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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [IP] One Thing I Wish I Knew Before Going Global
    Another area that doesn't fall into IP but is related to brand protection is domain names. Otterbox CEO talks about a lesson he learned the hard way after expanding his business overseas. Ideally, the first steps to becoming a global brand start well before product or people are in-market. OtterBox is all about protection--that's what we do.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
    [IP] Four Technologies That You Absolutely Need In Your Office
    So ensure that you have Voice over IP (VoIP) set up, as this will allow you to utilize phone lines and internet lines to communicate through voice, image and video. by Halit Bozdogan. Smaller companies who are on the up, or just starting out, usually have a finite amount of resources. There are things that every office is going to need.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
    [IP] The Web is Against the Ropes, But it’s Not Dead
    The start of the argument is that you need to separate using the Internet into “infrastructure & cloud services&# (basically the protocols of the Internet such as HTTP, TCP/IP, SMTP, etc. I had a really fun 20-minute interview with Howard Lindzon of Stock Twits as part of a 5-part series on whether the web is dead. It was AOL.
  • THE VC IN ME  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011
    [IP] Guest Post from HBS Professor: The Nuances of Marketplaces
    Example: starting in 2005 a lot of entrepreneurs and investors were bullish about market exchanges for IP (e.g. But I always thought it would be impossible to get MSPs for IP to scale given the lack of valuation transparency and lack of transaction standards (not to mention huge litigation risks). the vc in me. Welcome! Archives.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
    [IP] LawPivot: Crowdsourced, Confidential Legal Advice for Startups
    Mandal was the lead of Apple's mergers and acquisitions team, and Gupta was an IP attorney at a several national firms. Questions about the legal requirements surrounding the establishment, incorporation or funding of a startup may be among the most common and most challenging that entrepreneurs face. Sponsor. How It Works. Discuss.
  • 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.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    [IP] Twitter Link Roundup #71 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More
    With increasing numbers of mobile apps, IP theft is becoming more common – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! How to Hire in Chicago – [link].
  • AGILE VC  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
    [IP] Ubiquitous Computing and the Misguided Frenzy About “Mobile”
    At present tracking and targeting consumers on ubiquitous computing devices is inferior to the desktop web for a range of reasons, largely pertaining to the way third-party cookies are treated (the kind used by advertisers as opposed to the actual websites you visit)  and the logistics of tracking IPs across wireless networks.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013
    [IP] 9 Ways You're Ruining Your Online Reputation
    These days, anyone with a Twitter account and an IP address is a CEO. Everything you do on the Internet is like a tattoo you get late at night that can never, ever be erased. We all behave like idiots at times. It’s been that way since the dawn of civilization. Until now. Look at it this way. The truth is this. don’t. Really?
  • PASCAL'S VIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010
    [IP] Update on America’s Slipping Global Competitiveness– Implications for Intellectual Property Development of Senate Bill 515
    This morning I gave the keynote speech at the ICAP Ocean Tomo IP auction in San Francisco.  legislation that will transform the U.S. patent system and broadly impact intellectual property rights in our country.  The problem is that we lack a cohesive strategy to meet this challenge. “. The cost of filing patents has increased dramatically. 
  • 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?
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [IP] Boy, Was I Wrong About Dropbox
    I’m reminded of FTP Software, which went like gang-busters selling a TCP/IP stack for Windows. Their revenues fell very quickly after Microsoft started shipping TCP/IP as part of the OS.  'A few years ago, I was bearish on Dropbox. On Quora, I wrote : I think “slow fade” is another probable outcome.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011
    [IP] Privacy-Oriented Video Sharing With Castr
    The site actually doesn’t track your activity nor keep a record of your IP address, so you can be sure your private information is safe. We all love YouTube , but let’s admit it:  YouTube can be a cesspit when it comes to content and the comments most videos attract. We support web privacy.&#.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014
    [IP] Retooling Marketing in a B2B Company
    won’t share the specifics here because they represent hard won intelligence that is a form of IP for us, but I also believe that much of this is actually not easily transferred to another company like us. 'Ping Identity has gone through a top to bottom transformation in marketing over the last year.
  • JOHN O'FARRELL  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011
    [IP] Building the Global Startup Part 2: Get Yourself a Strategy
    For example, China might look very attractive on the numbers, but concerns about IP protection or ability to enforce contracts might well deter you. This is the second in a series on building a global company from the ground up. In the first part of this series I discussed the importance of laying the groundwork for a global company up-front. 
  • 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
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: I want to start a Tech or Biotech. What do I do?
    Intellectual Property & Licenses You now need to find intellectual property (IP) in the forms of patents or pending applications. Most universities have a Technology Transfer Office that will manage IP and handle licensing of patents generated at that Institution. The IP is essential!!! What do I do? Now what? Not so easy!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [IP] 6 Ways For Startups To Reduce Operating Costs
    These solutions typically shave off overhead costs by simplifying IT management processes, and combining traditional phone and Internet service into a single online connection using an existing IP PBX system. 'by Morgan Sims. Beyond the month-to-month concerns are typical budgetary concerns that plague every company. Minimize Premises Costs.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
    [IP] 4 Ways to Beat Knock-offs
    Invest in IP The process of filing a patent is not necessarily easy, and for a young company, it's not cheap either. For a growing business, protecting your intellectual property and brand can be timely and expensive. Here's how to prepare yourself for the fight. It's no different for a business. Protect It It's not enough to hold a patent.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012
    [IP] The idea is only half the battle: Stop complaining about copycats
    However, companies can protect themselves by building into their offerings a USP that not only differentiates it from potential copycats, but is also defendable in court as IP that a company can claim to have the rights to. The clones. If a business is online, there’s a copy (or several) of it. Can they be stopped? Taking legal action.
  • STARTUP 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.
  • 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.
  • GROWTHOLOGY  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2011
    [IP] An Innovation Slump?
    IP theft. Tyler Cowen's new e-book THE GREAT STAGNATION caught my eye (as well as Brink's), and I too am skeptical of the innovation slump story, and had a short commentary on PBS' Nightly Business Report  this week: . Watch the full episode. See more Nightly Business Report. And that's a bad thing how?  Sidenote: just saw The Social Network. 
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
    [IP] 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable: Bootstrapping Comes in Many Flavors
    Vinod wants to raise a significant amount of money to buy out an IP vendor that sells semiconductor interconnect IP, and offer value added services around them. The IP vendor does about $2 million to $3 million a quarter, but the market leader is EDA giant Synopsys. Sponsor. Well, yes, and no. Is the movie business too crowded?
  • 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
    [IP] The Most Interesting Online Video Trend
    Most won’t be of the quality that you want but you now have tons of material and inspiration for your show and you own all of the submitted IP. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. Two weeks. 200 million views. Suck it traditional TV. Summary Version. TV of the future will not always have linear stories. Why would it? 1/9/90.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
    [IP] Scaling Up: 6 Tips to Avoid Growing Pains
    The company saw more than 720 million unique IP addresses and an estimated 1.3 When your company growth doubles every week, there's plenty of room for error. Cloudfare co-founder Michelle Zatlyn explains how to survive it. billion Internet users in the last year alone. That's like going from zero to, well, 1.3 billion in only four years.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
    [IP] Character and Personality #3: Orientation and Energy
    If the person whom they approach is IP (Introverted-Perceiver) then sparks can fly. The IP could get his sense of well-being by being left alone to both stay centered and go deep on a particular task and get more information. When shopping on line when do you decide to purchase? What about when you are on the road? Orientation. Energy.
  • 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].
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [IP] What Are The Best Laptops Under $500 in 2015?
    Processing speed is good thanks to the Intel Pentium N3530 processor, and the IPS (In-Plane Switching) screen is crisp and clean, and able to properly display 720p HD videos. Its IPS screen is noted for its high quality, but battery life is below average. High quality IPS screen display. Asus Transformer Book T200 & T100.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
    [IP] What is the Right Burn Rate at a Startup Company?
    So money spent should add equity value or create IP that eventually will. 'I was reading Danielle Morrill’s blog post today on whether one’s “ Startup Burn Rate is Normal. ” I highly recommend reading it. But what IS the right amount of burn for a company? Turns out like most things there are no simple answers.
  • 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!
  • 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. So you did raise with a price. It’s just a maximum price. Him: Huh? Last week. Me: Ok. Me: Cool.
  • 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.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [IP] 7 Rookie Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make (And How to Avoid Them)
    'On this Cyber Monday, I wanted to share an important article from my dear friend and trusted IP lawyer Rachel Rodgers. Having been in business for 18 years, and worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, I have either lived through or seen just about every mistake you can make in business. Enjoy her advice, and cover your assets! —-.
  • EMADGINE  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [IP] Entry 7: Raising Capital
    Cons : Funds raised from your campaign are often only released when 100% funding goal is reached, putting your project on the Internet can expose a company to IP theft, only applicable to consumer businesses with capital needs less than $100,000, crowd funding platform takes up to 12% of money raised. 'Care For A Joke, Dear Diary? million).
  • MCSTARTUP BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [IP] A practical guide to patent filings
    feel the system is patentable (business method and/or software) as it meets all published legal criteria for such, and my business partner, an IP attorney, agrees. read your answer to a similar question, but ours does appear to have some (potentially) patentable IP, which, unfortunately, could be replicated.
  • 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
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
    [IP] Disaster is Coming. Are You Ready?
    Hosted VoIP - If your business relies at all on getting calls from customers then strongly consider moving to a Hosted VoIP (Voice over IP) solution. Who could have imagined the kind of disruptions and outages that shut down the entire Northeast for weeks? Well, hurricane season is coming up again. Contrast that with my own company.
  • 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.
  • 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, [.].
  • READWRITE.COM  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
    [IP] Big Data: Overhyped And Overpaid?
    Asay is an emeritus board member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and earned his juris doctorate at Stanford, where he focused on open source and other IP licensing issues. Sections. Social. Mobile. Enterprise. Cloud. Small Biz. About. Contact. Advertise. Privacy. Search. Follow us. Share. Share… on Facebook. on Twitter. on Google+.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
    [IP] Your Data: The Real Reason Google Wants Waze
    'Google wants to be the layer of location on the Web, and they''re willing to pay $1 billion to get it. After months of negotiations, it looks like Google will finally be purchasing Waze, the Israeli social mapping site, for a reported $1 billion. In a way, it''s the crowdsourced answer to Google''s current version of Maps. That''s ridiculous.
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013
    [IP] Dear China: Stop Stealing My Intellectual Property, Or Else
    It was formed by business and technology experts to more aggressively counter IT and IP theft whether resulting from piracy, counterfeiting or the stealing of trade secrets. Competitors in emerging markets can't be allowed the advantage of pirated technology. They don't just look like our baskets. Count us as one of the many victims. market.
  • AGILE VC  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2012
    [IP] When Does Zynga Become a Value Stock?
    IP Litigation – EA is suing Zynga for copyright infringement , and regardless of the merits this is a headache Zynga will have to deal with and pay to defend itself. Draw something… other than this painful chart. Zynga’s faced a lot of pressure in the public markets recently. That much we all know. as of this post. 2.2-2.3B
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
    [IP] Polaroid Comeback? Meet the Entrepreneur Reinventing the Classic Brand
    Today, Polaroid is owned by a joint venture of private equity firms and operates under the parent company PLR IP Holdings. Polaroid's trying to come back in a big way. Here's the entrepreneur (yes, entrepreneur) making it happen. this year. But the idea for the stores didn't originate within the 76-year-old camera company. 5,000 list. Not so.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
    [IP] How To Predict The Future
    We needed improvements in video compression and in TCP/IP – the underlying protocol that essentially runs the Internet. Today’s post is a guest post from William Hertling, author of the award-winning  Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears  and  A.I. By day he works on web and social media for HP. How To Do It.
  • 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.
  • K9 VENTURES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
    [IP] Announcing K9 Ventures, L.P. – a seed stage fund
    Either protectable IP or at least hard IP. I’m pleased to announce the formation of K9 Ventures, L.P. – a seed-stage fund. K9 Ventures, L.P. is a $6.25M fund that is designed to do concept and seed-stage investments in technology companies. Technical Product : The product must have some technical depth. DNAnexus (Series A).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014
    [IP] Steve Blank: Why Corporate Acquisitions of Startups Fail
    What gets lost when a large company looks at the rationale for an acquisition (IP, team, product, users) is that startups are run by founders searching for a business model. 'It''s a classic tale: A hot startup is acquired by a larger company, the startup falls apart, and everyone asks what happened.
  • GROWTHOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010
    [IP] Why Not a Market for Advancing Innovations out of Universities?
    University X would not be required to relinquish IP rights, and of course the professor is not required to do anything. Allowing universities to hold IP rights was meant to remove one of the legal entanglements in this process. On one particular point, however, there was a considerable degree of contention. Can it be improved? econom
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
    [IP] The Best Entrepreneurs Are Hyper Competitive & Hate Losing
    6 months afterwards they laid off 75% of their staff and are existing on fumes to protect their IP to this day. This is part of my series on  what makes an entrepreneur successful.  I originally posted it on  VentureHacks , one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs. The list is getting quite long. Nobody can be super human all all fronts.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
    [IP] Alexis Ohanian: How I Got Washington to Listen to Start-ups
    Now long laid to rest in the graveyard of failed bills, the proposals were known as the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, and its Senate companion, the Protect IP Act, or PIPA. Now, the Reddit co-founder keeps getting asked: When are you going to run for Congress? He's come a long way since November 2011. doing publicity. He told Inc.
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2010
    [IP] Old VC firms: get ready to be disrupted
    VCs develop no real IP and rarely have serious apprenticeship programs. If the U.S. economy were a company, the VC industry would be the R&D department. The financing for the VC industry comes from so-called LPs (Limited Partners) – mostly university endowments, pension funds, family funds, and funds-of-funds. Here’s why.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
    [IP] Web Tools to Blur Your Digital Footprint
    Onion Browser Using Tor, a free software and open network that blocks out surveillance, Onion encrypts web traffic, so no one can pinpoint your IP address. Desktop Browsing DuckDuckGo Unlike Google, DuckDuckGo doesn''t store IP addresses. 'The NSA won''t stop snooping on you, but you can throw them off your trail. That movement is Tor.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [IP] Alexis Ohanian's Low-Tech Idea for Thwarting the FCC's Anti-Net Neutrality Plans
    Ohanian had launched a similar initiative to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act And Protect IP Act of 2012, placing a billboard that said "Don''t Mess with the Internet" outside the Texas offices of Congressman Lamar Smith, the author of SOPA. 'Reddit co-founder Alexis Hosanian is launching a campaign to make sure Net Neutrality survives.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
    [IP] E&Y Journey: Interview with High-Tech Legend Dick Kramlich, by Yoram Tietz
    So if you think they don’t care about IP, then you are wrong. There is a huge change going on in China respecting IP, on the other hand, in software, medical instrumentation, there is a certain latitude in the evolution of companies where IP is the ultimate bastion of defense, so you have to live with the greyness of the world.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [IP] Anatomy of an Innovation-friendly School
    I've been thinking a lot about what an innovation-friendly school looks like and have a few thoughts--and it doesn't just mean building labs or creating more flexible IP licensing schemes. University research is a big business for many schools. They netted more on that deal than Fordham has in it's whole endowment (but still, go Rams!).
  • 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.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
    [IP] Walker Twitter Highlights: July 23rd – August 5th
    Cheers, Scott   Top 5 Tweets Quora: Fellow seed investors, do you ask for founder reps on IP and cap table on your deals? I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
    [IP] The best guru for entrepreneurship and startup for your company
    The highlighted key topics were: 1) Identify the problem, 2) Encourage the team, 3) Problems should have markets, 4) Engineer or re-engineer for performance, 5) Move quickly, and 6) Develop IP strategy. There is Magic In Your Head, USE IT. If you are reading this article, you are in one such site now. They are all well intended.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
    [IP] New Anti-Piracy Bill Still Threatens Start-ups
    Without vocal opposition that makes elected representatives start to weigh major campaign contributions against a lot of people starting their willingness to vote someone out of office, there is a significant chance that a poorly written bill, like so many other extensions to IP protective legislation, could pass. You know, like Dajaz1.com.
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
    [IP] Plans are nothing, but planning is indispensable
    At the core of the product will be a database that classifies URLs, IP addresses, program downloads, ActiveX objects, and other “web entities” according to their degree of trustworthiness.  IP intelligence services, phishing blacklist feeds, website and program popularity data). This is all mostly true. ” InfiniTrust. Problem.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
    [IP] What's Going on With SOPA?
    The other is the Protect-IP Act. The Stop Online Piracy Act could allow the government and corporations to create website blacklists. That's enraging tech's best and brightest. Every other tweet today has been about SOPA and American Censorship Day. Here's a breakdown of what's going on and why everyone is so concerned. What is SOPA?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015
    [IP] What All New Entrepreneurs Need To Know About Trademarks
    Spend some time looking into existing trademarks yourself or, to be absolutely confident of your rights, hire a lawyer who specializes in IP law to help you get everything in order. 'When you’re setting up a new business, it’s easy to get mired down in all the paperwork involved, and forget about filing some important items.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
    [IP] 100 plus articles published in the Examiner
    'The following articles are published in the Examiner.com and cover issues of startups and entrepreneurship. The list covers all articles published as of April 10, 2013. link] Are You an Entrepreneur? entrepreneur Startup management review leadership team negotiating
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 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. One of the questions I''m most often asked by CEOs is how to hire sales people.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010
    [IP] Time is the Enemy of All Deals
    If it’s a biz deal you might care about IP protection, revenue share, investment commitments to joint marketing – whatever. If it’s a biz deal you might care about IP protection, revenue share, investment commitments to joint marketing – whatever. So, where does this all come from and how can you apply it in practice? I was resolute.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013
    [IP] Parallels between Bitcoin and the internet
    think we can infer a few things from these parallels: Bitcoin’s current state of development is probably akin to where the internet was in the late 1980s when Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn were developing the TCP/IP protocols which made the internet a viable commercial platform. 'As you may have noticed, the hype around Bitcoin continues to grow.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2012
    [IP] Startup Branding: A Practical Guide for Entrepreneurs
    That question is usually met by a blank stare, but the truth is that level of commitment to IP is what it's going to take to create a category. The following is a guest post by Mike Troiano. Mike is a former New York ad man turned venture-funded entrepreneur, now a Principal at Boston-based Holland-Mark. Is it just picking a name and a logo?
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
    [IP] How the Euro Crisis Could Be Good For You
    domains and IP addresses in Europe has led to a 10 to 20 percent increase in overall site traffic in the last few months. Is the economic turmoil overseas a crisis--or an opportunity? Here's a look at a few savvy American companies reaping the benefits of European market instability. Fourth quarter earnings reports confirm this. dollars."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
    [IP] 20 Ideas to Spur U.S. Manufacturing
    Increase national awareness that IP is the fuel of our innovation and our competitive advantage. Better coordinate the government agencies that protect our IP. 'From taxes to teachers to torts, straightforward ideas to kickstart one of the economy''s most lucrative sectors. So what to do about it? Why manufacturing?
  • 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
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Where is Your Market? Adjust Your Pitch to Fit.
    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. Not really!
  • ITHACAVC  |  SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2011
    [IP] Reblog – Finance Fridays
    ” My comment was based on a situation that I was just encountered in which one founder was putting in real cash and the other 2 founders were putting in IP and sweat. In particular, this first post deals with allocating initial equity between 2 founders. Do you agree?” Chime in. Startup Life
  • 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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [IP] Bad Technology That Won't Die
    You typically have to type in an IP address like 192.168.0.1 Usually hardware and software improve with time. But not always. Here are 5 things that aren't getting any better--and won't go away either. The speed at which technology evolves has never been faster. And what's worse, the thing never seems to go away either. The problem?
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
    [IP] Entrepreneurs: Don't Sweat NDA's -- Do Sweat EMT.
    From my experience, an awesome idea, adequately covered by available IP protections -- but with crappy execution -- never wins. 'I''ve been working with entrepreneurs and their startups for 35 years.  Seen a lot of movies. For a couple of reasons, I think this is a mistake. Why? . VC''s see lots and lots of business plans. 
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014
    [IP] 9 Things I’ve Learned About Mobile So Far
    There are Large Country/IP Discrepancies. At first I was concerned that the traffic source was sending in crap traffic, but upon investigating further, I matched up the exact conversion ID’s from CPVLab with the exact conversion ID’s within the networks and found that the IPs themselves differed! This is what I do with web.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [IP] Five Old Adages To Ignore When Starting Your Own Business
    Your IP and unique perspective can potentially be worth millions if packaged properly. 'By Steve Siebold, author of “ How Rich People Think “ Aspiring entrepreneurs today are facing a different kind of world from their parents’ generation. This new kind of world requires a new kind of thinking. Today’s entrepreneurs know better.
  • UNION SQUARE VENTURES  |  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. They call this proposed amendment the Innovator's Patent Agreement. You can read the entire set of provisions on GitHub.
  • TEXAS STARTUP BLOG  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2011
    [IP] April Fool’s Roundup
    Finally, if you are actually interested in developing GreyScale we are willing to transfer all of the IP as well as the $41 we collected in exchange for 2% of the new company (keep us posted). For those of you who are still wondering, the release of GreyScale yesterday was an April Fool’s joke. Why do we do it? ShopSavvy
  • [IP] The GeoEdge Worldwide Internet Proxy Network
    To make sure that you are getting the proxy that is indicated in the VPN or toolbar, GeoEdge has set up a proxy test connection page that displays the IP address, IP location, user agent, and browser language of your current connection. The following is a paid review for TylerCruz.com written and reviewed by Michael Kwan. Paid Review
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011
    [IP] Trademarks registration in India – The Entrepreneur’s Guide.
    Any serious investor would do an intellectual property (IP) audit to check whether your IP is sufficiently protected. We searched for info about filing a trademark, and came up empty-handed. So we wrote this: the Entrepreneur’s Guide to filing a trademark in India. trademark registration is valid all over India. Don’t ask!).
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [IP] Seriously brings total funding to $10 million
    Despite that Seriously has built up a strategy for two additional games to be built around this IP, which I imagine we will be hearing about sooner than later. 'Since Seriously popped up on our radar last November they''ve shot up quicker than any Finnish gaming company in recent memory in terms of funding, hype, and polish. million).
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011
    [IP] Should Startups Focus on Profitability or Not?
    If you spent the 3 years perfecting some hugely differentiated technology IP that may also be different. There are certain topics that even some of the best journalists can’t fully grok. One of them is profitability. There is a healthy tension between profits & growth. The most obvious way to explain this is with sales people.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
    [IP] 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable: Bootstrapping Comes In Many Flavors
    Vinod wants to raise a significant amount of money to buy out an IP vendor that sells semiconductor interconnect IP, and offer value added services around them. The IP vendor does about $2-3M/quarter, but the market leader is EDA giant Synopsys.   . Well, yes, and no. Is the movie business too crowded?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
    [IP] 3 More Reasons SOPA Should Scare You
    968 , known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA), and Majority Leader Henry Reid has scheduled a floor vote for January 24, the day the Senate returns. Inc.com joins the ranks of companies hoping that Congress doesn't vote to break the Internet by approving SOPA and PIPA. Here's why. The Senate Judiciary Committee already approved its version, S.
  • READWRITESTART  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [IP] Mark Zuckerberg Wins Approval For His First-Ever Patent Application - From 6 Years Ago
    But Colleen Chien, IP expert and law professor at Santa Clara University, said Facebook "needs all the patents it can get, especially now after (its battle) with Yahoo.". In the last few months, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took his company public , got married and scored a nearly $6 million home loan at just over 1%. The patent is broad.
  • CODE AS CRAFT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [IP] Leveraging Big Data To Create More Secure Web Applications
    Typically we are looking for identifying patterns such as URL patterns or IP addresses that have repeatedly accessed our application. 'Here at Etsy, we take  measuring things  very seriously. Our Data Team has written  several blog articles  about how we build, maintain and take advantage of our data infrastructure. Incident Response.
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