Basic IP Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know

YoungUpstarts

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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Startups and IP Ownership Issues

Scott Edward Walker

For many startups, intellectual property (IP) is their most valuable asset. Below are the three most common IP-related mistakes that startups make — the first of which I discuss in this brief video with Jason Calacanis. Any IP created or acquired by a founder (e.g.,

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The Role of a PPC Expert in Web Development

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

That’s how you should develop your next website … Struggling AdWords accounts are facing two issues; High CPCs and Low Conversion Rates. Majority of the businesses fails at a very early stage during a web development process when they don’t take an input from PPC experts.

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Classroom IP

ithacaVC

The ownership of intellectual property (IP) developed in the classroom is a tricky topic. For a full semester Team ZZ will refine a business idea, create a business model, do a marketing analysis and competitive landscape review, and develop a company launch plan. A university typically does own the IP produced by its employees in the course of their university work. Let’s suppose a team of 4 students (Team ZZ) is in a business innovation class.

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Telco R&D Centers in Israel Scorecard

VC Cafe

Next month, one of the leading European operators is expected to announce a dedicated, Israel-focused venture capital fund. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to innovation clusters, some telcos are getting a better ROI from Israel than others. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and 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.

How To Protect Your Business With Intellectual Property Rights

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Entrepreneurs often invest time, money and a significant amount of energy to develop a business idea. 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.

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.

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 ?

If You’re Developing Any 3D Printing Tech, Don’t Buy A Stratasys Printer

Andrew Payne

Technically, it says that your invention must incorporate, or be derived from, or improve upon their IP. I’ve written before about the risks of building on various Internet platform APIs (e.g. Facebook, Google, etc.) — many SDK agreements let the platform copy anything they want , while you have no recourse. I just learned about a similar example in the hardware world.

2012 – The Year in Apps

VC Cafe

Nearly 100,000 new developers created applications this year for the App Store, which rakes in 4x more revenue than Google Play. Apple Appstore Appsfire Levi Shapiro 2012 ad networks advertising Android Angry Birds API App Store apple category developers Discovery Draw Something entertainment Games Google handset IP iPhone Lifestyle maps marketing mobile music Navigation rovio sdk social networks statistics UI What's App

Fear of Failure and Lack of Speed In a Large Corporation

Steve Blank

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. for new product development that emphasize immediate returns. Big Companies versus Startups: Durant versus Sloan Business Model versus Business Plan Customer Development

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Russia Drafts Its New IP Protection Strategy And Encourages Public Feedback

ArcticStartup

The Russian Ministry of Education and Science has announced the start of a public debate over this country’s new long-term intellectual property (IP) protection strategy, portal Science and Technologies Russia reportedearlier this week.

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.

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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. I earnestly believe that large corporations should emulate Lean Startups (Business model design, Customer Development and Agile Engineering.)

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.

Lockdown Lost-Founder IP

The Startup Lawyer

Now if your startup received a $5MM Series A investment from a venture capital firm, how many developers (that you can recall) would come out of the shadows of the internet and claim to be your startup’s long lost founder? You may not consider a developer that worked 1 day on your startup 2 months before you incorporated a “founder.&# But if your startup becomes a wild success, the developer will. How to Lock Down the IP.

Corporate Dev Will Kill You

Mark Birch

Paul Graham says it with a clarity however that gets to the heart of why conversations with corporate development arms of big companies are so deadly : Distractions are the thing you can least afford in a startup. Startups corporate development M&A startups strategy time management

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Creating a Tech or Biotech: The Entrepreneur

Taffy Williams

I know the founders of a biotech company that raised more than $300MM and spent several years developing a product. The company completed Phase 3 clinical trials (the last step in the development). The management team developed alternate plans, executed on them.

Is Your WordPress Website Optimised?

YoungUpstarts

You can block users from logging in by certain usernames and also IP addresses. Others digital marketing Online marketing website website development WordpressWordPress is one of the world’s greatest, if not the greatest, open-source platforms available.

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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.

Business Intelligence in a Wiki World!

Active Garage

Often the development of these insights is closely guarded within the company to ensure at least a temporary advantage in the marketplace. The intent is that analytical capabilities will provide them the edge of a first mover as they develop new markets or approaches for their business.

Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out – The Startup Genome Project

Steve Blank

Founders overestimate the value of IP before product market fit by 255%. . Filed under: Customer Development , Teaching , Venture Capital. Customer Development Teaching Venture CapitalIn April 2010 I received an email that said, “I’m an incoming Stanford student in the fall and working on a project that a number of people suggested I get in touch with you about.&#. Ok, I get a lot of these.

Startup Blog: Scientist & Technical People Can Be Entrepreneurs TOO

Taffy Williams

You either develop a passion for developing a business or you do not. Sometimes, they want to take the lead role in development of the business and even desire to run it. This is following their career in the company on the product development side of the business.

Lesson Learned in Medical Devices

Steve Blank

Basil Ayish , MBA, Business Development. Clare Pak , Business Development. The Knox team was a great mix of hands-on device engineers and business development. In medical devices, understanding reimbursement, regulation and IP is critical.

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4 Deadly Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

Scott Edward Walker

IP Ownership. There are three deadly mistakes that relate to intellectual property (IP) ownership, all of which usually surface when the investors conduct their due-diligence investigation: 1. Any IP created or acquired by a founder (e.g.,

The high road to building an enterprise SaaS company

The Next Web

Developing an enterprise-grade SaaS product is not easy. The keys are maintaining capital efficiency, launching early versions to the SMB market and constantly applying customer development methods. Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber of are partners at YL Ventures.

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Startup Blog: Advisors and Luck Improve Business - Photo Example

Taffy Williams

Most often this takes place before and during development of your business plan. Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights A Few Great Links to Startup Articles ► April (11) Beyond Rumsfeld by (Stephen A. About Me TaffyWilliams CEO of Colonial Technology Development Co.

East meets West: Why Chinese app developers are targeting US smartphone owners

The Next Web

For mobile app developers, the impressive figures are enticing. In this aspect, China’s huge market seems ripe for the taking — and which firms are better-placed to do so than homegrown startups, especially app developers looking to conquer the mobile market?

Christine: Mobile IM and IP: the Web Portal Killers

Christine.net

Main | How the Internet is Transforming Television Distribution » Mobile IM and IP: the Web Portal Killers Mobile presence, availability, and community were the central issues brought to Spring 2006 VON by Borough Turner of NMS Communications. Christine (.net)

A New Challenge and a New Opportunity: Joining GoInstant

Instigator Blog

As an aside, while this isn’t a huge deal for me, the fact that there’s actual IP behind GoInstant is interesting. Personal Development goinstant new challengesRecently I announced that Year One Labs was mostly complete ; at least our active incubation phase.

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Why founders should assign IP to their company

VC Ready Blog

A problem we encounter with startling regularity is a team of founders where some or all of them have not assigned the relevant intellectual property they’ve developed to their company. This may not seem like a big deal when the value of unassigned IP is hard to determine, but it can become one if the IP turns out to be critical to the company’s business. Founders should assign IP when they receive their initial stock in a company by executing a simple assignment agreement.

Why founders should assign IP to their company

VC Ready Blog

A problem we encounter with startling regularity is a team of founders where some or all of them have not assigned the relevant intellectual property they’ve developed to their company. This may not seem like a big deal when the value of unassigned IP is hard to determine, but it can become one if the IP turns out to be critical to the company’s business. Founders should assign IP when they receive their initial stock in a company by executing a simple assignment agreement.

Why founders should assign IP to their company

VC Ready Blog

A problem we encounter with startling regularity is a team of founders where some or all of them have not assigned the relevant intellectual property they’ve developed to their company. This may not seem like a big deal when the value of unassigned IP is hard to determine, but it can become one if the IP turns out to be critical to the company’s business. Founders should assign IP when they receive their initial stock in a company by executing a simple assignment agreement.

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. Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights A Few Great Links to Startup Articles ► April (11) Beyond Rumsfeld by (Stephen A.

The 5 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

Scott Edward Walker

Mistake #2 : not buttoning-down IP ownership issues (at 10:20). Mistake #2: Not Buttoning-Down IP Ownership Issues. CA exception – CA Labor Code Section 2870: (i) different space, (ii) not using employer’s facilities and (iii) idea/IP is not based upon work done for employer.

You Can’t “Feature” Your Way to Success

Market by Numbers

In this age of fast development and no IP protection, whoever “owns&# the customer, wins. This is why Customer Development , when properly done, is critical to your success. Customer Development Lean Startup Startups customer discovery customer validation market problem pain surveys

Lessons Learned in Diagnostics

Steve Blank

Jason Crane - PhD UCSF Manager Scientific Software Development. It includes reimbursement, regulation, IP, validation, channel access, etc. Filed under: Customer Development , Lean LaunchPad , Life Sciences , Teaching. Customer Development Lean LaunchPad Life Sciences Teaching

The IPA

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. 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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StartupRoar - Great Content for Startups

SoCal CTO

As you might imagine, when you go to the page on Customer Development , you find the best and the latest content from people like Steve Blank and Vinicius Vacanti.