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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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How Great, Operationally-Focused CFO’s Can Transform Your Business

Both Sides of the Table

One area I’ve had much discussion with the companies in which I’ve invested in is bringing on board an operationally focused CFO. Legal threats from other IP holders? We hired Steve Pease to run finance and then eventually all operations and it has transformed how we operate. And so must you. Board meetings.

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. I wonder.

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Putting the Dev in Devops: Bringing Software Engineering to Operations Infrastructure Tooling

Code as Craft

In homage to Tumblr’s Phil Collins tribute, we named the first ruby script of our own operations toolset after his bandmate Peter Gabriel.

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Intellectual Property 101

Up and Running

Furthermore, solo inventors or creators generally wear all the hats and adopt the DIY mode of operation without consulting anyone.

Intellectual Property for Startups in the Real World


Last month we covered the basics of intellectual property (IP) for startups, including a simple taxonomy, some common issues and related documents for entrepreneurs to use when forming a new startup. How much is it worth investing in cultivating and enforcing an IP portfolio ? Barriers to entry ? Is there anything we can do about it?

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.

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?

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

crowdSPRING Blog

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 Do You Set Up Operations In The US And Why? Interview With Microtask CEO


Microtask has been putting in a lot of effort in the recent year or so to expand their operations beyond the Finnish borders. issues.

Special: The 56 Israeli Companies Exhibiting in Mobile World Congress 2011

VC Cafe

i-nigma was successfully deployed by hundreds of enterprises, among them operators, advertisers, integrators and solution providers. Asocs.

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Proof that speeding up websites improves online business.

Watching Websites

We’ve seen hard evidence from major web operators like Shopzilla, Google, and Microsoft. Definitely. But what about other websites?

Business Intelligence in a Wiki World!

Active Garage

The standard tools of BI are based upon gathering actionable metrics that can be used to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their operations.

Clean Up Before Raising Funding

Instigator Blog

Deal with IP Assignment as quickly as possible; you don’t want to leave any loopholes in there that will scare investors away. Accounting.

Christine: Mobile IM and IP: the Web Portal Killers

As explored in Turners session, heres how mobile IM/IP could become Web portal killers: Were always present Christine (.net)

LXC – Automating Containers aka Virtual Madness (Part 2)

Code as Craft

An LXC config file is then created using the IP address and other options. engineering infrastructure operations

Startup Blog: Virtual Work Force: by Don Alexander

Taffy Williams

I am preparing the next section on IP for this blog which I hope to have completed in the near future. Who’s the Boss? I Did What? Stuck?

3 Ways Structure Can Take Your Tech Startup To New Heights


Look no further than Google and Oracle , and you’ll see that no company is immune from IP impasses. A Jenga tower is a precariously built one.

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Robots, Graphs, and Binary Search

Code as Craft

engineering operations securityWe love our human customers. That said we get a lot of traffic from robots too. Linear scan? Binary Search?


Public Wi-Fi Security Threats and How to Avoid them

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

When you are done, just turn the public Wi-Fi off, disable VPN, and you will return to your device’s original IP once again. Technology

NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept


Feld: You seem to be operating from a perspective of “implied suspicion.” Lots of thoughts here. But let's leave that aside for a minute.

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NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept


Feld: You seem to be operating from a perspective of “implied suspicion.” Lots of thoughts here. But let's leave that aside for a minute.

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Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?

Steve Blank

Often they have brought in an operating executive as the new CEO. For decades large companies have gone shopping in Silicon Valley for startups.

Christine: Deployment Challenges for WiFi Operators

Jonker, on the other hand, segments theindustry by service provider, aggregator, hot spot operator, and venue. Christine (.net)

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I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank

Activities cover clinical trials, FDA approvals, Freedom to Operate (IP, Licenses) software development, drug or device design, etc.

Christine: Sprints ILEC-Hosted IP Centrex Deployment Strategy

Leverage years of IP Centrex learnings immediately 2. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www.

Is This Startup Ready For Investment?

Steve Blank

Since 2005 startup accelerators have provided cohorts of startups with mentoring, pitch practice and product focus. —-. Medical Devices.

Are You An Internet Entrepreneur In Colorado? Oppose PIPA!

Feld Thoughts

If you are a entrepreneur in Colorado who is working on something related to the Internet, please consider signing the following letter to Senator Udall and Senator Bennet opposing the Protect IP (PIPA) Act. I’ve tried to make this letter substantive around the issues so the Senators understand the fundamental issues with the bills.

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. But we’ll still be sleeping with one eye open… engineering operationsCentOS 6.2, Basics and theory.

Startups and intellectual property: how much is a muse worth?

High Contrast

Every now and then, a comment merits its own post: I have a question regarding IP rights. The question is whose idea is it and who owns an IP for it? There is a legal standard as to what constitutes full IP ownership. It’s just part of how high-tech operates. I would like to be fair. She joins in with you.

IX WebHosting Review

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Subscribers to this plan would enjoy one free domain as well as two dedicated IP addresses. Three dedicated IP addresses. Introduction.

Legal Issues Behind Running A Small Business


A business operation entails many transactions and agreements that should be recorded in written form. by Melissa Page. Government compliance.

How to Avoid Innovation Theater: The Six Decisions To Make Before Establishing an Innovation Outpost

Steve Blank

Startups are developing IP relevant to the disruption. —– Corporate Leadership’s Innovation Outpost Decision Process. Sold?

Copywrong Again: Founding the Next Pinterest or Napster?


Is Instapaper like collecting press clippings? (If If so, do you have to buy a copy of each paper first?) Rose likes Gust. What gives?

Startup Blog: Stuck? Mix it up a bit!

Taffy Williams

You can make flawless business or operating plans. It can occur with most any operation in the company. Sunday, June 12, 2011 Stuck?

Setting Up a Security System For Your Small Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you are a small-business owner or are responsible for the day-to-day operations of a small business, you know that it’s not a matter of if, but when you’ll suffer a loss due to robbery, burglary or internal theft. Once you face this reality, you have a choice: You can be proactive, or you can be reactive. Security Signage.

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If It Ain’t Broke, Break It!


Your ability to be effective and efficient in your operations, testing, and decision process is key to your success. By Michael S.

Creating a Tech or Biotech: The Entrepreneur

Taffy Williams

Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights A Few Great Links to Startup Articles ► April (11) Beyond Rumsfeld by (Stephen A. Now what?

How to get a job in Venture Capital

Jason Ball's TechBytes

You’ll have insight into big company M&A (they will be your customer as a VC) and you’ll have some operational skills. 3) Work in the industry - Accelerators, PR, HR, Design, IP – whatever. 4) Fix a portfolio company- This works if you have operational skills. I get asked this question a *lot*. 6) Be lucky.