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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • LAUNCH ANY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [IP] #GlueCon 2014 Notes: VPC Migration: Flying Blind on a Rocket Cycle – Matthew Boeckman, Craftsy
    per-IP maintenance of SG’s across regions. So, let your ACLs be permissive and ALLOW ALL and then DENY a specific IP address/range instead. Route53 has no support for “views” in VPC – a public DNS name that is seen via dig publicly with the public IP and private IP on the private network.
  • LAUNCH ANY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [IP] #GlueCon 2014 Notes: Salter: Using Go to provision Saltstack clusters on AWS – Dave Smith, Orchestrate
    ssh – never lookup an IP again. info – see internal/external IPs. '(Notes by  @tomkane ). Salter: Using Go to provision Saltstack clusters on AWS – Dave Smith, Orchestrate. Using fanout.io for PubSub. Love Salt. SaltCloud didn’t exist yet, so…. History. Gen0: Ruby (agh!). Gen1: Python (better…). What’s it do?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 ?
  • 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!
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
    [IP] Get Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor
    TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) : network transfer protocol, basically it defines requirements for network communications. What is wonderful about this interview is that I got Tom on the record on: what angels look for and how they work? lessons learned from his days as an entrepreneur. In fact, HAVE done so. Awesome!
  • 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?
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013
    [IP] Great Entrepreneurs are Masters of Business Chaos
    Don’t count on your IP to save you. Every startup founder I know talks about the chaos of their business, which they usually attribute to that burst of growth that is required to get to positive cash flow. Sadly, this false perception often leads to the death of their business, or at least the end of their tenure as CEO. Your income drops.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
    [IP] 9 Ways to Get More Out of Google Analytics
    Filter IP addresses Certain visits to your website distort your analytics. By using Google Analytics to filter these IP addresses out of the equation, you get a purer set of visitor stats. Already know and love Google's data tools? Here are nine cool features you may not be using--but should. clicking play on a video player).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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. 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. was one of the first users of Google's AdWords program. read more.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • CODE AS CRAFT  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [IP] Robots, Graphs, and Binary Search
    The full list has over 1800 records, but here’s a sample: So given this list, and an incoming IP address, how can one quickly tell who it belongs too, if anyone? We love our human customers. That said we get a lot of traffic from robots too. This is great, especially when they use the Etsy API. However, they sometimes misbehave. <?php
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.),
  • 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.
  • 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].
  • 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.
  • 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].
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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. job is to get to market and start making money. John D.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • VERSION ONE VENTURES  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [IP] The one barrier to entry startups should focus on
    In the post “ Traction is the new IP ,” I argued that superior traction can help a web company become a category leader, which accelerates word of mouth. Barriers to entry! Photo credit: phill.d) Creating effective barriers to entry can be the single most important driver defining the profit potential of a company. Here’s why.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. I’ll wait.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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?
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
    [IP] More on the “Seed Fund Crash”
    For ideas that have real technology, real IP, or some other non-replicable component, things get a lot more interesting, for both entrepreneurs and investors). Following up on the “seed fund crash” meme that I commented on last week, Chris Dixon wrote a thoughtful blog post. Many new investment entities and professionals (e.g.
  • SOPHIA PERL OF WISDOM  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010
    [IP] Why go stealth?
    I am not asking these folks to disclose everything, such as implementation and IP, just enough information so that people know what the idea is about. I always go back and forth about whether stealth mode is good or bad. I guess that I should back up and explain what I mean by stealth. Alright with that out of the way, let’s continue.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
    [IP] How and Why to Create Smarter Content
    To gain full access to this level of personalization you must use a tool such as Google Analytics or Spring Metrics (a client) that can allow you to access publicly available data on your visitors such as IP address and location. How and Why to Create Smarter Content This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. Starts with analytics. Now you can.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011
    [IP] Rice Alliance Technology Entrepreneur Workshop 2011
    Intellectual Property Strategy – how to protect your IP most effectively; efficiently. 2011 Technology Entrepreneurship Workshop – July 20-21, 2011. How to Launch a Successful Start-up Technology Company: “ Essentials for Entrepreneurs and the Early-stage Technology Company” – 2-day Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs. Event Date: July 20-21, 2011.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Did What?
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012
    [IP] HBS Angels Healthcare Night
    C8 Sciences ( [link] ) markets web-delivered cognitive development programs based on Yale IP of integrated computer and physical exercises. Cell>Point ( www.cellpointweb.com ) is a late-stage biotech-molecular imaging and therapeutics company with strong IP.  The evening is sponsored by a Fortune 500 medical technology company.
  • 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.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
    [IP] Qualcomm’s Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – Lessons Learned (Part 2)
    Doing so meant they would have to take risks for IP acquisition and customer/market risks outside their experience or comfort zone. I ran into Ricardo Dos Santos and his amazing Qualcomm Venture Fest a few years ago and was astonished with its breath and depth.  Part 1 outlining the program is here. Read it first. Qualcomm Lessons Learned.
  • 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.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2010
    [IP] Two Venture Capital Industries - But One Lean Start-Up
    But the initial investment we and Highland made was a mere $500,000 each to spin the IP out of Children's Hospital, hire an initial technical team to build the product/prototype, and figure out which market to target and how. In my role as an EIR at HB S this year , I'm teaming with Tom on this course. of the product. With the success of v1.0
  • EARLY GROWTH FINANCIAL SERVICES  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [IP] Are NDAs Worth Much?
    The Benefits Signaling — An NDA puts other parties on notice that your IP is valuable, not lightly shared, and that you intend to defend it and your business. 'Non-Disclosure Agreements, or NDAs, are legal contracts designed to protect confidential information. But is using them a good strategy for your business?
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [IP] The Road Map of a Start-Up and the Entrepreneur - Part 4 of 4
    Deciding How to Efficently Manage Intelletual Property After the structuring and jurisdiction issues have been addressed, the next issue facing a start-up from a business perspective is the financial management of its intellectual property (IP). By Jeanne P. Goulet, CPA, Senior Consultant at Marks Paneth & Shron LLP. Start-Up Life Cycle.
  • STEVE POLAND  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2008
    [IP] Lijit Getting Spammed
    To ensure extra sneakiness, do this from multiple IPs. This example did get me thinking of a couple of solutions (such as discounting multiple searches from the same IP) to this specific issue that I will pass onto our development team. What’s needed initially til launch? After launch, at what # of installs do you.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011
    [IP] 14 Interesting Findings From The Startup Genome Project
    Founders overestimate the value of IP before product market fit by 255%. This week Blackbox , founded by entrepreneurs Bjoern Lasse Herrmann and Max Marmer, released its first Startup Genome Report — a 67-page in depth analysis on what makes Silicon Valley startups successful based on profiling over 650 startups. better user growth.
  • SILICONHILLS  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [IP] Ixia Buys Austin-based BreakingPoint Systems
    Ixia, a provider of IP and wireless network test systems, announced today its acquisition of Austin-based BreakingPoint Systems, a security testing firm, for $160 million in cash. The deal gives Ixia the ability to offer its customers IP and wireless monitors, [.].
  • 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.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [IP] TechSquare Labs
    It''s for deep IP. 'So the big news last week in Atlanta was the launch of TechSquare Labs. Artfully announced in the Atlanta Business Chronicle TechFlash the day before one of it''s founders (Paul Judge) gave the keynote during the VIP lunch at the ATDC Startup Showcase, the new effort became quite the buzz. The TechSquare Labs.
  • VC CAFE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011
    [IP] Save and Print These LumaScapes to Get a Grasp on Digital Media [Infographics]
    Boxee – Video > IP Enabled Set Top Boxes. Save and print this one folks. LumaPartners , a US-based consulting firm, has created a series of infographics that chart the various vertical of the digital media industry including display advertising, mobile, commerce, search, social, and video. Videosurf – Video > Video Search.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [IP] Rovio awarded $700,000 in damages in fake toy lawsuit
    These fluffy toys are a key part of Rovio''s business, and in response the company has been fiercely protecting their IP. 700,000 is no small sum but you''d wonder if that''s much of a deterrent to less IP friendly parts of the world, like China, where things like a fake Angry Birds theme park have opened up. It''s all I got for you
  • 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.
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