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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. Not all technology is patentable, of course.

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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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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. Even beyond auctions and social networks, the web tends to prefer the category leader.

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Israel & Japan: Konnichi Wa to Collaboration, Sayonara to Stagnation

VC Cafe

To reduce risk, many foreign technology firms maintain R&D abroad, with local distributors overseeing localization, sales and marketing.

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When Old IP Comes Back From the Dead

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What does that have to do with your IP strategy? The technology is clever and slick. There are multiple types of IP in this example.

Startup Blog: Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. So what is the problem?

How To Protect Your Business With Intellectual Property Rights

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Protecting your Intellectual Property is an essential component of running a business and in the early stages when there’s so much to sort out; it’s often understandable that your IP rights get pushed down the ever-expanding “to-do” list. Technology. IP rights provide protection against someone directly copying your idea.

Hosted PBX, A Revelation In Telecommunications Technology


Telephonic technology has gone several notches high with the arrival of Hosted PBX. Hosted PBX solution is cost effective and more economical.

Intellectual Property for Startups in the Real World


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 ?

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

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. What is a patent? Now what?

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.) The assets you can protect may include your “core technology&# like source code, hardware designs, architectures, processes, formulas. Type of IP. _. non-public technology. new technology.

How to License Great Technology

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Consider licensing already-existing technology instead. It doesn't have to be that way. In 2011 alone, universities pulled in more than $1.8

Four Technologies That You Absolutely Need In Your Office


From a technology standpoint, what can you afford to leave off the shopping list and what is right up there at the top? by Halit Bozdogan.

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.

30 Machine Intelligence Startups to Watch in Israel

VC Cafe

These events mean that technology is advancing fast enough to make better decisions than humans in order to accomplish a given task. What

Innovative Technology and Design Prototypes from Israel’s miLAB

VC Cafe

miLAB is a research and prototyping lab that explores the future of media, technology, and human-computer interaction. Alan Kay. Info Fridge.

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

VC Cafe

Free roaming technology – unique roaming solution which eliminates roaming costs in more than 150 countries. Ceedo Technologies. Asocs.

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.

Protect Your Business Plan Like It’s Your Baby—Here’s How

Up and Running

The World Intellectual Property Organization defines IP as,  “creations of the mind,” which, depending on the business, can take many forms.

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Startup Blog: A great ?leave piece? for partnering your technology.

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. Answer the key questions.

Protecting The Safe Harbors Of The DMCA And Protecting Jobs

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Ultimately, congress and the administration forced the content industry to negotiate with the technology industry. The content industry's lobbyists have forged two new bills, one in the Senate called Protect IP and one in the House called E-Parasites. The technology industry is certainly concerned about online piracy.

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Are Universities The New VCs?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

It isn't the IP and patents that are held by Universities that interest me. hacking education Venture Capital and Technology The New Yorker has a piece on Stanford's StartX. They ask some interesting questions and end with this one: If the university is a farm, do the students become the cows?

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2012: The Year That Movements Go Mainstream?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

If they do go after a Senator with that kind of intensity, it will have an impact. 4) Wired says that 2011 was the year that IP trumped Civil Liberties. Politics Venture Capital and Technology WeblogsI returned from ten days of skiing with my family last night. I'm on mountain time and plan to stay there until the new year.

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Lying on your resume

Steve Blank

This is a technology-driven company and your background sounds great. Convergent Technologies E.piphany ESL Family/Career/Culture Zilog

The Twitter "Patent Hack"

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

They developed some browser based javascript tracking technology. So IP that was partially funded by our firm was used to sue other portfolio companies. Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechYesterday Twitter announced that they plan to amend the assignments agreements that they sign with their employees. Related articles.

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

Vortex Rolling Out Technology Boosting Oil Field Usage


Vortex Oil offers a technology in the sweet spot of both cutting costs and reducing the environmental impact of oil extraction companies.

[Malaysia] National Instruments Opens NI-AIN Lab In Technology Park


Hopefully, this would also lead to greater economic and technological development in Malaysia as a whole.”


A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The basic idea of the IPA is that it is a contract between Twitter and the engineer(s) and designer(s) who developed the IP. Our portfolio companies are independent of USV and can make up their own minds about their IP strategies. Venture Capital and Technology We will not do more than that however.

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Cornell Tech Company: Agronomic Technology Corp (Part 1), Guest Post by Deb Eichten


Cayuga Venture Fund recently closed an investment in a company called Agronomic Technology Corp (ATC). Part 1 of 2 part posting by guest blogger Debra Eichten, Entrepreneurship at Cornell staff, interview with the founders of Agronomic Technology. The resulting product adapt-N  has become the initial offering of Agronomic Technology.

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Bad Technology That Won't Die

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The speed at which technology evolves has never been faster. You typically have to type in an IP address like But not always.

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Business Intelligence in a Wiki World!

Active Garage

In each case the advantages of using the wiki world to enhance what may have been considered to be IP was outweighed by the benefits of collaboration.

Lockdown Lost-Founder IP

The Startup Lawyer

Thus, it’s wise to lock down your startup’s IP early to prevent the lost founder problem. How to Lock Down the IP. The exchange is typically handled via a “Technology Assignment Agreement.&#. The answer to this question depends on how well your startup secures its intellectual property. Lost Founders.

IP-Delivered TV: Are We There Yet?

Andrew Payne

think they’ve got a decent shot.  I’ve always felt television, in the limit, will be delivered over IP. Specialized, proprietary cable TV distribution is gradually giving way to big, fast, cheap IP pipes. The problem isn’t technology; it’s the business model. Browser Powered Television (2009).

IP-Delivered TV: Are We There Yet?

Andrew Payne

think they’ve got a decent shot.  I’ve always felt television, in the limit, will be delivered over IP. Specialized, proprietary cable TV distribution is gradually giving way to big, fast, cheap IP pipes. The problem isn’t technology; it’s the business model. Browser Powered Television (2009).

[Event] [Singapore] Techventure 2011: A Sign of Increasing Asian Technology Innovation


But those same words could easily be applied to the Singapore-based technology entrepreneurs present at Techventure 2011. Singapore Innovation.

The high road to building an enterprise SaaS company

The Next Web

Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber of are partners at YL Ventures. Developing an enterprise-grade SaaS product is not easy.

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How Do Angel Investors Make Decisions?

Early Growth Financial Services

They’ll want to know what’s unique about your IP and … Continue reading → Investment Capital: Equity / Debt / VC Funding

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. The equal sharing I honestly find a little random but it’s very rare that the IP would be worth anything.

Should a Founder License IP to a Startup?

The Startup Lawyer

Often a startup founder will desire to license his or her intellectual property to a new startup venture, rather than transfer ownership to the startup at incorporation via a technology assignment agreement. Founder IP License Problem. Founder IP Should Become Startup IP. This is a bad idea. Conclusion.