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7 Lessons They Don’t Teach You In Crowdfunding School

Startup Professionals Musings

Keep all IP details close to the vest. How can you go wrong? Several crowdfunding successes have failed as a business.

Great Entrepreneurs are Masters of Business Chaos

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t count on your IP to save you. Your only choice is to live with it, and find a way to conquer it. Employees stop innovating.

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8 Intellectual Property Items Every Startup Needs

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. You need all these before you start looking for funding.

Can Your Startup Flourish Despite Business Chaos?

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t count on your IP to save you. Your only choice is to live with it, and find a way to conquer it. Employees stop innovating.

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Startups Need the ‘Why’ Before the ‘What’ to Build

Startup Professionals Musings

Intellectual property (IP). They emphasize that before the “What” should come the “Why?” Position yourself relative to your competitors.

10 Concrete Steps to Assure Business Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

Longer-term, enhanced product value begets superior company valuation through your organization’s intellectual property (IP) portfolio. Brands.

Entrepreneurs Who Fear Chaos Risk An Early Demise

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t count on your IP to save you. Your only choice is to live with it, and find a way to conquer it. Employees stop innovating.

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You are the Best One to Build Your Startup Brand

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

Five Reasons for Setting Startup Strategy Early

Startup Professionals Musings

Intellectual property (IP). They emphasize that before the “What” should come the “Why?” To position yourself relative to your competitors.

Startups Must Grow or Die, Despite the Chaos

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t count on your IP to save you. Your only choice is to live with it, and find a way to conquer it. Employees stop innovating.

Intellectual Property is More Than Patents

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most people think only of patents. Here are some specifics: Company name. Internet domain name.

Startup Public Relations – Do it Yourself

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

Ten Steps to Survival by Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

Longer-term, enhanced product value begets superior company valuation through your organization’s intellectual property (IP) portfolio.

‘Dear Abby’ Style Advice to Real Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

I always love to get questions from my readers, and I answer them all, but sometimes I feel like the “Dear Abby’ for entrepreneurs. Thank you.

idealAsset is Match.com for IP

SiliconHills

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)

BeyondVC

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)

BeyondVC

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

YoungUpstarts

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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Protecting IP in Crowdfunded Deals

Angel Investing News

Investors will eventually want to validate the intellectual property (IP) prior to investing but not just to hear about the opportunity.  During this phase of the investment process, representatives of the investor group may agree to a non-disclosure agreement as part of their validation of the IP.

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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

StartupCFO

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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Protect The Internet

Feld Thoughts

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

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

ReadWriteStart

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

ithacaVC

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

VC Cafe

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

Up and Running

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

IP 101 for Startups

StartupCFO

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

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

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

VC Cafe

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! ]].

Legal Checklist for Startups

Scott Edward Walker

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

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.

Intellectual Property for Startups in the Real World

Gust

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Nuts & Bolts of Intellectual Property for New Startups

Gust

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. _.