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The Craziest Patents by Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google and Microsoft

Did you know Apple is trying to patent a paper bag?

People and companies patent some of the craziest ideas, either to make sure no one else can create them first or to make some money later by eventually bringing a patent suit to trial.In some cases, companies have been awarded some of the ...

by Rose Leadem  | March 04, 2017 12:00:00
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Why you should care about patents

A patent may be crucial for innovative companies to thrive

With the fast pace of business today, innovation is one of the qualities that will make a business thrive. This puts enourmous pressure on companies to remain innovative or obtain access to other companies\\\' innovation says the Intellectual Property Office of the ...

August 31, 2011 02:00:00
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Managing innovation for your business

Innovation is translating an invention into a marketable product or process

In today\\\'s economy, managing innovation within a company requires a good knowledge of the patent system in order to ensure that the company draws maximum benefit from its own innovative and creative efforts says the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines. Innovation ...

August 25, 2011 12:00:00
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5 types of protection offered by the Intellectual Property Office

And why you need them for your business

Many innovative entrepreneurs may find the existence of counterfeit products rather discouraging. But it’s good to know the government has a division that focuses on protecting intangibles like designs, logos, brands and even concepts: the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines.The Intellectual ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | June 03, 2011 02:00:00