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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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The Top 5 Intellectual Property Mistakes

Up and Running

My business doesn’t have IP. 100% of businesses have Intellectual Property (IP). IP is not just for tech businesses or inventors.

Key Contracts Every Business Must Use

YoungUpstarts

When a business needs to share that information, it is important to protect it from unnecessary disclosure. Employees. Freelancers.

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.

The Importance of Partnership Agreements, NDAs, and Security: Lessons from HBO’s “Silicon Valley”

Up and Running

Violating non-disclosure agreements. You can learn more about non-disclosure agreements here. Image via HBO.

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. _. non-public technology. contract is a binding legal agreement that is enforceable in a court of law. Your invention must be “ non-obvious.” Outside the U.S. Examples. _.

10 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Not too long ago, defensible IP was one of the top things venture capitalists wanted to see in a startup. Patents aren't your only asset.

NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

SoCal CTO

Startup Reality Distortion #3: The Fallacy Of the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) Don’t rely on an NDA to protect the truly “secret” stuff.

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NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

SoCal CTO

Startup Reality Distortion #3: The Fallacy Of the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) Don’t rely on an NDA to protect the truly “secret” stuff.

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Social Media Accounts are Intellectual Property

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. Trade secrets with employment agreement. Patents.

Protecting IP in Crowdfunded Deals

Angel Investing News

Angels and venture capitalists will not sign non-disclosure (confidentiality) agreements just to listen to an entrepreneur’s funding presentation, or even to read the entrepreneur’s business plan.  Validating the IP may become a roadblock to crowdsources participating as equity investors in high-growth companies.

The First Rule of Stealth Mode Is.

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

They can play games--whether it''s to protect their IP or gain publicity," he says. You definitely talk about stealth mode. That changes today.

To NDA or not to NDA?

Growthink Blog

Please seek professional advice to ensure that your contracts of employment, consulting, operating agreement, articles of incorporation, etc.

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Are NDAs Worth Much?

Early Growth Financial Services

Non-Disclosure Agreements, or NDAs, are legal contracts designed to protect confidential information. The Benefits Signaling — An NDA puts other parties on notice that your IP is valuable, not lightly shared, and that you intend to defend it and your business. But is using them a good strategy for your business?

Best Way to Protect Your Brilliant Ideas

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Jeff: I sign non-disclosure agreements all the time. The key to a non-disclosure agreement is enforceability.

Do It Right The First Time, Part II: Visit the Doctor or House Call?

Gust

Readers can anticipate my next point in continuing the analogy:  It makes no more sense for a non-lawyer to prepare fundamental legal, governance, equity and intellectual property documents than it would for a patient to self-diagnose and begin taking prescription-strength antibiotics or other medications. Advisory board agreements.

Startup Blog: Patents and Investors - Mistakes to Avoid to Attract.

Taffy Williams

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.

Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 2: They Raised Money With My.

Steve Blank

We consciously didn’t ask potential customers to sign a  Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). Would have getting a signed confidentially agreement deterred this person?&# On further reflection, (and their track record since) not in the least. See part one for the first time it happened. This time it was serious. link] [.]

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Intellectual Property is More Than Patents

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most people think only of patents. Trade secrets with employment agreement. This name (www.