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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. I’d like to take a step back and discuss the significance of IP as a component of the overall value that founders intend to create as they grow the company. How much is it worth investing in cultivating and enforcing an IP portfolio ?

Google Going All In on Mobile

Venture Chronicles

I’m with Larry… this is about IP and what Google is doing is acquiring a massive IP war chest that they can use as currency for access to other people’s IP as well as protect their hardware partners with. 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. Uncategorized Android Google IP Microsoft mobile Motorola RIM

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

VC Cafe

Allot is a leading provider of intelligent IP service optimization and revenuegeneration solutions based on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology, Allot Service Gateway solutions for mobile broadband are compliant with 3G.4G/LTE and WiMax networks and provide full cell awareness.

White-Label Mobile App Users: Who Owns Them?

The Startup Lawyer

If a startup gets paid via a revenue share arrangement, the potential exists for the large company to exercise their early-termination rights and get their white-label app’s users free-of-charge (or worse, the IP). But even if the white-label agreement vests the startup with all IP ownership, including both the startup’s mobile app and the white-label app, the large company could still receive the free benefit of the jointly-grown user base. The Distribution Channel.

Christine: Whats Really Happening Around IPTV

The idea was to discuss whats real about video over IP, and what well continue to wait for. Akimbo delivers video content over IP to the living room, and isprimarily focused on niche programming. They do deliver some mainstreamcontent, like the BBC and the Discovery Channel.)

Why Freelancers And SMEs Should Consider A VPN


In essence, VPNs create what is known as a virtual private network, where the end users are connected through an encrypted channel. If a communication channel ends up compromised and you are using a VPN alongside other means, you either will not be harmed, or the harm will only be minimal.

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I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank

Next we teach Distribution Channels (how are you going to sell the product) and Customer Relationships (how do you Get/Keep/Grow customers) and Revenue Streams (what’s the Revenue Model strategy and pricing tactics.) We’ve pivoted our Lean LaunchPad / I-Corps curriculum.

Virtual Data Room Cybersecurity is the Latest Business Opportunity

The Startup Magazine

VDR provides the necessary channel through which such companies can survive and launch careful IPO document management and retention. IP Management. For instance startup companies that much need to safeguard their IP ( intellectual property ) for survival and growth.

A Look At The Benefits Of Using A VPN

The Startup Magazine

In simple terms, it is a technology that connects users to a virtual private network through an encrypted channel. The moment you connect online from your mobile or PC you are leaving footprints of your internet service provider as well as your IP address. What is VPN?

How do seed VCs pick their investments?


What customer acquisition channels / what have they tried / not tried / etc] [Is this growing? / Is there any special tech or IP here? [in On Friday, I spent a couple of hours at my alma mater talking with student entrepreneurs about their companies.

Should You Get Rid of Your Website’s Lead Forms?


Lead capture forms made sense in an era when phone and email were the dominant communication channels. True, some companies experimented with social media as a sales channel as well. But phone calls aren’t the only traditional communication channel that messaging has set its sights on.

How to Master Content Marketing

Duct Tape Marketing

But, content marketing has evolved and is no longer a nice thing to have – it’s the air that powers all of marketing today and you simply need to get this part right in order to fully maximize any marketing channel.

Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?

Steve Blank

These include the product itself, the customer, the distribution channel, revenue model, how to get, keep and grow customers, resources and activities needed to build the business and costs.). For decades large companies have gone shopping in Silicon Valley for startups.

Is This Startup Ready For Investment?

Steve Blank

Todd Morrill wanted teams developing Diagnostics to have a reimbursement strategy fully documented, the necessary IP in place, regulation and technical validation (clinical trial) regime understood and described and the cost structure and financing needs well documented.

Lessons Learned in Diagnostics

Steve Blank

Part 6: Distribution channels in Life Sciences. It includes reimbursement, regulation, IP, validation, channel access, etc. This post is part of our series on the National Science Foundation I-Corps Lean LaunchPad class in Life Science and Health Care at UCSF.

IX WebHosting Review

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Subscribers to this plan would enjoy one free domain as well as two dedicated IP addresses. Three dedicated IP addresses. 15 dedicated IP. Two dedicated IPs. Two dedicated IPs. Two dedicated IPs. Introduction.

Optimize Your Toolset To Tackle Today’s Network Issues


Tracking and managing device IP addresses as well as monitoring the resources these devices are accessing to ensure applications are still performing quickly and efficiently while being on the look-out for anomalies that could be signs of a breach are important, too.

Time to Startup, India!


Such focus can help channelize energy from all elements of the ecosystem – from entrepreneurs to investors, and from mentors to academia. Launch of Grand Innovation Challenges around the nation’s pressing problems would be helpful in channelizing energy towards these problems. In my view, Indian startups have not emphasized enough on IP creation and protection.

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[ADV] Putting Time Sense To Place with Digital Correlation


Among the myriad aspects of effective time organization, of paramount importance is human resource channelization. Perhaps no other mystery has ever been as intriguing and evident as that of time.

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

Feld Thoughts

And for those of you who have forgotten Sawyer’s background, he’s a patent attorney that is channeling his opinion through me. And the PTO, headed now by the pro-patent former head of IP at IBM, David Kappos, will continue to treat patentees like “customers” and pump economy-destroying patents out as it if were the Fed printing money. My friend Sawyer was as disappointed in the outcome of Bilski as he was in the ending to LOST.

How Live-Streaming is Changing Social Media

Duct Tape Marketing

What you’ll learn if you give a listen: What the difference is between Facebook Live, Snapchat and Instagram Stories and how to effectively use each of these channels. The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)!

Fear of Failure and Lack of Speed In a Large Corporation

Steve Blank

They’ve learned the best distribution channel to get the product from their company to the customer. They know the activities, resources and partners (manufacturing, regulation, IP, supply chain, etc.) – and the costs to deliver the product/service and have well defined product development and product management tools that emphasize the linear nature of shipping products to existing customers.

Lesson Learned in Medical Devices

Steve Blank

Part 6: Distribution channels in Life Sciences. In medical devices, understanding reimbursement, regulation and IP is critical. This post is part of our series on the National Science Foundation I-Corps Lean LaunchPad class in Life Science and Health Care at UCSF.

Discovery is the problem in gaming

Lightspeed Venture Partners

As these channels became better policed, discovery moved to the feed. Publishers with a hugely successful hit game can often milk the IP with subsequent releases. Borrowing IP from another media. This can be IP from another gaming platform (Bejeweled Blitz, Zynga Poker, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sims Social) of another medium (Hollywood Squares).

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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. For example, Google’s acquisition of Nest (which had customers, revenue and a distribution channel) allowed it to enter the connected home market immediately.

The Ultimate 2018 Ecommerce Checklist: 31 Experts Prioritize 19 Growth Tactics to Implement Now

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Omni-Channel Management. Localization is a form of personalization in which the IP address of a customer alters site content to provide for more contextual merchandising and content. My IP address is coming in from Austin, Texas – so the site serves me Austin, Texas content.

The Lean LaunchPad – Teaching Entrepreneurship as a Management Science

Steve Blank

If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you know I believe that: 1) a product is just a part of a startup, but understanding customers, channel, pricing, etc. How does it differ on the web versus other channels? Class Lecture/Out of the Building Assignment: What’s a channel?

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IBC 2011 Attracts 28 Israeli Media and Mobile Startups to Amsterdam

VC Cafe

Shiron SatCom two-way broadband satellite communications system, InterSKY, is an efficient multi service platform, supporting wide ranging IP applications in even the remotest locations, for both military and commercial projects.

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The 7 Unholy Lies Your Analytics Are Telling You (and How to Discover the Gospel Truth)


The simplest fix is to set up IP filters to see what your GA data looks like with your computer’s site visits taken out. The solution, again, is to remove redirects or ensure referrals are passed through on every channel you can control.

Mobile Payment Systems Pose Fraud Risk For Small Businesses

Inc Startups

Fraud-prevention technology includes tools like signature authentication, check verification services, transaction and customer profile databases, IP geolocation, real-time transaction tracking tools, and browser/malware tracking. Track fraudulent activities by each channel you offer.

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Google Analytics Health Check: Is Your Configuration Broken?


Is the office IP address filtered out? Are the IP addresses of your affiliates filtered out (agencies, freelancers, etc.)? Is your home IP address filtered out? Are the IP addresses of remote employees filtered out? Does the site have a YouTube channel?

This Is How to Optimize Your Business Blog: 14 Powerful WordPress Plugins

Up and Running

Login LockDown limits the number of login attempts from a given IP range within a certain time period. Social networks are now an important channel to distribute website content.

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The one barrier to entry startups should focus on

Version One Ventures

More equal access to distribution channels: The web gives software start-ups the ability to efficiently reach consumers and business customers through search, social, and mobile channels. Barriers to entry! Photo credit: phill.d)

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Sustainable Competitive Advantages

Business Plan Blog

Sustainable competitive advantages are not easily copied and generally stem from one or more of the following: vendor relations, product sourcing advantages, prime location, unique products/services; customer loyalty, customer service reputation, or distribution channel advantages.

Felicia Day's 5 Tips for Viral Video Content

Inc Startups

After landing a coveted deal with Microsoft, six more seasons of The Guild appearead on Xbox’s Independent Video channel, as well as Hulu, Netflix, iTunes, YouTube, and Amazon. Creative property is all about IP [intellectual property]," says Day.

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Why The Media Has Been Wrong About YouTube Networks

Both Sides of the Table

For much of 2013 I watched the press write articles about how the YouTube “MCNs” (multi-channel networks) were doomed and tried to square that with the data I was watching at the one I invested in, Maker Studios, who has had one hell of a year.

Walmart’s Been On A Buying Spree. Which Company Could It Acquire Next?

Up and Running

While Walmart hasn’t acquired in this area yet, its internal initiatives and IP show interest. Allbirds’ expanding appeal, range of products, and distribution channels could attract Walmart. Walmart’s $3.3B


Lightspeed Venture Partners

Ethernet was too slow and too lossy to carry the SCSI (block-based) storage protocol over the wire; SCSI could never afford the latencies and the retries inherent in the TCP/IP/Ethernet stack. The slow decay of Fiber Channel in the enterprise is a sign of things to come.

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The Top 4 Items You Need Documented When Selling Your Website Through a Broker

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It also highlights the various channels that the business utilizes to generate sales. If there are any patents or trademarks and any other intellectual property (IP) that the business owns including memorable domain names, these need to be emphasized in the prospectus.