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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • THE STARTUP LAWYER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
    [IP] If I Launched a Startup
    10) Consideration for Founders Shares: Cash & IP. 11) Handling of “Lost Founders&# : Lock Down the IP (then Wish Them Well). Here’s what I’d do in the beginning: Incorporation. 1) Entity Choice: Corporation or Corporation. 2) State of Incorporation: Delaware. 3) Authorized Shares in Charter: 10,000,000 Shares.
  • THE STARTUP LAWYER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
    [IP] If I Launched a Startup
    10) Consideration for Founders Shares: Cash & IP. 11) Handling of “Lost Founders&# : Lock Down the IP. Here’s what I’d do in the beginning: Incorporation. 1) Entity Choice: Corporation or Corporation. 2) State of Incorporation: Delaware. 3) Authorized Shares in Charter: 10,000,000 Shares. 8) Vest Founders Shares?:
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009
    [IP] Most Common Early Start-up Mistakes
    To the best of my knowledge US law allows you to work on your own resources and in your own hours and let you personally own your IP. In some countries outside the US (the UK for example) employers can specify in an employment contract that ANY IP you develop while you’re employed by that company is owned by them. Not worth it.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
    [IP] 2012: The Year That Movements Go Mainstream?
    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. Staying up late and sleeping late seems to be a good way to bring in the New Year. That leaves a fair bit of time to read and think.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010
    [IP] Anyfi Networks Introduces New Revenue Model For ISPs With Easy Wi-Fi Over IP Roaming
  • 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 ). PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo. In addition to being censorship bills, these are anti-entrepreneurship bills.
  • 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.
  • 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. You need to consider the following questions: 1) Do I exclusively own the underlying IP rights to the site’s foundational software?
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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. l %u %t "%r" %>s %b "%{Referer}i" "-"" combined Then you're going to want to double check your application logs to make sure you're not writing IP addresses to them either.
  • DAZZLINDONNA  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010
    [IP] Ever Wondered How Google Works?
    Search Geek Challenges - Google, Mayday, and Sniffing Google IP Addresses. Tweet. PPCBlog has done an outstanding job of explaining the process (as much as can really be explained by anyone outside of the Google inner circle), using an easy-to-understand infographic. Kudos. Check it out (click to enlarge). Study. Learn. Implement.
  • 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.
  • NATHAN HURST  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2010
    [IP] Time to reset some passwords
    at 2010-02-14 11:43:53 ) [POST] Parameters: {"user_session"=>{"user_name"=>" nathan ","password"=>" [FILTERED] "}} [User Load (0.4ms) "user_name"=> "nathan" loaded ] As you can see, on my first login attempt, the log contains my password as the user name, my IP address, a time stamp, and a note that the login failed.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • POINT JUDITH CAPITAL  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012
    [IP] GetWellNetwork Ranks #1 for Third Consecutive Year
    GetWellNetwork today announced that it has been named the category leader for Interactive Patient Systems (IPS) for the third consecutive year by  KLAS. To read the entire article visit GetWellNetwork’s website. News GetWellNetwork health Interactive Patient Care
  • 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.
  • 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. 'No, I am not blogging about India Pale Ale, although I must say that I am a big fan of it.
  • 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. 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. Crisp is better for it. On and up!
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012
    [IP] Who should learn to program?
    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). There has recently been a lot of talk in the tech world and beyond about getting more people to learn computer programming. startups
  • 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. Above all, experts say, you should only work with partners you trust, and even then, you should only go so far, making sure your precious IP never strays abroad. Managing an international supply chain is getting riskier. Factory riots and espionage in China.
  • 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.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
    [IP] Are You An Internet Entrepreneur In Colorado? Oppose PIPA!
    If you are a entrepreneur in Colorado who is working on something related to the Internet, please consider signing the following letter to Senator Udall and Senator Bennet opposing the Protect IP (PIPA) Act. I’ve tried to make this letter substantive around the issues so the Senators understand the fundamental issues with the bills.
  • 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.
  • 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. Did What?
  • 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. ”
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2011
    [IP] Replicating PostgreSQL with Bucardo
    In postgresql.conf you need to change listen_address and add in that IP or use * to listen on all. Again the easiest way is to trust that IP, though security-minded people will probably want to shoot me for suggesting it. If the title makes no sense to you, PostgreSQL is an open-source database. Why Bucardo? Then we add a sync.
  • 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
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [IP] Boy, Was I Wrong About Dropbox
    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.  'A few years ago, I was bearish on Dropbox. On Quora, I wrote : I think “slow fade” is another probable outcome.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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.  Prior to the event, I conducted a legal workshop entitled “The 5 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make,” which I have uploaded below. I hope you enjoy it. 
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
    [IP] Sawyer on Why Bilski Really Means That Software Companies Should Leave the US
    And the PTO, headed now by the pro-patent former head of IP at IBM, David Kappos, will continue to treat patentees like “customers” and pump economy-destroying patents out as it if were the Fed printing money. My friend Sawyer was as disappointed in the outcome of Bilski as he was in the ending to LOST. So, yeah, we’re a little screwed.
  • 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. 500 Hats , February 1, 2010 When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication? First Principles. Berkonomics , November 29, 2010 Rice Alliance IT/Web 2.0 If you think so, please let me know what they ar
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [IP] [Singapore][Event] Innovfest 2014
    The festival will feature pre-conference workshops, conducted by local and international thought leaders in the areas of mentoring, marketing of technologies, IP valuation, leveraging upon IP to boost productivity and medical device development. Bottom of the Pyramid Technologies. Next Generation Learning.
  • 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. I hope you enjoy it.  Cheers, Scott. link].
  • STARTUPCFO  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
    [IP] Getting Due Diligence Ready
    The most important ones by far: Intellectual property and IP assignment : make sure every current and former employee and subcontractor / consultant has signed a document assigning all IP rights to the company. We’re getting into that time of the year where VCs stereotypically head for their yachts. Getting Due Diligence Ready.
  • MCSTARTUP BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [IP] A practical guide to patent filings
    feel the system is patentable (business method and/or software) as it meets all published legal criteria for such, and my business partner, an IP attorney, agrees. read your answer to a similar question, but ours does appear to have some (potentially) patentable IP, which, unfortunately, could be replicated.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
    [IP] The Four Main Things that Investors Look for in a Startup
    What about Product / IP? I obviously don’t speak for all investors. But in my experience as an entrepreneur and now spending my time amongst investors I can generalize that almost all VC investments in early stage technology & Internet investments come down to just four key factors. I was interested in learning more. do understand.
  • DEAL ARCHITECT  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [IP] Theres an enterprise app for that
    few weeks ago, Cognizant presented to me about unique IP they have developed for various industries. 'I heard Chris Leone of Oracle present to HCM execs about social sourcing of talent and gamification as a team building app. Infor. Industry Commentary
  • 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. I’ve been thinking about advancing innovation in the software industry since I was in a PhD program at MIT Sloan School in the 1980′s studying under Eric von Hippel. Change is needed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • HIGH CONTRAST  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
    [IP] Startup Founder Agreements
    It outlines key points of agreement between founders around IP ownership, equity ownership, vesting, etc. For example, without a clear vehicle (a company) to contribute intellectual property into, a founder who walks away may mean that the future company won’t own its own IP. The first post is about agile startup fundraising. Employee.
  • DEAL ARCHITECT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [IP] Buzzkill
    It goes into scary hacking scenarios, IP protection challenges, teardowns and jailbreaks companies need to. When I present on the 12 attributes of the “Technology Elite” from my recent book, I seem to rush through the one on being Paranoid. Industry Commentary
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [IP] You Can’t “Feature” Your Way to Success
    In this age of fast development and no IP protection, whoever “owns&# the customer, wins. The analytical mind of an entrepreneur, both engineer and business-side, naturally tends toward solving problems and ostensibly, features solve problems. But it’s the wrong approach for most startups. In fact, the opposite is true. The
  • 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. The result is they get no feedback, no credibility, no visibility, and no investors until months later than they expect.
  • 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.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
    [IP] Startup Community Roundtable | What can we learn from other cities?
    These “resources” can include workspaces (coworking, maker/hackerspaces), incubators/accelerators, unique tax reinvestment zones, access to capital, IP commercialization programs, mentors, events, conferences, corporate sponsorships and partnerships, hackathons, and more. Presented by Startup Texas / Startup America.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
    [IP] Startup Community Roundtable | What can we learn from other cities?
    These “resources” can include workspaces (coworking, maker/hackerspaces), incubators/accelerators, unique tax reinvestment zones, access to capital, IP commercialization programs, mentors, events, conferences, corporate sponsorships and partnerships, hackathons, and more. Presented by Startup Texas / Startup America.
  • INSTIGATOR BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011
    [IP] A New Challenge and a New Opportunity: Joining GoInstant
    As an aside, while this isn’t a huge deal for me, the fact that there’s actual IP behind GoInstant is interesting. Recently I announced that Year One Labs was mostly complete ; at least our active incubation phase. were all fantastic experiences. But now, I want something different. It works on any browser and on mobile devices.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • THE VC IN ME  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011
    [IP] Guest Post from HBS Professor: The Nuances of Marketplaces
    Example: starting in 2005 a lot of entrepreneurs and investors were bullish about market exchanges for IP (e.g. But I always thought it would be impossible to get MSPs for IP to scale given the lack of valuation transparency and lack of transaction standards (not to mention huge litigation risks). the vc in me. Welcome! Archives.
  • 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
    [IP] The Web is Against the Ropes, But it’s Not Dead
    The start of the argument is that you need to separate using the Internet into “infrastructure & cloud services&# (basically the protocols of the Internet such as HTTP, TCP/IP, SMTP, etc. I had a really fun 20-minute interview with Howard Lindzon of Stock Twits as part of a 5-part series on whether the web is dead. It was AOL.
  • 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.
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010
    [IP] Duck Duck Go Searches Are Now Externally Anonymous
    IP addresses are not stored. Since you are no longer making the request on your side, your IP address isn't being sent to them at all. Duck Duck Go searches have been internally anonymous for a while. Neither are full user agents.[1] For more info, check out the privacy policy. The meta page is sent in memory via the nginx echo module.
  • 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.
  • VC CAFE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2011
    [IP] IBC 2011 Attracts 28 Israeli Media and Mobile Startups to Amsterdam
    Shiron SatCom two-way broadband satellite communications system, InterSKY, is an efficient multi service platform, supporting wide ranging IP applications in even the remotest locations, for both military and commercial projects. This year, 28 Israeli startups in mobile, media and broadcasting technology are flocking in to IBC 2011.
  • 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. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. training. rollout support. Whatever.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2010
    [IP] Would AT&T or Comcast Have Created Google?
    But they did not create Google, Skype, Facebook, or even TCP/IP. The answer to that question is no. They had their chances. In the early days of the Internet, when dial-up was king, the telco companies were in the driver's seat. They had the customer relationships. They had the on-ramp to the Internet. Why am I talking about this?
  • DAZZLINDONNA  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
    [IP] The Cheapskate’s Guide To SEO Analysis
    quick way to check is to use the site’s IP address within Bing’s Reverse IP Lookup tool. Just enter this into your browser’s address bar: [link] (Of course, substitute 111.111.111.111 with your site’s IP instead). Bing will list all the sites being served from the same IP. won’t lie to you.
  • GUST  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 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. 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.
  • CHARLIECRYSTLE.COM  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2011
    [IP] The Next Web: Every Device a Web Service?
    Devil's advocates step forward: --cell phones don't have fixed IPs. Create a proxy system, where the IPs are fixed and hosted at the proxy, and the smartphone logs into the proxy when the phone's available. Someone recently ported Node.js The question is, why? For what? What info matters? So what? Ok, for what? Cool stuff
  • 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. Is Instapaper like collecting press clippings?  If so, do you have to buy a copy of each paper first?)  Rose likes Gust.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
    [IP] Want to Get a Patent? The Clock Is Ticking
    As a result, according to Ed Walsh, a shareholder in the Boston-based IP law firm Wolf Greenfield & Sacks , in most cases it's going to be to your advantage to get the patent application on file as soon as possible. If you've got a patent in your future, you definitely don't want to drag your feet. Walsh says.
  • 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.
  • IP LAW FOR STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010
    [IP] New Editor: Heather N. Schafer
    Schafer, an intellectual property attorney in Chicago has joined me as a main editor and publisher of IP Law For Startups. I’m excited to announce that Heather N. Heather N. Schafer. Heather is a  highly creative patent attorney who is adept at helping entrepreneurs obtain patent protection for their inventions.
  • 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.
  • ERIC FRIEDMAN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
    [IP] Setting up a custom short domain name
    Once you are in, change the A record for your domain to the suggestion IP from Bit.ly. 'I have been wanting to setup my own custom short URL for awhile and finally got around to setting up eric.mx. I was inspired by Mark Suster who uses bothsid.es. Logging into Bit.ly, navigate to settings>advanced and add your own custom domain.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [IP] Yelp on Review Bust: No More 'Shortcuts'
    Ichinose added that Yelp will start making customers aware of when a large number of reviews are submitted from the same IP address, an indicator of review dishonesty. The online company review site put a "consumer alert" badge on eight small businesses caught purchasing reviews. Caught red-handed, indeed.
  • 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. Where did you go to school?”.
  • 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. With the passage of the JOBS act , it seems that many more Americans will soon be able to buy equity in private companies. Here are a few examples.
  • 47 HATS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2010
    [IP] Using GoToMeeting with a MicroConsulting client
    While you can do voice over IP or a conference call within GoToMeeting.com , the former will eat bandwidth and the latter introduces its own set of complexities. One nice way of helping your startup customers is to use GoToMeeting.com. But if you do, there’s three things you want to keep in mind: Your screen sizes will differ.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2013
    [IP] Apple TV and Google DNS Issues
    The punch line is that you leave the “Configure IP” setting alone (let it do this automatically) but change the “Configure DNS” setting to “Manual.” 'A few days ago I suggested anyone using Google Apps should use Google Public DNS. The one disaster has been Apple TV. Only complaints. And flame wars.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
    [IP] CrowdIPR Offers Freemium Plan For Intelectual Property Crowdsourcing Service
    Also In early February, CrowdIPR also received $135 000 of additional funding from Northstar Ventures and IP Group, both UK-based venture capital firms. Part of the reason behind going for this kind of approach is our aim to make the IP system more accessible," says CEO Raidma.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2010
    [IP] Application Neutrality
    What DARPA created was a framework of computer network protocols called the TCP/IP model. The TCP/IP model is also known as the Internet Protocol Suite. Today is a pretty important day for the Internet. FCC Chairman Julius Geneachoski has asked for his organization to adopt rules to protect the open Internet. Net neutrality rules.
  • 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. They call this proposed amendment the Innovator's Patent Agreement. You can read the entire set of provisions on GitHub.
  • CURRENTLY OBSESSED  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011
    [IP] Didn’t Get Into TechStars? Don’t Sweat It
    Obviously there are some potential work conflict and legal tangles that you want to be careful with here, such as any non-competes, keeping your IP 100% separate (computers, accounts, work times, etc) and so forth. I’m a mentor for TechStars and am very excited about the next cohort of companies. was pinged by two such teams this week.
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2010
    [IP] A new approach to mobile search
    All searches are preformed over an encrypted connection (https/SSL), your search strings are not shared with the sites you click on, and no IP addresses are stored on our servers. The new DuckDuckGo App is up on iTunes (and is iPad compatible). Android and BlackBerry versions are also in the works. The DDG app also protects your privacy.
  • 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. The four safe harbors are explained here.
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013
    [IP] At least half of all Bitcoin transactions are for online gambling
    Today it checks IP addresses to screen out residents of the US and other jurisdiction where online gambling is illegal, but that has not always been the case. 'Recently I noted that illegal drug purchases are around half a percent of Bitcoin transactions , which is far from the existential threat that it has been made out to be. bitcoin
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012
    [IP] How do you completely de-personalize Google results?
    Does personalized search for everyone still just use cookies or does it also use IP or other info? I asked this question to Twitter the other day but didn't get any answers I hadn't heard before. I'm hoping this post uncovers something new. bit of background. Google announced personalized search for everyone way back in 2009. Technology
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
    [IP] Best Way to Protect Your Brilliant Ideas
    This time I talked to Alexander Poltorak , founder and CEO of General Patent Corporation , an intellectual property firm that focuses on IP strategy, valuation, licensing, and enforcement. If I think someone is infringing on my IP, is there value to sending cease-and-desist letters? We grilled the CEO of General Patent Corp. billion.
  • K9 VENTURES  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
    [IP] The Making of Lytro
    We talked about several markets — security, defense, professional (DSLRs), consumer (Point-and-Shoots), mobile (cell phones), IP licensing, lens adapters, etc. Almost every VC firm came back with how they either don’t do hardware, or they don’t do IP licensing plays. His office was next door to mine.
  • ASK THE ANGELS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
    [IP] Business Basics-Investor Presentation Checklist
    —  IP, business process, 1st to market, etc. ? by Robert Aholt. When you are presenting to potential investors it is imperative that your presentation answers all the questions listed below: ? What product will you be selling? — explain your concept and the sales/manufacturing/distribution processes. ? Who are the competitors?
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
    [IP] LawPivot: Crowdsourced, Confidential Legal Advice for Startups
    Mandal was the lead of Apple's mergers and acquisitions team, and Gupta was an IP attorney at a several national firms. Questions about the legal requirements surrounding the establishment, incorporation or funding of a startup may be among the most common and most challenging that entrepreneurs face. Sponsor. How It Works. Discuss.
  • 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). 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.
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