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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. Do startups really think patents are going to make or break their business?

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. Do startups really think patents are going to make or break their business?

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

ReadWriteStart

Those are the first three items on every tech startup's checklist (more or less). A brilliant idea. great team to work on it. Sponsor. Discuss.

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 ?

Classroom IP

ithacaVC

The ownership of intellectual property (IP) developed in the classroom is a tricky topic. Startup LifeLet’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?

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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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IP 101 for Startups

StartupCFO

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. On a related note, Miltons has just released a free book on IP for Canadian companies here. IP 101 for Startups – Tags: Management law

Is This Startup Ready For Investment?

Steve Blank

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

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.

Nuts & Bolts of Intellectual Property for New Startups

Gust

So you’ve chosen a name for your startup, product, or both. Tech startups are at the other extreme. The gulf has widened with the proliferation of social Internet / user-generated content and mobile application startups. Most of our early-stage startup clients fit this description. Intellectual property.

Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?

Steve Blank

For decades large companies have gone shopping in Silicon Valley for startups. acquire startups for their teams (and discard the product).

Startup Blog: Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights

Taffy Williams

Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. That is what I advised the NewCo to do, try to get all the IP under one company.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

Both Sides of the Table

To interconnect these computers we needed IP-based telecommunications equipment build by the likes of Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks. Artsy?

Why Lawsuits Are On the Rise at Startups and What To Do About It

Both Sides of the Table

The post Why Lawsuits Are On the Rise at Startups and What To Do About It appeared first on Bothsides of the Table. Startup Lessons

Startup Blog: Intellectual Property (IP) and Know-how: Defined

Taffy Williams

Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Most important will be the IP with a brief description of the others. Stuck?

If I Launched a Startup

The Startup Lawyer

Hell Yes. (9) Vesting Schedule for Founders Shares: 4 years with a One Year Cliff. (10) Consideration for Founders Shares: Cash & IP. (11) Handling of “Lost Founders&# : Lock Down the IP (then Wish Them Well). Tags: Startup Issues Incorporation raising capital startup

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Startup Resources

www.vccafe.com

Startup Resources (Updated Mar 2013). Venture Capital Cafe > Startup Resources (Updated Mar 2013). VC & Startup Resources.

How To Launch a Startup and Avoid Ending-up in Jail

Scott Edward Walker

Introduction I love working with startups – and trying to protect founders and watch their backs.  university.  Congress.  Tax Laws. 

Should Startups Focus on Profitability or Not?

Both Sides of the Table

Exec Summary: Most companies (98+%) in the world (even tech startups) should be very profit focused. Startup Advice Tech Market Analysis

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.

What is the Right Burn Rate at a Startup Company?

Both Sides of the Table

I was reading Danielle Morrill’s blog post today on whether one’s “ Startup Burn Rate is Normal. love how transparently Danielle lives her startup (& encourages other to join in) because it provides much needed transparency to other startups. Startup Lessons ” I highly recommend reading it.

3 Ways Structure Can Take Your Tech Startup To New Heights

YoungUpstarts

Think of a tech startup the same way. Startup stardom is the new American Dream. Now, the startup is valued at more than $3 billion.

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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.) At one of my entrepreneurship classes at Stanford, Dan Dorosin , of Fenwick & West LLP guest lectures about startups and Intellectual Property. Type of IP. _. Outside the U.S. Intellectual Property.

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.

StartupRoar - Great Content for Startups

SoCal CTO

Or looking at issues around Founders you find the great post from Ben Yoskovitz on Founder DNA – How Investors Evaluate Startup Founders.

How Many Angels is the Right Amount for a Startup to Have?

Both Sides of the Table

love how open Danielle has been throughout the development of her startup Mattermark including honest reflections of when she has changed her opinion. Founder fighting, IP lawsuits, high-profile resignations, trouble fund raising, bad product release, 409a complications, community is rebelling against the CEO: You. Startup Lessons

NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

SoCal CTO

As Chris Dixon says in Why you shouldn’t keep your startup idea secret. Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 1: Are Those My Initials?

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NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

SoCal CTO

As Chris Dixon says in Why you shouldn’t keep your startup idea secret. Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 1: Are Those My Initials?

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Success and Failure — San Diego Startup Community

Market by Numbers

With Brad Feld coming to town this week, I think it’s a good time to evaluate the state of San Diego’s Startup Community. Mentoring.

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.

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? 40 invites for startups (UPDATE: All out!

Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

SoCal CTO

Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc. Forum December 9th Lineup - Startup Houston , November 27, 2010 When to step on the gas and go for it? First Principles. Berkonomics , November 29, 2010 Rice Alliance IT/Web 2.0 If you think so, please let me know what they ar

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Zayo Group – One of Boulder’s Amazing Startup Stories

Feld Thoughts

I’m intensely proud of both the amazing startup community in Boulder as well as the many significant companies that have been – and are being – created in the little town of 100,000 people I call home. The post Zayo Group – One of Boulder’s Amazing Startup Stories appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Can Your Startup Flourish Despite Business Chaos?

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t count on your IP to save you. business chaos Clate Mask entrepreneur startup success Employees stop innovating. Your income drops.

Building the Global Startup

John O'Farrell

In browsing Quora recently, I was struck, but not surprised, by how many people sought advice on how to expand a startup internationally. 

You are the Best One to Build Your Startup Brand

Gust

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.

How To Survive A Startup

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The modern day Robinson Crusoe’s where the equivalent of surviving on coconuts and growing a big beard is the thrill, excitement and freedom found from launching a startup. Both of which are always in short supply during the early days of a startup. What keeps a business going – the energy and food of a startup – are sales.