Featuring Contributions from Dan Hussain 'President of American Patent Agency'

Attorneys have a wealth of knowledge under their belt, but how much do you really know about the matters they're experts in? From tips that can improve your business to how you can form a better relationship with them, lawyers have plenty of advice they want business owners to hear.

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Featuring Contributions from Dan Hussain 'President of American Patent Agency'

Selecting the right attorney to represent your business is a big commitment. Many factors differentiate one attorney from the next, from knowledge of your industry to how you’ll be billed. And don’t forget personality — that matters too. Factors like these can help you decide which firm is the perfect fit for both you and your company.

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Featuring Contributions from Dan Hussain 'President of American Patent Agency'

Whether you’re just starting up or expanding your new business, there’s a good chance you’ll need to rely on investors at some point. But with any business deal comes potential pitfalls, and fundraising is no exception.

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Featuring Contributions from Dan Hussain 'President of American Patent Agency'

From the day you first open the doors to your new business, having an attorney you trust to help you navigate legal issues is crucial. Whether they’re providing guidance on intellectual property or helping you craft an important contract, an attorney can help you shore up many areas of your business, especially as it grows.

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Featuring Contributions from Dan Hussain 'President of American Patent Agency'

Before hiring an attorney or law firm to represent your business, it’s important to know whether they’re the best possible option for your company — and that means asking the right questions. But the due diligence process can be daunting. How can you ensure you’re selecting the best match for your company?

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Featuring Contributions from Dan Hussain 'President of American Patent Agency'

You know well enough to hire a lawyer to handle issues like selling your company or dealing with a lawsuit, but business owners sometimes overlook everyday situations that require equal due diligence. Raising capital or handling sensitive consumer data, for example, may require special counsel.

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Written by Dan Hussain 'President of American Patent Agency'

The Internet of Things’ (IoT) potential is no secret, but there’s more to it than just devices. Coordinating points for feedback and data are just as important as the cameras, sensors and other connected objects themselves. In some industries, machine-to-machine (M2M) insight is something that already exists; it’s just not being utilized to meet the demands of today’s connected society. Retail, construction, public safety and energy are all experiencing a great amount of disruption due to the Internet of Things, and as a result, have difficulty coordinating data in a way that truly solves problems.

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Featuring Contributions from Dan Hussain 'President of American Patent Agency'

The USPTO’s 12 month accelerated examination program produces higher quality patents in less time and potentially less overall cost than conventional patent examination, or even the new “Track 1” or other accelerated examination processes. It’s also a high risk process with a large upfront cost due to the need to prepare an “examination support document.” Anyone considering it for their own inventions should have a thorough discussion with their patent attorney/agent before embarking on it.

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