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idealAsset is Match.com for IP

SiliconHills

But in reality, IP sellers and buyers […] The post idealAsset is Match.com for IP appeared first on SiliconHills. By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Intellectual property should be a sexy asset to sell. Austin ideal asset

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Intellectual Property 101

Up and Running

It is difficult to be in a business situation completely devoid of IP worth identifying and protecting. IP is a not just a legal issue.

Small Business and Startups: The Trends for 2014 (Pt II)

crowdSPRING Blog

I started a couple of weeks ago with the first part of a post on small business trends for 2014; today I have 5 more trends that I’d like to share.

Israel & Japan: Konnichi Wa to Collaboration, Sayonara to Stagnation

VC Cafe

In 2014, then Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Toshimitsu Motegi , concluded a joint industrial R&D agreement in Israel.

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How to Divide Founder Equity: 4 Criteria to Discuss

View from Seed

Ideation/IP. Below, Lee Hower offers advice for approaching these equity discussions objectively and properly. Experience/Seniority/Role.

Equity 101

Punch & Pie: How Should Co-Founders Divide Equity?

Agile VC

I like to say that “there are only co-founders” — it’s extraordinarily rare for a successful business to have just a sole founder.

Is This Startup Ready For Investment?

Steve Blank

Since 2005 startup accelerators have provided cohorts of startups with mentoring, pitch practice and product focus. —-. Medical Devices.

The Top 5 Intellectual Property Mistakes

Up and Running

My business doesn’t have IP. 100% of businesses have Intellectual Property (IP). IP is not just for tech businesses or inventors.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

Both Sides of the Table

To interconnect these computers we needed IP-based telecommunications equipment build by the likes of Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks. Artsy?

I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank

Activities cover clinical trials, FDA approvals, Freedom to Operate (IP, Licenses) software development, drug or device design, etc. Rationale.

Bad Notes on Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

This week. On the phone … Me: So, you raised venture capital? Him: Yeah. We raised a seed round. About $1 million. Me: At what price? Him: It wasn’t priced. We raised a convertible note. Me: With a cap? Him: Yes, $8 million. Me: Ah. I see. So you did raise with a price. It’s just a maximum price. Him: Huh? Last week. Me: Ok.

How to optimize your business with a mobile app

The Next Web

Not to mention, mobile data traffic will grow three times faster than fixed IP traffic. But getting started isn’t easy.…

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What is the Right Burn Rate at a Startup Company?

Both Sides of the Table

So money spent should add equity value or create IP that eventually will. I was reading Danielle Morrill’s blog post today on whether one’s “ Startup Burn Rate is Normal. ” I highly recommend reading it. But what IS the right amount of burn for a company? Turns out like most things there are no simple answers.

The 5 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

Scott Edward Walker

Mistake #2 :  not buttoning-down IP ownership issues (at 10:20). Mistake #2:  Not Buttoning-Down IP Ownership Issues. Cheers, Scott.

The high road to building an enterprise SaaS company

The Next Web

Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber of are partners at YL Ventures. Developing an enterprise-grade SaaS product is not easy.

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Bad Notes on VC

Gust

This week. On the phone …. Me: So, you raised venture capital? Him: Yeah. We raised a seed round. About $1 million. Me: At what price? Him: It wasn’t priced. We raised a convertible note. Me: With a cap? Him: Yes, $8 million. Me: Ah. I see. So you  did  raise with a price. It’s just a maximum price. Him: Huh? Last week. At an accelerator …. Me: Ok.

Why You Should Care about Intellectual Property

Up and Running

In order to protect your business’s IP, learn the four different categories. Yes, your business has intellectual property (IP).

7+ Under-Utilized Google Analytics Reports for Conversion Insights

ConversionXL

While Google Analytics is so widely used, most marketers only scratch the surface when it comes to the reports they use. In Europe? For VWO users.

7 Rookie Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make (And How to Avoid Them)

Escape From Cubicle Nation

On this Cyber Monday, I wanted to share an important article from my dear friend and trusted IP lawyer Rachel Rodgers. —-.

How to Protect Your Startup IP

Early Growth Financial Services

Not protecting your business’ IP or unwittingly infringing someone else’s can be a really costly unforced error. This week Allonn Levy of Hopkins & Carley and Glenn McCrae, EGFS’ Strategy Officer, gave a webinar on how to avoid the biggest mistakes startups make with IP. Mistake #1 — Failure to register IP.

Welcome to Summoner’s Rift: Why a Free Start Can be Better for Business

Up and Running

At first glance, the business model sounds insane—a game that you can download and play  for free. You read that right—the game is free.

How To Get In Front Of Any Decision Maker

Mike Michalowicz

One of the most important aspects of sales – whether you’re dealing with products or services – is getting in front of the decision maker.

Can Your Startup Flourish Despite Business Chaos?

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t count on your IP to save you. Your only choice is to live with it, and find a way to conquer it. Employees stop innovating.

The 5 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

Scott Edward Walker

Cheers, Scott [link] Below is my personal outline for the workshop. issues to address include: How have they treated their other portfolio companies?

If You’re Developing Any 3D Printing Tech, Don’t Buy A Stratasys Printer

Andrew Payne

Technically, it says that your invention must incorporate, or be derived from, or improve upon their IP. I’ve written before about the risks of building on various Internet platform APIs (e.g. Facebook, Google, etc.) — many SDK agreements let the platform copy anything they want , while you have no recourse.

How to Manage a Crisis Before It Destroys Your Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This included hard assets, as well as the IP that we both created. You lose your biggest customer; a storm wipes out your data center.

Did Google Learn the Wrong Lessons from Buzz and Wave?

Hunter Walker

One big question was “why had Mattel been so late/tentative to video games given (a) the market was huge, (b) they had great IP and (c) their core customer was moving away from traditional toys?” I hope my toddler never touches a hot stove, but if she does, she’ll know not to touch one again. It was a hot stove moment.

Retooling Marketing in a B2B Company

Venture Chronicles

Ping Identity has gone through a top to bottom transformation in marketing over the last year.

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D-Wave's Dream Machine

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In D-Wave''s vision, a quantum computing age would seem as foreign in 2014 as today''s digital age would to someone living under Herbert Hoover.

The Boston Surprise

Fred Destin

As a remarkable IP powerhouse Boston always has and will continue to produce hard tech innovation that produce meaningful outcomes.

To NDA or not to NDA?

Growthink Blog

Visit Traklight and use “ID your IP” with Traklight’s compliments until February 28, 2014. Free “ID your IP” Code GROWT13 ($59 value).

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5 Sure-fire Ways to Bomb Your Investor Pitch

Up and Running

Bombing the Pitch. have a vivid memory of bombing a pitch that I was delivering to a group of angel investors in Seattle. Practice Makes Perfect.

How to get a job in Venture Capital

Jason Ball's TechBytes

Bonus points if you’re a ninja in your field of expertise. 3) Work in the industry - Accelerators, PR, HR, Design, IP – whatever. Get I get asked this question a *lot*. wrote a post about it back in 2006 on the topic that I could point people to, but it looks a little light, so I thought I’d post an update. Probably more.

Reasons Why China Android Smartphones Are Trending In The Smartphone Market

YoungUpstarts

megapixel front camera, 2GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM, as well as a 5.5-inch IPS capacitive multi-touch screen, and 1.6GHz Snapdragon MSM8928 CPU.

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Optimizing Your Tweets for Search

Duct Tape Marketing

About Daniel Page — Daniel is the Director of Business Development for Ahosting, a leading provider in SEO hosting and multiple IP hosting. Optimizing Your Tweets for Search written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: Flickr. Make Sure Your Profile Is Optimized First.

Taking stock of the Dutch tech cluster: What The Netherlands needs to win the European startup scene

The Next Web

Robert Verwaayen is a Dutch venture capitalist. He is currently setting up his own investment firm, RoBen, and was a principal with Prime Ventures.

Entrepreneurs: Don't Sweat NDA's -- Do Sweat EMT.

Allen's Blog

From my experience, an awesome idea, adequately covered by available IP protections -- but with crappy execution -- never wins. I''ve been working with entrepreneurs and their startups for 35 years.  For a couple of reasons, I think this is a mistake. Why? . So, for the VC, it only invites trouble to sign an NDA.

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There’s an Internet Showdown Brewing

Andrew Payne

Your next TV will likely be 4K with IP-delivered video. Even worse, most ISPs are fundamentally conflicted: IP-streaming video competes with their own proprietary video offerings. Back home in West Virginia, our Verizon phones have no 3G service. Recently, streaming video demand has been forcing this issue. Policy Ramblings

Copy-Remix-Profit: How YouTube & Shapeways Are Inventing the Future of Copyright

Hunter Walker

Congrats, it’s awesome! Nor is it necessarily fair use. Why do I love what YouTube has created? Like ponies. Like ponies?

Lessons Learned in Diagnostics

Steve Blank

It includes reimbursement, regulation, IP, validation, channel access, etc. Part 1:   issues in the therapeutics  drug discovery pipeline.