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Basic IP Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know

YoungUpstarts

The following are four classes of protected IP: trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. Trademarks. Patents. Copyrights.

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Startups and IP Ownership Issues

Scott Edward Walker

For many startups, intellectual property (IP) is their most valuable asset. 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.

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When Old IP Comes Back From the Dead

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What does that have to do with your IP strategy? There are multiple types of IP in this example. Plenty. So is the promotional savvy.

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. It is a lot of work. So, on Team ZZ, who owns the business idea?

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Startup Blog: Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights

Taffy Williams

The therapeutic application is obviously a much more costly avenue of development. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company.

Israel & Japan: Konnichi Wa to Collaboration, Sayonara to Stagnation

VC Cafe

Also, patent review is slower than Europe, as noted by Maier Fenster of IP firm Ehlich & Fenster in his presentation IP in Japan.

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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. How much is it worth investing in cultivating and enforcing an IP portfolio ? Barriers to entry ? Is there anything we can do about it?

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.

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

Taffy Williams

The discussion of IP is sufficiently important to the NewCo that it will take more than one article to get the basics down. What is a patent?

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. With the number of App Store applications now topping 1 million, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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. —-. What Drives Innovation?

Russia Drafts Its New IP Protection Strategy And Encourages Public Feedback

ArcticStartup

times the number of Russian patents five years ago. The new strategy is expected to positively impact the situation. About East-West Digital News.

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

Up and Running

The World Intellectual Property Organization defines IP as, “creations of the mind,” which, depending on the business, can take many forms.

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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. Epilogue.

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? But if your startup becomes a wild success, the developer will. How to Lock Down the IP. Conclusion.

Corporate Dev Will Kill You

Mark Birch

There are a few instances when engaging with corporate development might be beneficial. Instead you get into a sort of flow.

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.

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

VC Cafe

Founded in 2003, ASOCS develops and markets MultiComms.processors that provide seamless connectivity over diverse wireless networks. Asocs.

Startup Blog: Scientist & Technical People Can Be Entrepreneurs TOO

Taffy Williams

You either develop a passion for developing a business or you do not. You will further develop your management once they are onboard.

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 CapitalOk, I get a lot of these. Is this some grad student or post doc who wanted to do some independent study? Hmm, now I’m getting intrigued.

Lesson Learned in Medical Devices

Steve Blank

Basil Ayish , MBA, Business Development. Clare Pak , Business Development. Customer Development Lean LaunchPad Life Sciences Teaching

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The high road to building an enterprise SaaS company

The Next Web

Developing an enterprise-grade SaaS product is not easy. Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber of are partners at YL Ventures.

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

The Next Web

For mobile app developers, the impressive figures are enticing. They don’t have a good IP (intellectual property) to defend their technology.

Startup Blog: Advisors and Luck Improve Business - Photo Example

Taffy Williams

Most often this takes place before and during development of your business plan. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company.

Christine: Mobile IM and IP: the Web Portal Killers

Christine.net

As explored in Turners session, heres how mobile IM/IP could become Web portal killers: Were always present somewhere.so Christine (.net)

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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. were all fantastic experiences. ” Maybe so.

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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. Worse yet, if a founder leaves a company his IP goes with him, which may make it impossible for the company to continue to do business.

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. Worse yet, if a founder leaves a company his IP goes with him, which may make it impossible for the company to continue to do business.

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. Worse yet, if a founder leaves a company his IP goes with him, which may make it impossible for the company to continue to do business.

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. Who’s the Boss? I Did What? Stuck?

4 Deadly Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

Scott Edward Walker

IP Ownership. and the employee handbook to determine if there are any provisions that may give the prior employer rights to your startup’s IP.

Lessons Learned in Diagnostics

Steve Blank

Jason Crane - PhD UCSF Manager Scientific Software Development. It includes reimbursement, regulation, IP, validation, channel access, etc.

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 surveysIn fact, the opposite is true.

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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Is This Startup Ready For Investment?

Steve Blank

The teams developed businesses in 4 different areas– therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices and digital health. —-.

StartupRoar - Great Content for Startups

SoCal CTO

Today I join Ben Yoskovitz , Vinicius Vacanti , Jill Hubbard Bowman and Steve Blank and others in announcing the launch of StartupRoar.

I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank

“Customer Development” to test the hypotheses outside the building and. We’ve pivoted our Lean LaunchPad / I-Corps curriculum. Rationale.

NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

SoCal CTO

The Top Five Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Learn About IP Law What Can a Well Drafted Contract Do For Your Company? Lots of thoughts here.

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NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

SoCal CTO

The Top Five Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Learn About IP Law What Can a Well Drafted Contract Do For Your Company? Lots of thoughts here.

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