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Intellectual Property Protection a Critical Consideration for Startups

Although there are literally a thousand things for a new startup to consider, intellectual property (IP) protection should be high on the list. The protection of intellectual property for a startup can decrease competition, help defend against infringement claims, and help a startup stop the theft of its innovations by bigger companies. In addition, intellectual property can also be attractive …

Detroit Is Trying Really Hard to Woo Young Workers

Source: Bloomberg  Detroit needs more people like Victoria Schein. Less than a year out of Smith College, the 23-year-old software engineer has filed for 14 patents and received nine as part of Ford Motor Co.’s driverless-vehicle research team. A self-described “California girl” with a thing for cars, Schein, a former Ford summer intern in the company’s Silicon Valley research center, …

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Turning Plastic to Oil, U.K. Startup Sees Money in Saving Oceans

Source: Bloomberg At a garbage dump about 80 miles west of London, Adrian Griffiths is testing an invention he’s confident will save the world’s oceans from choking in plastic waste. And earn him millions. His machine, about the size of a tennis court, churns all sorts of petroleum-based products — cling wrap, polyester clothing, carpets, electronics — back into oil. …

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U.K. Warns Facebook, Google, Twitter to Better Fight Hate Speech

Source: Bloomberg U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd warned Facebook Inc,. Alphabet Inc.’s Google, and Twitter Inc. to improve monitoring of extremist and hate content after a panel of lawmakers urged her to consider making the hosting of such material a crime. A report from Parliament’s cross-party Home Affairs Committee, to be published Monday, said the companies are “shamefully far” from …

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Your Guide to Ivanka Trump’s Potential Conflicts of Interest

Source: Bloomberg On April 25, presidential daughter Ivanka Trump joined a panel on women entrepreneurs in Berlin, where the moderator asked: “What is your role, and who are you representing, your father as president of the United States, the American people, or your business?” Ivanka Trump said she wasn’t there for her firm, but the question crystallized her situation, which …