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Since you do not have a duty to disclose prior art to the USPTO, you could approach your competitor and try to negotiate a license for their patent pending technology. However, there are two caveats to this approach. First, your competitor does have a duty to disclose prior art to the USPTO. If ...

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For clarification. If I understand correctly, this is the womans business and you currently own the logo/word mark? For starters. If you filed the mark yesterday. You still do not own it officially. There is a long process of showing proof of use and paying the government fees. If you were my c...

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(I'm a small biz attorney who helps people with copyright, trademark, and other IP law, and I'm answering per U.S. law.) As soon as you take your idea and put it into a tangible format (write it down, create an infographic, record a video), then that writing/infographic/video is automatically ...

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Firstly I don't think biz dev deals should be combined with financing. If the deal goes through, now you have a potential conflict of interest because a key customer is now an investor who has some say about future direction of the product/company Better to create an SLA level offering and charg...

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yes. Many jurisdictions have rights in a mark that arise simply from use. That said, it is not the same as the rights flowing from registration and in some jurisdictions, it is not available. A quick call to a trademark lawyer should allow you to clear up if the rights you get through use are su...

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If you're using source control, it's easy to track source and control access — or revoke access — if someone leaves the company. Also, your developers should have signed a contract about the project itself that clearly places the source code under your/the client's/the company's control, and if...

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It's not unusual at all. If you do outsource, try and make sure you have a project lead that you can trust. Once revenues get up to a certain point they might want to see the project through and come on board full time OR they will have enough pride in their work to make sure a proper transition ...

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Several follow up questions: 1. Do you have any sort of employment agreement now? 2. Did you disclose early on that you were working on this side project? 3. What state are you in? 4. Have you taken steps to protect the proprietary info to date--such as using an NDA? 5. Does anyone else within th...

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This is a tricky question as you are entering a gray area if you are using material from Book Z to inspire your own book. Derivatives works are highly litigated and there is case law that you could turn to to help you make this decision but based on your example its going to be a fine line. You w...

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