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  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2011
    [IP] Protecting The Safe Harbors Of The DMCA And Protecting Jobs
    The content industry's lobbyists have forged two new bills, one in the Senate called Protect IP and one in the House called E-Parasites. My partner Brad and I spent Thursday in DC along with a bunch of entrepreneurs and VCs.   The DMCA is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Fast forward to today. But three person startups cannot.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2015
    [IP] IX WebHosting Review
    Subscribers to this plan would enjoy one free domain as well as two dedicated IP addresses. Three dedicated IP addresses. 15 dedicated IP. Two dedicated IPs. Two dedicated IPs. Two dedicated IPs. This is a big advantage for those who want to access the web without their IP addresses. Introduction.
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2010
    [IP] A new approach to mobile search
    All searches are preformed over an encrypted connection (https/SSL), your search strings are not shared with the sites you click on, and no IP addresses are stored on our servers. The new DuckDuckGo App is up on iTunes (and is iPad compatible). Android and BlackBerry versions are also in the works. The DDG app also protects your privacy.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
    [IP] 4 Easy Steps to Increase Your Business’s Online Security
    PCI 1-2-3 costs $250/yr plus another $100 per extra IP address. Cyber theft is no longer just a big-business problem, and the conversation concerning cyber security can be confusing and complex. The important question really is: What can you do to protect your business from cyber threats? Install a proper firewall on your network. Conclusion.
  • 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.
  • IP LAW FOR STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010
    [IP] Weighing the Risk of Disclosure to Potential Investors
    But when disclosing the “big&# idea or IP secrets, what are the risks that someone will copy the work or use the IP? Are you disclosing a very general idea that can’t be protected by IP law anyway or confidential information and the detailed specifics of your business plan? Is disclosure worth it? Are they reputable?
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010
    [IP] Duck Duck Go Searches Are Now Externally Anonymous
    IP addresses are not stored. Since you are no longer making the request on your side, your IP address isn't being sent to them at all. I can also explicitly set the Referer string (using the nginx more headers module ), which I set to '[link] I welcome feedback on these new processes. For more info, check out the privacy policy.
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [IP] If You’re Developing Any 3D Printing Tech, Don’t Buy A Stratasys Printer
    Technically, it says that your invention must incorporate, or be derived from, or improve upon their IP. I’ve written before about the risks of building on various Internet platform APIs (e.g. Facebook, Google, etc.) — many SDK agreements let the platform copy anything they want , while you have no recourse.
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012
    [IP] How do you completely de-personalize Google results?
    Does personalized search for everyone still just use cookies or does it also use IP or other info? I asked this question to Twitter the other day but didn't get any answers I hadn't heard before. I'm hoping this post uncovers something new. A bit of background. Google announced personalized search for everyone way back in 2009. Technology
  • 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
    [IP] The Four Main Things that Investors Look for in a Startup
    What about Product / IP? I obviously don’t speak for all investors. But in my experience as an entrepreneur and now spending my time amongst investors I can generalize that almost all VC investments in early stage technology & Internet investments come down to just four key factors. understand. That’s OK, too. million round.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [IP] Coinify opens up to all 34 SEPA countries for buying and selling bitcoin
    Coinfiy is backed by SEED Capital and Accelerace , which gave it some cash to acquire Bitcoin Broker Bitcoin Nordic , as well as the IP rights to the payment gateway technology and merchant relationships from Copenhagen-based  Bitcoin Internet Payment System.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. By 1999 it seemed like everybody was growing, though.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
    [IP] Legal Issues Behind Running A Small Business
    As a business owner, it is your responsibility to make sure that you are protecting your IP and not committing IP infringement. by Melissa Page. If you’re running a small business, you need to be on top of legal basics to make your business successful. There are many forms of contracts that can be adapted to suit your needs. Leases.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.” 
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 2.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [IP] Corporate Dev Will Kill You
    The worst is that they steal your IP, fund a competitive offering, hire away your talent, low ball an acquisition offer, bad mouth you to investors, poison your culture…well I can go on. I have been telling startup founders for a while about the dangers of the corp dev guys. Instead you get into a sort of flow.
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2011
    [IP] Replicating PostgreSQL with Bucardo
    In postgresql.conf you need to change listen_address and add in that IP or use * to listen on all. Again the easiest way is to trust that IP, though security-minded people will probably want to shoot me for suggesting it. If the title makes no sense to you, PostgreSQL is an open-source database. Why Bucardo? Then we add a sync.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
    [IP] Bad Notes on Venture Capital
    This week. On the phone … Me: So, you raised venture capital? Him: Yeah. We raised a seed round. About $1 million. Me: At what price? Him: It wasn’t priced. We raised a convertible note. Me: With a cap? Him: Yes, $8 million. Me: Ah. I see. So you did raise with a price. It’s just a maximum price. Him: Huh? Last week. Me: Ok.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015
    [IP] How Great, Operationally-Focused CFO’s Can Transform Your Business
    Legal threats from other IP holders? What I love about my job is getting to see teams of super-early-stage companies develop ideas that while raw have potential to make an impact on the market. If I could bottle this moment and spend all my time here I would be in heaven. But alas I must scale with businesses and make money. And so must you.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
    [IP] Most Americans Hide from Online Advertisers, Says Pew
    Of the 792 American adults Pew surveyed, 86 percent said they cover their tracks by employing one (or more) of the following tactics: clearing their Internet browser, deleting posts on social media, using virtual networks to conceal their IP addresses, and/or encrypting their data. Sorry, marketers.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
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