketing
- Drafting Licensing Agreements
- Top 5 Things Inventors Do Wrong
- Getting Started for New Inventors
- What to Expect When Calling a Patent Attorney
- Should Inventors Draft Patent Applications?
- Trade Secrets & Patents Perfect Together
- The Wizard of Menlo Park
- Improvement Patents & Inventions
- Inventing to Solve Problems
- Confidentiality After Filing a Patent Application
About the Author
|Eugene R. Quinn, Jr.
President & Founder of IPWatchdog, Inc.
US Patent Attorney (Reg. No. 44,294)
Zies, Widerman & Malek
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Rutgers University
J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center
L.L.M. in Intellectual Property, Franklin Pierce Law Center
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Gene is a US Patent Attorney and the founder of IPWatchdog.com. Known by many as “The IPWatchdog.” Gene started the widely popular intellectual property website IPWatchdog.com in 1999, and since that time the site has had millions of unique visitors.Gene has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the LA Times, CNN Money and various other newspapers and magazines worldwide. He represents individuals, small businesses and start-up corporations. As an electrical engineer with a computer engineering focus his specialty is electronic and computer devices, Internet applications, software and business methods.