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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.

Legal Checklist for Startups

Scott Edward Walker

Form a corporation — not an LLC (see post here ) or a partnership (see post here ). 2.  None of this is rocket science. 

The 5 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

Scott Edward Walker

Mistake #2 :  not buttoning-down IP ownership issues (at 10:20). Mistake #2:  Not Buttoning-Down IP Ownership Issues. Cheers, Scott.

When Should A Company Be Formed Around an Idea?

Ask The VC

We’d suggest that you form a company (LLC or S-Corp is fine at this point), divide up the equity and make sure it is subject to vesting. Make sure that there is a strong agreement in place that contributes all the IP that you created during the weekend to the new company.

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The 5 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

Scott Edward Walker

Cheers, Scott [link] Below is my personal outline for the workshop. issues to address include: How have they treated their other portfolio companies?

9 Ways You're Ruining Your Online Reputation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These days, anyone with a Twitter account and an IP address is a CEO. We all behave like idiots at times. Until now. Look at it this way.

How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

Both Sides of the Table

Shame about not getting it in legal writing that you owned the original IP.  the link is here. Many people start companies arse backwards. 

5/25-NYC – Investing in Intellectual Capital: Patents, Trademarks, Domain Names, Litigation, Government Rights, and other Intangible Assets

David Teten

Jake Geleerd, President and Chief Operating Officer, Ocean Tomo, LLC. Panelists: Jeff Kupietzky MBA 98, CEO, Oversee.net. James D. Events

Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth?

Seed Stage Capital

skip to main | skip to sidebar 19 January 2010 Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth? Unfortunately, I cannot make it much less fuzzy.

7+ Under-Utilized Google Analytics Reports for Conversion Insights

ConversionXL

While Google Analytics is so widely used, most marketers only scratch the surface when it comes to the reports they use. In Europe? For VWO users.

America's Coolest College Start-ups 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When Douglas Hanna, a junior at Duke University, isn’t in class, he’s hard at work as the CEO of A Small Orange LLC. spot on iTunes.

Incorporate Your Startup at the Right Time

mashable.com

After all, the sooner you incorporate or form an LLC, the sooner you can start reaping the rewards of incorporation ; the potential tax savings and legal protection. It’s not uncommon for it to take up to 40-60 business days to bring a Corporation or an LLC into existence after submitting your filing documents to any state office.

Incorporate Your Startup at the Right Time

mashable.com

After all, the sooner you incorporate or form an LLC, the sooner you can start reaping the rewards of incorporation ; the potential tax savings and legal protection. It’s not uncommon for it to take up to 40-60 business days to bring a Corporation or an LLC into existence after submitting your filing documents to any state office.

11 Trends in Web Logo Design

mashable.com

SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP. Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Dev & Design Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Learn more here. Designing and critiquing logos for web-based companies and startups is a pursuit of endless fascination for many of us. Fun With Opacity!

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When Is A Startup "Venture Fundable?"

Seed Stage Capital

Part of this work involves assessing whether a company is “fundable&# given its current stage of development, traction and business plan. chords.

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Startup Administrivia: Part 1 – getting started

Startup Musings

corporate attorney, a contract accountant, a creative web / graphics service provider, an IP attorney. Choice of C-Corp, S-Corp, or LLC. Forbes has a great article on C-Corp versus S-Corp , and the Small Business Administration has an article on LLC that you should read. Note: This multi-part post is for first time founders.

What Is the “Walker Startup Package”?

Scott Edward Walker

Form a corporation — not an LLC (see post here ) or a partnership (see post here ). 2.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1A44ShZfWo. N1A44ShZfWo.

The Road Map of a Start-Up and the Entrepreneur - Part 4 of 4

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Although in general, a pass-through entity, such as an S corporation or Limited Liability Company (LLC) might be the most efficient structure for investors who wish to utilize losses incurred by the venture and to provide for future business flexibility, there may be overriding business reasons to use a C corporation. By Jeanne P. Conclusion.

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Kernel Debugging 101

Code as Craft

The code at the end of the previous section tells us a null pointer dereference was the cause of the crash, and it gives us some clues as to what happened: IP: [<ffffffff8142bb40>] __netif_receive_skb+0x60/0x6e0. A dark fog had been rolling in that night, and we had been setting up a new cluster of servers. Basics and theory.

Setting And Shaping A Strong Startup Culture

Seed Stage Capital

Over the past several years, Ive had meaningful interactions-- meetings, calls, etc.-- with perhaps 700-800 early stage startups. Opportunity lost.

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.

DISPUTES ? THE GOOD, BAD AND UGLY (by Matthew Hafter)

Taffy Williams

He is a principal in Grippo & Elden LLC, a Chicago law firm that concentrates on complex commercial litigation and transactions. Now what?

Startup Blog: Forming the Company & Structure - part of starting a.

Taffy Williams

Limited Liability Company : Often abbreviated as an LLC. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. It is not likely to happen!

Five signs it’s time to get your business organized

www.greenhornconnect.com

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. Benjamin Hron ( bhron [at] vcreadylaw [dot] com ) is co-founder of VC Ready Law Group, LLC , located in Cambridge, MA. Skip to Navigation. >.

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"God is in the details." Mies van der Rohe - Startups and angels.

Tim Keane

By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. think we thought that the good product guys could get away with it because the detail of good customer service was unimportant with strong IP. Startups and angels: Along the way to success. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « We Only Need 1% of The Total Market! The problem?

The Business Plan is Dead; Long Live the Business Plan.

Seed Stage Capital

Granted, as founder of VentureArchetypes LLC ( www.venturearchetypes.com ) I am not an unbiased observer in this debate. Recommended. Like This?

Preparing to Wind Down a Business: What information do you need?

Ask The VC

Is there software or technology (or other IP) that could be licensed? Make sure that you have current copies of all corporate (or LLC) records including charter, bylaws, stockholder agreements (or in the case of an LLC, the Operating Agreement). This could come as a nasty shock to some investors. Financial Information. Taxes.

Selections Announced for 2007 Florida Venture Capital Conference

Florida Venture Blog

Congrats to all of the entrepreneurs selected to present at this year's Florida Venture Capital Conference. ClearSky Mobile Media , Inc.

Series Seed Financing Documents

www.seriesseed.com

It would be helpful to get a California standard employee manual, employee contract/agreements, IP ownership release to company, and confidentiality. Standard 1-way/bi-lateral NDA's, standard templates for an employee manual, employee contract/agreements, IP ownership release to company are on my wish-list too. SeriesSeed.com.

Can I get you to Series A? - DShen's Blogs

Dshen

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. David Shen Ventures, LLC. Archives. Other Blogs.

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Startup Blog: Don't Forget You May Have a Partner(s)

Taffy Williams

The NewCo which was just formed is likely a C-Corp, S-Corp, LLC, LLP or some other configuration. Basics are provided to help entrepreneurs.

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Burnham's Beat: Top 10 Best and Worst Internet Stocks of 2009

Burnham's Beat

Packet 8 Price Change : 219% Ticker : EGHT Comment :  This provider of SMB focused hosted IP PBX VOIP systems became solidly profitable in 2009 and benefited from investor enthusiasm for all things SaaS. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month.

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Burnham's Beat: Top 10 Software Stocks of 2006

Burnham's Beat

So, without further ado, here are the Top 10 Software Stocks of 2006: Interactive Intelligence Price Change : 340% Ticker : ININ Comment : Pioneer in enterprise IP Telephony saw rapidly increasing sales as enterprises started to take VOIP seriously, especially call centers. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Blogs.

We Only Need 1% of The Total Market! - Startups and angels: Along.

Tim Keane

By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. If they have protectable IP, their growth should accelerate. If they have protectable IP, their growth should accelerate. Startups and angels: Along the way to success. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Is Business Model Analysis Important To You? Why is that?

Burnham's Beat: The Algorithm Myth And Why Google Will Be Hated

Burnham's Beat

  Not only are page ranks reduced but in many cases pages, sites, and even entire IP address ranges receive what has become the information age’s ultimate punishment: banishment from the Google index. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. and won. 

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Burnham's Beat: Fortune Magazine Fight Fest: Private Equity vs. VC

Burnham's Beat

Then I asked if that same reasoning applied to entrepreneurs, i.e., should entrepreneurs that invest time/effort/IP have to pay ordinary income on the profits from sales of their stock and he once again said "yes" because, just like VCs, this was compensation for services provided, not capital. Burnhams Beat. About Bill. Blog Roll.

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Term-sheets and Valuations: Thinking about Negotiations - Startups.

Tim Keane

By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. Startups and angels: Along the way to success. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Power of Angel Investing in Milwaukee | Main. Bottom Up Market Sizing » January 12, 2010. Term-sheets and Valuations: Thinking about Negotiations. The Valuation Question. times at six years.

Burnham's Beat: SkyGrid and the Emergence of Flow-Based Search

Burnham's Beat

Specially, traditional search technology and architectures suffer from several glaring weaknesses: Crawl-based : Current search architectures collect information to index primarily by employing massive farms of "crawlers" that systematically crawl IP address spaces. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill.

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