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  • Are stock options a smart choice?
    Employment Generally, are stock options the smart way to go, or is a new (not well off) employee better asking for straight compensation according to the rol...
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  • Prior art considerations
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  • Protecting our IP
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  • Should we consider crowdfunding?
    Business strategy Does anyone have any experience with crowdfunding campaigns? Are these a good alternative to seed funding for health/fitness hardware in the UK? I...
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  • Protecting our copyright
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  • PCT claiming priority of CIP
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  • filing pro se
    Patents Does the USPTO communicates directly with international inventors, either by email or mail?
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  • filing pro se
    Does the USPTO communicates directly with international inventors, either by email or mail?
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