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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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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. It’s also important to realize how little value investors therefore put on IP when investing in a company. Most startups have either been acquired by then or are in the deadpool.

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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 ?

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.

Is This Startup Ready For Investment?

Steve Blank

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

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?

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.

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).

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

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.

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?

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.

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

GREAT New Blog – IP Law for Startups | Ask The VC

Ask The VC

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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.

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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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

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. 

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.

Global IP Address Growth by Country

500 Hats

  Geeks, Tech, Startups Metrics & Measurement Politics & Foreign PolicyStudy this chart & map.

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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?

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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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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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!

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

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.

Lockdown Lost-Founder IP

The Startup Lawyer

Now if your startup received a $5MM Series A investment from a venture capital firm, how many developers (that you can recall) would come out of the shadows of the internet and claim to be your startup’s long lost founder? The answer to this question depends on how well your startup secures its intellectual property.

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.

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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.

4 Deadly Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

Scott Edward Walker

IP Ownership.  This is a particular concern if the startup is in the same space as a founder’s prior employer. Vesting Restrictions. 

The 5 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

Scott Edward Walker

Startup Issues Cheers, Scott [link] Below is my personal outline for the workshop. Are they good guys or jerks?

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.

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. 

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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