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Basic IP Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know


The following are four classes of protected IP: trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. Trademarks. Patents. Copyrights.

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Every Startup Needs Intellectual Property To Thrive

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. intellectual property IP patent portfolioPatents.

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. Category leaders do very well, while the #2, 3, 4… players struggle to attract customers and financing. Even beyond auctions and social networks, the web tends to prefer the category leader.

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Startups and IP Ownership Issues

Scott Edward Walker

For many startups, intellectual property (IP) is their most valuable asset.  electronic files, prototypes, customer lists, etc.).

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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.

Intellectual Property for Startups in the Real World


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 ?

3 Reasons Why The Defend Trade Secrets Act Will Help U.S. Manufacturers Protect IP

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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.) You can protect business processes, know how, customer information, product road map. Type of IP. _. customer lists, formula. _. Outside the U.S. Most of this post is from Dan’s lecture. Patent.

Nuts & Bolts of Intellectual Property for New Startups


Having covered all the bases to ensure that your corporate name is available, the domain name can be acquired, and the name doesn’t infringe any existing trademarks (as we discussed last week ), now is a good time to look at the categories of intellectual property (IP) that are relevant to most startups. Intellectual property.

How Etsy Manages HTTPS and SSL Certificates for Custom Domains on Pattern

Code as Craft

To preserve client IP addresses, we make use of the PROXY protocol on our load balancer and mod_proxy_protocol on the proxy hosts. How to HTTPS.

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The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Frequently Asked Questions

crowdSPRING Blog

For example, a typeface may be customized and used as part of a logo design. How is a font different from a typeface? What is copyright? Maybe.

Fear of Failure and Lack of Speed In a Large Corporation

Steve Blank

They’ve found product/market fit (what products customers want to buy). They’ve learned the best distribution channel to get the product from their company to the customer. Filed under: Big Companies versus Startups: Durant versus Sloan , Business Model versus Business Plan , Customer Development. —-. That’s now changed.

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7 Incredible Web Design, Branding, Digital Marketing Experiences

Occam's Razor

Innocent: Passionate Copy and Heart-warming Visual Design. ~ AAA Life Insurance : Truly Customer Centric "Convince Me To Buy" Experience.

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Protect Your Business Plan Like It’s Your Baby—Here’s How

Up and Running

The World Intellectual Property Organization defines IP as,  “creations of the mind,” which, depending on the business, can take many forms.

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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.

Qualcomm’s Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – Lessons Learned (Part 2)

Steve Blank

Doing so meant they would have to take risks for IP acquisition and customer/market risks outside their experience or comfort zone.

How To Launch a Startup and Avoid Ending-up in Jail

Scott Edward Walker

Introduction I love working with startups – and trying to protect founders and watch their backs.  Potential Criminal Violations Employment Laws. 

Setting up a custom short domain name

Eric Friedman

Logging into, navigate to settings>advanced and add your own custom domain. advanced settings tab. Eric Friedman

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3 Steps to Protecting Intellectual Property

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How do you keep your IP safe from view. IP is a valuable asset that needs to be protected, insured, and, sometimes, even risked.

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

VC Cafe

Mobile analytics – measuring the impact of mobile and increasing customer engagement (Check out G-Stat). Aerotel Medical Systems. Asocs.

You Can’t “Feature” Your Way to Success

Market by Numbers

Solution-centralism starts in Customer Discovery. Solution-centralism continues in Customer Validation. In this age of fast development and no IP protection, whoever “owns&# the customer, wins. You own the customer by understanding and solving their problem better than anyone else. Everyone does. Always.

Lesson Learned in Medical Devices

Steve Blank

Part 4:  This Will Save us Years  – Customer Discovery in Medical Devices. Part 5:  Value proposition and customer segments  in Life Sciences.

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Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out – The Startup Genome Project

Steve Blank

Founders overestimate the value of IP before product market fit by 255%. . Filed under: Customer Development , Teaching , Venture Capital. Customer Development Teaching Venture CapitalOk, I get a lot of these. Is this some grad student or post doc who wanted to do some independent study? Hmm, now I’m getting intrigued.

Business Intelligence in a Wiki World!

Active Garage

In each case the advantages of using the wiki world to enhance what may have been considered to be IP was outweighed by the benefits of collaboration.

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).

The high road to building an enterprise SaaS company

The Next Web

The keys are maintaining capital efficiency, launching early versions to the SMB market and constantly applying customer development methods.

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Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets…How Do You Protect Your Creations?

Up and Running

There are four common types of IP:  . Small businesses must also be aware of the IP rights claimed by other companies and competitors.

I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank

Customer Development” to test the hypotheses outside the building and. Customer Segments change over time. Rationale.

Lessons Learned in Diagnostics

Steve Blank

Part 4:  This Will Save us Years  – Customer Discovery in Medical Devices. Part 5:  Value proposition and customer segments  in Life Sciences.

Startup Blog: SME's: Get More of What you Want ? 8 Tips to Help.

Taffy Williams

Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights A Few Great Links to Startup Articles ► April (11) Beyond Rumsfeld by (Stephen A. Now what?

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

Both Sides of the Table

They were then sued for trademark infringement by a foreign company who had no product, no customers and no employees in the US. For what?

Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?

Steve Blank

They do it with a continual customer discovery process, iterating, pivoting and building incremental MVP’s. The Innovation Portfolio. So what?

NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept


NDAs or Other Protection So you decide you want to be able to share with experts, users, customers, VCs, partners, etc. Lots of thoughts here.

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NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept


NDAs or Other Protection So you decide you want to be able to share with experts, users, customers, VCs, partners, etc. Lots of thoughts here.

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StartupRoar - Great Content for Startups


Today I join Ben Yoskovitz , Vinicius Vacanti , Jill Hubbard Bowman and Steve Blank and others in announcing the launch of StartupRoar.

Is This Startup Ready For Investment?

Steve Blank

Over 10 weeks each team gets out of the building talking to 100 customers to  test their hypotheses across all 9 boxes in the business model canvas.

Christine: Sprints ILEC-Hosted IP Centrex Deployment Strategy

Leverage years of IP Centrex learnings immediately 2. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www.

IX WebHosting Review

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Today, the company has thousands of customers from all parts of the world. It is Customers are satisfied with the hosting plan. upwards.

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

Andrew Payne

Such license shall also extend to Stratasys’ customers, licensors and other authorized users of Stratasys products in connection with their use of Stratasys products. Technically, it says that your invention must incorporate, or be derived from, or improve upon their IP. just learned about a similar example in the hardware world.

4 Easy Steps to Increase Your Business’s Online Security

Up and Running

Here are four easy steps you can take to make your business more secure and protect your customers’ sensitive information from cyber criminals. 1.