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Traction is the new IP

Version One Ventures

“Traction is the new IP ” sums up perfectly how the technology space has evolved over the past decade due to the nature of the web. It’s also important to realize how little value investors therefore put on IP when investing in a company. Even beyond auctions and social networks, the web tends to prefer the category leader.

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When Old IP Comes Back From the Dead

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What does that have to do with your IP strategy? There are multiple types of IP in this example. Plenty. So is the promotional savvy.

For IP Security at Startups, "Later" Isn't Soon Enough

ReadWriteStart

They just cost money, so a lot of cash-strapped startups decide to put them off until "later.". A brilliant idea. great team to work on it.

Startup Blog: Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights

Taffy Williams

The therapeutic application is obviously a much more costly avenue of development. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company.

Intellectual Property for Startups in the Real World

Gust

The questions that arise most with respect to any category of IP at the earliest stages include: How will this affect our chances of getting funded on favorable terms ? How much is it worth investing in cultivating and enforcing an IP portfolio ? What kind of risk do we run of being put out of business by others’ IP rights ?

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.

Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 3: The Best Defense is a Good IP Strategy

Steve Blank

Early on in my career I took a “we’re moving too fast to deal with lawyers” attitude to patents and Intellectual Property (IP.) Type of IP. _. Each patent filing will cost your company $10-30k and take 1-4 years. Outside the U.S. your results will vary depending on your distance to a consistent and predictable legal system.

The one barrier to entry startups should focus on

Version One Ventures

Lower capital requirements: The cloud lowers the upfront R&D costs for a software start-up. Barriers to entry! Photo credit: phill.d)

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GREAT New Blog – IP Law for Startups

Ask The VC

Jill promises to dish on IP “train wrecks” (her words) that she’s seen over the past decade and hopefully her wisdom can save some folks future headaches. She also promises to talk about costs savings in IP controversies and expose how some big firms are ripping off their clients. Jill, welcome to the blogosphere.

Special: The 56 Israeli Companies Exhibiting in Mobile World Congress 2011

VC Cafe

Our solutions provide peace of mind, improve quality of life and save costs to users and service providers. Aerotel Medical Systems. Asocs.

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Business Intelligence in a Wiki World!

Active Garage

Implementing basic BI has become not a luxury but a standard cost of doing business. The Problem. The Dilemma. Wikis.

Are Universities The New VCs?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

It isn't the IP and patents that are held by Universities that interest me. In an era when the cost of a University education has gone up way faster than the value of it, we need new business models to sustain universities other than tuition increases, federally funded research, and the generosity of the alumni.

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How to Divide Founder Equity: 4 Criteria to Discuss

View from Seed

This needn’t be some terribly complex formula that tries to do a cost accounting of everyone’s contribution to the decimal point. Ideation/IP.

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10 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Not too long ago, defensible IP was one of the top things venture capitalists wanted to see in a startup. Patents aren't your only asset.

Startup Blog: Virtual Work Force: by Don Alexander

Taffy Williams

The company will benefit from variable, rather than fixed, costs. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Now what? Stuck?

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

Agile VC

This needn’t be some terribly complex formula that tries to do a cost accounting of everyone’s contribution to the decimal point.

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.

Why Lawsuits Are On the Rise at Startups and What To Do About It

Both Sides of the Table

People settle out of attrition when they realize how long and painful our legal system is and how much money it costs. Lawsuits are on the rise.

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.

I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank

Finally we move to the left side of the canvas to teach the supporting elements of Resources, Partners, Activities and Costs. Rationale.

8 Intellectual Property Items Every Startup Needs

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. The cost for a single trademark is around $300.

Rebtel Moves To Lower Costs In International SMS Traffic

ArcticStartup

Just before Easter, Rebtel has announced that they are moving into the international SMS space with the launch of the ToIP (Text-over-IP) service. Rebtel To IP is an SMS service for feature phones that is up to 93% cheaper than a similar service offered by AT&T and Verizon.

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4 Easy Steps to Increase Your Business’s Online Security

Up and Running

PCI 1-2-3 costs $250/yr plus another $100 per extra IP address. See Also 5 Ways to Protect Your Business Against Hackers. Conclusion.

Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?

Steve Blank

The founding team is testing for the right combination of product, market, revenue, costs, etc. The Innovation Portfolio. So what?

The Audacious Plan to Make Electricity as Easy as WiFi

Both Sides of the Table

Could we produce this at cost? We hired IP specialists to review prior art. We grilled their IP attorneys. But it seemed to work.

IX WebHosting Review

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It is one cost effective web hosting companies that offer high end services for its clients. Three dedicated IP addresses. Introduction.

7 Lessons They Don’t Teach You In Crowdfunding School

Startup Professionals Musings

Project your costs as diligently as your revenues. Keep all IP details close to the vest. How can you go wrong?

Social Media Accounts are Intellectual Property

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. The cost for a single trademark is around $300.

Top Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Deimar

You need to comprehend what fines, extra costs, or situations may limit what the company gets of the contract. Not Protecting IP Ownership.

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?

Fear of Failure and Lack of Speed In a Large Corporation

Steve Blank

They know the activities, resources and partners (manufacturing, regulation, IP, supply chain, etc.) – and the costs to deliver the product/service and have well defined product development and product management tools that emphasize the linear nature of shipping products to existing customers. —-. What Drives Innovation?

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What Start-Ups Need to Know About Protecting Intellectual Propery Around the World

ReadWriteStart

Intellectual Property (IP) is vitally important to start-ups. Specialist foreign filing providers can often offer time and cost savings.

Great Entrepreneurs are Masters of Business Chaos

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t count on your IP to save you. With decreased employee productivity and outdated technology, your costs go up, and income drops.

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What Should You Do with Your Crappy Little Services Business?

Both Sides of the Table

You own the IP you create. Those companies that have a largely variable cost base and make the tough decisions survive for the next boom.

Google Analytics Health Check: Is Your Configuration Broken?

ConversionXL

Is the office IP address filtered out? Are the IP addresses of your affiliates filtered out (agencies, freelancers, etc.)? The Basics.

Can Your Startup Flourish Despite Business Chaos?

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t count on your IP to save you. With decreased employee productivity and outdated technology, your costs go up, and income drops.

Creating a Tech or Biotech: The Entrepreneur

Taffy Williams

The team managed their finances, cut costs, kept the remaining staff motivated, and convinced investors to give it another go “WITH THEM&#.

Setting Up a Security System For Your Small Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

While Internet protocol (IP) cameras are the choice of more and more business and store owners, closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras can also work for your purpose. IP cameras  are digital and, since they are installed on a company’s IP network, can communicate with any computer or device that has access to the network.

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How to find that first big customer

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

The contract says you retain the IP and are allowed to sell a product like this to other companies. think you meant this ? didn’t.

As Chinese and Israeli tech relations grow, here are the keys to success

The Next Web

Prepare for China’s IP laws. Strategic and financial Chinese investors are increasingly investing in Israeli tech companies. billion in 2030.

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