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Protect The Internet

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The Senate bill is called the Protect IP Act. Politics dmca e-parasites internet protect ipThe House bill is called the E-PARASITES Act.

Corporate Bad Activity Against Innovators

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Virtual Legality: Legal Letters Claim Oculus VR Made The Oculus Rift Using ZeniMax IP. That’s how they create the fast lane and the slow lane.

How To Predict The Future

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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.

PBS Newshour on Accelerators

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PBS Newshour has a neat eight minute segment on accelerators. TechStars is featured, along with several others. TechStars accelerator startup bootcam

American Censorship Day Is Tomorrow (11/16/11)

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These bills are coated in rhetoric that I find disgusting since at their core they are online censorship bills.

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Apple TV and Google DNS Issues

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The punch line is that you leave the “Configure IP” setting alone (let it do this automatically) but change the “Configure DNS” setting to “Manual.” A few days ago I suggested anyone using Google Apps should use Google Public DNS. The one disaster has been Apple TV. Only complaints. And flame wars.

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Flings Pop-Up Recycling and Trash Bins

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A few years ago, several friends started a company called Evergreen IP to help inventors commercialize their consumer innovations. Tags: Great Stuff evergreen ip flings trashco First off, how could you NOT love a company named TrashCo? Seriously, what a great name. In this case, Flings’ Pop-Up Recycling and Trash Bins are sweet.

Print From Anywhere With Pogoplug

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When I arrived at my house in Homer, I hadn’t been here for two years.  It took me one phone call to get Internet (DSL) working again (ACS had to reset my password) and within about 15 minutes everything was working just fine. Except I couldn’t print.  I have an old HP 3330 with a JetDirect USB to Internet print server.

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Sawyer on Why Bilski Really Means That Software Companies Should Leave the US

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And the PTO, headed now by the pro-patent former head of IP at IBM, David Kappos, will continue to treat patentees like “customers” and pump economy-destroying patents out as it if were the Fed printing money. And we’ve been discussing setting up a very large data center on an island somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

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idealAsset is Match.com for IP


But in reality, IP sellers and buyers […] The post idealAsset is Match.com for IP appeared first on SiliconHills. By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Intellectual property should be a sexy asset to sell. Austin ideal asset

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Startups and Intellectual Property (IP)


Lately questions about Intellectual Property or IP have been cropping up left and right. Eliot Durbin (my partner at BOLDstart Ventures) and I had a long discussion this morning in preparation for his panel today about IP and patents. Yes, having core tech or IP matters but patents are a different question altogether.

Startups and Intellectual Property (IP)


Lately questions about Intellectual Property or IP have been cropping up left and right. Eliot Durbin (my partner at BOLDstart Ventures) and I had a long discussion this morning in preparation for his panel today about IP and patents. Yes, having core tech or IP matters but patents are a different question altogether.

Basic IP Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know


The following are four classes of protected IP: trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. Trademarks. Patents. Copyrights.

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Startups and IP Ownership Issues

Scott Edward Walker

For many startups, intellectual property (IP) is their most valuable asset.  Any IP created or acquired by a founder (e.g.,

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Traction is the new IP

Version One Ventures

“Traction is the new IP ” sums up perfectly how the technology space has evolved over the past decade due to the nature of the web. It’s also important to realize how little value investors therefore put on IP when investing in a company. Even beyond auctions and social networks, the web tends to prefer the category leader.

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IP ownership – lock it down


An issue that has come up time and again in our seed fundings is Intellectual Property (IP) ownership. I’m not talking about patents per se. For this reason, I will never fund a company until I see that every person that has ever been associated with it has signed over their IP rights. IP assignment for employees.

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When Old IP Comes Back From the Dead

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What does that have to do with your IP strategy? There are multiple types of IP in this example. Plenty. So is the promotional savvy.

For IP Security at Startups, "Later" Isn't Soon Enough


Porter recommends startups find a trusted partner, a third-party cloud-based solution to manage IP security for you. A brilliant idea. Sponsor.

Classroom IP


The ownership of intellectual property (IP) developed in the classroom is a tricky topic. Let’s suppose a team of 4 students (Team ZZ)  is in a business innovation class. Let’s assume that the team performs well and all members pull their weight. So, on Team ZZ, who owns the business idea? Startup Life

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Israel & Japan: Konnichi Wa to Collaboration, Sayonara to Stagnation

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Also, patent review is slower than Europe, as noted by Maier Fenster of IP firm Ehlich & Fenster in his presentation IP in Japan.

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Intellectual Property 101

Up and Running

It is difficult to be in a business situation completely devoid of IP worth identifying and protecting. IP is a not just a legal issue.

The Importance of Trademarking

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Managing a Business intellectual Property IP trademarking trademarksHere are the basics. See Also: Intellectual Property 101. In conclusion.

IP 101 for Startups


On a related note, Miltons has just released a free book on IP for Canadian companies here. IP 101 for Startups – Tags: Management law Last week I spoke with Sunny Handa from law firm Blakes and some accounting and valuation experts from accounting firm BDO on intellectual property for startups.

How To Protect Your Business With Intellectual Property Rights

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Protecting your Intellectual Property is an essential component of running a business and in the early stages when there’s so much to sort out; it’s often understandable that your IP rights get pushed down the ever-expanding “to-do” list. IP rights provide protection against someone directly copying your idea. Your inventions. billion.

Telco R&D Centers in Israel Scorecard

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Next month, one of the leading European operators is expected to announce a dedicated, Israel-focused venture capital fund. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to innovation clusters, some telcos are getting a better ROI from Israel than others. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Startup Blog: Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights

Taffy Williams

That is what I advised the NewCo to do, try to get all the IP under one company. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company.

Legal Checklist for Startups

Scott Edward Walker

Button-down IP ownership and assignment issues (see post here ). 5.  None of this is rocket science. 

Intellectual Property for Startups in the Real World


The questions that arise most with respect to any category of IP at the earliest stages include: How will this affect our chances of getting funded on favorable terms ? How much is it worth investing in cultivating and enforcing an IP portfolio ? What kind of risk do we run of being put out of business by others’ IP rights ?

3 Simple Steps to Avoiding IP Disputes

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

An entrepreneur shares some tips for securing your brand. It happens all the time. They set up a fan page on Facebook. What can they do?

Startup Blog: Intellectual Property (IP) and Know-how: Defined

Taffy Williams

The discussion of IP is sufficiently important to the NewCo that it will take more than one article to get the basics down. What is a patent?

3 Reasons Why The Defend Trade Secrets Act Will Help U.S. Manufacturers Protect IP

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Nuts & Bolts of Intellectual Property for New Startups


Having covered all the bases to ensure that your corporate name is available, the domain name can be acquired, and the name doesn’t infringe any existing trademarks (as we discussed last week ), now is a good time to look at the categories of intellectual property (IP) that are relevant to most startups. Intellectual property.

Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 3: The Best Defense is a Good IP Strategy

Steve Blank

Early on in my career I took a “we’re moving too fast to deal with lawyers” attitude to patents and Intellectual Property (IP.) Type of IP. _. Outside the U.S. your results will vary depending on your distance to a consistent and predictable legal system. Most of this post is from Dan’s lecture. Intellectual Property. Examples. _.

How to Protect Your Startup IP

Early Growth Financial Services

Not protecting your business’ IP or unwittingly infringing someone else’s can be a really costly unforced error. This week Allonn Levy of Hopkins & Carley and Glenn McCrae, EGFS’ Strategy Officer, gave a webinar on how to avoid the biggest mistakes startups make with IP. Mistake #1 — Failure to register IP.

The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Frequently Asked Questions

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The right typeface is often the key to a great logo, graphic or web design. How is a font different from a typeface? What is copyright? The U.S. Maybe.

How This Fast-Growth Company Lures Millennials to the Suburbs

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Evolve IP of Wayne, Pennsylvania, recruits and retains a young staff by empowering them as "associates" and recognizing their charitable contribution

Russia Drafts Its New IP Protection Strategy And Encourages Public Feedback


times the number of Russian patents five years ago. The new strategy is expected to positively impact the situation. About East-West Digital News.

2012 – The Year in Apps

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Apple Appstore Appsfire Levi Shapiro 2012 ad networks advertising Android Angry Birds API App Store apple category developers Discovery Draw Something entertainment Games Google handset IP iPhone Lifestyle maps marketing mobile music Navigation rovio sdk social networks statistics UI What's App

Protect Your Business Plan Like It’s Your Baby—Here’s How

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The World Intellectual Property Organization defines IP as,  “creations of the mind,” which, depending on the business, can take many forms.

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How To Launch a Startup and Avoid Ending-up in Jail

Scott Edward Walker

Introduction I love working with startups – and trying to protect founders and watch their backs.  Potential Criminal Violations Employment Laws.