About This Blog

Nolo editor Rich Stim writes about patents, copyright, trademarks, and everything in between.

Rich is the author of Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk ReferenceProfit From Your Idea: How to Make Smart Licensing Deals, Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off and co-author of several other Nolo titles. He also provides trade secret information at the NDAs for Free website and copyright information at the Stanford Copyright & Fair Use website.

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