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Startup Blog: Intellectual Property (IP) and Know-how: Defined

Taffy Williams

The discussion of IP is sufficiently important to the NewCo that it will take more than one article to get the basics down. What is a patent?

Nuts & Bolts of Intellectual Property for New Startups

Gust

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 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. _. patent is a government granted monopoly to prevent others from making, using or selling your invention – even if the other parties infringement was innocent or accidental. Patent.

The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Frequently Asked Questions

crowdSPRING Blog

Many people do not understand the law governing the use of typefaces and fonts. How is a font different from a typeface? What is copyright?

5/25-NYC – Investing in Intellectual Capital: Patents, Trademarks, Domain Names, Litigation, Government Rights, and other Intangible Assets

David Teten

Traditionally investors have focused on investing in companies and tangibles (real estate, commodities, etc.) Kevin Barhydt, Head of Acquisitions, RPX.

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

VC Cafe

Israeli startups in the mobile space are once again showing impressive attendance levels, with 56 Israeli companies exhibiting in the Israeli Pavilion.

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

Up and Running

There are four common types of IP:  . Patent protection is an act of the federal government and has to do with interstate commerce.

Clean Up Before Raising Funding

Instigator Blog

Deal with IP Assignment as quickly as possible; you don’t want to leave any loopholes in there that will scare investors away. Accounting.

Corporate Bad Activity Against Innovators

Feld Thoughts

Virtual Legality: Legal Letters Claim Oculus VR Made The Oculus Rift Using ZeniMax IP. That’s how they create the fast lane and the slow lane.

Going Global: 8 Things to Consider If You Want to Expand Your Business

Up and Running

Government funding. Today, the world is remarkably small. Often the process isn’t as complicated as first imagined. Use your business plan.

Fight for your rights! American Censorship Day (that’s today!)

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo. We already have a fundamental access problem on the internet.

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Parker: Open Source and For-Profit Companies

Ask The VC

” The construct of “intellectual property” – and the government’s right to grant an exclusive license to companies (e.g. To protect companies with original IP from smarter, faster, aggressive companies who catch the imagination of consumers and advertisers. hope we don’t fuck it all up.

Legal Issues Behind Running A Small Business

YoungUpstarts

Government compliance. Many government agencies have requirements for small businesses. by Melissa Page. Change in business structure.

Compromise vs. Problem Solving

Feld Thoughts

This year’s conference subtitle was “ The Challenges of Internet Law and Governance.” We ended the day with a wonderful talk from Senator Mark Udall. I’m a huge fan of Mark’s – he’s one of the most thoughtful people in government I’ve gotten to interact with. Court of Appeals, D.C.

Apple Wants to Trademark the Word 'Startup'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

However, IP Australia, the country''s trademark governing body, must examine and approve the application first, pending any objections.

Five Lessons Learned From Bringing Cleantech to China

Secret Formula

tl;dr: Experienced cleantech CEOs leverage China instead of fearing it – enlisting self-interested partners to defend IP and manage risk.

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EU Cookie / Privacy Laws: Implications On Data Collection And Analysis

Occam's Razor

Information like IP address, the page requested, time stamps, browser ids and more are stored. So, it is complicated. And other such users.

Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

SoCal CTO

Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc. First Principles. Berkonomics , November 29, 2010 Rice Alliance IT/Web 2.0 Forum December 9th Lineup - Startup Houston , November 27, 2010 When to step on the gas and go for it? If you think so, please let me know what they are

[Event] [Singapore] Techventure 2011: A Sign of Increasing Asian Technology Innovation

YoungUpstarts

But those same words could easily be applied to the Singapore-based technology entrepreneurs present at Techventure 2011. Singapore Innovation.

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?

There’s an Internet Showdown Brewing

Andrew Payne

Verizon is seeking payment to carry Netflix’s traffic, and Craig Silliman (Verizon’s head of public policy and government affairs) has said that Verizon’s policy is to require payment from networks that send more data than they carry in return. Your next TV will likely be 4K with IP-delivered video. Policy Ramblings

Alexis Ohanian: How I Got Washington to Listen to Start-ups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

And there's hope that we'll soon also see what the Internet can do to start positive government work He's come a long way since November 2011.

Fight for your rights! American Censorship Day (that’s today!)

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo. We already have a fundamental access problem on the internet.

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Announcing NYC BigApps 2013

Mark Birch

tech NYC BigApps open government Government 2.0 This year’s cash awards total $150,000. We’re expanding our eligible data resource base.

What YouTube Taught Me About Facebook Live & Violent Footage

Hunter Walker

Video which depicted – or seemed to depict – injuries and deaths of protesting citizens at the hands of authoritarian governments, soldiers or third party agents. “A technical glitch.” Ben Thompson has a smart  Stratechery column today about Facebook’s emerging role as a Journalism Company. Remember Neda ?

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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. —-.

Edward Snowden: 'Truth Is Coming and It Cannot Be Stopped'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

government is not going to be able to cover this up by jailing or murdering me," Snowden writes. All I can say right now is the U.S. All of it.

Great Start-ups Succeed on Products, not Patents

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's why protecting your IP should stay off your to-do list. Protecting IP can wait Patents can offer value to companies. John D.

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20 Ideas to Spur U.S. Manufacturing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Increase national awareness that IP is the fuel of our innovation and our competitive advantage. Why manufacturing? Hire more patent examiners.

A tale of two cities: Bewildered by the city government's continued cluelessness on NYC's innovation scene

This is going to be BIG.

However, her take on the NYC innovation economy during her recent State of the City Address confirmed my thinking: Most of what the NYC government should be doing to support technology entrepreneurship in NYC is to try and stay out of the way. It's painfully obvious that, like many other folks in NYC government, Ms. Hey everyone!

Best Way to Protect Your Brilliant Ideas

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

We can't call the "Patent Police." If I think someone is infringing on my IP, is there value to sending cease-and-desist letters? to find out.

Do It Right The First Time, Part II: Visit the Doctor or House Call?

Gust

Likewise, founders can benefit from understanding basic characteristics of the overall legal structure, formation and governance documents, rights and responsibilities of team members, etc.  Stepping off the soapbox, let’s examine the highest level “To Do” list for a new startup: Formation, Governance and Equity. Caveat entrepreneur !

Your Road Map to Going Global in Uncertain Times

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

And it's not only governments and massive companies that have to worry about geopolitical chaos. Factory riots and espionage in China.

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Brand Crossovers and Education

Brad Hargreaves

For years, TV/movie/event IP was licensed to create new game titles, generating a bunch of famously terrible games. Today, the entertainment-crossover-into-games genre is effectively dead, with interactive studios investing their biggest budgets in game-specific IP rather than licensed brands. Eventually, the tide turned.

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What YouTube Taught Me About Facebook Live & Violent Footage

Hunter Walker

Video which depicted – or seemed to depict – injuries and deaths of protesting citizens at the hands of authoritarian governments, soldiers or third party agents. “A technical glitch.” Ben Thompson has a smart  Stratechery column today about Facebook’s emerging role as a Journalism Company. Remember Neda ?

E&Y Journey: Interview with High-Tech Legend Dick Kramlich, by Yoram Tietz

VC Cafe

The Chinese government has invented a new form of social democracy. So if you think they don’t care about IP, then you are wrong.

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If NYC is going to be a real innovation hub, we can't have our own senators supporting SOPA/PIPA

This is going to be BIG.

Since the DMCA, we’ve basically operated in an environment of “ask forgiveness rather than permission” when it comes to copyright and IP online. Tweet. haven’t spent much time talking about SOPA and PIPA , the two twin bills trying to make their way through Congress right now. It’s basically all in the marketing.

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When Does Zynga Become a Value Stock?

Agile VC

dual class governance w/ founder having majority voting control). Draw something… other than this painful chart. 2.2-2.3B

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Web Tools to Blur Your Digital Footprint

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Desktop Browsing DuckDuckGo Unlike Google, DuckDuckGo doesn''t store IP addresses. Here are some tools to help you go private.