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  • 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.  For a couple of reasons, I think this is a mistake. Why? . So, for the VC, it only invites trouble to sign an NDA.
  • 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.
  • 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. I use CPVLab as my tracking platform of choice. didn’t get a car until I was around 19 or 20. didn’t get a cell phone until I was around 21, and as recent as 2 years ago I was still using a Blackberry. preferred instead to simply stick with web and grind away. This is what I do with web.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
    [IP] Drop in some intelligent security to your startup with Castle.io
    Once its in there it starts listening to user behavior - and lets you know if suddenly a user logs in from a strange IP, if the credentials are seeing a brute force attack, if the login is coming from TOR, if the user has a suspicious browser configuration, or even if the user is using the keyboard differently. Enter Malmö-based Castle.io
  • 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
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013
    [IP] Felicia Day's 5 Tips for Viral Video Content
    Creative property is all about IP [intellectual property]," says Day. Make something you love and get ready to work around the clock, says the Buffy the Vampire Slayer star. Actress Felicia Day, best known as "Vi" on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has also created a successful web video series without any help from Hollywood. Own your content.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!).
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014
    [IP] Optimizing Your Tweets for Search
    About Daniel Page — Daniel is the Director of Business Development for Ahosting, a leading provider in SEO hosting and multiple IP hosting. Optimizing Your Tweets for Search written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: Flickr. Make Sure Your Profile Is Optimized First.
  • 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?
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
    [IP] The Backuisition and 9 Other Types of Acquisitions [humor]
    Sackuisition : This is a deal that's all about the customers or the IP or anything other than the people. It's time for some Friday fun. The following list was sparked in part by my hatred of the term "acquihire" (which no matter how many times I try to train myself, I can never say it correctly in my head when I read it). ” 4.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
    [IP] U.S. Patent Office Coming to Silicon Valley
    These new offices are an historic step toward further advancing our world's best IP system, and reinforcing the United States as the number one destination for innovation capital, and research and development around the world," acting U.S. San Jose lands one of four new regional patent bureaus. Zoe Lofgren told the Chronicle.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
    [IP] Twitter Link Roundup #117 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More
    Obama Administration Comes Out Against SOPA And Protect IP – [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! Starting a new biz with a friend? ” – [link].
  • NON-LINEAR GROWTH  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2010
    [IP] Areas I’m most likely to invest in during 2010
    As an investor in IP Commerce , I have a special perch from which to watch this trend. I’m staggered by the diversity of payment applications being developed on top of the IP Commerce platform. I have always been fairly thematic in my investment approach. Everything is a service. Computing, storage, etc. Platforms. Payments.
  • IP LAW FOR STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010
    [IP] Saving Money in Patent Litigation: Series Overview
    And to all of the IP attorneys who subscribe to this blog with potential revenue to lose, I would love to hear your comments.  I really love a good argument. Patent litigation is expensive—often horrifically expensive—with attorney fees quickly escalating to millions of dollars, even in relatively small cases. It’s a high stakes game. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [IP] Discovery is the problem in gaming
    Publishers with a hugely successful hit game can often milk the IP with subsequent releases. Borrowing IP from another media. This can be IP from another gaming platform (Bejeweled Blitz, Zynga Poker, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sims Social) of another medium (Hollywood Squares). This has changed dramatically. Sequels. Paid acquisition.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2014
    [IP] How To Get In Front Of Any Decision Maker
    One of the most important aspects of sales – whether you’re dealing with products or services – is getting in front of the decision maker. Most entrepreneurs have faced the situation of making a brilliant pitch, only to discover that all of their time and energy went into convincing the person who isn’t authorized to pull the trigger.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
    [IP] Bonnier Accelerator Calls For Entrepreneurs
    And from you they''re taking potentially your IP - the questionable paragraph from their FAQ reads: Q: Will I own the company if we get that far? A: How this will work will be settled on a case-by-case basis. Nordic media publishing giant, Bonnier , is getting into the accelerator game. Or something like your idea of an accelerator, at least.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
    [IP] Finding Innovation in the Rough
    While university tech transfer offices maintain inventories of available IP, the advantages of going straight to the source, are undeniable. Universities can be great sources of new technology for your company--if you know how to navigate them. John Chavez is always on the hunt for the next big idea. Literally. Do your homework. Reach out.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
    [IP] The ridiculous Vivek Wadhwa furore and the new Boston Tea Party
    EPFL in Switzerland is the world’s second powerhouse when it comes to academic IP creation, but as an entrepreneurship halo it’s not exactly top of your list, is it ? Vivek Wadhwa shows up at MIT and tells a bunch of smart people that Boston is being left behind in the sand by Silicon Valley. Sand, silicon, haha; the Valley won. 
  • 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…). Benefit: Single binary.
  • 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. The evening is sponsored by a Fortune 500 medical technology company. Click here to make a reservation. You will be able to meet privately with these companies later in the evening. presenting companies.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Tips on getting a partnership for your early drug.
    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. Linda M.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012
    [IP] Foreign Report: Startups Are The New Frenzy In The Middle East
    Maybe it's still too early, maybe angel investors are more interested in acquiring 100% of IPs rather than supporting young entrepreneurs, we shall see. IP in the Middle East is a quest. Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Mikko Silventola, partner at Annia Capital. In Dubai you notice it in the public and private sector.
  • READWRITESTART  |  SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012
    [IP] 6 Startup Lessons From the Complexity of Cell Phones
    Minutes became ultra cheap , thanks to voice over IP telephony. Back when we first started using PCs, we all wished that they would become as easy to use as a telephone. Well, we got our wish, not because computers got easier to use but because phones are now so darn complicated. The Phone's Transformation. Lessons for Startups. Analysis
  • READWRITESTART  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
    [IP] The Pay-It-Forward Culture: Silicon Valley's Practical Generosity
    Today, in spite of the fact that the valley is crawling with IP lawyers, the tradition of helping and sharing continues. Today, in spite of the fact that the valley is crawling with IP lawyers, the tradition of helping and sharing continues. We take it so for granted we never even to bother to talk about it. Sponsor. Helping Our Own.
  • GUST  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [IP] Bad Notes on VC
    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. At an accelerator …. Me: Ok.
  • 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. Using A Trademark.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013
    [IP] Social Media, CrossFit Style
    On Wikipedia, they brawled so aggressively over changes to the website''s CrossFit entry that their office''s IP addresses got banned from editing the site. If you cross CrossFit online, the company''s social media squad will come after you--hard. Then, on April 15, he went too far. Bensmithsdad had turned it into a macho fitness joke.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012
    [IP] America's Coolest College Start-ups 2012
    In the social media craze, Patrick Ip, Sonia Chokshi and Kavya Shankar, saw more than a means to network and build on relationship. The 2012 class of our annual America's Coolest College Start-ups are fresh, innovative, founded with a social mission, and may very-well be the next Google or Facebook. spot on iTunes. million. and Africa.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [IP] FCC Declares Trump Card in Fight Over Net Neutrality
    Several years ago, in a similar debate about the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act, he turned Reddit into a popular public debate forum which helped squash Congress'' misconceived attempts to rein in Internet piracy. And I''m guessing you don''t either. link] -; A. F. and a concerned Silicon Valley has organized to protest changes.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
    [IP] 5 thoughts for startups and small business: numbers count
    Photo: tifotter. Einstein famously said, “ Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted &# while Count Von Count (pictured above) said “ That’s TWO! Two worried frogs! The trick is in how you leverage that information, and how you design access to it. Debate and strategize. More traffic?
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Yep, You and Your Startup Are Topics in the Rumor Mill
    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?
  • 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.
  • DSHEN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
    [IP] Can I get you to Series A? - DShen's Blogs
    big markets, no competitors, unique IP, etc.), I think there are some additional things to consider: 1. big market, no competition, great IP, Stanford/MIT grads, etc.) big markets, no competitors, unique IP, etc.), I think there are some additional things to consider: 1. The Web and the World of Business. Archives. Other Blogs.
  • 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.
  • DON DODGE ON THE NEXT BIG THING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010
    [IP] What you should know about Angel Investors and Convertible Notes
    The notes are usually secured by all assets and IP of the company. Angel Investors are a special breed. They take on the riskiest investments at a stage that VCs will not engage. That’s why they call them angels. For a struggling entrepreneur they are heaven sent. The average deal size (seed stage) is about $250K. They have discipline.
  • 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. Call high, and get passed down or; B. Clearly in an enterprise customer this is unlikely.
  • 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).
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
    [IP] AnyFi Networks Receives €1.06 Million Funding
    There are plenty of solutions that are trying to create global Wi-Fi networks, but Anyfi is unique by creating a secure IP tunnel that goes through residential gateways. Sweden's Industrifonden has invested SEK 9 million (€1 060 000) into Malmö-based AnyFi Networks.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2013
    [IP] Brand Crossovers and Education
    For years, TV/movie/event IP was licensed to create new game titles, generating a bunch of famously terrible games. Today, the entertainment-crossover-into-games genre is effectively dead, with interactive studios investing their biggest budgets in game-specific IP rather than licensed brands. Eventually, the tide turned.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [IP] Reservationhate
    IP masking FTW! It is not, however, any more morally bankrupt than what a lot of other startup people fawn over. I''m finding all the ethical hemming and hawing over this to be rather inconsistant. Let''s recap. Totally illegal, but I don''t remember too many internet people questioning its ethics. And no plugin!" Yeah, all here. Go Tor!
  • ITHACAVC  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [IP] Cornell Tech Company: Agronomic Technology Corp (Part 1), Guest Post by Deb Eichten
    There are actually four people named on the IP and it was a multi-disciplinary project…This was the first product to come out of our department.”. Cayuga Venture Fund recently closed an investment in a company called Agronomic Technology Corp (ATC). So, the following fits into both of my professional worlds (Cornell and CVF). Adapt-n.com.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
    [IP] At CES, Internet Lobby Gets Ready for Fights in Washington
    Both policy sessions focused on the idea that the next threats to Internet businesses will arrive in more subtle legislative packages than SOPA or the Protect IP Act. SOPA may be dead, but there are more legislative threats where it came from. Internet advocates like Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian talked about them yesterday. As was a hashtag.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
    [IP] Booxmedia acquired by Amino
    It will also further strengthen our core competency in IP entertainment software bringing cloud TV, multiscreen and mobile expertise to our skillset,” says Donald McGarva, Chief Executive Officer of Amino Technologies in a statement. Through Booxmedia's service both live TV and catchup can be offered.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
    [IP] The Future Is Here, The Qii Keyboard By Canatu
    In addition to a lot of experience, they also have a nice IP portfolio with over 45 patents. It is not the first time that we are covering Canatu , which is a Finnish technology company. The first time around, we thought that they will be a major breakthrough in the region and we might just claim that again now. ?Back
  • CONSTANTLY LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [IP] The Facebook Like Button is a Web Bug
    Even then, Facebook still knows the IP you are coming from so logging out may not be enough. The Facebook like button is the most interesting product Facebook publishes. Most people think the like button is a way for advertisers to have a continual channel for pushing content to their users. Web Bugs. This is called a referrer header.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010
    [IP] Negotiation Tips For Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Freelancers
    Example: When we negotiated our contract for internet and IP phone service, we had a few important deal terms (price, reliability, redundancy) and I made those terms very clear in the beginning. Not every entrepreneur, small business owner or freelancer is comfortable negotiating. Many dread the adversarial nature of negotiation. Prepare.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: SME's: Get More of What you Want ? 8 Tips to Help.
    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?
  • GROWTHOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
    [IP] Google Motors = the Real New GM
    Perhaps there will be a kind of IP network of containers that can be routed like packets, but in the physical world. Then he asked me HOW I was going to do it.  Science stuff.  I'll figure out the details later.". My second invention was a pill that would keep you healthy forever.  My third invention, well, what can I say? 
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014
    [IP] Welcome to Summoner’s Rift: Why a Free Start Can be Better for Business
    While you can save up influence points (IP) to permanently unlock champions, it is much easier to simply purchase Riot Points (RP) to instantly unlock them, which in turn can be bought online with your credit card or in stores in the form of a gift card. You read that right—the game is free. The live viewership of 8.2 million per game.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010
    [IP] What Makes an Entrepreneur? Cojones (7/11)
    finally called bullshit.  If this idea was so big then why would they risk not being first to market, not building defensible IP for the sake of a few hundred thousand dollars extra in lock-up money at a big company? You need the whole package. Being tenacious without the mental flexibility to pivot based on market feedback is a disaster.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
    [IP] 5 Sure-fire Ways to Bomb Your Investor Pitch
    This is another one where I wish I would have recorded pitches and scanned the audience of investors to show their faces and body language as the CEO delivering the pitch starts schpealing out things like, “our IP is strong because we’re ISO complaint and we’ve cornered the ABC market by using the XYZ technical blah blah blah.” Snore!
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
    [IP] The Best Entrepreneurs Are Hyper Competitive & Hate Losing
    Company A never raised their round.  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.
  • MASHABLE.COM  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2010
    [IP] Venture Capitalists, Super Angels and the State of Startup Funding
    SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP. Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! The venture capital industry is facing real competition for the first time in decades. Specifically, he said the funding world has been turned upside-down.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
    [IP] D-Wave's Dream Machine
    We need to sign away our IP? I don''t care." All of that seeded what is now the biggest IP portfolio in the world in quantum computing. round, transforming D-Wave''s mission in the process: The company was no longer just looking to gather IP in the hope of flipping it down the road. at the University of British Columbia.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [IP] How To Tell If a Startup Is Ready for Investment
    Diagnostics Todd Morrill wanted teams developing diagnostics to have a reimbursement strategy fully documented, the necessary IP in place, regulation and technical validation (clinical trial) regime understood and described, and the cost structure and financing needs well documented. Or watch the video here.)
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Patents and Investors - Mistakes to Avoid to Attract.
    An entrepreneur running a cash strapped start-up may say to themselves, "I am as smart and possibly smarter than any patent attorney that I may hire to handle my IP needs. bvandegarde@hammerpatent.com 704-927-0400 [link] A note from Taffy Williams: Blake Vande Garde is an excellent IP attorney in the Charlotte, NC area. Under 35 U.S.C.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010
    [IP] Google States Jaiku Integration Failed
    They recently acquired Global IP Solutions , as well as Marratech and Trendalyzer in 2007. Anil Hansjee, the director in charge of Google's acquisitions, has given an interview to Swedish Dagens Industri about their recent acquisitions. Google has done relatively well with its acquisitions. Source: Kauppalehti. Image by Jyri Engeström
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
    [IP] SOPA Would Hurt Start-ups, Not Pirates
    McSherry: Sometimes people who don’t have the IP rights in question tell a website to take something down because they don’t like content. It's not at all clear that the bill would even succeed in catching online piracy. But it could significantly harm innovation on the Web. Inc: Why do you see this bill as dangerous?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
    [IP] Check Out These Rad Mobile Tech Companies at SXSW
    OneTok was founded in 2011 by Ben Lilienthal and Jerry Norton, two "Voice over IP" industry leaders, and have raised about $1.5 Face it: Your cell phone is becoming your window on the world. These new technologies from innovative companies are on the front-lines of mobile development. In 2008, it was a paltry $0.7 billion.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
    [IP] The LeanLaunch Pad at Stanford – Class 8: Key Resources, Activities and Expense Model
    Any IP you need to license?  The Stanford Lean LaunchPad class was an experiment in a new model of teaching startup entrepreneurship. This post – part eight – was the last formal lecture. Parts one through seven of the lectures are here , Syllabus is  here. All the teams have crossed the Rubicon.  . Week 8 of the class. link].
  • CODE AS CRAFT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012
    [IP] Making it Virtually Easy to Deploy on Day One
    The first thing that happens is we find a valid IP in the subnet range, and we use nsupdate to add the DNS information about the VM. At Etsy we have one hard and fast rule for new Engineers on their first day: deploy to production. We’ve talked a lot in the past about our deployment , metrics , and testing processes.
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010
    [IP] When Is A Startup "Venture Fundable?"
    You’ll probably have VCs (or at least their associates) calling you. (**Just to be clear, there are many, many other things that are important, and that can make or break a deal—things like the team, defensibility, IP, advisors, partnerships, market size, relative degree of customer need, and so on. Story, Well Told. chords.
  • VC CAFE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
    [IP] Innovative Technology and Design Prototypes from Israel’s miLAB
    However, we do encourage students to take the next step towards business execution following their graduation, and have designed an IP model that aims to promote this “, said Michal Gilon-Yanai, the Director of the miLAB. “The best way to predict the future is to invent it”. Alan Kay. Each year miLAB has 20-25 student in the class.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [IP] Smarter Ways To Backup Your Data
    If you’ve got a couple of IP cameras connected to your office NAS box as surveillance, you could consider the WD Purple hard drives, designed for small business surveillance systems with up to 32 cameras.  by Simon Whitford, Senior Regional Marketing Manager, Content Solutions Business, APAC, WD. Park your data in your home network.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [IP] Next Games acquires Helsinki Game Works
    What this suggests is that Next Games is now somewhat freed up to continue working on their own IP. "At Next Games we’ve focused on two key areas from the very beginning: building a robust portfolio and rock solid roadmap of games as well as ensuring we have an experienced team working on it.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011
    [IP] [Event] [Singapore] Techventure 2011: A Sign of Increasing Asian Technology Innovation
    In particular, the level of R&D collaboration with and IP licensing from universities and public research institutes remained relatively low among high-tech firms. But those same words could easily be applied to the Singapore-based technology entrepreneurs present at Techventure 2011. Singapore Innovation. Ongoing Challenges.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
    [IP] Cybersecurity: What Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know
    Additionally, an IT professional is your best resource for downloading patches, updates and other security enhancements as they become available, as well as providing support for email, voice over IP (VoIP) and virtual private networks (VPNs). by Matthew Edenhofer, Director of Information Technology, Balboa Capital. Steps to Take.
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [IP] Eastern European Champions & the 4 V’s of Big Data
    The second category is composed of companies that have developed a unique IP locally and marketed it worldwide - typically in the gaming, software, security or mobile sectors. Eastern European Champions I had the opportunity to do a keynote at the IDCEE conference in Kiev last week. Why Eastern Europe? And getting bigger and bigger.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015
    [IP] The top 5 Nordic bitcoin startups
    Followed by their purchase of the IP to payment gateway technology from Danish Bitcoin Internet Payment System, as well as their merchant relationships Coinify clearly indicates it is up to something worth noting. By Marija Odineca Edited: Allen. Here is a list of top 5 Scandinavian bitcoin startups worth checking out. KnC miner. kncminer.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [IP] 5 Considerations for Choosing a Cloud-based Phone Service
    There are many things to consider before signing a contract with any cloud or hosted IP phone service provider. It’s important to ensure that any cloud or hosted IP phone service that you select offers the calling features that your business needs. Image Source: Renjith Krishnan, FreeDigitalPhotos.net. Phone and System Features.
  • 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? Others emphasize how to build a product. In a startup none of these are known.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
    [IP] What Diaspora Should Do with their Newfound Fuckyoufacebook Money
    Get a lawyer, too… especially given that you’ll have real IP and that you’ll have to deal with being at a University. By the time of this post is done, Diaspora, the web decentralization play from four NYU/Courant students in New York , will undoubtedly have $100,000 raised on Kickstarter. Think I’m poking the bear? I’m dead serious. is real.
  • 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.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [IP] Should Startups Get "Patent Troll" Insurance?
    Could you purchase insurance against IP lawsuits? A patent lawsuit can be a deathblow to a startup – whether a patent troll or legitimate issue to be adjudicated, the cost is not only crippling but the uncertainty of outcome makes their business nearly unfundable to outside investors. Thank goodness they did. One less parasite.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
    [IP] Five reasons why SOPA is luddite legislation
    PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo. SOPA may not pass. Forget censorship and job creation for a moment: it's unfair, badly written and ignores the sense of history. From Wikipedia for background: The bill would allow the U.S. The bill would make unauthorized streaming of copyprotected content a felony.
  • 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.
  • ASK THE ANGELS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
    [IP] Business Basics-Investor Presentation Checklist
    —  IP, business process, 1st to market, etc. ? by Robert Aholt. When you are presenting to potential investors it is imperative that your presentation answers all the questions listed below: ? What product will you be selling? — explain your concept and the sales/manufacturing/distribution processes. ? Who are the competitors?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
    [IP] Gadget Review: The Amazon Kindle Fire
    The 7-inch screen size is decidedly better for reading books and magazines, although the Kindle Fire uses the same IPS (in-plane switching) screen technology as the Apple iPad 2 instead of the much sharper E-Ink technology used on the existing Kindle models. It just might be the best product Amazon has ever released. At 14.6
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [IP] Winning Big From #NBCFail
    In order to watch in real-time (and avoid the inevitable spoilers breaking real-time on news sites and social-media sites), some customers are turning toward sites virtual private networks or anonymous Web browsing services that allow them to view the BBC's online streaming broadcasts (usually available only for IP addresses based in the U.K.)
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [IP] Ideas, New Possibilities to “EMERGEOUT” on August 12th in Gurgaon
    It is that time of the year again when you should block your calendars for the annual EMERGEOUT Conclave in Gurgaon. Given the number of ideas that you’d walk away with, the industry leaders you’ll get to listen to as well as the networking opportunities, the EMERGEOUT Conclave offers the very best ‘bang for the buck.’. Register before its too late.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014
    [IP] Seriously Games' Best Fiends a new hot entertainment property out of Helsinki
    They''re careful to say over and over again that their game is the driving force of their IP, but soon enough they''ll have an animated short coming out by Soren Fleng for the Copenhagen Bombay production, who also worked on Angry Birds Toons and Subway Surfers. All bright, all colorful, but a little bit of the dark undertone.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010
    [IP] Time is the Enemy of All Deals
    Try your best to stand your ground on as many points as you care about.  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? Let me start with a story. We ended up agreeing a term sheet for $16.5
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
    [IP] 41% Of Attack Traffic Originates From China – Akamai
    It is important to note, however, that the originating country as identified by the source IP address may not represent the nation in which an attacker resides. In 2012 Akamai tracked a total of 768 DDoS attacks, up more than 200 percent from 2011. Mbps, it tracked an overall decrease of 6.5% For more information, check out the report.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010
    [IP] Building the Green Entrepreneurial Ecosystem city by Indian city
    Given that it was Bangalore, there were several “start up” consultants who provided services around finance, accounts, IP and marketing and who had lots of experience in working with start ups. “The nation that leads the clean energy economy will be the nation that leads the global economy. Building the clean energy economy is not easy.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [IP] Rovio Sneak Peeks Angry Birds Successor
    Rovio's Ville Heijari commented on the acquisition of the game IP to 148 Apps that, "We are currently reworking the title to enhance it, and getting ready to re-introduce it in a true “expect the unexpected” Rovio style launch to an even larger audience". It is this game that will begin to determine how good Rovio really is.
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
    [IP] Lessons Learned: The lean startup
    So if entrepreneurs want to pioneer new ideas with a lean model, my advice is to use low cost alternatives to build differentiality that can be protected from institutions with far more money than ethics, creativity, or innovation-- other than skirting the loopholes in our justice system regarding protection of IP, and honing predatory tactics.
  • 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.
  • SCALABLE STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
    [IP] Shout Out to Seth Levine, or the In-N-Out burger startup
    Investor groups are cutting out the management, bus dev, sales, and marketing professionals, trying to get raw, young engineering teams that have never negotiated a term sheet to give away their IP rights and equity for next to nothing. ” [link]. Worth the read. for over a year: [link]. link]. link]. needs. call it harvesting youth.
  • VC CAFE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2010
    [IP] Oracle Buys Pitango-Backed Convergin
    According to Oracle’s  official announcement : Adding Convergin products to Oracle Communications portfolio is expected to enable customers with next-generation solutions to address network migration to an all IP core, significantly reducing integration and hardware costs. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
  • GUST  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
    [IP] Do It Right The First Time: Avoiding “Janitorial” Legal Work
    This is most urgent when more than one founder is involved, when “outsiders” touch IP related to the new business, or when the startup is engaged in a business closely related to the current or former employer(s) of the founder(s). What is a startup really?  In next week’s post, I will get into specific documents.  Good stuff!
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