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  • JOHN O'FARRELL  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [IP] Building the Global Startup
    Protect your IP  . Make sure your IP protection plan covers you internationally.  (The  Patent Cooperation Treaty  process can give you some global protection while postponing the need to file regional or national patents.). This is the first in a series on building a global company from the ground up. Part 1: Laying the groundwork.
  • 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? Changes in the Software World & in Venture Capital. 2.  Artsy?
  • 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
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [IP] Copy-Remix-Profit: How YouTube & Shapeways Are Inventing the Future of Copyright
    No it’s YouTube having pioneered the model of “micro licensing,” where they’re able to identify the copyrighted content, monetize it on behalf of the owner, who de facto permits you to use their IP. Congrats, it’s awesome! Nor is it necessarily fair use. Why do I love what YouTube has created? Like ponies.
  • 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. Your only choice is to live with it, and find a way to conquer it. Employees stop innovating. Your products quickly become outdated.
  • 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.
  • VERSION ONE VENTURES  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [IP] The one barrier to entry startups should focus on
    In the post “ Traction is the new IP ,” I argued that superior traction can help a web company become a category leader, which accelerates word of mouth. Barriers to entry! Photo credit: phill.d) Creating effective barriers to entry can be the single most important driver defining the profit potential of a company. Here’s why.
  • 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. We are redefining how translational medicine is practiced. It’s Part 2:   medical devices and digital health.
  • 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.
  • 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… &#. Photo by pauladamsmith (Flickr). Although this is logical, it’s not how things actually work. 
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009
    [IP] Most Common Early Start-up Mistakes
    Make sure you own your IP. You MUST have a legal agreement that stipulates that anybody working on the design, coding or testing of your system assigns any and all intellectual property (IP) created to your company. often talk with entrepreneurs who are kicking around their next idea. Here are some lessons to avoid common traps.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2014
    [IP] “The Not So Global Internet”
    My son’s friend rented the films on iTunes in NYC, flew down here, then when he tried to play them, they would not play because of IP blocking, but the rental clock (24 hours) started ticking anyway and he lost the rental rights he had paid for. I buy all my movies through Apple TV and am strongly opposed to piracy.
  • 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [IP] Some Career Advice for Aspiring Tech CEOs
    There are many companies with phenomenal IP that is truly differentiated but where the original executive team squandered their opportunity due to inability to sell, market or service customers. There is often money to be made in finding places with under-valued IP. But how? Nobody sees you as a CEO since you’ve never been one?
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011
    [IP] “Fantastic” beats “efficient”
    The IP attorneys would say that we’re bleeding assets, but what we’re actually doing is earning the respect, attention, and sometimes even love from the entire WordPress community. What if you decided to provide something tremendously fantastic for your customers, even though it meant great expense and hardship? Snore. Simple.
  • DAVID LEE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013
    [IP] 10 Things I Think I Think on Bitcoin
    Examples: TCP/IP (i.e., I’m relatively late to Bitcoin. I’m probably more current than 99.9% of the general population but less informed than the hackers, hobbyists and investors who have been studying this since its inception in early 2009. I’m no payment systems or cryptography expert. like Bitmessage ) can exist. email).
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011
    [IP] PR for a Startup Should Not Start With an Agency
    hear lots of excuses from startup founders, like “I’m too busy,” concern over IP security, can’t afford an agency, and it’s too early. As an entrepreneur, it’s never too early to start selling yourself and your idea. How about talking to some real customers to see if they are as excited about your idea as you are? You need to do it yourself.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012
    [IP] Compromise vs. Problem Solving
    I spent all day Sunday at Silicon Flatirons’  Digital Broadband Migration Conference. This is a key national conference held in Boulder at the intersection of technology and public policy with a particular focus on the Internet. This year’s conference subtitle was “ The Challenges of Internet Law and Governance.”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
    [IP] An App to Bring the Supply Chain into the 21st Century
    The company also provides customizable search solutions that can allow manufacturers to manage, search, and access in-house databases, flag IP and content infringements, and create their own online databases of 3D models for potential customers to access. It's a simple idea: a 3D search tool for industrial parts. You need a part.
  • 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. Get a job at Google. 2. Work 9-to-5.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
    [IP] Why You Should Embrace Opposing Views at Your Startup
    talked to one company who had build really differentiated IP and had great customer traction. What could you learn from looking at your competitors or other tech startups in a different way? Are you cynical about their chances in the market just because they seem to be hot in the press and that bugs you? hear views like this all the time.
  • 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. Twitter has also provided the inventor with certain rights to license the patent to others for defensive purposes. Related articles.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012
    [IP] Luxury Outhouse for Dogs: PetLawn
    ” They debuted their start-up, International Pet Solutions (IPS), and their suite of pet care products in September 2010 at SuperZoo, a pet product trade show in Las Vegas. ” Numerous stores expressed interest in selling IPS products, and the growth since then has been explosive. “But it didn’t freak us out.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
    [IP] 10 Incredible Mobile Marketing Statistics Every Entrepreneur Must Know
    And I was one of the early adapters of Voice Over IP. I have to admit, I'm not a pioneer by any stretch when it comes to most new technologies. I was the last of my friends to get a cell phone. held off on joining Twitter and Facebook until my employees told me I had to do it. And I urge you to do the same. Consider the following: GROWTH 1.
  • 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.
  • BEN'S BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011
    [IP] Microsoft Buys Skype
    Skype’s founders, Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, held an IP claim against Skype. Based on the founders’ motivations, we felt that we’d quickly settle the IP litigation. Both sides wanted to get on with the business of making Skype more competitive and could not afford to waste time bickering about IP ownership.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
    [IP] Want to Get a Patent? The Clock Is Ticking
    This week, new rules kicked in requiring inventors to be the first to file in order to get a patent--but that's not all you need to know. If you've got a patent in your future, you definitely don't want to drag your feet. That's because on March 16, in a third wave of legislative changes stemming from the America Invents Act of 2011, the U.S.
  • JASON BALL'S TECHBYTES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [IP] How to get a job in Venture Capital
    Bonus points if you’re a ninja in your field of expertise. 3) Work in the industry - Accelerators, PR, HR, Design, IP – whatever. Get I get asked this question a *lot*. wrote a post about it back in 2006 on the topic that I could point people to, but it looks a little light, so I thought I’d post an update. Probably more.
  • 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. We can't call the "Patent Police." If I think someone is infringing on my IP, is there value to sending cease-and-desist letters? to find out.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014
    [IP] Lessons Learned in Diagnostics
    It includes reimbursement, regulation, IP, validation, channel access, etc. 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. Part 1:   issues in the therapeutics  drug discovery pipeline. Part 2:   medical devices and digital health. Then reality hit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2010
    [IP] Print From Anywhere With Pogoplug
    When I arrived at my house in Homer, I hadn’t been here for two years.  It took me one phone call to get Internet (DSL) working again (ACS had to reset my password) and within about 15 minutes everything was working just fine. Except I couldn’t print.  I have an old HP 3330 with a JetDirect USB to Internet print server.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013
    [IP] More Words of Wisdom from Marc Andreessen
    Basic contract law is still a challenge in China.  IP integrity is still a challenge.” (at 21:18). “We have a long-term viewpoint because we have no choice.  We have to have a long-term viewpoint [because] it takes time to build these companies.” (at 27:28). To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our series “ Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.” 
  • 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.
  • UNION SQUARE VENTURES  |  TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
    [IP] Investment Thesis @USV
    Venture firms operate a bunch of different ways. Some have a geographical focus, others have a sector focus, still others have a stage focus. In short, as described by Brad last year in 140 characters , USV invests in: Large networks of engaged users, differentiated through user experience, and defensible through network effects.
  • 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
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
    [IP] EU Cookie / Privacy Laws: Implications On Data Collection And Analysis
    Information like IP address, the page requested, time stamps, browser ids and more are stored. But information like IP address, browser user agent id, time stamps, page urls and much more are recorded in web logs. Nuance on the cookie issue:] Cookies are fine, IP addresses can't be collected or only partly collected. Enjoy!
  • 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. Defining Series A readiness. Series A is about accelerating.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
    [IP] Mobile Payment Systems Pose Fraud Risk For Small Businesses
    Fraud-prevention technology includes tools like signature authentication, check verification services, transaction and customer profile databases, IP geolocation, real-time transaction tracking tools, and browser/malware tracking. The price small businesses have to pay for mobile payment fraud isn''t small.
  • THE STARTUP LAWYER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010
    [IP] The When to Incorporate Decision-Matrix
    Maybe –> 3 points. (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. But how do you know when the time is right to incorporate your startup? Advice Varies.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [IP] Great Start-ups Succeed on Products, not Patents
    Here's why protecting your IP should stay off your to-do list. The real cost of getting a patent You have to design an IP protection policy around your business, not the other way around. Protecting IP can wait Patents can offer value to companies. Your No. 1 job is to get to market and start making money. John D.
  • READWRITESTART  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [IP] Legal Documents for Your Startup with Founder's Workbench
    The Founder's Workbench also contains a number of guides on various legal topics, including hiring, equity compensation, investment issues, and IP law. The law firm Goodwin Procter has launched a new resource for entrepreneurs that will help them navigate some of the legal and organizational challenges that startups face. Sponsor. Discuss.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2014
    [IP] Can Your Startup Flourish Despite Business Chaos?
    Don’t count on your IP to save you. Every startup founder I know talks about the chaos of their business, which they usually attribute to that burst of growth that is required to get to positive cash flow. Your only choice is to live with it, and find a way to conquer it. Employees stop innovating. Your products quickly become outdated.
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
    [IP] The State of Customer Development
    Market By Numbers on Twitter | Entries RSS | Comments RSS Market By Numbers High-Tech Marketing and Customer Development Home What is Customer Development? The likes of Sean Ellis , Sean Murphy , Nivi at VentureHacks , Dave McClure , Hiten at KissMetrics , and Eric Ries had already thinking and blogging about it for many months (years?) before.
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011
    [IP] PostgreSQL tips and tricks
    Not to fear; there are some simple things you can do to lessen the impact, e.g.: nice -n 20 ionice -n 3 pg_dump nice -n 20 ionice -n 3 psql This wraps the command to have the lowest cpu priority (via nice ) and ip priority (via ionice ). I've been using PostgreSQL (an open-source database) for many years. IO is slow, so avoid it. you do.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010
    [IP] New Accelerator Fund in Ireland Hopes that Entrepreneurship Will Be Key to Country's Recovery
    They will get workspace in Dublin, as well as legal, accounting, marketing and IP services. While the economic news coming out of Ireland has been dour, to say the least, Dublin City University's Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship believe that this might not be all bad news for those looking to found tech startups in the country. Sponsor.
  • 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 done this 3 times in 2 years. I get that TechCrunch had this problem, I don’t think most of us do. So now Facebook has a new commenting system. TechCrunch switched from Disqus to Facebook.
  • 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?  Reblog (0). TrackBack.
  • 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. How about talking to some real customers to see if they are as excited about your idea as you are? You need to do it yourself.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
    [IP] New Anti-Piracy Rules: What You Need to Know
    Then they identify the publicly available IP address of any computers making the files available. These IP addresses are associated with specific service providers, so the owners of the copyrighted content alert the ISPs to any observed infringement, and service providers in turn alert users. Six strikes, and you're out!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
    [IP] Patent Research Just Got Easier
    An IP lawyer dishes on Google's search tools for patent-seekers--and what every start-up should know before heading down that path. To learn more about how start-ups might use this tool, I checked in with Van Lindberg, an IP and open-source attorney with the international corporate law firm Haynes and Boone. In a blog post on Aug.
  • 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.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
    [IP] Remember the square and round pegs must match the correct holes
    They obtain the IP rights required to own the technology. Match the people to the correct task! The matching of shapes seems like a simple concept. Fitting pieces into a puzzle requires matching shapes if you want to see the final picture. The matching of pieces of something is critical to building everything. This includes the PEOPLE!
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014
    [IP] Did Google Learn the Wrong Lessons from Buzz and Wave?
    One big question was “why had Mattel been so late/tentative to video games given (a) the market was huge, (b) they had great IP and (c) their core customer was moving away from traditional toys?” I hope my toddler never touches a hot stove, but if she does, she’ll know not to touch one again. It was a hot stove moment.
  • FOR THE WIN  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2012
    [IP] Square Puck
    But that’s irrelevant, as it is increasingly obvious that the merchant side of Square’s business is somewhere they had to start, but nowhere near where they plan to land.  At the end of the day, Square is a consumer-facing company; that is their DNA, their culture and their IP.  Square Puck:  sounds dangerous, right?  I think it is.
  • 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 ?
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
    [IP] What Start-Ups Need to Know About Protecting Intellectual Propery Around the World
    Intellectual Property (IP) is vitally important to start-ups. The Start-Up Genome Project , which aims to map, model and analyze what makes start-ups tick, identified IP as a top source of competitive advantage for start-ups. Finally, start-ups should explore their options for either bringing IP tasks in house or outsourcing them.
  • 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. 2.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012
    [IP] Pingdom Joins ISPs As A Local Internet Registry
    Pingdom , the website uptime and monitoring company, has just become a Local Internet Registry (LIR), meaning it has been assigned a block of IP addresses. In a similar way, we can use the same IP addresses in a number of locations using  anycast. As a LIR, we also get control over a certain number of blocks of IP addresses.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013
    [IP] Reputation and Community
    You can also help your acore in this category by reporting problem briefs and helping us keep an eye out for violations of IP policies or other bad behavior. For instance, being found guilty of concept-copying or other IP violations will lead to a meaningful loss of reputation points as will frivolously accusing other users of IP violations.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012
    [IP] Why Co-working Spaces Actually Work
    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? This reflects the community focus of many involved in coworking. Opening your own business is scary. It’s a huge risk personally and professionally.
  • 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
  • THE STARTUP LAWYER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010
    [IP] The When to Incorporate Decision-Matrix
    Maybe –> 3 points. (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. But how do you know when the time is right to incorporate your startup? Advice Varies.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [IP] Corporate Bad Activity Against Innovators
    Virtual Legality: Legal Letters Claim Oculus VR Made The Oculus Rift Using ZeniMax IP. There’s an amazing amount of bad activity going on in the world of tech right now. It’s predictable – when things start going well the switch flips from fear back to greed and all sorts of craziness ensues.
  • THE CORNICE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [IP] Brand Is More Than Pixels
    At First Round Capital, we think Thre ad fl ip will lead the way. The best fashion sites have style. They feel luxurious. They offer outstanding service. These These are foundational elements. They make the goods being sold that much more alluring. They grant  shoppers an experience to go along with their items. It feels disjointed.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [IP] Angry Birds "TV" Series To Come This Fall
    It was also mentioned that Rovio will be producing completely new IP this year, things that have nothing to do with Angry Birds or the familiar gameplay mechanics Rovio's head of animation, Nick Dorra, spoke at the MIPTV conference in Cannes where he announced Rovio will begin producing weekly short form animations, The Guardian reports.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011
    [IP] Get a Viral Launch Page For Your Startup With LaunchRock
    The LaunchRock service gives you the tools to build your launch page - you simply point the A record of your domain to the IP address LaunchRock provides. We've written before about the importance of having a Web presence for your startup, even if you aren't prepared to launch. Sponsor. Discuss.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013
    [IP] McAfee To Acquire Finnish Stonesoft For €297 Million
    With Stonesoft, McAfee expects to grow its network security business by delivering the industry’s most complete network security solution with three leading platforms: McAfee’s IPS Network Security Platform, McAfee’s Firewall Enterprise for the high assurance market segment, and Stonesoft’s next-generation firewall.
  • ROB GO  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
    [IP] Disrupting Gillette
    There is real IP and decades of effort around optimizing performance that the new players need to deal with. 3. I found myself giving a couple different personal care companies a try recently. One was Harry’s , and the other was Walker & Co. As a result, I have a couple unique POV’s. 1. Time will tell.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [IP] Edward Snowden: 'Truth Is Coming and It Cannot Be Stopped'
    IPs, raw data, content, headers, attachments, everything." On how easily a government employee can access civilian information: "The reality is this: if an NSA, FBI, CIA, DIA, etc analyst has access to query raw SIGINT databases, they can enter and get results for anything they want. All I can say right now is the U.S. All of it.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Advisors and Luck Improve Business - Photo Example
    Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights A Few Great Links to Startup Articles ► April (11) Beyond Rumsfeld by (Stephen A. Virtual Work Force: by Don Alexander Intellectual Property (IP) and Know-how: Defined “Show Me the Money&# : Is This the Right Business Op. Basics are provided to help entrepreneurs. Now what?
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012
    [IP] Who should learn to program?
    You should realize, however, that to become a good programmer takes thousands of hours of practice. I’d also argue that if you are a non-technical person working at a web company the the first thing you should learn is internet architecture (DNS, http, html, web servers, database, TCP/UDP, IP, etc). Jobs & the economy. startups
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011
    [IP] On weird botnet traffic
    As you may know, DuckDuckGo does not save IPs (here's how ). Botnets keep sending DuckDuckGo weirder and weirder traffic, and frankly I don't get it. For a while now I've seen a lot of requests like these: [link] [link] I suppose those forms make some sense. computer will pop-up and will just start hammering on the query. Sysadmin
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
    [IP] Productivity@Work Resource: Keep Your Communications Safe and Secure
    With Norton Business Suite and Advanced IP Gateway—both free with your Comcast Business Class Service—we protect your network against unwanted intruders and give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your most sensitive business information is protected with additional layers of security.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
    [IP] Inventor Philippe Kahn on Audacity, Talent, and Luck
    That complements perfectly our innovation, technology, patent, and IP portfolio. An email interview with the serial entrepreneur behind the technology inside the Jawbone Up fitness-tracking wristband. In 1983, Philippe Kahn emigrated from France to the United States with just $2,000, and a software program he created called Turbo Pascal.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
    [IP] Five Reasons for Setting Startup Strategy Early
    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. To capitalize on strengths and opportunities.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Scientist & Technical People Can Be Entrepreneurs TOO
    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. good stuff.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
    [IP] If NYC is going to be a real innovation hub, we can't have our own senators supporting SOPA/PIPA
    Since the DMCA, we’ve basically operated in an environment of “ask forgiveness rather than permission” when it comes to copyright and IP online. Tweet. haven’t spent much time talking about SOPA and PIPA , the two twin bills trying to make their way through Congress right now. It’s basically all in the marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
    [IP] Making the Mobile Shopping Experience Smarter
    This Big Data Start-up Has Some Ideas Tracking the desires and habits of people browsing the Web from a desktop is relatively easy because of all those cookies websites leave behind that allow companies to track a computer''s IP address all around the Internet. This start-up wants to help. Shopping on a phone usually, well, sucks.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [IP] IC tomorrow gave nearly $1.5m to UK startups last year, but you’ve probably never heard of it
    One of the other differences between IC tomorrow-secured funding and other sources is that qualification for the cash depends on the company receiving it owning all of its intellectual property (IP). One thing we do is protect the IP within the company. For 2013, the group’s plans are all about expansion and growing its network.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014
    [IP] Reasons Why China Android Smartphones Are Trending In The Smartphone Market
    megapixel front camera, 2GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM, as well as a 5.5-inch IPS capacitive multi-touch screen, and 1.6GHz Snapdragon MSM8928 CPU. Over the last few years, the smartphone market has greatly changed. The biggest competitors to these already established mobile giants are the little known manufacturers from China. Affordability.
  • 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.
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