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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.”.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [IP] Walker Twitter Highlights: June 4th – 10th
    Twitter Highlights Airbnb Drew Houston founder Founder's Dilemmas ip lawyer law Mark Cuban StanfordI’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
    [IP] Apple Wants to Trademark the Word 'Startup'
    However, IP Australia, the country''s trademark governing body, must examine and approve the application first, pending any objections. The Cupertino company is at it again, this time trying its luck Down Under. Apple has landed trademarks before, such as the "i" used in "iPhone" and "iPod," and the chime that sounds when a Mac is turned on.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • MARK BIRCH  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
    [IP] The Oracle Way
    Oracle has already shown itself ready to take aggressive action in its pursuit of protecting its IP in the Google Android lawsuit.  enterprise technology tech Oracle startups IP lawsuits business acquisitionsOnce upon a time, Oracle was an industry leader because they provided an innovative product. 
  • 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?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2012
    [IP] Internet Growth Means Big Changes For How Businesses Connect
    Every Internet-enabled computer, whether server, laptop, or mobile device, must have a unique Internet Protocol (IP) address to connect to the Internet. After ARIN runs out of available IPv4 addresses, we will only be distributing addresses from the next version of the Internet Protocol, IP version 6 (IPv6). billion of them.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
    [IP] How to find that first big customer
    The contract says you retain the IP and are allowed to sell a product like this to other companies. This is part of an ongoing startup advice series where I answer (anonymized!) questions from readers, like a written version of Smart Bear Live. To get your question answered , email me at asmartbear -at- shortmail -dot- com. didn’t.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2006
    [IP] Christine: Why Sling Media is Protecting Consumer Freedom
    « Sprints ILEC-Hosted IP Centrex Deployment Strategy | Main | Transforming Video on the Net » Why Sling Media is Protecting Consumer Freedom "Bits are bits." Are the networks and production companies going to take issue with sending a stream to an IP where it can easily be ripped and stored/forwarded in digital format?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • EARLY GROWTH FINANCIAL SERVICES  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [IP] Are NDAs Worth Much?
    The Benefits Signaling — An NDA puts other parties on notice that your IP is valuable, not lightly shared, and that you intend to defend it and your business. Non-Disclosure Agreements, or NDAs, are legal contracts designed to protect confidential information. But is using them a good strategy for your business?
  • GUST  |  SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012
    [IP] You are the Best One to Build Your Startup Brand
    hear lots of excuses from startup founders, like “I’m too busy,” concern over IP security, can’t afford an agency, and it’s too early. As an entrepreneur, it’s never too early to start selling yourself and your idea. How about talking to some real customers to see if they are as excited about your idea as you are? You need to do it yourself.
  • JOHN O'FARRELL  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [IP] Building the Global Startup
    Protect your IP  . Make sure your IP protection plan covers you internationally.  (The  Patent Cooperation Treaty  process can give you some global protection while postponing the need to file regional or national patents.). This is the first in a series on building a global company from the ground up. Part 1: Laying the groundwork.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
    [IP] EU Cookie / Privacy Laws: Implications On Data Collection And Analysis
    Information like IP address, the page requested, time stamps, browser ids and more are stored. But information like IP address, browser user agent id, time stamps, page urls and much more are recorded in web logs. Nuance on the cookie issue:] Cookies are fine, IP addresses can't be collected or only partly collected. Enjoy!
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009
    [IP] 3 reasons why real time analytics tools are essential
    They differ from tools like Webtrends , AT Internet and Google Analytics in that they’re not well equipped to deal with trending and goal tracking. If you run a website, we strongly suggest that you install a real time analytics solution. Complimentary technologies, not mutually exclusive.
  • ASK THE VC  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012
    [IP] Parker: Open Source and For-Profit Companies
    To protect companies with original IP from smarter, faster, aggressive companies who catch the imagination of consumers and advertisers. Andrew’s money quote is: “But, the most important part of Dan’s observation is that open sourcing the product inside a business is now becoming normal, and that’s wonderful. Change is needed.
  • K9 VENTURES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
    [IP] The investment that didn’t happen
    While Zappos was doing diligence on Modista, the issue was brought up that one of other companies in this space — Like.com , founded by Munjal Shah — had filed for some IP in this area. However, the IP climate remains unchanged, and it’s likely that other villains will continue to exploit similar situations.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
    [IP] 10 Incredible Mobile Marketing Statistics Every Entrepreneur Must Know
    And I was one of the early adapters of Voice Over IP. I have to admit, I'm not a pioneer by any stretch when it comes to most new technologies. I was the last of my friends to get a cell phone. held off on joining Twitter and Facebook until my employees told me I had to do it. And I urge you to do the same. Consider the following: GROWTH 1.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2006
    [IP] Christine: Whats Really Happening Around IPTV
    The idea was to discuss whats real about video over IP, and what well continue to wait for. Akimbo delivers video content over IP to the living room, and isprimarily focused on niche programming. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www. Quick Followup: VCTips at Web 2.0 United States License.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
    [IP] Startups Need the ‘Why’ Before the ‘What’ to Build
    Intellectual property (IP). All too many startups are founded simply on the basis of a new and exciting technology invented by an industrious technologist. The right approach is to start by solving a problem causing real pain to a large number of customers willing to pay real money for a solution. Capitalize on strengths and opportunities.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
    [IP] Google Analytics Health Check: Is Your Configuration Broken?
    Is the office IP address filtered out? Are the IP addresses of your affiliates filtered out (agencies, freelancers, etc.)? Is your home IP address filtered out? Are the IP addresses of remote employees filtered out? Peter Drucker famously said, “What gets measured gets managed.” Still, things go wrong.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
    [IP] SIP Phones and Voice In The Cloud
    The phone gave me its IP address on my home network. then pointed my web browser to that IP address and entered the sip configuration data into my phone's configuration. realize that voice over IP (VOIP) has been around for over a decade.  Yesterday evening, I got a SNOM M3 phone that I had ordered from Amazon.
  • 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.
  • 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?”.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2014
    [IP] Can Your Startup Flourish Despite 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.
  • NIALL KENNEDY'S BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
    [IP] Google adds experimental proxy to Chrome for Android
    The original IP address of the device is exposed through the X-Forwarded-For HTTP header. Google Chrome 26 for Android includes an experimental setting to proxy all http scheme requests through Google servers. HTTPS traffic and incognito tabs bypass the proxy. Google Chrome 26 for Android is the current com.chrome.beta release.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2015
    [IP] Setting Up a Security System For Your Small Business
    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.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012
    [IP] Compromise vs. Problem Solving
    I spent all day Sunday at Silicon Flatirons’  Digital Broadband Migration Conference. This is a key national conference held in Boulder at the intersection of technology and public policy with a particular focus on the Internet. This year’s conference subtitle was “ The Challenges of Internet Law and Governance.”
  • IMMERSIVE WEB  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009
    [IP] Social Gaming Summit 2009
    It was a great turnout, over 500 folks showed up well north of the 200 or so they expected. A few big takeaways: There is no ip in casual games. Immersive Web Home About Social Gaming Summit 2009 Kudos to Charles Hudson for a splendid job running the Social Gaming Summit. FB Connect is still unproven as a viral channel. Sidewalks or software?
  • 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.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011
    [IP] Ten Principles Which Spell Continuous Innovation
    Longer-term, enhanced product value begets superior company valuation through your organization’s intellectual property (IP) portfolio. Continuous innovation is required to survive in all businesses, beginning with your startup, and increasing in importance as your business matures. Brands. This is an imperative. No risk, no innovation.
  • 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.
  • 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. appeared first on AGILEVC.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015
    [IP] Geo-Targeting Can Skyrocket Your Conversion Rates!
    First off, in order to obtain a visitor’s geo location accurately and non-intrusively, you will require an IP to location database which converts a visitor’s IP address to a usable location. Or, you can choose to work with a more cost-effective and simple software solution that doesn’t require the complex IP tracking technology.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012
    [IP] WordPress Page Caching Faster than Light — @WPEngine releases TachyCache
    In a joint venture with CERN, WP Engine has developed a TCP/IP layer on top of a faster-than-light neutrino beam, delivering page content in negative time. Dateline April 1, 2012. Austin TX. Today WP Engine proudly announces a new WordPress page-caching technology which actually delivers pages before  the user clicks the link! Announcements
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
    [IP] 10 Concrete Steps to Assure Business Innovation
    Longer-term, enhanced product value begets superior company valuation through your organization’s intellectual property (IP) portfolio. Continuous innovation is required to survive in all businesses, beginning with a startup, and increasing in importance as your business matures. Brands. This is an imperative. No risk, no innovation.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014
    [IP] To NDA or not to NDA?
    Visit Traklight and use “ID your IP” with Traklight’s compliments until February 28, 2014. Free “ID your IP” Code GROWT13 ($59 value). Startups and small businesses are torn when it comes to protecting their ideas. At least once a week, I hear one side of this debate or field a question on the topic. What is a NDA? Know your audience.
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
    [IP] There’s an Internet Showdown Brewing
    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
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011
    [IP] PR for a Startup Should Not Start With an Agency
    hear lots of excuses from startup founders, like “I’m too busy,” concern over IP security, can’t afford an agency, and it’s too early. As an entrepreneur, it’s never too early to start selling yourself and your idea. How about talking to some real customers to see if they are as excited about your idea as you are? You need to do it yourself.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2015
    [IP] How to Avoid Innovation Theater: The Six Decisions To Make Before Establishing an Innovation Outpost
    Startups are developing IP relevant to the disruption. This is the third in a series about the changing models of corporate innovation co-authored with Evangelos Simoudis. Evangelos and I are working on what we hope will become a book about the new model for corporate entrepreneurship. Read Does it become a new division? Does it get spun out?
  • DIEGO BASCH  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012
    [IP] If You Use Comcast DNS Servers, You Cannot Read This
    [Edit: I changed the CNAME record for the root domain to be an A record pointing to the Posterous IP address (currently 184.106.20.99). However, I don't like that solution because if Posterous changes its IP address then everything breaks. This seems to be fixing the problem. Yesterday I asked Twitter to help me diagnose the problem.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [IP] What to do About that Chip on Your Shoulder?
    Well – he had this awesome platform that was super technical – great IP. I’m fond of saying that I look for entrepreneurs that have a chip on their shoulder. That they have something to prove. That they’re not afraid to stick their noses up to the establishment. have always felt this way. It leads to bad decisions.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010
    [IP] Anyfi Networks Introduces New Revenue Model For ISPs With Easy Wi-Fi Over IP Roaming
    Anyfi compares the solution to VoIP: “The trick is combining Wi-Fi with IP, Internet Protocol, to break the tie between logical network and physical infrastructure, much in the same way as Voice over IP separates your phone service from the physical line. You can think of it as Wi-Fi over IP.&#. Related Posts.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016
    [IP] 7 Lessons They Don’t Teach You In Crowdfunding School
    Keep all IP details close to the vest. Crowdfunding is the hot new vehicle for raising money to support your entrepreneurial efforts, with over 1,250 website platforms around the world to help you, according to a 2015 industry report. How can you go wrong? Several crowdfunding successes have failed as a business.
  • VC CAFE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011
    [IP] Save and Print These LumaScapes to Get a Grasp on Digital Media [Infographics]
    Boxee – Video > IP Enabled Set Top Boxes. Save and print this one folks. LumaPartners , a US-based consulting firm, has created a series of infographics that chart the various vertical of the digital media industry including display advertising, mobile, commerce, search, social, and video. Videosurf – Video > Video Search.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
    [IP] How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene
    To interconnect these computers we needed IP-based telecommunications equipment build by the likes of Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks. I just returned from 3 days in Cincinnati including attending the annual meeting of one of Upfront’s LPs – Cintrifuse. Why Now? Changes in the Software World & in Venture Capital. 2.  Artsy?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [IP] Rovio awarded $700,000 in damages in fake toy lawsuit
    These fluffy toys are a key part of Rovio''s business, and in response the company has been fiercely protecting their IP. 700,000 is no small sum but you''d wonder if that''s much of a deterrent to less IP friendly parts of the world, like China, where things like a fake Angry Birds theme park have opened up. It''s all I got for you
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2016
    [IP] How Would You Build a Movie Studio if You Started Today?
    So every company that I now work with or talk to that has a need for character-based IP — I always direct them to Andrew. They had a new company in mind and they posed a question to me “If Walt Disney were to try and build a movie studio from scratch today — how would he do it?” I took the bait. Look at Harry Potter.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
    [IP] What Start-Ups Need to Know About Protecting Intellectual Property 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.
  • JASON BALL'S TECHBYTES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [IP] How to get a job in Venture Capital
    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.
  • VERSION ONE VENTURES  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [IP] The one barrier to entry startups should focus on
    In the post “ Traction is the new IP ,” I argued that superior traction can help a web company become a category leader, which accelerates word of mouth. Barriers to entry! Photo credit: phill.d) Creating effective barriers to entry can be the single most important driver defining the profit potential of a company. Here’s why.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012
    [IP] Luxury Outhouse for Dogs: PetLawn
    ” They debuted their start-up, International Pet Solutions (IPS), and their suite of pet care products in September 2010 at SuperZoo, a pet product trade show in Las Vegas. ” Numerous stores expressed interest in selling IPS products, and the growth since then has been explosive. “But it didn’t freak us out.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [IP] Coinify opens up to all 34 SEPA countries for buying and selling bitcoin
    Coinfiy is backed by SEED Capital and Accelerace , which gave it some cash to acquire Bitcoin Broker Bitcoin Nordic , as well as the IP rights to the payment gateway technology and merchant relationships from Copenhagen-based  Bitcoin Internet Payment System.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014
    [IP] Did Google Learn the Wrong Lessons from Buzz and Wave?
    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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016
    [IP] A Beginner’s Guide to Programmatic Advertising & RTB
    This will also help direct the type of targeting – like data, contextual, retargeting, IP address, etc. by Andrew Fischer, Co-Founder and CEO, Choozle. Programmatic media buying is the new wave of buying digital advertising. So what exactly is programmatic? Real-time bidding (RTB) is a type of programmatic ad buying.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011
    [IP] Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out – The Startup Genome Project
    Founders overestimate the value of IP before product market fit by 255%. . In April 2010 I received an email that said, “I’m an incoming Stanford student in the fall and working on a project that a number of people suggested I get in touch with you about.&#. Ok, I get a lot of these. Hmm, now I’m getting intrigued. asked.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [IP] Your Road Map to Going Global in Uncertain Times
    When it comes to IP theft and espionage, things get trickier. The IP that's critical to making the product we keep close and we keep in New York," says Phil Fram, vice president in charge of sales and marketing for Quadlogic Controls, adding the company's goal is to have a backup location for each factory in case there are interruptions.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
    [IP] Patent Research Just Got Easier
    An IP lawyer dishes on Google's search tools for patent-seekers--and what every start-up should know before heading down that path. To learn more about how start-ups might use this tool, I checked in with Van Lindberg, an IP and open-source attorney with the international corporate law firm Haynes and Boone. In a blog post on Aug.
  • CODE AS CRAFT  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [IP] Robots, Graphs, and Binary Search
    The full list has over 1800 records, but here’s a sample: So given this list, and an incoming IP address, how can one quickly tell who it belongs too, if anyone? We love our human customers. That said we get a lot of traffic from robots too. This is great, especially when they use the Etsy API. However, they sometimes misbehave.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
    [IP] Why The Media Has Been Wrong About YouTube Networks
    Give access to music that is legal, avoiding lawsuits and ensuring revenue isn’t captured by other IP owners. Maker announced it has raised $62 million this year, acquired an amazing off-YouTube distribution network and grown its business in monetary terms by almost 300% year-over-year off of an already large base. margin.
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [IP] Boy, Was I Wrong About Dropbox
    On Quora, I wrote : I think “slow fade” is another probable outcome. I’m reminded of FTP Software, which went like gang-busters selling a TCP/IP stack for Windows. Their revenues fell very quickly after Microsoft started shipping TCP/IP as part of the OS.  (The same thing happened with all of the disk-compression companies).
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011
    [IP] “Fantastic” beats “efficient”
    The IP attorneys would say that we’re bleeding assets, but what we’re actually doing is earning the respect, attention, and sometimes even love from the entire WordPress community. What if you decided to provide something tremendously fantastic for your customers, even though it meant great expense and hardship? Snore. Simple.
  • DAVID LEE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013
    [IP] 10 Things I Think I Think on Bitcoin
    Examples: TCP/IP (i.e., I’m relatively late to Bitcoin. I’m probably more current than 99.9% of the general population but less informed than the hackers, hobbyists and investors who have been studying this since its inception in early 2009. I’m no payment systems or cryptography expert. like Bitmessage ) can exist. email).
  • DEAL ARCHITECT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [IP] The fork in the road
    “The advertising industry is evolving and growing at an incredible pace, moving increasingly toward online and IP-served platforms, which dramatically increases the importance of software for this industry,” Guess what: Steve Ballmer of Microsoft said that in 2007 when they. Industry Commentary
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011
    [IP] Entrepreneurs Who Fear Chaos Risk An Early Demise
    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. Sadly, this false perception often leads to the death of their business, or at least the end of their tenure as CEO. Your income drops.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
    [IP] Reviewed: 5 Laptops With Stunning Displays
    The 15.5-inch display runs at 2880x1620 pixels and uses a technology called In-Plane Switching (IPS) for a wide 180-degree viewing angle. Like the Lenovo W540, the IPS tech helps reduce glare and provides a wide side viewing angle of about 180-degrees. You have Wi-Fi, plenty of storage, and a ''fast-enough'' processor.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
    [IP] An App to Bring the Supply Chain into the 21st Century
    The company also provides customizable search solutions that can allow manufacturers to manage, search, and access in-house databases, flag IP and content infringements, and create their own online databases of 3D models for potential customers to access. It's a simple idea: a 3D search tool for industrial parts. You need a part.
  • BEN'S BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011
    [IP] Microsoft Buys Skype
    Skype’s founders, Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, held an IP claim against Skype. Based on the founders’ motivations, we felt that we’d quickly settle the IP litigation. Both sides wanted to get on with the business of making Skype more competitive and could not afford to waste time bickering about IP ownership.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
    [IP] New Anti-Piracy Rules: What You Need to Know
    Then they identify the publicly available IP address of any computers making the files available. These IP addresses are associated with specific service providers, so the owners of the copyrighted content alert the ISPs to any observed infringement, and service providers in turn alert users. Six strikes, and you're out!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012
    [IP] Global Expansion Do's & Don'ts
    Build on your existing intellectual property (IP). For this route, you might target jurisdictions with strong histories of protecting IP. 3. Global expansion is not for the faint of heart. But there's a way to improve your chances of building successful international operations. The small business graveyard is littered with U.S.
  • READWRITE.COM  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
    [IP] Big Data: Overhyped And Overpaid?
    Asay is an emeritus board member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and earned his juris doctorate at Stanford, where he focused on open source and other IP licensing issues. Sections. Social. Mobile. Enterprise. Cloud. Small Biz. About. Contact. Advertise. Privacy. Search. Follow us. Share. Share… on Facebook. on Twitter. on Google+.
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