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Intellectual Property Recommendations for Startup Product Managers

The Product Guy

At the start of his career, he entered product management by way of an engineering background in the Silicon Valley. View the live stream….

Dear China: Stop Stealing My Intellectual Property, Or Else

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

They are our baskets, being portrayed as the fruit of someone else’s engineering. They don't just look like our baskets. market. The U.S.

Six Tips to Make Sure You Aren’t Poaching Intellectual Property Along with Employees


Consider software engineers, for example. By James Pooley, author of “ Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage “.

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

Taffy Williams

As such I want to discuss Intellectual Property (IP), Copyrights, Trademarks, and Know-how by first defining what it means to NewCo.

Elon Musk Makes Right Decision Over Tesla Patents


Thinking Aloud collaboration Elon Musk intellectual property patent Tesla Topher Morrison When we all work together we all win.

Protecting IP in Crowdfunded Deals

Angel Investing News

Investors will eventually want to validate the intellectual property (IP) prior to investing but not just to hear about the opportunity. Verifying that a new company has a unique product or service that cannot legally be duplicated quickly by reverse engineering by competitors is a legitimate concern of investors. I wonder.

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7 Critical Steps for Attracting Venture Funding

Business Plan Blog

What You Need to Know About Obtaining Venture Funding. First and foremost, venture capital firms want to see an entrepreneur with passion and vision.

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

Taffy Williams

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Intellectual Property: How Do I Get Rights to Patents? Intellectual Property: How Do I Get Rights to Pate.

How To Find the Right Co-Founders?

Steve Blank

Therefore the ideal medical device team might be a physician; engineer; operator; business development/financial analyst. ——-.

8 Key Rules for Starting a Business on a Shoestring

Startup Professionals Musings

Create and register intellectual property online. Now you can match a big company with worldwide reach for a few thousand dollars.

I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank

Agile Engineering” to have teams prototype, test, and iterate their idea while discovering if they have a profitable business model.

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U of Cincinnati Looks To Engineers and Entrepreneurship for Opportunity Creation and Economic Growth

Campus Entrepreneurship

Just read an interesting piece about University of Cincinnati’s efforts to offer more entrepreneurial opportunities to students and faculty in its engineering programs. (h/t Apparently Dean Carlo Montemagno of the College of Engineering and Applies sciences is an educational innovator at UC. h/t tto2newco ).

Time For Founders School

Steve Blank

1:46: The Differences: Accounting, Engineering & Sales. And you get a tour of my living room…. Module 1, What We Know About Startups.

Startup SEO: How To Get Started On A Limited Budget


Others search engine optimization SEOwith effective SEO on a limited budget. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. That’s where great SEO begins.

7 Ways Due Diligence Helps Before Final Commitment

Startup Professionals Musings

Related discussions include intellectual property status and plans. Team synergies, commitment and depth. Solution readiness and quality.

10 Ways For Entrepreneurs To Meet Cash Flow Peaks

Startup Professionals Musings

An example would be getting free office space by agreeing to be the property manager for the owner. Set expectations accordingly.

8 Myths Technologists Believe That Sink Businesses

Startup Professionals Musings

I usually envision a 50-50 ownership split for their efforts, but every engineer believes the technology side deserves the majority share.

Is This Startup Ready For Investment?

Steve Blank

Other than measuring engineering progress, there’s no standard language to communicate progress. —-. Or watch the video here.).

New Rules for SEO Success in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Focus on Your Keyword Portfolio, Not Rankings Search engine users are getting smarter and more specific.

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Students and Professors Try Open Innovation | Nature Publishing Group

Campus Entrepreneurship

Chris Wilmer, a PhD student in chemical and biological engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, solved a challenge that involved the lack of access to clean water in poor villages of developing countries. Later Jimenez explains, Scientists who moonlight as solvers can use novel means to explore long-standing problems.

10 Entrepreneur Alternatives To Investor Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

An example would be getting free office space by agreeing to be the property manager for the owner. Set expectations accordingly.

Cyber Security At The Start


Bring awareness to employees with social engineering, training, and positive reinforcement tactics. by Andrew Ostashen, co-founder of Vulsec.

Research Funding Debate in UK: Curiosity or Commerce? | Guardian

Campus Entrepreneurship

Campus Eco-System Intellectual Property STEM Technology TransferSome interest debate surrounding the funding and mission of government funded research is taking place in the wake of Minister for State Universities and Science David Willetts speech on making the UK the global science research leader.

Guns and Cyber Security

Steve Blank

Intellectual property stolen, customer data hacked, funds illegally transferred, goods stolen, can damage a company and put them out of business.

Tough Competitors Are Your Best Strategic Partners

Startup Professionals Musings

The information exchange from day-to-day interactions of engineers and marketers will drive you enhance your own processes to be more competitive.

Hacking For Defense In Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

Lead, follow or get the heck out of the way. In peacetime the U.S. military is an immovable and inflexible bureaucracy. In World War II the U.S.

8 Reasons Online Dating Sites Are a Business Dead End

Startup Professionals Musings

Google or other search engines could add image-matching or other focus to capture this market. Barriers to entry are difficult to establish.

China Startups – The Gold Rush and Fire Extinguishers (Part 5 of 5)

Steve Blank

Intellectual property protection is great on paper and “limited” in practice. All the usual caveats apply. Land Rush. business models.

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How Business Ideas Get Stolen

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What every business owner needs to know about protecting valuable intellectual property. Can I patent my idea? infringement). link].

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 3

Ask the Angels

I have expertise in search engine marketing, because of GoTo.At Richard Chino is passionate about investing in the business environment.

Pt. 1 Conversations with Ananth Natarajan

Ask the Angels

Ananth Natarajan is a physician and engineer specializing in the utilization of advanced technology to solve pressing clinical problems.

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? (

How Much Should You Get For Your Invention Idea?

Startup Professionals Musings

Many great technology solutions, such as hydrogen engines for cars, look great on paper, but are extremely difficult to make into a business.

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.) At one of my entrepreneurship classes at Stanford, Dan Dorosin , of Fenwick & West LLP guest lectures about startups and Intellectual Property. Intellectual Property. Patent.

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Investor Secrets For Smart Competitive Positioning

Startup Professionals Musings

Competition for your new hydrogen fuel auto engine is not limited to other hydrogen auto engine offerings, or even other autos.

10 Rules of Thumb for Startup Investment Valuation


Assign real value to intellectual property. Image via How much is NewCo worth to investors at this point (pre-money valuation)?

Why Lean May Save Your Life – The I-Corps @ NIH

Steve Blank

assess intellectual property and regulatory risk before they design and build. —-. Translational Medicine. Join the I-Corps @ NIH.

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7 Business Limits On That Million Dollar Invention

Startup Professionals Musings

Many great technology solutions, like hydrogen engines for cars, look great on paper, but are extremely difficult to make a business.

The Case Against Non-Compete Agreements

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Non-competes, non-disclosures, and attempting to assert intellectual property ownership actually suppresses employee motivation and creativity.

Are You Violating Google's New Copyright Policy?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

On Friday Google announced that its search engine would begin to penalize websites suspected of improperly posting the copyrighted materials of others.