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How to Know a Patent Troll When You See One? You Can’t

Back in late 2011, a company named Innovatio threatened to sue 8,000 coffee shops, hotels, and stores around the United States, claiming that the Wi-Fi networks...

Break Up the Desk Set

When NBC announced on april 3 that Jimmy Fallon would take over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno next year, the question was, Could 38-year-old Fallon maintain...

Napalm: A True American Tale

Napalm is one of those American inventions that you wish weren’t, sort of like Agent Orange, killer drones, or nuclear weapons. Sure, their invention might have...

Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe

Intellectual property protection is one of the greatest concerns of any business that has developed a unique product or process. So what steps can you take to...

Four Lessons from Top Tech Companies

Some little-known facts about some of the world's most successful technology companies could give you ideas for your own business. These are companies that have...

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MAIL Hurricane Warnings Re Bryan Walsh's "Outsmarting the Surge" [Nov. 12]: I agree that we need to do more to prepare for future Sandys. But don't blame...

More Jobs, Less Pay

Here's a thought experiment posed recently by Robert Gordon, an economics professor at Northwestern University. Imagine that you can have either a) all the...

How We All Can Be ‘Creative Types’

Jonah Lehrer spent years probing the science behind creativity for his new book, Imagine. TIME spoke to the best-selling author about the genius of Bob Dylan,...

How Do You Manufacture Innovation?

In technology, the odds of making something truly new and popular have always tilted toward failure. Innovation requires certain conditions for an idea to...

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