Basic IP Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know


Unless you have baked in the proper IP protection, it’s far too easy for a great idea to be replicated and for you to be out of the game before even getting started. The following are four classes of protected IP: trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets.

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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.

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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.

The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Frequently Asked Questions

crowdSPRING Blog

The right typeface is often the key to a great logo, graphic or web design. protects only the font software, not the artistic design of the typeface. may be the only country in the western world not to recognize intellectual property rights in typeface design.

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. _. Just about anything can be patented : circuits, hardware, software, applied algorithms, formulas, designs, user interfaces, applications, systems.

7 Incredible Web Design, Branding, Digital Marketing Experiences

Occam's Razor

Masterful design, branding and marketing. Innocent: Passionate Copy and Heart-warming Visual Design. ~ They use geo/ip to work out where I am. Innocent: Passionate Copy and Heart-warming Visual Design. We are surrounded by incredible digital experiences.

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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. Essentially protecting your IP makes it easier to pursue legal action if someone steals or copies your work. The design or look of your products. IP rights provide protection against someone directly copying your idea. Designs.

Abstract launches private alpha to redesign the design process

Version One Ventures

Josh was previously the principal designer at Twitter. Abstract is building a common infrastructure to support the modern design workflow. If you’re a digital designer, you’ve probably run into some or all of these challenges: Your assets are disorganized and scattered across several places. It helps with the “other half” of design work: managing changes/versions, documenting the work, and making sure everyone stays informed.

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Twitter Link Roundup #117 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Silicon Valley’s New Secret Weapon: Designers Who Found Startups – [link]. 25 New Fonts for Graphic & Web Designers – Download Now - [link]. 50 Great Adobe Photoshop Tutorials That Every Designer Should Know About – [link]. 10 Creative Brochure designs - [link].

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. 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.

Twitter Link Roundup #71 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Best Practices and Tips for Restaurant Web Design – [link]. 100 Unique Business Cards Design Inspiration – [link].

Innovative Technology and Design Prototypes from Israel’s miLAB

VC Cafe

The wearer of the shirt encodes a text, image or link that they would like to share using a personally designed barcode shaped as a pattern of LEDs on the shirt. Student: Gabriel Paciornik (Industrial Design student from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design).

3 Reasons Why The Defend Trade Secrets Act Will Help U.S. Manufacturers Protect IP

Inc Startups

Trade secrets - including manufacturing designs & processes, customer lists and R&D information - are the 'secret sauce' of manufacturing competitiveness

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

Up and Running

Nearly all businesses, whether they are small or large, are comprised of intellectual property (IP) and trade secrets, which can serve as the foundation for commercial success. Examples of IP and trade secrets include but are not limited to: Business plans. Any type of design.

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How to optimize your business with a mobile app

The Next Web

Not to mention, mobile data traffic will grow three times faster than fixed IP traffic. Design & Dev Entrepreneur Analysis and Opinion How-To''s This post is brought to you by Intellectsoft - helping you build software with intelligence.

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The Top 5 Intellectual Property Mistakes

Up and Running

My business doesn’t have IP. 100% of businesses have Intellectual Property (IP). IP is not just for tech businesses or inventors. Even if you simply decide to launch a crowdfunding campaign, you’re exposing your IP to risk. What IP do you have?

The high road to building an enterprise SaaS company

The Next Web

B2B companies, often due to the higher barriers to develop a working product, have historically been less popular with early-stage investors – such barriers sometimes involve tough requirements for core IP and deep technology. Design & Dev Entrepreneur Analysis and Opinion

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Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Not Design Thinking?” After a bit of gab about projects, Design Thinking, and other industry buzzwords, I promised to get back to him with a more thoughtful answer — and then I changed the topic! His design alone is a huge element of their success.

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


Personalization reduces the amount of information and the number of options to help guide visitors through a funnel that’s designed just for them and their individual needs. Design entire UXs for each segment.

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

VC Cafe

Aerotel Medical Systems is a world leading manufacturer of modular, home and mobile telecare and telemedicine solutions designed to transfer essential data over the telephone, mobile phone and the Internet.

4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Learn 4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018. Alignment, Team Diversity, Knowledge & MoshPits. The challenges facing innovation leaders, facing 2018 is — how do you integrate new digital capability? This is not innovation as we once knew it. This is not your Dad’s innovation.

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Start-up Tips: Identifying Intellectual Property, Simplified


I’ve attended many IP seminars and conferences conducted specifically for businesses and they are generally always about Patents. Designs. Designs are shapes or patterns or colours or lines or a combination of them that are applied to an object.

Why Your Company NEEDS to Start Playing Pokémon Go

crowdSPRING Blog

Obviously, there’s going to be some drop-off when it comes to daily spend as the hype wears out, but Pokémon has a number of benefits that could add to its stickiness, including a beloved IP and ample avenues to expand its content offerings in order to keep users coming back.

Why You Should Care about Intellectual Property

Up and Running

In order to protect your business’s IP, learn the four different categories. Yes, your business has intellectual property (IP). In fact, 100 percent of businesses have IP. Your email list, logo, sales process, and even your website domain are parts of your IP.

The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Then, make a list next to it of your existing products and IP portfolio. Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, and older frameworks like CPS (aka Osborn-Parnes) are all attempts to find the system, the process steps, that will assist in repeating innovation.

Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets…How Do You Protect Your Creations?

Up and Running

In the simplest terms, intellectual property (IP) pertains to things you create with your mind; not the ideas themselves, but the expression of the ideas in some form. There are four common types of IP: . Trademarks (including design rights).


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. It goes on to say that Twitter or a subsquent owner could use the patent offensively with the engineers' and/or designers' approval. Our portfolio companies are independent of USV and can make up their own minds about their IP strategies. No, I am not blogging about India Pale Ale, although I must say that I am a big fan of it.

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Fear of Failure and Lack of Speed In a Large Corporation

Steve Blank

I suggested the best place to start the conversation is with the 21 st century definition of a startup: A startup is a temporary organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. The corollary for a large company is: A company is a permanent organization designed to execute a repeatable and scalable business model. But running a Lean Startup inside an organization designed for execution is an exercise in futility.

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I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank

Activities cover clinical trials, FDA approvals, Freedom to Operate (IP, Licenses) software development, drug or device design, etc. Resources may be CRO’s, CPT consultants, IP, Financial or Human resources (regardless of whether they’re consultants or employees.).

Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?

Steve Blank

Remember, the definition of a startup is a temporary organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. ( If the startup is acquired for its IP, talent or revenue, it should be rapidly integrated into the acquirer.

Lying on your resume

Steve Blank

Most of the sales force were previously design engineers. But instead the minute I said, “my first startup used CATV coax to implement a local-area network for process control systems (which 35 years ago pre-Ethernet and TCP/IP was pretty cutting edge.)

StartupRoar - Great Content for Startups


This site aggregates and filters content from thought leaders who talk about topics such as Marketing , Sales , Design , Revenue , Hiring , Social Media , Business Models , Metrics , PR , Venture Capital , Angel Investors , Bootstrapping , Incubators , Agile and many others.

Christine: Sprints ILEC-Hosted IP Centrex Deployment Strategy

« How the Big Guys Support VoIP Through Mesh Network Transitions | Main | Why Sling Media is Protecting Consumer Freedom » Sprints ILEC-Hosted IP Centrex Deployment Strategy How are ILECs and CLECs propping up their market share in traditional TDM voice services? Christine (.net)

Qualcomm’s Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – Lessons Learned (Part 2)

Steve Blank

Doing so meant they would have to take risks for IP acquisition and customer/market risks outside their experience or comfort zone. 2) We should have had buy-in about the value of disruptive new business models, design and open innovation thinking.

The Internet is Ready for Things

Andrew Payne

4G/LTE is a pipe for IP packets. Designing a compelling user experience for a small touch-based screen is different, but the underlying tech infrastructure is nearly identical to the desktop. I’m not a fan of the term “Internet of Things” (IoT), but it is the best way to describe a future where more and more devices are Internet-connected. As computation and communication get cheaper, more “dumb” devices will be “smart” and on-line.


What Businesses Need To Know In The Wake Of The Equifax Breach


And seeing multiple new accounts coming from the same IP address or device is a red flag for a single person creating many accounts. by Jason Tan, CEO of Sift Science. Online businesses everywhere are going to be dealing with the effects of the recent Equifax breach.

The Audacious Plan to Make Electricity as Easy as WiFi

Both Sides of the Table

Here is where having Marc Berte and a team out of MIT who have designed systems like this for years gave one confidence we could do something others couldn’t copy and at price points that could make us market leaders over night. We hired IP specialists to review prior art.

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. This is the third in a series about the changing models of corporate innovation co-authored with Evangelos Simoudis. Evangelos and I are working on what we hope will become a book about the new model for corporate entrepreneurship.

How to Master Content Marketing

Duct Tape Marketing

She’s an award-winning graphic designer and marketing consultant who, for 30 years, has been teaching small business owners how to grow their business with a combined system of marketing, strategy, and design.

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Going Global: 8 Things to Consider If You Want to Expand Your Business

Up and Running

Are there greater opportunities for higher rankings in the search engines, or is the design of your website helping or hindering you? ( The choice of where to base your IP holding company has become a key strategic decision for a company’s board of directors.