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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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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. Consumerization of IT has accelerated the pace of software adoption in the enterprise, placing greater significance on market traction and momentum. The same logic holds true for most acquiring companies.

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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.

How to Make Sure Professional Services Don’t Take Over Your Software Company

Both Sides of the Table

deliver profitable revenue that while on gross margins of 50% vs. software at 85-95% it is still profits to help you cover fixed costs.

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


Install anti-hacking software. A brilliant idea. great team to work on it. fridge full of Red Bull. That needs to change. Sponsor. Discuss.

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

Code as Craft

This is built as a separate software package to avoid the friction of rebuilding the entire disk image as often. The Indigo Tool Suite.

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.

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.

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.

From Agency to Enterprise Software: The Evolution of Buddy Media

This is going to be BIG.

Social Media Software. 8/15/2011 – The day that Buddy Media became a software company? 4/19/2009 – Still an agency.

Alex Osterwalder on Business Model Innovation at Business of Software 2011.

Business of Software Blog

BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE – FOR PEOPLE BUILDING GREAT SOFTWARE BUSINESSES. “If you’re a serious software entrepreneur in any stage, it will change your life to attend Business of Software.” ” Jason Cohen, Smart Bear Software and WP Engine. What does it has to do with software?

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

VC Cafe

Each Xeligence software solution provides guidance to support automatic decision making. Aerotel Medical Systems. Allot Communications. Asocs.

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The investment that didn’t happen

K9 Ventures

The purpose of this post isn’t to debate the pros and cons of software patents. In April 2008, I was introduced to Ugmode, Inc.

The Story of Raspberry Pi | Raspberry Pi Zero | Jack Lang Business of Software Europe 2015 Talk

Business of Software Blog

Jack Lang, Chairman of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and part of the original Pi Team, took to the Business of Software Europe stage to share the story of Raspberry Pi in 2015: It’s incredible journey from project, to world changer. What happens when every light bulb and every light switch has got an IP address and possibly a camera? 

Four Laws Of Software Economics (Part 2) | Rich Mironov Guest Post

Business of Software Blog

At BoS USA 2015 Rich Mironov delivered a classic talk on Software Economics that are so common that they are not just theory, they are the law.

Why You Should Care about Intellectual Property

Up and Running

In order to protect your business’s IP, learn the four different categories. Yes, your business has intellectual property (IP).

How to optimize your business with a mobile app

The Next Web

This post is brought to you by Intellectsoft - helping you build software with intelligence. But getting started isn’t easy.…

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The one barrier to entry startups should focus on

Version One Ventures

Lower capital requirements: The cloud lowers the upfront R&D costs for a software start-up. Barriers to entry! Photo credit: phill.d)

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Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets…How Do You Protect Your Creations?

Up and Running

There are four common types of IP:  . Small businesses must also be aware of the IP rights claimed by other companies and competitors.

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. _. software, songs, movies, web site content. _. Enterprise software company – copyright and trade secrets are probable. Outside the U.S. Most of this post is from Dan’s lecture.

Should I Protect My IP Before I Try To Build My Product?

Ask The VC

"When in doubt, look different". Geoffrey Moore at Business of Software. Video & transcript.

Business of Software Blog

What is context, what is core? "I have to say if I have, to be in a business during this economy, I would want to be in a software business. service led software business. Geoffrey Moore at Business of Software 2009. service led software business. You see, this is mostly software folks. Okay, good. Salome, sir.

How to Divide Founder Equity: 4 Criteria to Discuss

View from Seed

Ideation/IP. Below, Lee Hower offers advice for approaching these equity discussions objectively and properly. Experience/Seniority/Role.

Start-up Tips: Identifying Intellectual Property, Simplified


While I’ve mentioned the basics of what each of the major streams of IP protect, there are instances where they overlap. SRK to get copyrighted?”

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.

Punch & Pie: How Should Co-Founders Divide Equity?

Agile VC

I like to say that “there are only co-founders” — it’s extraordinarily rare for a successful business to have just a sole founder.

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

Feld Thoughts

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

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Google Going All In on Mobile

Venture Chronicles

If I’m HTC and Samsung this will ultimately be a good thing because the IP equivalent of the Allied Powers has just been formed. Sure the hardware business is very different than software but Microsoft has proven they can co-exist so why can’t Google pull it off?

4 Easy Steps to Increase Your Business’s Online Security

Up and Running

Use a security software that tests for vulnerabilities. PCI 1-2-3 costs $250/yr plus another $100 per extra IP address. Conclusion.

Boy, Was I Wrong About Dropbox

Andrew Payne

On Quora, I wrote : I think “slow fade” is another probable outcome. I’m reminded of FTP Software, which went like gang-busters selling a TCP/IP stack for Windows. Entrepreneurship Software First, a great product goes a long way. Third, they covered every platform equally well.

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

Feld Thoughts

Seeing the reaction to Bilski, what has struck me is how surprised and disappointed some people are with the weak will of the Supreme Court to act to limit the damage that software patents are causing, and will keep causing, to innovation in the U.S. Software innovation continues, by the way, in spite of the patent system, not because of it.

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Expenses You Don't Think of When Starting a Business

Software By Rob

ruffled a few feathers with my recent post The Software Product Myth. Join nearly 6,000 startup entrepreneurs by subscribing to my RSS feed.

Corporate Bad Activity Against Innovators

Feld Thoughts

So I thought it was pretty awesome when he went to be CTO of Oculus Rift to pursue the next generation of virtual reality software.

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.

IBC 2011 Attracts 28 Israeli Media and Mobile Startups to Amsterdam

VC Cafe

Available as both an embedded and downloadable software application, the solution allows secure content streaming and downloading. Nicely done.

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The Audacious Plan to Make Electricity as Easy as WiFi

Both Sides of the Table

We hired IP specialists to review prior art. We grilled their IP attorneys. When I first met Meredith Perry she was 24. Check. Check.

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.

NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept


The Top Five Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Learn About IP Law What Can a Well Drafted Contract Do For Your Company? Lots of thoughts here.

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NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept


The Top Five Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Learn About IP Law What Can a Well Drafted Contract Do For Your Company? Lots of thoughts here.

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Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010


Will Price , October 11, 2010 Georgians Should Vote No - Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby , October 28, 2010 Free Software for Managing a Lean Startup - Platforms and Networks , January 17, 2010 Purpose Driven Life - Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur , July 26, 2010 Two Decade-Defining Acquisitions? First Principles.

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