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  • ITHACAVC  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [IP] When to Bring Up Valuation
    Seriously, pre-money valuation is a function of many things (team strength, size of market, IP, hotness of sector, etc.) However, stating a desired pre-money valuation early in the process is not a good idea. Here is why. The good discussion will happen, but give the relationship a while to mature first.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [IP] 3 Things Your Company Should Do To Set Up Telecommuting
    Do they need VOIP (voice over IP) to talk to clients so that they can still use the office telephone number? Should your company set up telecommuting? This may seem like a straightforward question that can be answered with a “yes” or “no.” However, when you really pause to think about it, it’s a lot more complex than initially thought.
  • 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.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Did You Examine the Competitive Landscape for Your.
    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 bad.
  • MASHABLE.COM  |  FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010
    [IP] Pick the Perfect Name for Your Startup
    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! Frances McInnis is a journalist and crossword enthusiast based in New York City. How Do I Start? Once you’ve got a healthy list, start culling. Ask The downside?
  • 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?
  • MARK BIRCH  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [IP] Letter to the Internet
    Protect IP (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) are a step towards a different kind of Internet. This is why I put a hold on the Protect IP Act and its predecessor over a year ago and introduced a bipartisan alternative last month.  These are bills that should give us pause. These are bills that should be studied and debated.
  • CODE AS CRAFT  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011
    [IP] Localizing Logically for a Global Marketplace
    You might detect that a visitor is “German” because their Geo IP locates them as connecting from Germany, or because their browser accept language is German. But what if your detection is faulty… they’re using a shared computer, or on vacation, or the Geo IP is just plain wrong? Websites often use too much magic (e.g. DE or US).
  • 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.
  • IMMERSIVE WEB  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
    [IP] Internet User Defined: A User by Any Other Name…
    Value – The only info you can know about a visitor is related to their IP address or cookies on their computer. Immersive Web. Internet User Defined. In their press call last week, Google obfuscated the various definitions of a user in online terms. The WSJ takes a small swing at the debate. Visitor. Registered User. Active User.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Licensing Technologies from Universities ? Tips for.
    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. Carl P.B.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010
    [IP] Intellectual Property is More Than Patents
    When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most people think only of patents. In reality, patents are only one of at least seven items that should be in your IP portfolio. Some of the other items may cost a lot less, and may be worth far more in the long run. Here are some specifics: Company name. Internet domain name. Patents.
  • PETER LEVINE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [IP] What Now: Deal or No Deal?
    Why would another company pay full value for the smaller company if their key competitor gets the IP for free? In addition to the Freemium + upsell model that SpiderNet has implemented, you have also decided to pursue a strategic partnering/OEM model. deal with any one of the “elephants” would be a game changer for SpiderNet. What Now?
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2006
    [IP] Christine: Deployment Challenges for WiFi Operators
    Consumers see and adoptwireless IP connections as just another point where they can connect,and dont want the complexity of a separate service that they must subscribe to. Fjogstad stressed that the business implications of IP going wireless should bedramatic. And from the vendors side, the current wireless IP market is messy.
  • PLATFORMS AND NETWORKS   |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2009
    [IP] A Compilation of the Web's Best Advice for Entrepreneurs
    skip to main | skip to sidebar Platforms and Networks Thoughts about platforms, network effects and entrepreneurship Wednesday, November 25, 2009 A Compilation of the Webs Best Advice for Entrepreneurs Below, I link to blog posts and other online resources that offer advice for entrepreneurs. Great list. Tom, well done - solid list. Nice list.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
    [IP] Excellent Analytics Tip #18: Make Love To Your Direct Traffic
    You can easily use your tools admin settings to filter out all your internal IP's which would solve this issue. ~ [ Update, via Deric Loh : ] #1. Make love? Direct Traffic? Really? I am not kidding. Direct traffic contains visitors that proactively seek you out, everyone else you have to "beg" to show up on your site! Definition.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010
    [IP] If Google can't get local merchants to self serve, you probably.
    This was the insight we had at ZiXXo and we built IP around this. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation If Google can’t get local merchants to self serve, you probably can’t either December 24, 2010 Posted by jeremyliew in advertising , local. Not surprising given that it is a  $130Bn market. Now Comments » 1.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
    [IP] Royalty Based Financing As A New Tool for Start-Up Financing?
    IP litigation , and?tax. By Beth J. Felder of Foley & Lardner LLP With the market still in flux, raising capital for companies -- whether equity or debt -- remains a challenge. One innovative vehicle for raising capital that is generating attention in the market lately is royalty-based financing. three times the original loan amount). Beth J.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2010
    [IP] Blog Updates: February 2010
    However, he reminded me that I could use.htaccess to simply deny its IP from visiting my blog. Instead of simply denying the IP, I came up with a slight variation. So now when ‘mary’ (or any user with a blacklisted IP) tries to visit my blog, they are redirected to [link]. WinningTheWeb.com: 5,502. JonathanVolk.com: 3,766.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
    [IP] Both Of Supercell's Latest Releases Rank Top Grossing iPad Games
    Can you share with us anything about what new IP you're coming out with next? With two of Helsinki-based Supercell's titles in the top 25 grossing iPad Games in the US, we decided to get in touch with Ilkka Paananen, the CEO of the company, to see if they could share anything about their success. Read Antti's review here. Sorry but no. :).
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016
    [IP] The Best Tablets for Digital Artists
    inch IPS interactive tablet connects to your monitor via a UBS plug. It comes with a 1280×800 IPS 16:10 Display with 170° visual angle that delivers even more lifelike colors also giving you more vivid images. inch IPS Screen For a very reasonable price, you get so many awesome features with this Ugee device. With a massive 21.5
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016
    [IP] Keep an Eye Out With the Best Surveillance Camera
    Amcrest HD 720P WiFi Camera With a quick WiFi Setup via iPhone or Android Smartphone using the Amcrest View App, seamless video streaming and a two-way audio direct to your smart device, the Amcrest HD Series 720P WiFI Wireless IP Security Surveillance Camera system is one of the best home surveillance systems on the market.
  • 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.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [IP] DISPUTES ? THE GOOD, BAD AND UGLY (by Matthew Hafter)
    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. By Matthew I.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Take a Stand!
    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?
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009
    [IP] Vertical Markets 1: Bad Advice – All Startups are the Same « Steve.
    You don’t need to worry about any Intellectual Property (IP) issues. The next week another team, working on a new type of solid oxide fuel cell, remarked, “Professor Blank, in our industry there’s a ton of patents and stuff and people tell us we shouldn’t be out there unless we start patent protecting all our IP.” link] ; [.]
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
    [IP] The Lightspeed Summer Fellowship Program Explained « Lightspeed.
    We have IP now (working through OTL at Stanford) and have selected a manufacturer for our product. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation The Lightspeed Summer Fellowship Program Explained April 12, 2011 Posted by John Vrionis in 2011 , blogging , start-up , startup , startups , Summer Program , Venture Capital. Background. Purpose.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2009
    [IP] “Home Theater PC” — getting close!
    Hulu, TV networks, Comedy Central, etc.). really want a UI optimized for “living room apps” instead of “desktop apps”   I want to use a single Wiimote-like pointing device to navigate, with optional use of a keyboard and mouse. It’s all coming together! Ramblings
  • 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?
  • 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  |  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.
  • THE STARTUP LAWYER  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2010
    [IP] Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start
    What if your startup’s rockstar developer claims ownership of the startup’s IP? If you recognize this post’s title, then you are always welcome at my table. For those of you in the dark, the title of this post is the secret code from the video game Contra. 30 lives on Contra was virtual invincibility.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014
    [IP] Lessons Learned in Diagnostics
    It includes reimbursement, regulation, IP, validation, channel access, etc What one team of medical professionals learned in the fight against multiple sclerosis. This post is part of our series on the National Science Foundation I-Corps Lean LaunchPad class in Life Science and Health Care at the University of California San Francisco. M.P.H.,
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014
    [IP] New Vigo VC focuses on bringing Russian and CIS startups to Helsinki
    If it appears there''s a product market fit then Helsinki Ventures helps incorporate the company in Finland - or helps flip the IP to a Finnish legal entity. We can talk about our closeness to St. Helsinki Ventures is focused on the early-stage startups and is really pushing the Lean methodology.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011
    [IP] Skolkovo Gets The First Startup Funded
    If the content lacks a copyright, the user simply does not get a response from the tracker peerlist (IP-addresses of other users, distributing content). The Skolkovo Foundation , established last year in Russia, is the country's biggest project to enhance tech and business development. As a result, the user cannot download that content.
  • 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.
  • GRASSHOPPERHERDER.COM  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011
    [IP] Piercing the Corporate Veil of Sweat Equity
    This would of course be in regards toa single corporation which holds all the IP and revenue.). GrasshopperHerder.com. • ABOUT. • CONTACT. BLOG About Contact Subscribe to Feed end #menug -->. Jan 20 -->. Piercing the Corporate Veil – Sweat Equity Consulting. by Tristan on January 20, 2011. • 9 comments. Go for it.
  • 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.
  • BLOG.EXPENSIFY.COM  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [IP] CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers
    Expensify Blog. Expense Reports That Don't Suck. CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers. Update: The end is near, Expensify is hiring a.NET programmer! Learn more… Saturday edit: Wow, quite a response to this. Some additional comments at the end. Sunday edit : Still going! More comments at the end. Thanks ez, whoever you are!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013
    [IP] The Cat-Herding-est Job on the Planet
    Because the page links to Jobvite, which is our backend applicant-tracking software, and Jobvite pulls the IP addresses of people who visit their site. Imagine every decision you make is up for discussion--among thousands of people. That''s the normal state of things for Gayle Karen Young of the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
    [IP] Help Guy Kawasaki Pick The Cover For His Next Book
    You can only vote for one design and there is one vote per IP address (you do not need to register to vote). 246 designers from around the world submitted a total of 760 designs. Guy has narrowed the choices down to his top 5 favorite designs and is now asking you to help him decide which design to put on the cover of his book. Entry 34.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2006
    [IP] Christine: Nonprofits Using VoIP for Advocacy, Outreach, and Service Delivery
    CVM is now in the process of moving to Ciscos Unity platform (whichis SIP-compatible), and setting up a centralized, private IP network.They didnt want to use a public IP network, so they are using anational VoIP vendor that charges them a flat rate per number, ratherthan per-minute toll charges. Christine (.net) United States License.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
    [IP] Five Reasons for Setting Startup Strategy Early
    Intellectual property (IP). All too many startups are founded simply on the basis of a new and exciting technology invented by an industrious technologist. The right approach is to start by solving a problem causing real pain to a large number of customers willing to pay real money for a solution. To capitalize on strengths and opportunities.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2010
    [IP] Startups Must Grow or Die, Despite the Chaos
    Don’t count on your IP to save you. Every startup founder I know talks about the chaos of his business, which he usually attributes to that burst of growth that is required to get to positive cashflow. Sadly, this false perception often leads to the death of his business, or at least the end of his tenure as CEO. Employees stop innovating.
  • 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  |  MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010
    [IP] Ten Steps to Survival by 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 business, beginning with your startup, and increasing in importance as your business matures. This is an imperative. No risk, no innovation. Ownership.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013
    [IP] East meets West: Why Chinese app developers are targeting US smartphone owners
    They don’t have a good IP (intellectual property) to defend their technology. China is the world’s largest country with more than 1.3 billion people. It is also the world’s largest smartphone market. For mobile app developers, the impressive figures are enticing. After all, it’s all about reach for mobile apps. Time for them is more precious.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
    [IP] Startup Administrivia: Part 1 – getting started
    corporate attorney, a contract accountant, a creative web / graphics service provider, an IP attorney. Note: This multi-part post is for first time founders. Anyone who has done it before will already know all this. If you are a first time founder, what should you obsess about? Hopefully, you are all over the market opportunity. Web site.
  • 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, 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?
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Forming the Company & Structure - part of starting a.
    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?
  • MASHABLE.COM  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010
    [IP] 6 Ways to Recruit Talent for Startups
    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! Small startups rarely have a recruiting professional on their team — or even someone who has enough spare time to imitate a recruiting professional.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016
    [IP] The Best Tablets for Artists
    inch IPS interactive tablet connects to your monitor via a UBS plug. It comes with a 1280×800 IPS 16:10 Display with 170° visual angle that delivers even more lifelike colors also giving you more vivid images. inch IPS Screen ([link] For a very reasonable price, you get so many awesome features with this Ugee device.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011
    [IP] Tero Ojanperä Leaves Nokia To Work With Vision+
    The new fund will work in a similar fashion as the Mediatonic fund , we've covered earlier, that it will let the entrepreneurs keep the IP, but will take a cut of future revenues in return for the investment. Tero Ojanperä (pictured left), a member of the Nokia Leadership Team, will be leaving the company. Image by NandorFejer
  • 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.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014
    [IP] Conducting a First-Pass Patent Search
    Bryce Pilz’s IP videos. By: June Odongo I conducted a first-pass patent search for a venture concept in the biometrics space. Confidentiality concerns prevent me from describing the idea, but below, I outline the process I used to run the patent search and share some lessons learned. Bryce Pilz of the University of Michigan. LTV2014
  • HIPPOLAND  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2016
    [IP] How do seed VCs pick their investments?
    What makes your solution unique / differentiated?  Is there any special tech or IP here? [in many cases, probably not worth asking] What is your unfair advantage? On Friday, I spent a couple of hours at my alma mater talking with student entrepreneurs about their companies. And there’s an entrepreneur coming into the room in 10 minutes.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
    [IP] Investors As The Cause Of A Patent Frenzy Among Tech Startups?
    His experience in IP matters includes identifying and handling employer's inventions, and drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Editorial note: This is a guest post by Teemu Lang from Papula Nevinpat, a company focusing on industrial property rights - patents, trademarks and designs. Image by aaron_andered
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012
    [IP] 5 Lessons From the Apple vs. Google Battle
    When it comes to protecting your IP, there’s a very good reason why litigation is and should be your last resort. Take a look at what happened between Apple and Google recently. There are lessons you can learn about dealing with rivals in your industry. It’s known as coopetition, meaning cooperate competition.
  • 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
  • ASK THE ANGELS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
    [IP] Intellectual Property Tips for Start Ups
    As an Angel investor and retired intellectual property lawyer I am struck by the amount of money spent by startups for IP.  There are so many cash demands made on a new venture that I think management should consider engaging in more self-help to meet their IP needs.  By Lee Rahn. 10) Good luck.
  • 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.
  • STARTUPCFO  |  THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
    [IP] Earn-Outs (almost) never work
    We got around it by carving out some IP that was not part of our core product line. They ended up buying that extra stuff 6 months later (this was the time window when they were allowed to do that). I don’t think they bought the extra IP because they had a business plan for it. Why are earn-outs bad? Don’t expect the money.
  • WILL PRICE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2007
    [IP] The Three Most Important Letters in Open Source: CYA
    IP rights retained by C-corp established to commercialize project. Also, potential buyers will discount a company’s value if IP remains unclear. Anyone who follows politics knows that one man’s given is another man’s question. However, outside of the software VC market, open source remains an enigma wrapped in a mystery.
  • WILL PRICE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2007
    [IP] How do you plan for M&A?
    How do you plan the selling of your IP to a large company? Happy St. Patrick's Day. Please find below my guest post on start-up company M&A from Ask the VC. Question: How do you plan for M&A? Should there be a special business plan?How How does a P&L look in that case? Selling after you have a finished product? Plan for Independence.
  • WWW.GREENHORNCONNECT.COM  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011
    [IP] Five signs it’s time to get your business organized
    So the short answer is: the sooner the better; but here are five telltale signs it’s definitely time to form a company. 1) You and your partners have developed IP critical to your business. Skip to Navigation. >. User login. Sign in here or Create your free account! Username: Password: Forgot your password ? The Feed Blog. Learning.
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
    [IP] Lottery Avoidance: Have a Real Asset
    Sometimes, IP can be the core asset, when there’s real technology with high-quality, issued, in-force patents, and relevant expertise in the team. If you’re one of the five people that read this blog, you know I’ve become negative on many pure-software/Internet/mobile entrepreneurial projects. Entrepreneurship Software
  • 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.
  • ASK THE ANGELS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2009
    [IP] Friday Random Ramblings…and Some Good Weekend Reading
    Lastly, Jeff Sheldon, a longtime member of the Pasadena Angels and well respected IP attorney and litigator put together a good reference on Patenting Inventions. Interesting post on Jason Calcanis’ blog this week (also picked up by Ben Kuo and SocalTECH ) with further thoughts on Angel groups charging startup companies to pitch.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Getting Rights to the Technology
    In selecting the technology, you may already have IP or inventors identified but not have the rights yet. Make sure you conduct your own diligence review before entering into a negotiation for the rights; business criteria and IP criteria need to be a fit. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Now what? Stuck?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
    [IP] Witsbits Announces Improvements, Opens Office In San Francisco
    ML: Our concept of delivering a cloud infrastructure via a remote management platform is so different and new, that we are registering and protecting our IP/invention in the USA. Sweden based Witsbits , a cloud computing company in the Nordic and the Scandinavian region recently announced an update to their Go Cloud product. hybrid clouds).
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
    [IP] Don’t Let an Unsecured Credit Card System Bankrupt Your Business
    Scanning only applies to merchants with externally-facing IP addresses. If If your business accepts credit and debit cards, do you know about the security risks? Are you properly protecting your business from the potential of tens of thousands of dollars in fines? And are you protecting your customers from fraud? What is PCI Compliance? .
  • 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?
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
    [IP] Invest in Israel Newsletter February 2010 Edition
    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 at significantly lower integration and hardware costs. For previous editions,  click here. ORACLE IS BUYING ISRAELI SOFTWARE MAKER CONVERGIN FOR $85 MLN. Oracle Corp.,
  • ASK THE ANGELS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2009
    [IP] Entrepreneurs Beware of Overlawyers
    They have a promising startup with a couple hundred thousand in seed capital, seeking to raise maybe a half million more to fund their initial operations.  I worked with them to prepare a detailed operating agreement, standard founder intellectual property (IP) assignments, and consulting agreements to govern their go forward work for the company. 
  • ASK THE ANGELS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2009
    [IP] When is a Trade Sale a Strategic Exit?
    On the other hand, a business which is bought solely for its IP by a corporation and which has no revenue history or sales capability and will never be managed as a stand alone entity is a strategic acquisition. There are no benefits which accrue to the buyer beyond the boundary of the firm. Therefore, the sale is a financial exit.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012
    [IP] SaaS & the Art of Software Pricing. A decade of AWS & Twilio experience in one hilarious hour.
    NP Dedicated IP, that’s good for deliverability, white labeling is good for agencies, uh, sub user panel again that’s good for agencies, they figured out their audience, agencies are big users. Beware! Jeff knows a lot of words that could offend. We hope you will be able to join us. My name’s Jeff, I founded a company called Twilio. Sorry.
  • 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.” 
  • 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.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
    [IP] Announcing NYC BigApps 2013
    NYC BigApps 2013 is just one more example of the City’s ongoing efforts to empower NYC’s amazing developers and entrepreneurs by awarding generous cash prizes; offering invaluable startup support, such as the BigApps Founders Network; and granting participants complete IP ownership of their apps. This year’s cash awards total $150,000.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2006
    [IP] Cognitive dissonance
    For the techies among us we know that an IP address reads like a phone number (most specific on the right): 27.101.13.12 Cognitive dissonance is well described on Wikipedia as the uncomfortable tension that comes from holding two conflicting thoughts at the same time. Usually we are aware of the phenomenon through experiencing it. Whimsy
  • 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.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2006
    [IP] Supreme Diagnosis
    will, however, guess there are a lot of venture dollars riding on the outcome -- particularly where diagnostic correlations and business methods drive value. A key hope, by both sides is that whatever result will be narrowly tailored to avoid whacking IP value across the spectrum of startup and conglomerate patent portfolios. Patent No.
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010
    [IP] Wibiya Toolbars Can Now Make Money Through Express Ads in Partnership with Kehalim
    I nteresting addition from the Wibiya team came through my inbox today. Wibiya , the customizable web toolbar for publishers added a monetization widget through affiliate links provided by Kehalim , a contextual affiliate platform based in Israel. As a result, the widget offers decent coverage with more than 25, 000 merchants.
  • WILL PRICE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2006
    [IP] Scalent
    Operating systems and applications are hard to change independent of powering down the server, servers are bound by their LAN IP addresses and require reconfiguring and often recabling to be available to other network resources, and servers, via HBAs, are hard-bound to certain LUN segments on the storage network. Well said
  • PLATFORMS AND NETWORKS   |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2012
    [IP] Product Management 101
    Software launched as a result of PM 101 will be owned by HBS, but the school may transfer the IP to our Student Association and/or release it as open source software. describe our course design below with the hope that colleagues at other universities will adapt and improve it. Motivation. Every year, dozens of HBS graduates seek PM jobs.
  • GRADE A ENTREPRENEURS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2015
    [IP] Simone Murray from DirectEmployers: Employers in residence help to address education inequality
    Two of these schools have hosted the Employer Simulated Workplace labs, IPS Career Technology Center and Bloomfield Jr./Sr. Simone Murray with Bill Warren at the DirectEmployers Association 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference (#DEAM15). Education inequality is a chronic problem in this country, and it is getting worse. High School.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2010
    [IP] Communist China, the misbehaving superpower
    Use Slave Labor Rates to Become the Low-Cost Producer of All Goods and Services Sell Stolen IP Back As Global Exports Industrial Policy: Subsidize Key Industries Prevent (or Restrict) Unwanted Imports Use Currency Manipulation Price for Export, Suppress Domestic Consumption Create the Appearance of Free and Fair Trade, Without the Fact.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
    [IP] IndoorAtlas Raises €0.5 Million For Indoor Navigation Based On Magnetic Fields
    Of course, given that this technology is unique, they also need to spend quite a lot of capital on protection of their IP rights. You wouldn't be surprised if the military was using local geomagnetic field characteristics in order to search for underwater submarines. Some vertical integrations are also on the map. How does it work exactly
  • UC BERKELEY  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015
    [IP] You May Not Own That Logo…5 Reasons Why Startups Need Attorneys
    Early stage startups tend to seek legal advice only when IP is involved. That mindset can come back to bite entrepreneurs…hard. Here are some top picks: 1. You may not own that logo your friend designed for you…unless you’ve secured the rights. 2. Advisors typically get.25% to 1% vesting monthly over 24 months. 3. UC Berkeley
  • 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.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2013
    [IP] How Will Changes to US Patent Law Affect Entrepreneurs?
    It's better for entrepreneurs to simply conduct the proper diligence upfront to protect their IP, instead of being vulnerable to continuous arbitration proceedings in the future. By Jane Yu U.S. The main change to patent law: “ First-to-file ” The main change to U.S. Why this matters: The PTO has a backlog of 1.2
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011
    [IP] What's Hot In Denmark? Startup Weekend Copenhagen!
    The service promises to bring personalized, vocalized online news content distributed through IP digital radio, accessible as a HTML5 browser-based app for your smartphone. This year the start-up community in Denmark for the second time held Startup Weekend Copenhagen. Some of the teams were as big as 19 people.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
    [IP] The Definitive Guide To (8) Competitive Intelligence Data Sources!
    and Baidu, are logged by those search engines, along with basic connectivity information such as IP address and browser version. Competitive intelligence, the "what else", is one of the core tenets of Web Analytics 2.0. Your traffic grew by 6% last year, what was your competitor's growth rate? In May 2010 (!). 39%, good god!
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: 7 Questions You May Get from Potential Investors
    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?
  • 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!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015
    [IP] Q2 2015 DDoS Trends – The Fall Of Search Engine Impersonators
    Search engine impersonators are bots that pretend to be crawling a website in an attempt to index it and find useful links. Most Most website owners are more than happy to have the search engine bots (googlebot and bingbot, to name a couple) browsing their website all day long. More indexing = better chance to be at the top of the search results.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011
    [IP] A New Gateway Editor for BLAM! Ads
    There’s also the ability to enter a global IP bypass, allowing visitors from select IPs to bypass the content locking gateway altogether. The following is a paid review for TylerCruz.com written and reviewed by Michael Kwan. It is completely of Michael Kwan’s opinion and is not influenced by being paid. Let’s take a look.
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