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  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2013
    [IP] 3 Steps to Protecting Intellectual Property
    'How do you keep your IP safe from view. Many start-up owners are concerned with the intellectual property (IP) of their company, and they should be. IP is a valuable asset that needs to be protected, insured, and, sometimes, even risked. In an ideal world, you’d protect your IP with a trademark, copyright, or patent.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [IP] Why You Should Care about Intellectual Property
    In order to protect your business’s IP, learn the four different categories. Yes, your business has intellectual property (IP). In fact, 100 percent of businesses have IP. Your email list, logo, sales process, and even your website domain are parts of your IP. Three reasons to learn more about IP: 1. Patents.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?:
  • ASK THE VC  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
    [IP] When Should A Company Be Formed Around an Idea?
    He formed a company 2 years ago that he talks about (though from the research I’ve done has no IP or product of any kind) and thinks that this idea fits into that vision, but doesn’t want to include anyone. My preference is to formalize a relationship by forming a company. One, the equity owners of the company can vote the issues.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.…
  • AGILE VC  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [IP] Punch & Pie: How Should Co-Founders Divide Equity?
    4) 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. 'I like to say that “there are only co-founders” — it’s extraordinarily rare for a successful business to have just a sole founder.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010
    [IP] Anyfi Networks Introduces New Revenue Model For ISPs With Easy Wi-Fi Over IP Roaming
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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].
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. ”
  • 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.
  • STARTUP COMPANY LAWYER  |  MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009
    [IP] When do I need to incorporate a company?
    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.  Otherwise, if a founder leaves before incorporation and IP has not been assigned to the other founder or an entity, then use of IP created by the former founder may be problematic. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?”.
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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. talent.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
    [IP] The Easiest Way to Watch Netflix Outside of The United States!
    Netflix, as with all websites, can detect where you are in the world by your IP address. This is the reason you cannot access Netflix when you’re outside of America – Netflix’s system knows you’re abroad, it sees your non-US IP address, and blocks your access. How to Change Your IP Address. The Secret to Unblock Netflix.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Bob summarized Acme’s impediments to innovation.
  • 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. spent one hour with them.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 'One of the questions I’m most often asked by CEOs is how to hire sales people.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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. < ARIN is one of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) that collectively manage IP addresses for the global Internet.  billion of them.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, JULY 30, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
    [IP] My history of (mostly failed) side projects and startups
    Made a bunch of sites that did deep crawls of structured information and put them on the Web, e.g. sites behind ip addresses, streets in the US, sports statisics, etc. This HN thread by the founder of Github on side projects got me thinking. thought it would illustrative to enumerate my projects. Velvet Donk (1996-2000). Should have. Yahoo!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • IP LAW FOR STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010
    [IP] Weighing the Risk of Disclosure to Potential Investors
    But when disclosing the “big&# idea or IP secrets, what are the risks that someone will copy the work or use the IP? Are you disclosing a very general idea that can’t be protected by IP law anyway or confidential information and the detailed specifics of your business plan? Is disclosure worth it? Are they reputable?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2010
    [IP] In a Strong Wind Even Turkeys Can Fly
    It’s why as an investor I look for talented teams with long-term vision, a unique point-of-view, differentiated IP and a desire to build something enduring. Double-down on great people, process & IP. One of the wisest people I worked with in my career was  Ameet Shah. He always was. I’m only a 386 processor.&#.
  • 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
  • JOHN O'FARRELL  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [IP] Building the Global Startup
    Protect your IP  . Make sure your IP protection plan covers you internationally.  This is the first in a series on building a global company from the ground up. In browsing Quora recently, I was struck, but not surprised, by how many people sought advice on how to expand a startup internationally.  Photo: Paranoidnotandroid on Flickr.
  • 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.
  • 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? And then the world changed. Changes in the Startup Ecosystem.
  • 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?
  • 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
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