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. If traction is the new IP, the question still remains if your startup should file a patent if you see an opportunity.

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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. Get the download here and read below for the top 5 mistakes, advice and tips on how to address issues before they blow up, and ways to avoid being involved in costly litigation.

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GREAT New Blog – IP Law for Startups

Ask The VC

Jill promises to dish on IP “train wrecks” (her words) that she’s seen over the past decade and hopefully her wisdom can save some folks future headaches. She also promises to talk about costs savings in IP controversies and expose how some big firms are ripping off their clients. Her first post is Ten Smart Reasons to Learn About IP Law.

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Startup Blog: Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights

Taffy Williams

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights In the last few weeks, I was having discussions with a group starting a company in the healthcare field. The therapeutic application is obviously a much more costly avenue of development.

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

Taffy Williams

Monday, March 21, 2011 Intellectual Property (IP) and Know-how: Defined This blog will eventually discuss several key issues relating to your technology, including: selection, acquisition of rights, due diligence, commercial market, time to market, end users, size of market, and much more.

When Old IP Comes Back From the Dead

Inc Startups

What does that have to do with your IP strategy? There are multiple types of IP in this example. If this holographic entertainment goes on tour, it could turn into a whole lot of very real money because of what all that IP makes possible.

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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.) Type of IP. _. Each patent filing will cost your company $10-30k and take 1-4 years. That changed when I joined the board of a startup, and we sued Microsoft and Sony on the same day for patent infringement – and won $120 million. A few caveats, this post is not legal advice, it’s not even advice, and it deals with law in the United States.

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

ReadWriteStart

They just cost money, so a lot of cash-strapped startups decide to put them off until "later.". IP theft is happening a lot more in startups," says Chris Porter, senior security analyst at Verizon and coauthor of Verizon's recently released 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report. "IP

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Should You Patent Your Idea?

Up and Running

Is it cost-prohibitive? Filing a patent is costly—it can put additional stress on your budget. A patent may cost anywhere between $10k and $25k depending on the level of complexity of your invention. it will only cost between $65 and $130.

Nuts & Bolts of Intellectual Property for New Startups

Gust

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. Second in importance only to talented people, IP in all its forms is the key asset comprising most of the value of any tech startup.

Intellectual Property for Startups in the Real World

Gust

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 ?

6 Ways For Startups To Reduce Operating Costs

YoungUpstarts

Here are a few ways for startups to reduce operating costs so they can function more efficiently, and make every dollar count: 1. Minimize Premises Costs. The cost to physically operate a business can turn into a major financial burden for startups. by Morgan Sims.

The Importance of Trademarking

Up and Running

Monetary relief, including your profits, any damages sustained by the plaintiff, and the costs of the action. Managing a Business intellectual Property IP trademarking trademarks

How to Make Your Business Run More Efficiently

The Startup Magazine

A high level of efficiency promotes cost reduction , customer satisfaction, and time management. While it might seem expensive to implement automated processes now, in the long run it will reduce costs and enhance business efficiency.

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

VC Cafe

Our solutions provide peace of mind, improve quality of life and save costs to users and service providers. Free roaming technology – unique roaming solution which eliminates roaming costs in more than 150 countries.

Business Intelligence in a Wiki World!

Active Garage

Implementing basic BI has become not a luxury but a standard cost of doing business. The discussions weigh the pros and cons of when it is best to foster creativity through opening up their research to collaboration and when Intellectual Property (IP) should be preserved.

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Startup Blog: Intellectual Property: How Do I Get Rights to Patents?

Taffy Williams

There are a few ways to obtain the rights to IP for your NewCo. But, for you or your NewCo to obtain licenses or acquisitions of rights to IP, make sure you are negotiating with the CORRECT owner of those technology rights. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company.

Special: 72 Israeli Companies Exhibit at the 2010 Mobile World Congress

VC Cafe

Our solutions provide peace of mind, improve quality of life and save costs to users and service providers. Allot Communications -a leading provider of intelligent IP service optimization and revenue generation solutions based on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology.

The one barrier to entry startups should focus on

Version One Ventures

However, the web has leveled the playing field even more: Lower customer switching costs: With the cloud, customers can more easily switch software vendors without having to worry about a major hardware re-tool or complex IT implementation. Barriers to entry! Photo credit: phill.d)

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Startup Blog: Virtual Work Force: by Don Alexander

Taffy Williams

I am preparing the next section on IP for this blog which I hope to have completed in the near future. The company will benefit from variable, rather than fixed, costs. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Basics are provided to help entrepreneurs.

Creating a Tech or Biotech: The Entrepreneur

Taffy Williams

The team managed their finances, cut costs, kept the remaining staff motivated, and convinced investors to give it another go “WITH THEM&#. Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights A Few Great Links to Startup Articles ► April (11) Beyond Rumsfeld by (Stephen A.

Social Gaming Summit 2009

Immersive Web

A few big takeaways: There is no ip in casual games. Implication — the cost of development of social games is going to go up in order to create barriers of differentiation/e Game developers are trying to figure out Act 2. Immersive Web Home About Social Gaming Summit 2009 Kudos to Charles Hudson for a splendid job running the Social Gaming Summit. It was a great turnout, over 500 folks showed up well north of the 200 or so they expected.

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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. In an era when the cost of a University education has gone up way faster than the value of it, we need new business models to sustain universities other than tuition increases, federally funded research, and the generosity of the alumni. The New Yorker has a piece on Stanford's StartX.

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Rebtel Moves To Lower Costs In International SMS Traffic

ArcticStartup

Just before Easter, Rebtel has announced that they are moving into the international SMS space with the launch of the ToIP (Text-over-IP) service. Rebtel To IP is an SMS service for feature phones that is up to 93% cheaper than a similar service offered by AT&T and Verizon. This can bring big cost savings for companies that need to do a lot of international texting.

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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. In reality, patents are only one of at least eight items that should be in your IP portfolio. Some of the other items may cost a lot less, and may be worth far more in the long run.

How to Divide Founder Equity: 4 Criteria to Discuss

View from Seed

This needn’t be some terribly complex formula that tries to do a cost accounting of everyone’s contribution to the decimal point. Ideation/IP.

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Can You Replace Lawyers With Software?

The Startup Magazine

You need lawyers to help you with incorporation and IP creation. However, what you don’t need is lawyers’ prohibitive fees, which can cost your startup hundreds of thousands of dollars — even millions — in just the first few years.

Top Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Deimar

You need to comprehend what fines, extra costs, or situations may limit what the company gets of the contract. Finally, completely understand who owns what as the relationship persists, especially in the case of intellectual property (IP). Not Protecting IP Ownership.

Christine: Nonprofits Using VoIP for Advocacy, Outreach, and Service Delivery

Christine.net

CVM is now in the process of moving to Ciscos Unity platform (whichis SIP-compatible), and setting up a centralized, private IP network.They didnt want to use a public IP network, so they are using anational VoIP vendor that charges them a flat rate per number, ratherthan per-minute toll charges.

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IX WebHosting Review

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It is one cost effective web hosting companies that offer high end services for its clients. 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. Introduction.

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

Agile VC

This needn’t be some terribly complex formula that tries to do a cost accounting of everyone’s contribution to the decimal point. I like to say that “there are only co-founders” — it’s extraordinarily rare for a successful business to have just a sole founder.

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I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank

Finally we move to the left side of the canvas to teach the supporting elements of Resources, Partners, Activities and Costs. Activities cover clinical trials, FDA approvals, Freedom to Operate (IP, Licenses) software development, drug or device design, etc.

Social Media Accounts are Intellectual Property

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. In reality, patents are only one of at least eight items that should be in your IP portfolio. Some of the other items may cost a lot less, and may be worth far more in the long run.

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.

Can Your Startup Flourish Despite Business Chaos?

Startup Professionals Musings

Once they see you have developed credible traction, they can grab your space with less cost (meaning lower price) than you had to put into developing it. Don’t count on your IP to save you. With decreased employee productivity and outdated technology, your costs go up, and income drops.

The 5 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

Scott Edward Walker

Mistake #2 : not buttoning-down IP ownership issues (at 10:20). iii) VC’s typically don’t invest in pass-through entities; (iv) more costly and complicated on an ongoing basis. Mistake #2: Not Buttoning-Down IP Ownership Issues.

The 5 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

Scott Edward Walker

My law firm recently entered into a new partnership with This Week in Startups and sponsored their live fireside chat last month in San Francisco with authors Nick Bilton and Brad Stone.

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.). The founding team is testing for the right combination of product, market, revenue, costs, etc.

6 Surveillance Camera Systems For Commercial Use

YoungUpstarts

Pelco Spectra HD IP High-Speed Dome Camera. For a crystal-clear image on your IP camera, the Pelco Spectra never fails to deliver. Bosch IP Camera 200 Series HD. These crisp and compact cameras make the Bosch IP 200 Series perfect for apartments, offices, and small businesses.

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Can Your Startup Flourish Despite Business Chaos?

Gust

Once they see you have developed credible traction, they can grab your space with less cost (meaning lower price) than you had to put into developing it. Don’t count on your IP to save you. Technology keeps improving at a rapid rate, so you fall behind in technology, driving costs up, and you become non-competitive. With decreased employee productivity and outdated technology, your costs go up, and income drops.

Great Entrepreneurs are Masters of Business Chaos

Startup Professionals Musings

Once they see you have developed credible traction, they can grab your space with less cost (meaning lower price) than you had to put into developing it. Don’t count on your IP to save you. With decreased employee productivity and outdated technology, your costs go up, and income drops.

10 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Inc Startups

Not too long ago, defensible IP was one of the top things venture capitalists wanted to see in a startup. After all, creating and maintaining a robust IP portfolio is expensive. So what should startups do to protect their IP assets?

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

Agile VC

This needn’t be some terribly complex formula that tries to do a cost accounting of everyone’s contribution to the decimal point. I like to say that “there are only co-founders” — it’s extraordinarily rare for a successful business to have just a sole founder.

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