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 ?

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.

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Geo-Targeting Can Skyrocket Your Conversion Rates!

Duct Tape Marketing

First off, in order to obtain a visitor’s geo location accurately and non-intrusively, you will require an IP to location database which converts a visitor’s IP address to a usable location. These databases don’t come cheap and they need to be updated frequently.

Who should learn to program?

Chris Dixon

I’d also argue that if you are a non-technical person working at a web company the the first thing you should learn is internet architecture (DNS, http, html, web servers, database, TCP/UDP, IP, etc). There has recently been a lot of talk in the tech world and beyond about getting more people to learn computer programming. I think this is a worthy goal*, but the question should be considered from various angles. Jobs & the economy.

30 Machine Intelligence Startups to Watch in Israel

VC Cafe

This is done by enriching transaction data points such as name, email address, and billing and shipping address with around 2,000 extra data points, such as an IP latency check to measure the real distance from the user, IP connection type, distance between key strokes, and email name match.

Robots, Graphs, and Binary Search

Code as Craft

The full list has over 1800 records, but here’s a sample: So given this list, and an incoming IP address, how can one quickly tell who it belongs too, if anyone? Using this mini WHOIS database is just a PHP function call without any database or network access.


Scaling lessons learned at Dropbox, part 1

In between the last failover and now, there have been a bazillion code pushes, database schema changes, internal DNS renames, etc. Server times, stuff in the database, etc. memcached in front of the database and for handling inter-server coordination. Rajivs blog. RSS Archive.

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How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

Both Sides of the Table

Shame about not getting it in legal writing that you owned the original IP. I know he’s smart but you wouldn’t hire a Javascript developer to do your database design – would you? Anyone who does IP law in Southern California seems to use Knobbe Martens.

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

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Customer Data Providing counts/stats on the customer database, subscribers or email list and repeat orders not only offers a buyer a glimpse into historical customers, but offers a hint at the future potential of the customer base.

Startup Resources

From premium paid subscription databases to free tools showcasing new startups and startup maps, The Ultimate Startup Intelligence Tools List is guaranteed to help you get your research done. Plus, their javascript Library is real time so you get notifications on any database update.

How Etsy Manages HTTPS and SSL Certificates for Custom Domains on Pattern

Code as Craft

To preserve client IP addresses, we make use of the PROXY protocol on our load balancer and mod_proxy_protocol on the proxy hosts. To do this, there are some guarantees we need to make: Private keys are stored in a database segmented from other types of data.

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The Oracle Way

Mark Birch

The relational database was a sea change in the way companies collected and leveraged data. Oracle has already shown itself ready to take aggressive action in its pursuit of protecting its IP in the Google Android lawsuit.

Should You Really Reduce Form Fields?


After analyzing the Unbounce database, Oli Gardner found the following… If you have only one to three fields, you’re likely going to see a higher conversion rate. IP address)?

Mark Zuckerberg Wins Approval For His First-Ever Patent Application - From 6 Years Ago


But at least one IP expert said Facebook needs all the patents it can get. According to IP experts, it's not uncommon to persist in getting a patent. The USPTO patent assignee database reveals that than 500 patents (512) came to Facebook direct from AOL with the last week.

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Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth?

Seed Stage Capital

Even some of the very powerful databases we use such as Capital IQ do not always contain this data. skip to main | skip to sidebar 19 January 2010 Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth? Part of my job description involves prepping startups to raise capital.

Mark Zuckerberg Wins Approval For His First-Ever Patent Application - From 6 Years Ago


But Colleen Chien, IP expert and law professor at Santa Clara University, said Facebook "needs all the patents it can get, especially now after (its battle) with Yahoo.". The USPTO patent assignee database reveals that than 500 patents (512) came to Facebook direct from AOL with the last week.

Why Content Personalization Is Not Web Personalization (and What to Do About It)


For instance, my IP address would show that I’m from a high-tech company in Boston, so they could offer me relevant case studies from other respected high-tech firms in Boston. ’, after which it can store a unique city descriptor in its internal database).”

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Small Business and Startups: The Trends for 2014 (Pt II)

crowdSPRING Blog

New technology is allowing for computer vision techniques to the image retrieval problem, that is, the problem of searching for digital images in large databases.

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.

How to Master Lead Gen Form Optimization


As it turns out, they also dug into the Unbounce database and found that essentially anything else would convert better than just “Submit”. How can we ensure the data is easily stored in the database? Can you guess based on their IP?

Innovative Technology and Design Prototypes from Israel’s miLAB

VC Cafe

Products are scanned into the fridge by barcode and saved in a database with their specifications. A user periodically receives a reminder to grade his/her current level of happiness, and the reported level is saved in a database. “The best way to predict the future is to invent it”.

Benchmarking Cassandra Scalability on AWS - Over a million writes per second

If a node fails, its replacement has a different IP address, but we want it to have the same token, and the original Cassandra replacement mechanisms had to be extended to handle this case cleanly. database. (1). Wednesday, November 2, 2011.

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Five reasons why SOPA is luddite legislation

Fred Destin

If we had reliable hash databases of content we could run systematic algorithms to find and take down protected content. PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo. SOPA may not pass.

Your Data: The Real Reason Google Wants Waze

Inc Startups

I cannot stress enough how important Google''s Wi-Fi location database is to our Android and mobile-product strategy," Google''s product manager wrote at the time. Google wants to be the layer of location on the Web, and they''re willing to pay $1 billion to get it.

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9 critical hosted infrastructure facts every e-commerce vendor should know

The Next Web

A quality provider will advise their clients to take the database and move it to its own server, away from direct public access. This can then be protected by using the provider’s private network to access the data between the web server and the database.

Edward Snowden: 'Truth Is Coming and It Cannot Be Stopped'

Inc Startups

IPs, raw data, content, headers, attachments, everything." On how easily a government employee can access civilian information: "The reality is this: if an NSA, FBI, CIA, DIA, etc analyst has access to query raw SIGINT databases, they can enter and get results for anything they want.

Eastern European Champions & the 4 V’s of Big Data

Cracking the Code

The second category is composed of companies that have developed a unique IP locally and marketed it worldwide - typically in the gaming, software, security or mobile sectors. Large volume of structured data can stored in relational databases and accessed quickly by queries.

Crushing It With Competitive Intelligence Analysis: Best Metrics, Reports

Occam's Razor

Switch your IP to the first opportunity from #1. Half-way through this post, you'll seriously wonder why you've spent so much time obsessing with Adobe/Google Analytics/Chartbeat or other web analytics tool.

An Extensive Guide To Web Form Usability

For example, pre-select the user’s country based on their IP address. It should be possible to switch the formatting based on location, either by prompting for location or by IP lookup. Magazine. Network. Job Board. Smashing Directory. Coding. UXDesign. Wordpress. Designinformer.

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The Inside Story of a Small Startup Acquisition (Part 3)

Software By Rob

Stabilization involved moving all code and the 250GB database to a new server to ensure high uptime and improve performance. I hired a lawyer with experience in IP website acquisitions to draft up a custom agreement. Photo by psiaki.

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Yelp on Review Bust: No More 'Shortcuts'

Inc Startups

Ichinose added that Yelp will start making customers aware of when a large number of reviews are submitted from the same IP address, an indicator of review dishonesty. The online company review site put a "consumer alert" badge on eight small businesses caught purchasing reviews.

Venture Cyclist: Why Google should buy RIM

Venture Cyclist

purchase of Nortel's IP. There are many kinds of database. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Why Google should buy RIM. Google should buy RIM, makers of Blackberry smart phones, and this is why. Everyone who uses Blackberry phones loves the physical form factor, especially the keyboard, and this means the phones are great for email.

How to Start a Startup

They all use the same simple-minded model.They seem to have approached the problem by thinking about how todo database matches instead of how dating works in the real world.An But its hard to raise money with an IP cloud over your head, becauseinvestors cant judge how serious it is. Before you consummate a startup, ask everyone about their previous IP history. Want to start a startup? Get funded by Y Combinator.

The Easiest Way to Watch Netflix Outside of The United States! An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

Netflix, as with all websites, can detect where you are in the world by your IP address. This is the reason you cannot access Netflix when you’re outside of America – Netflix’s system knows you’re abroad, it sees your non-US IP address, and blocks your access.

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CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers

The VAST majority of what you’re dealing with (HTTP, MIME, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, relational databases, page template, authentication, session management, caching, etc.) Expensify Blog. Expense Reports That Don't Suck. CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers.

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The Four Laws of Software Economics | Rich Mironov | BoS Talk, Transcript and AMA

Business of Software Blog

Do you own any IP? So I was at Sidebase in 1993 to 1996 when the database wars in those years was still raging and Oracle hadn’t yet won that round. And Sidebase has SQL database version 4 and Oracle was at version 7. “Your Development Team Will Never, Ever, be Big Enough” Rich is a seasoned Product Guy. He claims that great product people only stay in Product Management for 2/3 years before moving on – he has stayed for 25 years and counting.

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5 thoughts for startups and small business: numbers count

crowdSPRING Blog

At crowdSPRING we have a database that is fairly easy to query and a process for creating new queries quickly. Photo: tifotter.

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Startup Administrivia: Part 1 – getting started

Startup Musings

A corporate attorney, a contract accountant, a creative web / graphics service provider, an IP attorney. A CRM system helps you keep every detail of every conversation with every prospective customer / vendor / contact in one place via a database. Note: This multi-part post is for first time founders. Anyone who has done it before will already know all this. If you are a first time founder, what should you obsess about? Hopefully, you are all over the market opportunity.

Cybersecurity: What Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know


Additionally, an IT professional is your best resource for downloading patches, updates and other security enhancements as they become available, as well as providing support for email, voice over IP (VoIP) and virtual private networks (VPNs).

Pick the Perfect Name for Your Startup

2) Check the competition in the TESS gov't database for trademarks/service marks - ; again are they i same industry or different (do this for taglines too). SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP.