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  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011
    [IP] I’m sticking with Disqus. Here’s Why
    In the rare instances where I get a troll I’m able to delete their comment and block them by email address or IP address. I’ve written before about my love for Disqus. I’m not an investor – I just love the product. So now Facebook has a new commenting system. TechCrunch switched from Disqus to Facebook. Me thinks, not.
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2010
    [IP] Old VC firms: get ready to be disrupted
    VCs develop no real IP and rarely have serious apprenticeship programs. If the U.S. economy were a company, the VC industry would be the R&D department. The financing for the VC industry comes from so-called LPs (Limited Partners) – mostly university endowments, pension funds, family funds, and funds-of-funds. Here’s why.
  • 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010
    [IP] Revisiting Paul Graham’s “High Resolution” Financing
    These days there are many lawyers that will do equity deals cheaply as long is it is a standardized, simplified term sheet, early stage, no serious investor / management debates, limited IP / customers / due diligence and as long as they perceive you as a “hot&# company that’s likely to need legal services for many years ahead.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FOR THE WIN  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2012
    [IP] Square Puck
    At the end of the day, Square is a consumer-facing company; that is their DNA, their culture and their IP.  Replica of first hockey puck ever used (it actually was square-ish). Square Puck:  sounds dangerous, right?  I think it is. Typically in this blog, and more generally in life, I avoid making explicit recommendations and predictions. 
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
    [IP] 100 plus articles published in the Examiner
    'The following articles are published in the Examiner.com and cover issues of startups and entrepreneurship. The list covers all articles published as of April 10, 2013. link] Are You an Entrepreneur? entrepreneur Startup management review leadership team negotiating
  • 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.
  • 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
  • VENTURE HACKS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010
    [IP] If you’ve run out of ideas, buy gold
    IP traffic is growing so fast that it has stunned the pioneering people who helped create it. Angel investor Thomas McInerney : “Take a look at all the innovation happening today — Tesla has produced a beautiful 100% electric car. The cost of mapping the human genome has gone from $3 billion ten years ago to thousands today.
  • VENTURE HACKS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010
    [IP] If you’ve run out of ideas, buy gold
    IP traffic is growing so fast that it has stunned the pioneering people who helped create it. Angel investor Thomas McInerney : “Take a look at all the innovation happening today — Tesla has produced a beautiful 100% electric car. The cost of mapping the human genome has gone from $3 billion ten years ago to thousands today.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2011
    [IP] Read My Lips: We Are Not Walking Away from WebOS
    First the tech pundits, who are centering on the IP is the main asset argument. Today comes news leaked from an internal HP all hands meeting that the company is not abandoning WebOS, 15 months after acquiring it for $1.2 billion. This is how we get all our news about HP these days, leaked memos and meeting soundbites.
  • CURRENTLY OBSESSED  |  THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
    [IP] Unexpected Startup Lesson #2: Channel your Inner VC to Understand Startup Valuations
    “And given our team, progress to date, IP/Patents, benchmarking against our buddy’s recent VC terms and that other startup that is similar and just sold to AOL last week… I guess we’re worth about $5mm today… &#. Valuation is an important aspect of VC deal terms, and a major determinant of your ultimate outcome. 
  • JOE KRAUS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [IP] If you don’t think you need it, you haven’t seen greatness
    He thought well ahead of us in critical areas of IP, sales and BD. hear it for PR, marketing, HR and sometimes BD. When I was co-founding Excite (how could that have been 19 years ago?), I knew we needed a lawyer. Being 21, I had my own visions of what a lawyer was and what they did. My first experience with a lawyer was very different.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011
    [IP] Should Startups Focus on Profitability or Not?
    If you spent the 3 years perfecting some hugely differentiated technology IP that may also be different. There are certain topics that even some of the best journalists can’t fully grok. One of them is profitability. There is a healthy tension between profits & growth. The most obvious way to explain this is with sales people.
  • 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.
  • 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. The result is they get no feedback, no credibility, no visibility, and no investors until months later than they expect.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
    [IP] 10 Lies Never to Tell Investors
    Describe your patent strategy and how you have approached protecting your IP. All the confidence in the world won't convince a VC these statements are true. Here's why these 10 fibs hurt you -- and what to say instead. Serial entrepreneur and VC Guy Kawasaki recently wrote a post listing the 10 lies entrepreneurs tell investors.
  • 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.
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
    [IP] The State of Customer Development
    IP address is collected by the survey to attempt to block multiple responses by IP.)   Supplying email address is required if 1) you are interested in the raffle, or 2) you are interested in a follow up conversation regarding your experience with Customer Development.  I’m sure that’s just a matter of perception.  before.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [IP] The Boston Surprise
    As a remarkable IP powerhouse Boston always has and will continue to produce hard tech innovation that produce meaningful outcomes. 'Now that I am leaving Boston I can talk about its startup ecosystem in all candor. When I came over 4 years ago , it was essentially as an act of belief in my partner Jeff and in myself. Isn''t he a dashing VC
  • THE STARTUP LAWYER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010
    [IP] The When to Incorporate Decision-Matrix
    8) Is your startup signing contracts with third-party companies for business services (not for IP creation or development)? In a recent post, I detailed some incorporation-related points of interest if I launched my own startup. The post presumed I made the decision to push forward with the incorporation of my startup. Advice Varies.
  • 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.
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010
    [IP] Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth?
    This analogy carries through to due diligence: fixing a $20 rattling door handle preemptively removes that obstacle to a sale, just as cleaning up your startup’s capitalization table and IP assignment rights in advance will ensure the funding process goes that much smoother. Unfortunately, I cannot make it much less fuzzy. They dazzle.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
    [IP] [Infographic] Evolution Of The G
    Today that smartphone device you have in your hand pretty much works like a microcomputer, when connected to a fourth generation (4G) mobile network deploying IP-based protocols designed primarily for pushing data. The old-school mobile technology of that era used analog-based protocols that could only provide basic voice services.
  • THE STARTUP LAWYER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010
    [IP] Filing a Charter Is Not a Startup Incorporation
    And you can definitely forget about a technology transfer agreement or anything else IP-related. I’ve noticed a lot of recent articles promoting that a startup can “ skip the lawyer &# and incorporate via an online service. The 19 other “tasks&# they list? Little or no value. Want to vest your founders’ shares ?
  • ASK THE ANGELS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
    [IP] Intellectual Property Tips for Start Ups
    As an Angel investor and retired intellectual property lawyer I am struck by the amount of money spent by startups for IP.  There are so many cash demands made on a new venture that I think management should consider engaging in more self-help to meet their IP needs.  By Lee Rahn. 10) Good luck.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010
    [IP] Time is the Enemy of All Deals
    If it’s a biz deal you might care about IP protection, revenue share, investment commitments to joint marketing – whatever. If it’s a biz deal you might care about IP protection, revenue share, investment commitments to joint marketing – whatever. So, where does this all come from and how can you apply it in practice? I was resolute.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Virtual Work Force: by Don Alexander
    am preparing the next section on IP for this blog which I hope to have completed in the near future. Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights A Few Great Links to Startup Articles ► April (11) Beyond Rumsfeld by (Stephen A. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Who’s the Boss? Did What? Now what?
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
    [IP] How To Predict The Future
    We needed improvements in video compression and in TCP/IP – the underlying protocol that essentially runs the Internet. Today’s post is a guest post from William Hertling, author of the award-winning  Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears  and  A.I. By day he works on web and social media for HP. How To Do It.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012
    [IP] Why Co-working Spaces Actually Work
    So she joined Link and saw benefits: One day someone was in for a tour and Liz found out he is an IP attorney. They're low-cost, and provide the typical office amenities--conference rooms, photocopiers, etc. But there are other less tangible benefits for entrepreneurs. What are these? Opening your own business is scary.
  • ROB GO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [IP] When Conventional Wisdom Goes Wrong
    Simultaneously, many of these companies relied on very strong proprietary technology and IP. When I started in venture capital, east coast VC’s largely had a formula for the kind of founders they wanted to back. There was a high degree of interest in backing repeat, experienced entrepreneurs or executives. Young, under 30. Ramen eating.
  • 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.
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
    [IP] Plans are nothing, but planning is indispensable
    At the core of the product will be a database that classifies URLs, IP addresses, program downloads, ActiveX objects, and other “web entities” according to their degree of trustworthiness.  IP intelligence services, phishing blacklist feeds, website and program popularity data). This is all mostly true. ” InfiniTrust. Problem.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ASK THE ANGELS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2009
    [IP] When is a Trade Sale a Strategic Exit?
    On the other hand, a business which is bought solely for its IP by a corporation and which has no revenue history or sales capability and will never be managed as a stand alone entity is a strategic acquisition. There are no benefits which accrue to the buyer beyond the boundary of the firm. Therefore, the sale is a financial exit.
  • JOHN O'FARRELL  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011
    [IP] Building the Global Startup Part 2: Get Yourself a Strategy
    For example, China might look very attractive on the numbers, but concerns about IP protection or ability to enforce contracts might well deter you. This is the second in a series on building a global company from the ground up. In the first part of this series I discussed the importance of laying the groundwork for a global company up-front. 
  • THE STARTUP LAWYER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010
    [IP] The When to Incorporate Decision-Matrix
    8) Is your startup signing contracts with third-party companies for business services (not for IP creation or development)? In a recent post, I detailed some incorporation-related points of interest if I launched my own startup. The post presumed I made the decision to push forward with the incorporation of my startup. Advice Varies.
  • 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. 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.
  • CODE AS CRAFT  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2011
    [IP] Internationalizing Etsy: Fostering a Global Marketplace
    Some of the topics we plan on covering: Localization logic : Combining cues such as Geo IP, browser language preferences along with cookie/user preferences to display the appropriately-localized language, region and currency content. As a first step, we launched Etsy in German in September. Continuous deployment = continuous translation.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013
    [IP] More Words of Wisdom from Marc Andreessen
    IP integrity is still a challenge.” 'To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our series “ Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week we share a favorite video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.  at 11:56). Usually to change the world you need to hit the market with force.” at 12:12). link].
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2012
    [IP] Startup Branding: A Practical Guide for Entrepreneurs
    That question is usually met by a blank stare, but the truth is that level of commitment to IP is what it's going to take to create a category. The following is a guest post by Mike Troiano. Mike is a former New York ad man turned venture-funded entrepreneur, now a Principal at Boston-based Holland-Mark. Is it just picking a name and a logo?
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2013
    [IP] Are Harvard MBAs Solving Real Problems?
    Consider rethinking university rights on IP. That leaves a small percentage of the IP to the inventor and often makes it uneconomical to build a business out of the technology: raise funds, incentivize founding team, etc. As I read these posts, I realize that ideas haven’t changed since last year. The problems remain unsolved.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
    [IP] New Patent Rules: What You Need to Know
    Sweeping changes to patent legislation just went into effect, and more are on the way. Here's how they will affect your business. If you hold patents or plan to, heads up: New rules have gone into effect that constitute the biggest shake-up of the U.S. patent system in decades and maybe ever, some say. Patent and Trademark Office. 72 on the Inc.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013
    [IP] What a 'Big Bang' Disruptor Could Do to You
    Do we need to think differently about IP? Strategic assertion of IP assets can prove determinative for an incumbent industry participant trying to hold off the explosion of a big-bang disruptor, slowing it down just long enough to form an alliance, strategic investment, joint venture, or outright acquisition. Then, bang! Very much so.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012
    [IP] Compromise vs. Problem Solving
    great panel full of engineers titled  Tech Tutorial Backdrop: An All IP Network and Its Policy Implications came next, followed by a talk from Colorado Senator Michael Bennet. I spent all day Sunday at Silicon Flatirons’  Digital Broadband Migration Conference. David Cohen (EVP of Comcast), Larissa Herda (CEO of tw telecom inc.),
  • ROB GO  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
    [IP] Startup Jargon Series: DISRUPTION
    I’m not claiming any original IP, but hopefully will be able to pull together some good thinking on these subjects and add some precision to these words.  I’m going to do a new blog series on “Startup Jargon”.  There are some words that I hear all the time as a VC – both spoken by fellow investors and by entrepreneurs.  Pivot. Viral. link].
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [IP] Meet the 18 startups rocking Seedcamp Week
    Pult basically wants enable people to instantly stream tailored content from a variety of Web services, pay-TV operators, VOD services and broadcasters to any connected screen, in any location, over an IP network. In alphabetical order, the 18 startups presenting at Seedcamp today are: 24symbols ( 24symbols.com ). Antavo ( Antavo.com ).
  • CODE AS CRAFT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [IP] LXC – Automating Containers aka Virtual Madness (Part 2)
    The first numerically available IP address in any of our VM subnets is allocated to the Bob by iterating through reverse DNS lookups on the range until an NXDOMAIN is returned. An LXC config file is then created using the IP address and other options. 'Presenting Virtual Madness! This is part 2 of our LXC blog post.
  • STARTUPCFO  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [IP] Getting Series A Ready
    Due diligence ready: all existing legal docs, employee confidentiality and IP assignment agreements, etc are organized and ready for review. -       Company’s existing investors are participating in the round. At Real Ventures , we run a dedicated program of seed stage investments. That means it’s tougher to raise series A. 
  • CONSTANTLY LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013
    [IP] The PCI ASV Process Sucks
    The test involves scanning a Class-C range of IP addresses and present a detailed report of all the findings. "Security and PCI-DSS aren't exact sciences." - Approved Scanning Vendor Grader. At McAfee, I worked on a product that helped companies comply with PCI-DSS requirements. You are given three tries to pass the test.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2010
    [IP] Flash, HTML5, and Mobile Apps
    It is a standard provided by the MPEG-LA consortsia, and is governed by commercial and IP restrictions, which will in 2014 impose a royalty and license requirement on all users of the technology. About a year ago, I wrote a post about Apple's "blind spot" for Flash. The third rail, as it were. It can’t. It's very good.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
    [IP] Israeli Startups Raised $2.14 Billion in 2011
    Pure technology companies focus on IP, and need to compete with emerging markets, offering cheaper labor and potentially better economies of scale. Reports on the drop of local VC financing in Israel don’t tell the whole story. The latest IVC report reveals that in 2011, 546 Israeli high-tech companies raised $2.14 million.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2009
    [IP] The Sharp End of the Stick « Steve Blank
    In an IP licensing business, legal and finance are the sharp end of the stick. At some point in my career as I began to formulate thoughts about mission and intent ,  I started to think about the broader role of marketing in a growing technology company. In my experience, every marketer with an MBA wants to “do strategy.” military. 
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012
    [IP] The idea is only half the battle: Stop complaining about copycats
    However, companies can protect themselves by building into their offerings a USP that not only differentiates it from potential copycats, but is also defendable in court as IP that a company can claim to have the rights to. The clones. If a business is online, there’s a copy (or several) of it. Can they be stopped? Taking legal action.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2010
    [IP] Startup Public Relations – Do it Yourself
    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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013
    [IP] Dear China: Stop Stealing My Intellectual Property, Or Else
    It was formed by business and technology experts to more aggressively counter IT and IP theft whether resulting from piracy, counterfeiting or the stealing of trade secrets. Competitors in emerging markets can't be allowed the advantage of pirated technology. They don't just look like our baskets. Count us as one of the many victims. market.
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011
    [IP] allensblog: Why Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Worry about NDA's
    are not the areas in which IP matters much.  That said, I can honestly assert that, from my experience, an awesome idea, adequately covered by available IP protections -- but with crappy execution -- never wins. allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. Why Entrepreneurs Shouldnt Worry about NDAs.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
    [IP] At CES, Internet Lobby Gets Ready for Fights in Washington
    Both policy sessions focused on the idea that the next threats to Internet businesses will arrive in more subtle legislative packages than SOPA or the Protect IP Act. SOPA may be dead, but there are more legislative threats where it came from. Internet advocates like Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian talked about them yesterday. As was a hashtag.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013
    [IP] 9 Ways You're Ruining Your Online Reputation
    These days, anyone with a Twitter account and an IP address is a CEO. Everything you do on the Internet is like a tattoo you get late at night that can never, ever be erased. We all behave like idiots at times. It’s been that way since the dawn of civilization. Until now. Look at it this way. The truth is this. don’t. Really?
  • 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.
  • CODE AS CRAFT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012
    [IP] Making it Virtually Easy to Deploy on Day One
    The first thing that happens is we find a valid IP in the subnet range, and we use nsupdate to add the DNS information about the VM. At Etsy we have one hard and fast rule for new Engineers on their first day: deploy to production. We’ve talked a lot in the past about our deployment , metrics , and testing processes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
    [IP] Scaling Up: 6 Tips to Avoid Growing Pains
    The company saw more than 720 million unique IP addresses and an estimated 1.3 When your company growth doubles every week, there's plenty of room for error. Cloudfare co-founder Michelle Zatlyn explains how to survive it. billion Internet users in the last year alone. That's like going from zero to, well, 1.3 billion in only four years.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
    [IP] A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference
    It has the dual technology patrons and yet the consistent story I get is that they’re not actively out embracing the startup community, helping local successes emerge, getting comfortable with the symbiotic benefits of some employees going to startups that innovate at a different pace and then buying up local teams, talent & IP.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
    [IP] Check Out These Rad Mobile Tech Companies at SXSW
    OneTok was founded in 2011 by Ben Lilienthal and Jerry Norton, two "Voice over IP" industry leaders, and have raised about $1.5 Face it: Your cell phone is becoming your window on the world. These new technologies from innovative companies are on the front-lines of mobile development. In 2008, it was a paltry $0.7 billion.
  • 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.&#.
  • ITHACAVC  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [IP] Signed Term Sheet
    Once the $600K is lined up or mostly lined up then I will ask our fund’s lawyers to draft the deal docs and we will engage IP counsel to do an IP review (high level). 'We (Cayuga Venture Fund) just signed up a term sheet with a new company (Company X). No need to disclose the company name or industry for purposes of this post.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013
    [IP] Lesson Learned in Medical Devices
    In medical devices, understanding reimbursement, regulation and IP is critical. 'This post is part of our series on the  National Science Foundation I-Corps  Lean LaunchPad class in Life Science and Health Care at UCSF. The class had 1,145 engagements with instructors and mentors. We are redefining how translational medicine is practiced. It’s
  • THE CORNICE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011
    [IP] A Short Big Data Story
    To, From, Subject, Time, IP address, DKIM, SPF, server data, the message itself. A quick story to share. Some time back, the First Round team was having some difficulty getting our email delivered. Our messages weren’t winding up in Junk folders, they weren’t showing up at all. On all fronts, things seemed to check out. Nothing.
  • 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!
  • 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+.
  • VC CAFE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012
    [IP] Thoughts from the Digital Agenda Assembly 2012 in Brussels
    Did you know that Professors and Faculty at Stanford get to keep the IP (intellectual property) or their inventions? They found that contrary to the popular belief, they make more money from donations, by incentivizing faculty to commercialize their ideas, rather than owning all the IP and let it sit of the shelf. Invest in Europe.
  • CODE AS CRAFT  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
    [IP] Kernel Debugging 101
    The code at the end of the previous section tells us a null pointer dereference was the cause of the crash, and it gives us some clues as to what happened: IP: [<ffffffff8142bb40>] __netif_receive_skb+0x60/0x6e0. A dark fog had been rolling in that night, and we had been setting up a new cluster of servers. CentOS 6.2, net/core/dev.c:
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2006
    [IP] Investor Pitch: Flaws with Top Down Market Sizing
    Yet, at Cryptine we are not creating VPN, encryption, firewall, IPS or many other sub-categories included in Gartner's $5.3 Top down is the most common and least convincing way to size a market. The top down approach relies on analysts market research from firms like Gartner, Forrester, Frost & Sullivan, Yankee Group, Jupiter and others.
  • 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.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
    [IP] The Lean LaunchPad – Teaching Entrepreneurship as a Management Science
    Any IP you need to license?  I’ve introduced a new class at Stanford to teach engineers, scientists and other professionals how startups really get built. They are going to get out of the building, build a company and get orders in ten weeks. Why Teach This Class? In contrast, startups search for a business model. to optimize this search.
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010
    [IP] When Is A Startup "Venture Fundable?"
    You’ll probably have VCs (or at least their associates) calling you. (**Just to be clear, there are many, many other things that are important, and that can make or break a deal—things like the team, defensibility, IP, advisors, partnerships, market size, relative degree of customer need, and so on. The “Big Idea.&# chords.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
    [IP] The Most Interesting Online Video Trend
    Most won’t be of the quality that you want but you now have tons of material and inspiration for your show and you own all of the submitted IP. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. Two weeks. 200 million views. Suck it traditional TV. Summary Version. TV of the future will not always have linear stories. Why would it? 1/9/90.
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