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  • IP LAW FOR STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011
    [IP] My Website’s Software Foundation: Do I Own the Code or Can I Sell My Site?
    If your business is based on your website, and someday you want to sell your business or your site, the IP rights and licenses to the website’s software foundation are important. Before you sell your company or your company sells the website, you need to assign your IP rights to your company. Here’s how this shakes out.
  • SOFTWARECEO  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
    [IP] Need Help to Sell Software Intellectual Proprty (IP)
    Need Help to Selling Software IntellectDue to our focused strategy, we Need Help to sell some of our product Software Intellectual Property (IP). Does anyone know an interest buyer or a first that can do this service?ual. M&A and Financing
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [IP] 10 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property
    Not too long ago, defensible IP was one of the top things venture capitalists wanted to see in a startup. After all, creating and maintaining a robust IP portfolio is expensive. If your startup starts to scale quickly, a strong IP portfolio will be vitally important to your ability to play the long game. File as fast as you can.
  • SOFTWARECEO  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [IP] Online/Offsite Backup Software Code / IP for sale
    www.cybervault.co.za. We have developed an fully working online /offsite backup solusion. Need to sell it all have no longer time for the product or able to support clients. Cant do marketing at all. My product is stuck without an prober bussines Running with it. Product realy works great. dont have time to market an manage it. Read more].
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011
    [IP] Google Going All In on Mobile
    If I’m HTC and Samsung this will ultimately be a good thing because the IP equivalent of the Allied Powers has just been formed. Uncategorized Android Google IP Microsoft mobile Motorola RIMSure the hardware business is very different than software but Microsoft has proven they can co-exist so why can’t Google pull it off?
  • IP LAW FOR STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010
    [IP] Why Copyright Assignments Can Be Critical for Your Company
    This was the fact situation for the first copyright trial I worked on as an IP attorney.  It’s cheaper and easier to hammer out these IP ownership issues in contracts in the very beginning of your relationships and projects. Tags: Copyright Law IP Basics IP Mistakes & Blunders It’s like when you buy a book. 
  • EIN NEWS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
    [IP] Leading Life Sciences IP Team Joins Cooley in Seattle
    biotechnology patent matters, with particular focus on U.S. and international patent procurement, strategic patent portfolio. she represented emerging growth technology companies and venture capital firms in various transactions including mergers and. major business and technology centers across the United States: Palo Alto, CA, New York, NY, San
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
    [IP] American Censorship Day Is Tomorrow (11/16/11)
    There are two very disturbing bills making their way through Congress: Protect IP Act (PIPA -  S.968 ) and Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA – H.R.3261 ). These bills are coated in rhetoric that I find disgusting since at their core they are online censorship bills. Join us and speak out loudly against censorship – right now!
  • INSTIGATOR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012
    [IP] Clean Up Before Raising Funding
    Deal with IP Assignment as quickly as possible; you don’t want to leave any loopholes in there that will scare investors away. Contractors need to sign proper agreements, with non-disclosures and IP assignment. (Powered by LaunchBit ). Raising money is a dirty job, but someone has to do it right? Get your house in order.
  • IP LAW FOR STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
    [IP] Stay Out of Legal Hot Water: Website Trademark Issues
    IP Mistakes & Blunders Trademark Law Website IP IssuesObviously, launching a website requires a domain name, and picking a domain name may be your first step toward trademark infringement. You want to avoid trademark infringement if you don’t want to: take down your website to avoid litigation with a trademark owner or.
  • IP LAW FOR STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
    [IP] Patent Value and What It Can Mean For Your Startup
    patent can do wonders for your startup and it’s worth serious consideration when you are developing your IP strategy. IP Basics Patent Law Strategic IP PlanIt’s big news:  Google is paying $12.5 billion to take over Motorola Mobility, the maker of mobile handsets. And Google really wanted the company for its patents.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Virtual Work Force: by Don Alexander
    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Virtual Work Force: by Don Alexander Introduction to Virtual Work Force the Blog’s First Guest Article I was fortunate to have offers of educational guest articles for entrepreneurs. I am preparing the next section on IP for this blog which I hope to have completed in the near future. Who’s the Boss? Stuck?
  • EIN NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
    [IP] The problem with PIPA: the Protect IP Act
    And it's why more than 50 major venture capitalists argue "PIPA will ultimately put American innovators. felt not just by users, but by U.S. networks and businesses, including banks and credit. of China has no place in the United States of America. Repeating the assertion that PIPA
  • THE STARTUP LAWYER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010
    [IP] White-Label Mobile App Users: Who Owns Them?
    If a startup gets paid via a revenue share arrangement, the potential exists for the large company to exercise their early-termination rights and get their white-label app’s users free-of-charge (or worse, the IP). Tags: Startup Issues IP mobile applications white label Nothing New. But Gowalla isn’t a white-label app.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [IP] How to optimize your business with a mobile app
    Not to mention, mobile data traffic will grow three times faster than fixed IP traffic. This post is brought to you by Intellectsoft - helping you build software with intelligence. When it comes to the business value of mobile, the growth and engagement numbers speak for themselves. But getting started isn’t easy.…
  • IP LAW FOR STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
    [IP] Copyright Registrations: A big hammer for your small company
    Take Time to Review Your IP Strategy and Protection. As I explained in my last post, January is a great time of year to review your IP protection strategies and see if you need to file additional copyright registrations (and trademark registrations and patent applications)!  Benefits of Copyright Registration. 99 cents? Type of Work.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015
    [IP] Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets…How Do You Protect Your Creations?
    In the simplest terms, intellectual property (IP) pertains to things you create with your mind; not the ideas themselves, but the expression of the ideas in some form. There are four common types of IP:  . You wouldn’t leave money out in the open to be stolen, so why leave your valuable IP exposed to possible theft? Copyrights.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
    [IP] Are Universities The New VCs?
    It isn't the IP and patents that are held by Universities that interest me. The New Yorker has a piece on Stanford's StartX. They ask some interesting questions and end with this one: If the university is a farm, do the students become the cows? It is the human capital that is inside of them.
  • IP LAW FOR STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010
    [IP] What Do Your Company Contracts Say About Your Business?
    One problem with this approach is that their customers may act act equally casual when it comes time to pay their bill.   The customer may also be furious when they pay a web, logo or software designer for custom work and fail to actually own the intellectual property.  A full IP ownership transfer requires a signed, written agreement.
  • EIN NEWS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011
    [IP] Venture Capitalists Take Fight Against IP Bill To The Hill
    websites was introduced, more than a dozen venture capitalists came to Washington Thursday to complain that. harder to get startups going" in the United States, Josh Mendelsohn, a partner with a VC
  • ASK THE VC  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
    [IP] When Should A Company Be Formed Around an Idea?
    Make sure that there is a strong agreement in place that contributes all the IP that you created during the weekend to the new company. Or should we continue working on the product and see what happens? If you have any concerns today, then the last thing you want to do is continue and “see what happens.”
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
    [IP] The high road to building an enterprise SaaS company
    B2B companies, often due to the higher barriers to develop a working product, have historically been less popular with early-stage investors – such barriers sometimes involve tough requirements for core IP and deep technology.  Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber of are partners at YL Ventures. And more importantly, B2B companies.
  • DAZZLINDONNA  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2007
    [IP] Is Your WordPress Blog Wearing Protection?
    The plugin records makes a record of the IP address every time someone attempts to login to the WordPress admin. After 3 unsuccessful tries (number is configurable), the IP address is locked out from any further attempts for an hour (also configurable). You, the admin, can unblock an IP if needed. Tweet. What comes next?
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2010
    [IP] How-to not log personally identifiable information
    This procedure will probably amount to you dropping IP addresses and user agent strings from your Web server logs. for everyone's IP address. DuckDuckGo doesn't log personally identifiable information (PII). We simply don't save it. Sometimes I get asked how to implement this privacy policy. Instead, you can just replace them.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012
    [IP] Social Change Through Social Media: Kip Solutions
    In the last few years, the use of social media has risen exponentially around the world, creating new communities and outlets for communication—something Patrick Ip, Sonia Chokshi and Kavya Shankar decided was an opportunity to trigger social change. ’” says Ip. ”
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2014
    [IP] The 5 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make
    Mistake #2 :  not buttoning-down IP ownership issues (at 10:20). Mistake #2:  Not Buttoning-Down IP Ownership Issues. CA exception – CA Labor Code Section 2870: (i) different space, (ii) not using employer’s facilities and (iii) idea/IP is not based upon work done for employer. Cheers, Scott. link]. Introduction.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010
    [IP] University of Glasgow Offers Entrepreneurs "Easy Access IP"
    In a move to reduce some of the barriers to IP transfer between academic research and entrepreneurship, the University of Glasgow has launched a new website " Easy Access IP " that will make some its intellectual property available to the public for free of charge, without cumbersome licensing rules and restrictions. Sponsor. Discuss.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
    [IP] PBS Newshour on Accelerators
    Whenever I see stuff like Protect IP and SOPA making progress through Congress (both bills – which if passed – will have a chilling effect on entrepreneurship and job creation) I get frustrated. PBS Newshour has a neat eight minute segment on accelerators. TechStars is featured, along with several others.
  • VIEW FROM SEED  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [IP] How to Divide Founder Equity: 4 Criteria to Discuss
    Ideation/IP. Sometimes a portion of founders’ equity splits are attributed to “who came up with the idea” or to actual IP that’s brought into the business at inception. For most software and internet startups, the hard IP coming in isn’t usually an issued patent, which is obviously different for biotech or other kinds of startups.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015
    [IP] Why Lawsuits Are On the Rise at Startups and What To Do About It
    This also happens out of “startup weekends” where it’s unclear who contributed to the IP and where many people don’t continue with the idea beyond the first 30 days. As I write these words I already imagine my next deposition in which I’m asked to read this out loud. Lawsuits are becoming so prevalent these days.
  • AGILE VC  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [IP] Punch & Pie: How Should Co-Founders Divide Equity?
    For most software and internet startups, the hard IP coming in is usually isn’t an issued patent, which is obviously different for biotech or other kinds of startups. I like to say that “there are only co-founders” — it’s extraordinarily rare for a successful business to have just a sole founder.
  • EARLY GROWTH FINANCIAL SERVICES  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015
    [IP] How Do Angel Investors Make Decisions?
    They’ll want to know what’s unique about your IP and … Continue reading → Investment Capital: Equity / Debt / VC FundingIn some ways, getting your startup funded has parallels with The Amazing Race. It can seem like a long, winding, obstacle-strewn course. They are interested in whether or not your business solves a problem.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
    [IP] Start-up Tips: Identifying Intellectual Property, Simplified
    by  Navarre Roy ,  Senior Associate with Selvam and Selvam. I’ve attended many IP seminars and conferences conducted specifically for businesses and they are generally always about Patents. While I’ve mentioned the basics of what each of the major streams of IP protect, there are instances where they overlap. SRK to get copyrighted?”
  • HIGH CONTRAST  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
    [IP] Startups and intellectual property: how much is a muse worth?
    Every now and then, a comment merits its own post: I have a question regarding IP rights. The question is whose idea is it and who owns an IP for it? There is a legal standard as to what constitutes full IP ownership. The equal sharing I honestly find a little random but it’s very rare that the IP would be worth anything.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [IP] NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept
    Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 3: The Best Defense is a Good IP Strategy First Rule of Fight Club Does NOT Apply Worry About People Listening To You, Not About Them Stealing Your Ideas If you love your idea, set it free…. The Top Five Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Learn About IP Law What Can a Well Drafted Contract Do For Your Company?
  • SOCAL CTO  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [IP] NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept
    Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 3: The Best Defense is a Good IP Strategy First Rule of Fight Club Does NOT Apply Worry About People Listening To You, Not About Them Stealing Your Ideas If you love your idea, set it free…. The Top Five Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Learn About IP Law What Can a Well Drafted Contract Do For Your Company?
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [IP] What Should You Do with Your Crappy Little Services Business?
    You own the IP you create. If you build a true “technology services for services sake&# business at some point you’ll likely build technology products as part of your projects where you either own the IP or you own in jointly with your customer or business partner. In a down market IP can become a huge differentiator. 3.
  • IP LAW FOR STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010
    [IP] Copyright Rights & Licenses
    They actually created an IP mess because they didn’t understand how to write a copyright license or transfer. To learn more about copyright law and why it’s important if you are paying someone else to design your website read How a Legally Ignorant Web Designer Can Create an IP Mess for a Startup’s Website.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
    [IP] I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum
    Activities cover clinical trials, FDA approvals, Freedom to Operate (IP, Licenses) software development, drug or device design, etc. Resources may be CRO’s, CPT consultants, IP, Financial or Human resources (regardless of whether they’re consultants or employees.). We’ve pivoted our Lean LaunchPad / I-Corps curriculum. Rationale.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
    [IP] 2012: The Year That Movements Go Mainstream?
    If they do go after a Senator with that kind of intensity, it will have an impact. 4) Wired says that 2011 was the year that IP trumped Civil Liberties. I returned from ten days of skiing with my family last night. I'm on mountain time and plan to stay there until the new year. That leaves a fair bit of time to read and think.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
    [IP] The IPA
    The basic idea of the IPA is that it is a contract between Twitter and the engineer(s) and designer(s) who developed the IP. Our portfolio companies are independent of USV and can make up their own minds about their IP strategies. They have gotten a ton of feedback and have iterated and improved the concept since then.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014
    [IP] Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?
    What gets lost when a large company looks at the rationale for an acquisition (IP, team, product, users) is that startups are run by founders  searching for a business model. If the startup is acquired for its IP, talent or revenue, it should be rapidly integrated into the acquirer. The Innovation Portfolio. So what? Lessons Learned.
  • EIN NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
    [IP] Don't Let Hollywood Break the Internet With the PROTECT IP Act!
    innovation. Despite our current economic troubles, the United States continues to lead the world in Internet. Tea Party values. Consumer groups, legal scholars, venture capitalists, leading entrepreneurs, Internet scientists and YouTube users
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009
    [IP] Most Common Early Start-up Mistakes
    Make sure you own your IP. You MUST have a legal agreement that stipulates that anybody working on the design, coding or testing of your system assigns any and all intellectual property (IP) created to your company. often talk with entrepreneurs who are kicking around their next idea. Here are some lessons to avoid common traps.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010
    [IP] Flings Pop-Up Recycling and Trash Bins
    A few years ago, several friends started a company called Evergreen IP to help inventors commercialize their consumer innovations. Tags: Great Stuff evergreen ip flings trashco First off, how could you NOT love a company named TrashCo? Seriously, what a great name. In this case, Flings’ Pop-Up Recycling and Trash Bins are sweet.
  • STARTUP COMPANY LAWYER  |  MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009
    [IP] When do I need to incorporate a company?
    Creating intellectual property.  If there is any IP created and there is more than one founder, then incorporating an entity and assigning IP to the entity is important.  Several reasons exist for taking the step to incorporate. Hiring employees or third party contractors.  Issuing stock options.  Obtaining visas.  If a non-U.S.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [IP] The Audacious Plan to Make Electricity as Easy as WiFi
    We hired IP specialists to review prior art. We grilled their IP attorneys. When I first met Meredith Perry she was 24. That was three months ago this week. Today I’m handing her the largest A-round check I’ve ever written as a VC as we lead her $10 million A-Round at uBeam. But it seemed to work. Check. Was it safe? Check.
  • IP LAW FOR STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010
    [IP] The Importance of Written Contracts for Your Startup
    Protect and own your IP, especially trade secrets. The Biggest Startup Blunder:  Failing to Secure Protection of Your Startup’s IP. Tags: Contract Law IP Basics Contracts are the basis of business:  one party offers goods or services for a price and the other party accepts the offer and pays.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
    [IP] The Pay-It-Forward Culture
    Today, in spite of the fact that the valley is crawling with IP lawyers, the tradition of helping and sharing continues. Foreign visitors to Silicon Valley continually mention how willing we are to help, network and connect strangers.  We take it so for granted we never even to bother to talk about it.  It’s the “Pay-It-Forward” culture.
  • DEIMAR  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
    [IP] Top Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make
    Finally, completely understand who owns what as the relationship persists, especially in the case of intellectual property (IP). Not Protecting IP Ownership. Some entrepreneurs make the mistake of creating IP for their new venture while they are still employed by another company. Legal issues often remain in a second plane.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
    [IP] Lying on your resume
    But instead the minute I said, “my first startup used  CATV coax to implement a local-area network for process control systems (which 35 years ago pre-Ethernet and TCP/IP was pretty cutting edge.) It’s not the crime that gets you, it’s the coverup. Richard Nixon and Watergate. Badly Want the Job. Why don’t you make something up.”.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [IP] Is This Startup Ready For Investment?
    Todd Morrill  wanted teams developing Diagnostics to have a reimbursement strategy fully documented, the necessary IP in place, regulation and technical validation (clinical trial) regime understood and described and the cost structure and financing needs well documented. —-. Or watch the video here.). Medical Devices. Therapeutics.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2014
    [IP] The 5 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make
    My law firm recently entered into a new partnership with This Week in Startups and sponsored their live fireside chat last month in San Francisco with authors Nick Bilton and Brad Stone.  Cheers, Scott [link] Below is my personal outline for the workshop. issues to address include: How have they treated their other portfolio companies?
  • IP LAW FOR STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011
    [IP] Why Scalable Companies Should Use Fanciful or Arbitrary Brand Names
    IP Basics Startup Basics Trademark LawIn my last post, I discussed why scalable companies shouldn’t use generic or descriptive brand names that can’t be trademarks. Today’s post discusses the alternative types of names that may be protected by federal trademark law:   suggestive, fanciful or arbitrary names. descriptive.
  • IP LAW FOR STARTUPS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011
    [IP] Open Source Software: Restricted vs. Permissive Licenses
    Contract Law Copyright Law Open Source Software Software Issues Trade Secret Law Website IP IssuesWhen developing commercial software products that incorporate any type of open source software (“OSS&# ), it’s important to understand the basic difference between Restrictive and Permissive OSS licenses. Restrictive OSS Licenses.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011
    [IP] StartupRoar - Great Content for Startups
    For example: Entrepreneurship as a Science – The Business Model/Customer Development Stack Customer Development for Web Startups How To Get Your First 1,000 Users Similarly, when you look at IP / Intellectual Property for Startups, it's dominated by Jill Hubbard Bowman 's wonderful content.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
    [IP] Are You An Internet Entrepreneur In Colorado? Oppose PIPA!
    The Protect IP Act (PIPA) reflects the concern that the DMCA has allowed for significant amounts of piracy to take place on the Internet and that more can and should be done to prevent it. After several discussions with various Congressional staff members, I’ve drafted the following letter to deliver to Senator Udall and Senator Bennet.
  • IP LAW FOR STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
    [IP] Watch Out When Contracting With Foreign Companies
    If a company has assets in the United States and your agreement involves IP rights, I would try to get an agreement to jurisdiction and venue in the US courts.  You will want the power of the courts to protect your IP and enforce any judgment.  Injunctions are important remedies in many types of IP cases. 
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013
    [IP] How to Make Sure Professional Services Don’t Take Over Your Software Company
    Importantly, make sure that you retain IP rights to your custom work which needs to be part of the engagement contract. At a minimum co-ownership of the IP. If not specified in contract you might find yourself with future litigation over IP. 4. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. training. rollout support. Whatever.
  • SECRET FORMULA  |  TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013
    [IP] Five Lessons Learned From Bringing Cleantech to China
    tl;dr: Experienced cleantech CEOs leverage China instead of fearing it – enlisting self-interested partners to defend IP and manage risk. IP is the big challenge. When we asked about key challenges experienced in China, intellectual property (IP) protection topped the list. version of it also appeared at GigaOM.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010
    [IP] How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup
    Shame about not getting it in legal writing that you owned the original IP.  For a very small fee they can get your Delaware C corp registration, make sure that you have IP protection and ensure you didn’t make an early bumbling mistakes that you’ll pay for dearly in the next 7-10 years of hard work.  the link is here.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016
    [IP] 3 Ways Structure Can Take Your Tech Startup To New Heights
    Look no further than  Google and Oracle , and you’ll see that no company is immune from IP impasses. Unfortunately, we work with companies that realize the IP actually belongs to a former partner or the organization that the founders worked for during the product’s early stages. Jenga tower is a precariously built one. Build It Right.
  • THE STARTUP LAWYER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
    [IP] If I Launched a Startup
    Hell Yes. (9) Vesting Schedule for Founders Shares: 4 years with a One Year Cliff. (10) Consideration for Founders Shares: Cash & IP. (11) Handling of “Lost Founders&# : Lock Down the IP.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
    [IP] 8 Intellectual Property Items Every Startup Needs
    When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. In reality, patents are only one of at least eight items that should be in your IP portfolio. A large portion of your competitive advantage and your potential value to investors is the size of your intellectual property portfolio. This name (www.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [IP] The Twitter "Patent Hack"
    So IP that was partially funded by our firm was used to sue other portfolio companies. Yesterday Twitter announced that they plan to amend the assignments agreements that they sign with their employees. Twitter has also provided the inventor with certain rights to license the patent to others for defensive purposes. Related articles.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [IP] Some Career Advice for Aspiring Tech CEOs
    There are many companies with phenomenal IP that is truly differentiated but where the original executive team squandered their opportunity due to inability to sell, market or service customers. There is often money to be made in finding places with under-valued IP. But how? Nobody sees you as a CEO since you’ve never been one?
  • UNION SQUARE VENTURES  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
    [IP] Help Protect Internet Innovation
    We have previously written about why the Protect IP Act (PIPA) is bad for innovation. SOPA comes close to establishing the American equivalent of the Chinese firewall (just lacks IP filtering) and undermines the freedom to post links which is essential to free speech on the Internet, including blogs and Twitter.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
    [IP] Social Media Accounts are Intellectual Property
    When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. In reality, patents are only one of at least eight items that should be in your IP portfolio. A large portion of your competitive advantage and your potential value to investors is the size of your intellectual property portfolio. This name (www.
  • GUST  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
    [IP] Copywrong Again: Founding the Next Pinterest or Napster?
    Copyright is not the only type of IP right implicated — and others such as rights of privacy and publicity become increasingly relevant in the age of social media — but it provides many of the most accessible examples. Does using a friend’s name or photo in a Facebook “Sponsored Story”  (e.g., “David S. Rose likes Gust.
  • VC CAFE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2010
    [IP] Special: 72 Israeli Companies Exhibit at the 2010 Mobile World Congress
    Allot Communications -a leading provider of intelligent IP service optimization and revenue generation solutions based on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology. Fring - fring is a mobile social communication hub that lets users communicate and share web-based experiences over IP all from one integrated contact list on their mobile devices.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
    [IP] Creating a Tech or Biotech: The Entrepreneur
    Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights A Few Great Links to Startup Articles ► April (11) Beyond Rumsfeld by (Stephen A. Virtual Work Force: by Don Alexander Intellectual Property (IP) and Know-how: Defined “Show Me the Money&# : Is This the Right Business Op. Basics are provided to help entrepreneurs. Now what?
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Intellectual Property: How Do I Get Rights to Patents?
    There are a few ways to obtain the rights to IP for your NewCo. But, for you or your NewCo to obtain licenses or acquisitions of rights to IP, make sure you are negotiating with the CORRECT owner of those technology rights. Many University sites list available IP, but sometimes a search can give you ideas of areas and interests.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
    [IP] How to Shorten Your Sales Cycle and Avoid Wasting Time
    The thing is … what I see many sales execs do is burn up countless hours on mid-level campaigns that get torpedoed when the go up the organization due to lack of budget, a desire to own that core IP or other more pressing organization priorities.  You Call high, and get passed down or; B. Call High. The benefits of this are clear: 1.
  • ORRICK TOTAL ACCESS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012
    [IP] Top 10 Mistakes Companies Make During Acquisitions
    Protect Your IP - One of the biggest mistakes companies make in the early stages of their development, is not dotting all their i’s and crossing their t’s when it comes to protecting their intellectual property.  By Don Keller (Partner, Emerging Companies Practice in Silicon Valley, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP).
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2015
    [IP] IX WebHosting Review
    Subscribers to this plan would enjoy one free domain as well as two dedicated IP addresses. Three dedicated IP addresses. 15 dedicated IP. Two dedicated IPs. Two dedicated IPs. Two dedicated IPs. This is a big advantage for those who want to access the web without their IP addresses. Introduction.
  • IP LAW FOR STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2010
    [IP] Protect Your Business Brand: The Proper Use of Trademarks
    Tags: IP Basics Trademark Law
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [IP] The risks of being a small investor in a private company
    Small investors invest in entity 1 that licenses IP from entity 2. Value of IP increases and entity 2 is sold and eventually cancels entity 1′s license, making entity 1 worthless. 4) Pay-to-play or artificially low downrounds. Here are a few examples. 1) Issuing of senior securities with multiple liquidation preferences.
  • NON-LINEAR GROWTH  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
    [IP] Working with Friends
    Well… today, Intel Capital announced a significant investment in Meritage portfolio company IP Commerce. Crisp is better for it. I’m excited that Intel has decided to join us at IP Commerce. Welcome to the team guys and congratulations to IP Commerce for successfully completing this financing. On and up!
  • IP LAW FOR STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010
    [IP] Keep Your Story Straight: Five Important Patent Terms
    Tags: IP Mistakes & Blunders Patent Law
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [IP] Notes on the acquisition process
    The most prominent one lately is “IP indemnification.” ” This is a complicated issue, but in short, as a response to patent trolls going after IP escrows, acquirers have been trying to get clawbacks from investors in case of IP claims. Ten years ago, startups financing was an insider’s game. startups
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
    [IP] As Chinese and Israeli tech relations grow, here are the keys to success
    Prepare for China’s IP laws. The horror stories about IP embezzlement are widely known, and many of them are true, yet good developments are happening and you might want to shift your analysis of the balance of risk and return. Strategic and financial Chinese investors are increasingly investing in Israeli tech companies.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
    [IP] Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010
    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
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015
    [IP] Going Global: 8 Things to Consider If You Want to Expand Your Business
    Many businesses throughout the world are struggling to protect their ideas and intellectual property (IP) rights, particularly when expanding into international markets. The choice of where to base your IP holding company has become a key strategic decision for a company’s board of directors. Today, the world is remarkably small.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
    [IP] 9 Ways to Get More Out of Google Analytics
    Filter IP addresses Certain visits to your website distort your analytics. By using Google Analytics to filter these IP addresses out of the equation, you get a purer set of visitor stats. Already know and love Google's data tools? Here are nine cool features you may not be using--but should. clicking play on a video player).
  • THE STARTUP LAWYER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010
    [IP] White-Label Mobile App Users: Who Owns Them?
    If a startup gets paid via a revenue share arrangement, the potential exists for the large company to exercise their early-termination rights and get their white-label app’s users free-of-charge (or worse, the IP). Tags: Startup Issues IP mobile applications white label Nothing New. But Gowalla isn’t a white-label app.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [IP] Corporate Bad Activity Against Innovators
    Virtual Legality: Legal Letters Claim Oculus VR Made The Oculus Rift Using ZeniMax IP. There’s an amazing amount of bad activity going on in the world of tech right now. It’s predictable – when things start going well the switch flips from fear back to greed and all sorts of craziness ensues.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015
    [IP] Top 4 Content Marketing Metrics
    New Users are the number of people viewing the site for the first time (or for the first time on their particular IP address) while returning users are returning to view your content again. This is the total number of unique IP Addresses that have accessed your site in the filter window. Average Session Duration. Bounce Rate.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2011
    [IP] Protecting The Safe Harbors Of The DMCA And Protecting Jobs
    The content industry's lobbyists have forged two new bills, one in the Senate called Protect IP and one in the House called E-Parasites. My partner Brad and I spent Thursday in DC along with a bunch of entrepreneurs and VCs.   The DMCA is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Fast forward to today. But three person startups cannot.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
    [IP] What Start-Ups Need to Know About Protecting Intellectual Propery Around the World
    Intellectual Property (IP) is vitally important to start-ups. The Start-Up Genome Project , which aims to map, model and analyze what makes start-ups tick, identified IP as a top source of competitive advantage for start-ups. Finally, start-ups should explore their options for either bringing IP tasks in house or outsourcing them.
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
    [IP] Fight for your rights! American Censorship Day (that’s today!)
    The threat comes in the form of two bills, currently making their way through the legislative process – Protect IP Act (PIPA – S.968 ) and Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA – H.R.3261 ). PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo. We already have a fundamental access problem on the internet.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
    [IP] Fear of Failure and Lack of Speed In a Large Corporation
    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. How can we restart our innovation culture?”.
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [IP] If You’re Developing Any 3D Printing Tech, Don’t Buy A Stratasys Printer
    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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
    [IP] Legal Issues Behind Running A Small Business
    As a business owner, it is your responsibility to make sure that you are protecting your IP and not committing IP infringement. by Melissa Page. If you’re running a small business, you need to be on top of legal basics to make your business successful. There are many forms of contracts that can be adapted to suit your needs. Leases.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013
    [IP] Great Entrepreneurs are Masters of Business Chaos
    Don’t count on your IP to save you. Every startup founder I know talks about the chaos of their business, which they usually attribute to that burst of growth that is required to get to positive cash flow. Your only choice is to live with it, and find a way to conquer it. Employees stop innovating. Your products quickly become outdated.
  • DIEGO BASCH  |  MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
    [IP] Some Fresh Twitter Stats (as of July 2012, Dataset Included)
    Twitter limits API requests from a given IP address to 150 per hour (in practice sometimes less). I had to use a few addresses to fetch all the data over the weekend (tip that came in handy: some mobile carriers refresh your IP every time you go in and out of airplane mode). Here’s what I did, along with some conclusions.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [IP] Have A Great Idea? Hold that Though!
    In a few situations, this can be an issue,for example: · Presentinginformation before filing patents, copyrights or other IP, may prevent the abilityto protect the inventions or ideas. File IP before interacting – There are filings and inventiondisclosures your counsel can do prior to that special conference, meeting orother event.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
    [IP] Qualcomm’s Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – Lessons Learned (Part 2)
    Doing so meant they would have to take risks for IP acquisition and customer/market risks outside their experience or comfort zone. I ran into Ricardo Dos Santos and his amazing Qualcomm Venture Fest a few years ago and was astonished with its breath and depth.  Part 1 outlining the program is here. Read it first. Qualcomm Lessons Learned.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
    [IP] 4 Easy Steps to Increase Your Business’s Online Security
    PCI 1-2-3 costs $250/yr plus another $100 per extra IP address. Cyber theft is no longer just a big-business problem, and the conversation concerning cyber security can be confusing and complex. The important question really is: What can you do to protect your business from cyber threats? Install a proper firewall on your network. Conclusion.
  • EARLY GROWTH FINANCIAL SERVICES  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015
    [IP] Crowdfunding: Ways to Boost Your Campaign Success
    Before you go public with your campaign, you need to identify and protect your IP. With crowdfunding blowing up, in a good way, more and more entrepreneurs are considering jumping on the bandwagon. But before you upload your product video and hit the launch button on your campaign, there are some things you need to know.
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012
    [IP] Who should learn to program?
    You should realize, however, that to become a good programmer takes thousands of hours of practice. I’d also argue that if you are a non-technical person working at a web company the the first thing you should learn is internet architecture (DNS, http, html, web servers, database, TCP/UDP, IP, etc). Jobs & the economy. startups
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